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There’s lots of positions currently looking to be filled at Boulder Media. Have a look at each description below and send in your application via the Boulder Media website.

 

 

2D Harmony Animators

 

Boulder Media are recruiting for animators to work on one of our exciting new 2D shows. The ideal candidate will have the skills and characteristics listed below:

 

  • Experience in Toon Boom Harmony preferable but not essential

 

  • A strong grasp of the basic animation fundamentals is essential, as is a great work ethic.

 

  • Must be continually acquiring and pushing their animation skills

 

  • Must be able to work to a weekly quota

 

  • Must have a strong creative vision and be detail- orientated

 

  • Must be flexible, willing to learn and self- motivated

 

  • Must be able to work within a production schedule

 

  • Must have good interpersonal skills

 

This role is only open to applicants willing to relocate to Ireland if required.

 

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3D CG Supervisor For Feature Film Production

As part of Hasbro Entertainment, Boulder Media is building a new feature animation division. We are excited to offer a talented 3D CG Supervisor the opportunity to join our very successful and established animation studio as we expand into a new area. We will be producing the first 3D CG theatrical feature film made entirely in Ireland. The movie is based on a very well-known Hasbro property and we can’t wait to bring it to the big screen for the first time.

The 3D CG Supervisor will play a vital role in building the new studio pipeline along with the rest of the team.

The 3D CG Supervisor will bring their expertise to the technical aspects of the project while working in collaboration with the production team. As such, they serve as a key member of the project’s leadership team and help define Boulder’s pipeline. At the beginning, you will have an important role in the look development, raising the quality while ensuring the assigned areas of production have sufficient technical, capital and human resources to meet the deadline.

Responsibilities

  • Determine technical approaches needed to achieve desired look and behaviors for the production.
  • Maintain an up to date understanding of industry best practices.
  • Design and maintain the pipeline workflow with the dept. supervisors, production and technology teams.
  • Give clear instructions to each department and set objectives while monitoring the production process, progress and results.
  • Drive production meetings and assist in client meetings.
  • Ready, willing and able to answer any questions from the production team.
  • Identify and eliminate potential pipeline problems before they affect production.

Requirements:

  • Minimum five years as a Technical Supervisor in feature animation or visual Effects.
  • Extensive understanding of Maya and production tracking software.
  • Thorough understanding of the various technical, pipeline and creative aspects for CG animation.
  • A proven leader in setting direction for a production and for inspiring and motivating production staff.
  • Knowledge of the post production process.
  • Bonus: Experience working with PBR rendering.
  • Bonus: Software development experience.
  • Bonus: Familiar working in a Linux environment.

 

This role is only open to applicants willing to relocate to Ireland if required.

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Senior Character Modeler

As part of Hasbro Entertainment, Boulder Media is building a new feature animation division. We are excited to offer a talented Senior Character Modeler the opportunity to join our very successful and established animation studio as we expand into a new area. We will be producing the first CG theatrical feature film made entirely in Ireland. The movie is based on a very well-known Hasbro property and we can’t wait to bring it to the big screen for the first time.

The Senior Character Modeler will work closely with the Art Director and Modeling Supervisor to create characters based on the approved art style. If this sounds like you, please apply! This is a great opportunity to be a founding member of our team.

Responsibilities

  • Producing high quality assets suitable for production both technically and artistically.

  • Working well within a team of artists.

  • Supporting junior members of the team of artists with technical problem solving.

  • Ensuring your assets meet specifications provided by all relevant departments.

  • Suggesting feedback and technical solutions on project.

  • Communicating with your Supervisor and Production Assistant on task assignment and scheduling.

  • Following concepts and briefs, implementing feedback.

  • Working closely with the Lead/Supervisor Artist to identify process improvements/tools to increase department productivity.

Person Specification

  • Thorough knowledge of Modelling package of your choice is essential.

  • Technical knowledge of topology solutions.

  • Thorough knowledge of Zbrush and/or Mudbox is essential.

  • Basic understanding of Lighting and Look Development.

  • Good communication skill and ability to work interactively with production and other departments to solve production challenges.

  • Ability to feedback to other departments and direct any technical changes.

  • Minimum 5 years proven production experience in featured film or similar is required.

 

This role is only open to applicants willing to relocate to Ireland if required.

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Pipeline Supervisor- for Feature Film Production

As part of Hasbro Entertainment, Boulder Media is building a new feature animation division. We are excited to offer a talented Pipeline Supervisor the opportunity to join our very successful and established animation studio as we expand into a new area. We will be producing the first CG theatrical feature film made entirely in Ireland. The movie is based on a very well-known Hasbro property and we can’t wait to bring it to the big screen for the first time.

