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DHX Media Recruiting Animators, Designers, Boadrs & Production, Rigger, Modeler, Junior Character Animator, Senior 3D Character Animator and Texture Artist

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ANIMATORS, DESIGNERS, BOARDS & PRODUCTION

DHX Media – Vancouver is an award-winning animation studio, which has produced over 300 half hours of original children’s shows. We are also proud to employ a team of more than 200 of Canada’s top artists, writers and producers. We have a great artist-centric environment, staff events like our annual Art Show and Summer BBQ, extended health benefits, and an in-house gym. Did we mention our studio is also dog-friendly?

We’re currently seeking artists to join us in Storyboards, Animation, Design and Production on exciting Flash Animation Series such as My Little Pony, Transformers Rescue Bots and Looped! If you’re passionate about collaborating with a team of creative individuals dedicated to creating quality animation and having FUN, come work with us!

Positions & Start Dates:

Design:

Prop Designer – January
Character Rotations Artists – January & March
BG Builds Supervisor – February
Storyboard Artist – February, April & June
Character/Prop Colour & Cleanup Artist – March
BG Colour/Layout Artists – March & April
Storyboard Revisionist – June

Animation:

Builders – February & March
Senior Animation Director – March
Key Animation/Posing Artists – March & April
Animation Supervisors – March & May
Key Animation/Posing Supervisor – April
Animation Revisionists – April & June
AFX Artist – May

General Production:

Director – February
Producer – February
ToonBoom Producer – February
Production Manager – February
Design Coordinator – February
Animation Coordinator – March & June

Qualifications:

Degree/Diploma from a recognized animation program;
Previous work experience on an animated television series (2D / Flash) preferred;
Ability to communicate in a professional and positive manner;
Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritize;
Desire to work as part of a team;
A sharp wit and a great sense of humour!

To apply, send your Resume & Online Portfolio to: recruiting@dhxmedia.com, stating the position you’re applying for in the Subject line. Please note that you must be a Canadian citizen or legally eligible to work in Canada.
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SENIOR 3D CHARACTER ANIMATOR

Job Title: Senior 3D Character Animator
Job Type: Contract
Location: Halifax, NS, Canada

DHX Media Studio (Halifax) Ltd., based in Halifax, Nova Scotia is seeking talented 3D Character Animators to join our growing team. Extensive experience and knowledge of the principles of character animation and strong working knowledge of Maya required. Studio environment is fast-paced and committed to creating high-quality animation. Candidates should thrive as part of a team and take direction well.

Responsibilities:

Work from storyboard/animatic to create high-quality, key-framed animation demonstrating a strong sense of performance, posing, timing, and weight (including lip sync and maintaining shot-to-shot continuity).
Working collaboratively; meeting with Directors to ensure animation adheres to the style and vision set out by the Series Director.
Attend animation dailies and adjust/refine animation as indicated by the Series Director and Director.
Deliver work in a timely manner.

Qualifications Include:

Minimum of 5 years professional animationexperience working with Maya or other professional animation software.
Online demo reel that demonstrates your expertise in 3D animation essential.
Ability to interpret a storyboard.
Ability to work collaboratively, taking direction and feedback from the Director(s) as necessary.
Knowledge of television animation production pipeline an asset.

Candidates MUST be Canadian citizens or already have Landed Immigrant status in Canada.
This opportunity is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia and requires relocating to this city for the duration of the term.

Interested candidates can email their resume and demo reel to halifaxjobs@dhxmedia.com
We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those applicants selected to proceed in the recruitment process will be contacted.
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TEXTURE ARTIST

Job Title: Texture Artist
Job Type: Contract
Location: Halifax, NS, Canada

DHX Media Studio (Halifax) Ltd., based in Halifax, Nova Scotia is seeking a talented Texture Artist to join our growing team. Strong working knowledge of Photoshop and Maya required. Studio environment is fast-paced and committed to creating high quality animation. Candidates should thrive as part of a team and take direction well. This position must work in adherence to budget and schedule constraints while maintaining the show’s overall look and mood.

Responsibilities & Duties:

Ensure working files are efficiently organized.
Follow the direction of the Art Director and Production Designer.
Create textures using Renderman shaders.
Communicate new tools and techniques to members of the department.
Keep supervisor informed of roadblocks, progress, changes or other critical issues.
Meet deadlines set by the production.

Required Skills & Experience:

Minimum 2 years of production experience working with Maya.
Excellent Photoshop skills.
Knowledge of production pipeline.
Strong work ethic.
Strong problem solving skills.
Ability to set an example for all team members by regularly demonstrating strong work ethics, quality of work, teamwork, and motivation.
A proper understanding of UV mapping in Maya.
Rendering, shader writing and scripting knowledge an asset but not required.
Experience modeling is an asset but not required.

Candidates MUST be Canadian citizens or already have Landed Immigrant status in Canada.
This opportunity is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia and requires relocating to this city for the duration of the term.

