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Mercury Filmworks

Senior Animator

Production Management – Ottawa, Ontario
Department Production Management
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation Commensurate with experience. Pay varies between $45,000 - $85,000 annually

Ottawa, Canada – We are currently seeking highly specialized and uniquely talented animators who are willing and motivated to push the envelope of what is possible in order to create beautiful, memorable animation. The candidate will work on very high profile and demanding animated series with worldwide exposure.

  • Positions: Multiple
  • Term of employment: Permanent full-time employee – in-house
  • Salary: Commensurate with experience. Pay varies between $45,000–$85,000 annually
  • Start Date: Immediately
  • Benefits: Medical/Dental benefits and RRSP plan available
  • Job Reference Number: SA-0315
  • All applicants must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident (candidates must be willing to relocate to Ottawa, Canada)

Job Responsibilities:

  • Draft, design and produce high quality animation.
  • Provide feedback to the entire team on a regular basis.
  • Be accountable for ensuring that our high quality standards are met.
  • Work closely with our animators, artists and technical departments in order to identify and solve problems.
  • Must be able to communicate artistic and technical concepts clearly and concisely in either verbal or written format in order to guide team members.
  • Must have the ability to effectively coach or train junior animators.

Job Requirements:

  • College degree from a recognized Animation Program.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience is required.
  • Working experience with Toon Boom Harmony software is considered a strong asset.
  • Working knowledge of Toon Boom Harmony is essential.
  • Must have a strong sense of animation timing, posing, weight and storytelling.
  • Must have a strong understanding of traditional animation principles.
  • Able to work and communicate effectively in a collaborative, fast paced environment.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Must be flexible and willing to learn.
  • English is a requirement.

 Company Info: Headquartered in Ottawa, Mercury Filmworks® is one of Canada’s most prolific independent studios and internationally recognized as a leader in the animation industry for its benchmarks in quality, reliability, and innovation. Over its 20-year history Mercury has helped bring to life many of the most memorable modern animated television and film properties including the multi-award winning series Mickey Mouse Shorts, Lion Guard, Wander Over Yonder, Star and the Forces of Evil, Jake & the Never Land Pirates, Fish Hooks, Toot & Puddle, Gerald McBoing Boing, Atomic Puppet along with the feature films Curious George, The PowerPuff Girls Movie, and Looney Tunes: Back In Action. Mercury is proud to be associated with partners such as Disney, Amazon, NETFLIX, Warner Bros., Universal, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, and its home networks CBC, SRC, TVO, Knowledge Network, DHX’s Family Channel and Family CHRGD and the Corus Entertainment family of networks, Teletoon, YTV, and Treehouse.

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  • Location
    Ottawa, Ontario
  • Department
    Production Management
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced
  • Compensation
    Commensurate with experience. Pay varies between $45,000 - $85,000 annually
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