The Pipeline Supervisor will work closely with the CG supervisors and Head of Technology to create a world class feature animation pipeline. If this sounds like you, please apply! This is a great opportunity to be a founding member of our team.

Responsibilities:

  • Ideal candidate will have experience managing a Pipeline team for a CG studio.

  • Previous experience working within production leadership teams and meeting schedules.

  • Experience designing and implementing 2d & 3d pipelines from scratch or progressing existing pipelines at large facilities.

  • A good knowledge and experience of all areas of 3D (modeling, rigging, texturing, look development, environments, creature FX, lighting and FX).

  • Hands on tool development & maintenance across VFX disciplines working with standard industry packages. The ability to write code and assist in tool/pipeline R&D development.

  • Strong understanding of asset management, production workflows and colour pipeline.

  • Excellent on the spot technical problem-solving as well as foresight to potential issues.

  • Approachable with strong communication skills both written and in person.

  • A thorough understanding of the entire visual effects process and the ability to interpret the artistic brief from the CG Supervisor.

  • Excellent organisational, communication and project management skills.

  • A working knowledge of the latest CG procedures and techniques.

Person Specification:

  • Have a thirst to drive innovation in the team, staying abreast of technical developments.

  • Provide strong team leadership to implement creative software strategies and solutions to increase efficiency and utilization.

  • Manage the Pipeline teams day-to-day work, the development schedule and the team’s personal development with the HR Manager.

  • Lead projects & oversee team’s projects as well run own projects.

  • Oversee day-to-day support to creative and production teams.

  • Work closely with the Systems team, department heads and the production teams.

  • Coordinate with Head of Tech/CTO.

  • Work and deal with clients to receive the brief, discuss the facility’s capabilities and determine the deadlines for delivery.

  • Work closely with Producers, artists and other necessary departments in creating high quality CG work.

  • Clearly brief developers on R&D and pipeline requirements.

  • Determine, modify and maintain the most effective and efficient technical approach and workflow possible.

  • Eliminate potential problems in pipeline tools before they impact on production.

 

This role is only open to applicants willing to relocate to Ireland if required.

 

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Senior Set Modeler

As part of Hasbro Entertainment, Boulder Media is building a new feature animation division. We are excited to offer a talented Senior Set Modeler the opportunity to join our very successful and established animation studio as we expand into a new area. We will be producing the first CG theatrical feature film made entirely in Ireland. The movie is based on a very well-known Hasbro property and we can’t wait to bring it to the big screen for the first time.

The Senior Set Modeler Will work closely with the Art Director and Modeling Supervisor to Create Environments based on the approved art style. If this sounds like you, please apply! This is a great opportunity to be a founding member of our team.

Responsibilities:

  • Modeling of environments within Maya (architectural building sets, organic’s, etc).

  • Creating efficient UV layouts (UDIM knowledge a plus).

  • Implement improvements/changes based on review from Supervisor/lead direction.

  • Proactively recommend ongoing pipeline improvements.

  • Work closely with Art Director and Lead Set Modeler; attend meetings as needed and work within the defined pipeline.

  • Ensure continuity and support other asset departments such as Previz/Layout, Texture and Lookdev.

  • Complete assigned tasks in a timely manner.

Person Specification:

  • Expert working knowledge of Maya modelling tools.

  • Experience with MASH and Xgen a plus.

  • Excellent knowledge of Zbrush And or Mudbox.

  • Knowledge of open sub-division modelling and retopology techniques.

  • Experience creating environments using modular systems.

  • Production experience with a modern raytracing render enging.

  • Firm understanding of the 3D animation pipeline.

  • 3-5 years CG experience, ideally within feature films.

This role is only open to applicants willing to relocate to Ireland if required.

 

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FX TD

As part of Hasbro Entertainment, Boulder Media is building a new feature animation division. We are excited to offer a talented FX TD the opportunity to join our very successful and established animation studio as we expand into a new area. We will be producing the first CG theatrical feature film made entirely in Ireland. The movie is based on a very well-known Hasbro property and we can’t wait to bring it to the big screen for the first time.

The candidate needs to be proficient in either Houdini or Maya but experience in both programs a big bonus. You will be in charge of creating pipeline tools to ensure the FX Department is structured and efficient.

The FX TD will work closely with the FX Dept Lead,CG supervisor and the pipeline team to create a world class FX dept. If this sounds like you, please apply! This is a great opportunity to be a founding member of our team.

Responsibilities:

  • Setting up and maintaining a Digital Asset Library structure and tools, (Houdini and Maya).

  • Develop and implement Houdini and Maya pipeline tools.

  • Developing Houdini and Maya publishing tools. (FX Assets, FX Shots and Set FX).

  • Developing the FX Department pipeline for efficiency and productivity.

