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DHX Media Recruiting Layout & Colour Artist, Junior Animator, 3D, Lead Compositor, Key Animation Supervisors, Production Coordinator, AP and Payroll Accoutant, Accounts Receivable Assistant & Harmony Animators

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Layout & Colour Artist

About this Position

We’re currently seeking BG Layout and BG Colour Artists to work on the hilarious new Toon Boom Animation Series, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs!Some artists will specialize, but most will have the opportunity to both design and colour their own layouts. These positions start in February and March.

Qualifications

Degree/Diploma from a recognized animation program
Strong drawing skills and an understanding of perspective
Comprehension and knowledge of painting in Photoshop
Knowledge of Flash an asset
Previous work experience on an animated television series (2D) preferred
Ability to communicate in a professional and positive manner
Desire to learn and work as part of a team
A sharp wit and a great sense of humor!

Please Apply at: http://animationstudiocareers.dhxmedia.com/?nl=1&jvi=oa2c2fwa,Apply&jvs=Creative_Planet_Network

THANK YOU to all those who express interest in being a part of the DHX Media team. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we may be unable to reply to all applicants. If we feel that you may be a good match for one of our current openings you will be contacted.

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Junior Animator, 3D

About the Position

As a Junior Animator you create high-calibre, dramatic and action-oriented character animation while meeting production deadlines. You have a good understanding of the principles of animation, movement and timing skills. You are integral to the animation team and are enthusiastic at developing your skills.

Responsibilities

Work from storyboard/animatic to create animation sequences as assigned by the director
Complete assigned animation within scheduled timeframe
Block movements in rough animation, refine and polish to completion in final animation
Address required revisions and modify shots as requested
Based on the production schedule and resources available, ensure and maintain the quality, style and continuity of your animation
Anticipate, communicate and troubleshoot any creative or technical issues with assistance from key stakeholders
Actively participate in production-related meetings by offering thoughts and ideas
Assist with and complete production-related assignments
Keep current on animation techniques and technology
Ensure the lead animator/director’s instructions are carried through
Recommend any team training needs to lead animator
Carry out duties in a professional and positive manner
Be a positive and creative force on the team

Qualifications

1 year of experience in animation or film industry
Degree/diploma in fine arts or animation or equivalent experience an asset
Proficient in 3D animation packages
Solid understanding of character posing, character animation lip sync and camera composition
Ability to take direction, collaborate and be a team player
Ability to communicate in a professional and positive manner
Ability to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas
Ability to multitask, prioritize and manage time efficiently
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, often with multiple tasks and under deadline pressure
Encourage feedback and new initiatives
Ability to adapt to multiple animation styles
Must be open to direction and able to embrace change

Please Apply at: http://animationstudiocareers.dhxmedia.com/?nl=1&jvi=ocf92fwm,Apply&jvs=Creative_Planet_Network

THANK YOU to all those who express interest in being a part of the DHX Studios team. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we may be unable to reply to all applicants. If we feel that you may be a good match for one of our current openings you will be contacted.

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Lead Compositor (Nuke)

About the Position

As a Lead Compositing Artist you will be responsible for developing tools, shaders and workflows for the shading and lighting artists. You will also be working closely with lighting team and pipeline TDs to ensure that we’re able to achieve the look and vision of our shows as efficiently as possible.

Responsibilities

Compose shots to meet the show look and feel.
Establish Nuke templates and gizmos to improve continuity and efficiency.
Collaborate with lighting lead to establish an efficient frameworks for both lighting and compositing teams.
Lead compositing team to deliver the show on time and in the expected performance.
Keep an open eye for creative, continuity issues, quality control and continuity between shots and technical errors and artifacts.
Be a proactive problem-solver and work with pipeline, production to seek the best possible solution a head of time.
Ensure and maintain the expected output quality and style across the show.
Work closely and communicate with VFX Supervisor, compositing and shading leads and Pipeline team to insure an efficient and creative production.
Support, assist and mentor other team members.
Review, debug and improve other team member assets, workflow and techniques.
Meet production deadlines and keep regular communication with the production team.
Communicate with modeling Supervisor and leads on concerns and production issues a head of time.
Be a positive and creative force in building a healthy work and team culture.
Provide constructive criticism, wisdom, guidance, and feedback that will help others further their career development.

Qualifications

4+ years of experience in animation or visual effects for film or television
Previous experience in lighting and/or comping in animation TV or film
Good understanding of modeling, texturing, shading, lighting, comp and rendering workflows.
Proficiency in Nuke is a must
Experience in Maya is required

Please Apply at: http://animationstudiocareers.dhxmedia.com/?nl=1&jvi=oPKeZfww,Apply&jvs=Creative_Planet_Network

THANK YOU to all those who express interest in being a part of the DHX Studios team. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we may be unable to reply to all applicants. If we feel that you may be a good match for one of our current openings you will be contacted.