Interested candidates can email their resume and online portfolios to halifaxjobs@dhxmedia.com
Applicants submitted without an online portfolio will not be considered.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those applicants selected to proceed in the recruitment process will be contacted.
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JUNIOR CHARACTER ANIMATOR

Job Title: Junior Character Animator
Job Type: Contract
Location: Halifax, NS, Canada

DHX Media Studio (Halifax) Ltd., based in Halifax, Nova Scotia is seeking talented 3D Character Animators to join our growing team. Experience and knowledge of the principles of character animation and strong working knowledge of Maya required. Studio environment is fast-paced and committed to creating high-quality animation. Candidates should thrive as part of a team and take direction well.

Responsibilities:

Work from storyboard/animatic to create high-quality, key-framed animation demonstrating a strong sense of performance, posing, timing, and weight (including lip sync and maintaining shot-to-shot continuity).
Working collaboratively; meeting with Directors to ensure animation adheres to the style and vision set out by the Series Director.
Attend animation dailies and adjust/refine animation as indicated by the Series Director and Director.
Deliver work in a timely manner.

Qualifications Include:

Artists with 2 or more years of professional experience working with Maya or other professional animation software are preferred; though all talented artists are encouraged to apply.
Online demo reel that demonstrate your expertise in 3D animation is essential.
Ability to interpret a storyboard.
Ability to work collaboratively, taking direction and feedback from the Director(s) as necessary.
Knowledge of television animation production pipeline an asset.

Candidates MUST be Canadian citizens or already have Landed Immigrant status in Canada.
This opportunity is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia and requires relocating to this city for the duration of the term.

Interested candidates can email their resume and online portfolios to halifaxjobs@dhxmedia.com
We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those applicants selected to proceed in the recruitment process will be contacted.
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MODELER

Job Title: Modeler
Job Type: Contract
Location: Halifax, NS, Canada

DHX Media Studio (Halifax) Ltd., based in Halifax, Nova Scotia seeks a talented Modeler to join our growing team. Strong working knowledge of Maya required. Studio environment is fast-paced and committed to creating high quality animation. Candidates should thrive as part of a team and take direction well. This position must work in adherence to budget and schedule constraints while maintaining the show’s overall look and mood.

Responsibilities & Duties:

Ensure working files are efficiently organized.
Follow the direction of the Art Director and Production Designer.
Create new techniques to solve departmental challenges.
Communicate new tools and techniques to members of the department.
Keep supervisor informed of roadblocks, progress, changes or other critical issues.
Meet deadlines set by the production.
Create assets from approved designs.

Required Skills & Experience:

Minimum 2 years of production experience working with Maya.
Knowledge of production pipeline.
Strong work ethic.
Strong problem solving skills.
Ability to set an example for all team members by regularly demonstrating strong work ethics, quality of work, teamwork, and motivation.
Experience modeling industrial and organic surfaces using polygonal modeling in Maya.
Knowledge in Z-Brush and Topogun an asset.
A proper understanding of UV mapping in Maya.
Experience in other areas of production, i.e. texturing, rigging & animation an asset but not required.

Candidates MUST be Canadian citizens or already have Landed Immigrant status in Canada.
This opportunity is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia and requires relocating to this city for the duration of the term.

Interested candidates can email their resume and online portfolios to halifaxjobs@dhxmedia.com
Applicants submitted without an online portfolio will not be considered.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those applicants selected to proceed in the recruitment process will be contacted.
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RIGGER

Job Title: Rigger
Job Type: Contract
Location: Halifax, NS, Canada

DHX Media Studio (Halifax) Ltd., based in Halifax, Nova Scotia is an international leader in children’s television production. We are currently seeking a talented and experienced rigger to join our growing team. This is a creative and technical problem-solving position which requires a solid understanding of Maya.

Responsibilities & Duties

Setting up characters/sets/props with skeletons and or deformers.
Ensure working files are efficiently organized.
Follow the direction of the Production Designer and CG Supervisor.
Keep supervisor informed of roadblocks, progress, changes or other critical issues.
Ensure rigs created are accurate and effective.
Meet deadlines set by the production.

Required Skills & Experience

Minimum 2 years of production experience working with Maya.
Expert understanding of forward and inverse kinematics.
Knowledge of production pipeline.
Strong work ethic.
Knowledge of constraints and hierarchal constraints.
Ability to create new rigging tools through scripting as asset.
Experience in modeling and a strong understanding of animation principles.
Strong problem solving skills.
Ability to rig different styles of characters using both deformable and non-deformable rigging.
Ability to set an example for all team members by regularly demonstrating strong work ethics, quality of work, teamwork, motivation.

Candidates MUST be Canadian citizens or already have Landed Immigrant status in Canada.
This opportunity is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia and requires relocating to this city for the duration of the term.

Interested candidates can email their resume and demo reel to halifaxjobs@dhxmedia.com
We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those applicants selected to proceed in the recruitment process will be contacted.
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