  • Continuously developing the Departments pipeline structure.

  • Maintaining a strong support system for FX Artists.

  • Create Documentation of all tools and procedures.

  • Test new software and their adaptability.

  • Make sure Digital Assets are production friendly and efficient.

  • Develop reusable Digital FX Assets.

  • Work closely with the FX Department Lead, Art Director and CG Sup to make sure the visual style of FX Assets is consistent and keeping in the style of the project.

Person Specification:

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role.

  • Advanced knowledge of Python programming.

  • knowledge of C/C++ programming language is a plus.

  • Must have experience of pipeline workflow for animated Feature film.

  • Experience with Linux systems.

  • Experience exporting and importing files between Houdini and Maya a big plus.

  • A deep knowledge in caching formats a plus.

  • Candidate must be proactive and work well in a team environment.

This role is only open to applicants willing to relocate to Ireland if required.

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3D Senior Rigger – For Feature Film Production

As part of Hasbro Entertainment, Boulder Media is building a new feature animation division. We are excited to offer a talented Rigger the opportunity to join our very successful and established animation studio as we expand into a new area. We will be producing the first CG theatrical feature film made entirely in Ireland. The movie is based on a very well-known Hasbro property and we can’t wait to bring it to the big screen for the first time.

We are looking for a talented Senior Rigger to join our 3D animated feature team. The ideal candidate will have the required technical skills to engineer feature level rigs and have a solid understanding of creature anatomy. If this sounds like you, please apply! This is a great opportunity to be a founding member of our team.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the animation, modelling and rigging Leads to create and maintain high level rigs.

  • Review models and flag potential problems to the supervisors.

  • Work closely with modelling to create a model that meets the rigging technical requirements.

  • Collaborates in the character design process to ensure that the rigs will allow the characters to have the look and the complete range of motion required for the project.

  • Develop rigs and new techniques to help increase the quality, while meeting production deadline.

  • Create tools and scripts to help rigging be more efficient.

  • Track tasks and meet production deadlines.

Person Specification:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in facial rigging.

  • Great knowledge of rigging techniques.

  • Strong knowledge of animation needs.

  • Ability to cope with the pressure of deadlines.

  • Complete understanding anatomy, volume preservation and motion.

  • High level knowledge of rigging in Maya.

  • Experience with Shotgun.

  • Task driven, self-motivated, and proactive.

  • Solid comprehension of mathematics.

  • Good knowledge of Python.

  • Excellent communication skills.

This role is only open to applicants willing to relocate to Ireland if required.

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3D CG Supervisor

As part of Hasbro Entertainment, Boulder Media is building a new feature animation division. We are excited to offer a talented 3D CG Supervisor the opportunity to join our very successful and established animation studio as we expand into a new area. We will be producing the first 3D CG theatrical feature film made entirely in Ireland. The movie is based on a very well-known Hasbro property and we can’t wait to bring it to the big screen for the first time.

The 3D CG Supervisor will play a vital role in building the new studio pipeline along with the rest of the team.

The 3D CG Supervisor will bring their expertise to the technical aspects of the project while working in collaboration with the production team. As such, they serve as a key member of the project’s leadership team and help define Boulder’s pipeline. At the beginning, you will have an important role in the look development, raising the quality while ensuring the assigned areas of production have sufficient technical, capital and human resources to meet the deadline.

Responsibilities:

  • Determine technical approaches needed to achieve desired look and behaviors for the production.

  • Maintain an up to date understanding of industry best practices.

  • Design and maintain the pipeline workflow with the dept. supervisors, production and technology teams.

  • Give clear instructions to each department and set objectives while monitoring the production process, progress and results.

  • Drive production meetings and assist in client meetings.

  • Ready, willing and able to answer any questions from the production team.

  • Identify and eliminate potential pipeline problems before they affect production.

Person Specification:

  • Minimum five years as a Technical Supervisor in feature animation or visual Effects.

  • Extensive understanding of Maya and production tracking software.

  • Thorough understanding of the various technical, pipeline and creative aspects for CG animation.

  • A proven leader in setting direction for a production and for inspiring and motivating production staff.

  • Knowledge of the post production process.

  • Bonus: Experience working with PBR rendering.

  • Bonus: Software development experience.

  • Bonus: Familiar working in a Linux environment.

Boulder Media is an equal opportunities employer.

This role is only open to applicants willing to relocate to Ireland if required.

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Concept Designer

We are recruiting for the role of Concept Designer for our upcoming 3D feature production.

Responsibilities:
• Work with the Art Director to help establish a consistent visual direction.


• Develop inspiring concept designs for locations, props and effects.


• Establish Light-Keys for the Lighting team.


