Character Rigger

Job Opportunity: Character Rigger

 

Employer: Taqqut Productions (Toronto Office) / Tundra Friends S1 Inc.

Reports To: Series Production Manager and Design Supervisor

Terms of Employment: Feb 8, 2021 – June 4, 2021

Contact Information: Melody McMullan, [email protected]

 

We’re looking for an experienced character rigger to join our team for a brand new 2D animated series, Tundra Friends

 

The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong rigging skills and can build, rig and test characters and props in Toon Boom Harmony efficiently. The ability to break characters in Harmony is a strong asset. We are looking for experienced riggers who are also strong technical problem solvers. The ability to troubleshoot general technical issues within Harmony is a strong bonus. Any interest or experience in other areas of production is a plus, particularly animation, character design or layout. 

 

When applying for this job, please provide your resume, portfolio, and demo reel. 

Please note that we will only be contacting applicants who are residents of the province of Ontario. 

Due to COVID-19 this will be a remote work-from-home position. A small Internet stipend will also be provided.

 

 

Software Knowledge Required:

Toon Boom Harmony (Harmony Rigging)

Adobe Photoshop

 

Required skills:

  • Ability to adhere to production style while rigging characters and props
  • Some animation experience, or ability to think in “animator friendly” terms when rigging
  • Strong technical problem solver
  • Strong communication skills in discussing rigging requirements with design and animation teams
  • Work independently, and in a team environment when needed
  • Able to take direction from supervisors
  • Able to meet deadlines

 

What we’re looking for:

  • Someone willing to learn, with a great attitude
  • Able to work and communicate effectively in a collaborative, fast paced environment
  • Highly organized
  • Creative thinker
  • Problem solver
  • Effective time management skills; able to find efficient solutions
  • Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent Resident, and Ontario Resident

 

When applying for this job, please provide your resume, portfolio and demo reel.

 

Taqqut Productions Inc. is an Inuit-owned film production company located in Iqaluit, Nunavut.

Our films have screened at festivals in eighteen countries and have won over twenty

international awards. With its film and television projects, Taqqut has established itself as an

innovative leader in Northern youth and children’s productions, and aims to preserve the rich

storytelling culture of Inuit and the North.