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Key Animation Supervisors (Flash / Harmony), 2D

About this Position

We’re searching for Key Animation Supervisors to work with our team on a new animated series! You’ll need to be able to spot and create strong, expressive storytelling poses and have a solid understanding of character design, staging, perspective and model. You’ll also require the ability to clearly and concisely communicate with and mentor artists on your team, so previous leadership experience is desired. An in-depth knowledge of Harmony or Flash is required. Above all, you must be passionate about the projects you work on, love to draw, and have a desire to make this show amazing! The start date for this position may be flexible for the right candidates (between December 2015 and January 2016).

Responsibilities

Reviewing animatics with Directors and breaking down the board to distribute to crew
Working with crew to ensure that all elements of scenes (e.g. BG, Posing, FX etc.) are present and maintaining show continuity before the show moves on to animation
Communicating revisions required to key animators/posing artists
Meeting set production milestones and deadlines and motivating your team to do so as well
Other tasks as required (which may include producing walk/run or other cycles, mouthloops/expressions, and creating/maintaining pose libraries)

Qualifications

3+ years of experience as a 2D Animator or Posing Artist
An in-depth working knowledge of Harmony or Flash
Experience as an animation supervisor/lead preferred
Degree/Diploma from a recognized animation school preferred
Basic working knowledge of Flash preferred
Ability to motivate and coach a talented and diverse crew
Drive, determination and creative problem-solving skills
Effective and professional communication skills
Ability to organize, multi-task and prioritize

Please Apply at: http://animationstudiocareers.dhxmedia.com/?nl=1&jvi=orWp1fwx,Apply&jvs=VFXVancouver

THANK YOU to all those who express interest in being a part of the DHX Studios team. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we may be unable to reply to all applicants. If we feel that you may be a good match for one of our current openings you will be contacted.

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Production Coordinator, 3D

About the Position

As the Production Coordinator you are the glue that keeps all of our creative teams together. You ensure that the flow of the production keeps moving forward by managing and tracking artwork and artist output as it pertains to the schedule and project completion.

Responsibilities

Work closely with the Storyboard Supervisor and the team of storyboard artists to ensure they all have the latest script and necessary concepts to start storyboarding.
Book storyboard hand-off meetings & attend with board artists (in-house & out of house), Storyboard Supervisor and Series Director.
Create storyboard animatic schedule to ensure all revisions are complete and work with the Senior Editor to ensure Animatics will deliver to clients on schedule
Track and monitor all storyboard animatic notes and ensure the team is responding to them
Continually update Design/Modeling schedule to ensure all assets will be completed on time
Communicate openly with Art Director and Modeling Supervisor to ensure all team members are supported to ensure they complete their work on time
Break down script and create design and modelling asset list
Coordinate WIP meetings and be the point of contact and tracker for WIP notes on design and modelling assets
Work with Art Director and Modelling Supervisor to determine how work orders should be distributed and scheduled
Readily modify, respond to and integrate changes as requested by the Production Manager
Facilitate open communications where ideas are encouraged and timely and high quality information flows smoothly
Organize and motivate production team to accomplish tasks according to the defined timelines
Work closely with the team to create balanced solutions to any related technical issues
Participate in production meetings and adjust/refine tasks as indicated by the Production Manager
Be aware of what is happening on the team at all times and identify obstacles to the Production Manager

Qualifications

Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written)
Ability to proactively anticipate the needs of production
Great attention to detail
Ability to communicate in a professional and positive manner
Ability to multitask, prioritize and manage time efficiently
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
Encourage feedback and new initiatives
Must be open to direction and able to embrace change

Please Apply at: http://animationstudiocareers.dhxmedia.com/?nl=1&jvi=oxcd2fwI,Apply&jvs=Creative_Planet_Network

THANK YOU to all those who express interest in being a part of the DHX Studios team. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we may be unable to reply to all applicants. If we feel that you may be a good match for one of our current openings you will be contacted.

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AP and Payroll Accoutant

About the Position

We are currently seeking an AP & Payroll Accountant to join our Accounting team. This position is perfect for an individual who doesn’t miss a detail, is self-motivated, focused on developing and maintaining an organized work flow, and able to work with tight deadlines. You’ll require working knowledge of accounting software, strong computer literacy, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work well under supervision.

