Development Coordinator - Story and Design

Aardman Animations Ltd

Job Description

Full Time: 37.5 hours (some flexibility around length of working week and hours)

Salary: depending on experience

Contract: Open Ended

Start date: ASAP

Location: Based in house at our Gas Ferry Road studio, with some flexibility to work from home.

The Development Pillar is responsible for identifying strong ideas & developing projects from initial concept through script into production. We have an exciting opportunity for a Development Coordinator to join the team as they support and develop new Aardman intellectual property and other high quality content.

The successful candidate will work alongside the line managers within this team to co-ordinate, schedule and communicate the Design Team’s day to day workload, ensuring work is delegated appropriately within the team and all skills and talent of the team are exposed company-wide.

As well as this you will work alongside the development team assisting in general administrative tasks and being the main point of contact for the Development Pillar for internal and external enquires.

Part of this role will involve working alongside the Development Executives to manage a story database updating showreels and adding new talent.  You will build good working relationships with Aardman’s storyboard artists gaining an understanding of their roles and how a story team could be co-ordinated within Development.

Required skills

We are looking for someone with previous experience in an organisational role and a genuine passion for design and story. You will have good knowledge and understanding of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and the wider Adobe Creative Suite. Experience and understanding of how 3D/ CG is a fundamental part of the design is desirable.

For more details please refer to the attached Role Profile.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 22nd February 2022.


In November 2018, Aardman became an Employee Owned organisation, ensuring that the studio remains independent and securing the creative legacy and culture of the company for the future.

Aardman strives to be the most inspirational animation company in the world creating world class entertainment to a diverse and intergenerational global audience. We aim to lead the way in both our content and our professional principles, ensuring diversity and inclusion is inherent to the development and production of all our content – both on and off screen. Aardman is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups. We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all individuals and are always happy to discuss flexible working needs.