Responsibilities

Work in coordination with the Production Accountant, reporting to the Controller
Preparation, data entry and processing of accounts payable, payroll batches and benefits in Ceridian and Great Plains Dynamics
Obtain backup and approvals for invoices, cheque requisitions, and purchase orders
Prepare and issue ROEs as needed
Liaise with the bank for bank drafts, wire transfers, loan draw downs and repayments
Analyze cost recovery from production companies and prepare schedules for inter-company payments, as well as create invoices for inter-company charges
Update and maintain Excel spreadsheets
Manage production cash flow, including assuring that draw downs from financiers are received on schedule
Prepare inter-company bill back reports and invoices
Internal auditing for production companies and parent company
Other tasks and responsibilities as requested.

Qualifications

In possession of, or currently working towards, an Accounting or Business Diploma/Bachelor’s Degree
Working towards an Accounting designation
2+ years working in full cycle accounting
Experience in processing payroll for a large number of employees using Ceridian and Great Plains Dynamics
Knowledge of GAAP updates and audit procedures
Experience with Great Plains Dynamics
Detail oriented with strong analytical skills
Able to work within strict deadlines, multi-task and be proactive
Knowledge of film & television regulatory bodies, tax credits, and funding an asset

Please Apply at: http://animationstudiocareers.dhxmedia.com/?nl=1&jvi=olHd2fw1,Apply&jvs=Creative_Planet_Network

THANK YOU to all those who express interest in being a part of the DHX Studios team. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we may be unable to reply to all applicants. If we feel that you may be a good match for one of our current openings you will be contacted.

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Accounts Receivable Assistant

About the Position

We are currently seeking an Accounts Receivable Assistant to support our team in the Billing & Collection role, as well as the day-to-day operation of the department. This position is perfect for an individual who is self-motivated, calm under pressure, detail-oriented, and looking to grow and gain experience within a friendly, creative environment.

Responsibilities

Track billing schedules and invoice customers on a timely basis
Review bank transactions online to check for incoming customer payments
Correspond with customers to ensure timely collection of receivables and resolve discrepancies
Post receivables invoices and cash receipts in Sales module of Great Plains Dynamics
Obtain supporting documentation for charges on corporate credit card; record account distribution on expense report
Reconciliation of corporate expenses to be charged back to related companies, create/record chargeback invoices
Prepare monthly bank reconciliations in Great Plains Dynamics
Record non-A/R related deposits and journal entries in Great Plains Dynamics
Review timesheets for preparation of payment of voice record to cast and union; entry of resulting timesheets into Accounts payable module of Great Plains Dynamics
Prepare GST returns and file online
Perform administrative tasks such as filing, sorting and photocopying documents
Distribute/mail accounts payable cheques and payroll pay stubs
Reconciliate Petty Cash fund and record petty cash expenses
Prepare and make bank deposits for cheques received
Update and maintain excel spreadsheets
Other tasks and responsibilities as requested

Qualifications

Completion of related courses
Experience with Great Plains Dynamics or similar accounting software
Experience in accounts receivable billing and collection
Strong organizational and administrative skills
High attention to detail and ability to maintain accurate and timely records
High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Outlook
Professional and effective communication skills
Ability to work well both independently and collaboratively in a team to meet deadlines

Please Apply at: http://animationstudiocareers.dhxmedia.com/?nl=1&jvi=orJd2fw9,Apply&jvs=Creative_Planet_Network

THANK YOU to all those who express interest in being a part of the DHX Studios team. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we may be unable to reply to all applicants. If we feel that you may be a good match for one of our current openings you will be contacted.

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Harmony Animators (Cloudy), 2D

About this Position

We are currently seeking talented 2D Digital Character Animators to work on a new and exciting television series, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. This is a unique opportunity for experienced, passionate and motivated animators who want to work at a high level of television animation. If you are an experienced animator who loves to push boundaries, we’d love to hear from you! These positions begin in April 2016.

Responsibilities

Work under the direction of the Animation Supervisors and Animation Director to create high quality 2D Harmony animation
Be accountable for incorporating a high level of quality in each scene
Work with other animators and supervisors to identify and solve problems, both technically and artistically
Work collaboratively in a team environment

Qualifications

Minimum 2 years animation experience required
High level of experience with Toon Boom Harmony is a powerful asset
Must have a strong sense of animation basics, acting, staging, posing, weight, timing and storytelling as well as staying on model
Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast paced, collaborative environment
Effective and professional communication skills as well as self-motivation
Desire to learn and be flexible and willing to work as part of a team
Will consider candidates who possess a strong animation background in 3D
A sharp wit and a great sense of humor!

Please Apply at: http://animationstudiocareers.dhxmedia.com/?nl=1&jvi=oZUb2fwQ,Apply&jvs=Creative_Planet_Network

THANK YOU to all those who express interest in being a part of the DHX Studios team. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we may be unable to reply to all applicants. If we feel that you may be a good match for one of our current openings you will be contacted.

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