• Understand and interpret colour scripts.


• Provide information to storyboards and 3D department.


• Assemble influential research & reference material for the 3D team.


• Work effectively with the Art Director so that they are aware of production concerns
and issues dealing with creating concept art.


• Produce work in an efficient and timely manner, on schedule.

Person Specification:


• Must have at least 2 years’ experience working as a Concept Designer.


• Extensive knowledge of PHOTOSHOP.


• Strong knowledge of colour, lighting, atmosphere & overall composition.


• Knowledge of 3D modelling is a PLUS.


• An excellent understanding of whole animation production process.


• Exceptional drawing skills.


• A broad range of drawing styles.


• Excellent communication, visual storytelling and written skills.


• Strong interpersonal skills-able to interact with team members of different disciplines.


• Task driven, self-motivated, and proactive.


• Must be open to direction and can visually interpret other people’s ideas


• Ability to work collaboratively with multiple tasks in a fast-paced production.

Please note that this role is envisaged to last no longer than 6 months.

This role is only open to applicants willing to relocate to Ireland if required.

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Character Designer for our upcoming 3D feature production.

We are recruiting for the role of Character Designer for our upcoming 3D feature production.

Responsibilities:
• Complete all rough, revised and final designs necessary within assigned deadlines.


• Model packs will include turnaround model sheets, action and acting pose sheets, expression model sheets, hand charts, mouth and eye charts.


• Clean up, colour models, special shadow and texture indications.


• Design incidental characters.


• Follow direction and address notes provided by the Art Director.


• Meet all deadlines as determined by the Art director or Director.

Person Specification:
• 3-4 years’ character design experience and/or training on a similar show; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


• Knowledge of or willingness to learn applicable design software and hardware.


• An excellent understanding of whole animation production process.


• Extensive knowledge of Photoshop.


• Strong knowledge of colour, lighting and construction/mechanical skills.


• Knowledge of 3D modelling is a PLUS.


• Must demonstrate proficiency in style of show.


• Exceptional drawing skills.


• Excellent communication skills.


• Task driven, self-motivated, and proactive.


• Must be open to direction.


• Ability to work collaboratively with multiple tasks in a fast-paced production.

Please note that this role is envisaged to last no longer than 6 months.

This role is only open to applicants willing to relocate to Ireland if required.

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3D Director

Boulder Media are seeking an experienced 3D Director to work on an animated series based on an established brand.

Responsibilities:

Work with the clients and the concept team to determine style and tone of the visuals.


• Determine the style of animation for the show.


• Provide directorial input at premise and script stage.


• Attend all voice recording session and give input.


• Lead episodic workbook meetings with the storyboard and concept design teams.


• Work closely with the Art Director on an episodic basis.


• Work closely with the storyboard department to establish style and tone.


• Review and appraise all character and location designs.


• Review and appraise all animatics.


• Work with Episodic Directors to finalise animatics.


• Sign off lighting keys.


• Review all final picture assemblies and give notes.

Person Specification:


• At least 5 years of industry experience, with at least one past credit as 3D Director on an episodic TV series.


• Strong storytelling skills.


• Bachelor’s degree in film, art or related field preferred.


• Excellent communication skills.


• Capable of motivating and leading teams with enthusiasm.


• Comfortable in working to tight deadlines.


• A good understanding of the technical challenges of 3D animation.


• Ability to establish priorities and multi-task efficiently within a high pressure environment while meeting strict deadlines.

This role is only open to applicants willing to relocate to Ireland.

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Compositor.

Responsibilities:

  • Compositing 2D animation with 3D elements, FX and BG artwork.

  • Must be able to adapt to style of the show and deliver to the required standards while still meeting deadlines.

Person Specification:

  • Must be proficient user of Adobe After Effects.

  • Must have good knowledge of Adobe Photoshop.

  • Experience with Adobe Premiere preferred but not a requirement.

  • Knowledge of ToonBoom Harmony a distinct advantage.

  • Knowledge of 3D compositing a distinct advantage.

  • Knowledge of Particular Trapcode a distinct advantage.

  • Knowledge of Adobe Extend Script or Java script a distinct advantage.

  • Showreel must show ability to accurately integrate characters and VFX into their environment and must contain detailed breakdowns of scenes from raw source materials to final composite. Showreels must be available to view online or be provided as playable DVDs. DVDs should not contain menus and should just auto play the Showreel.

  • Candidates must have at least 2 years’ experience in animation compositing.

  • Preferred candidates will be required to complete a Compositing Test.

This role is only open to applicants willing to relocate to Ireland if required and all applicants must be eligible to work within EEA

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Background Team Lead

Responsibilities:

  • To supervise and assist BG Artists. Directing them to produce layouts in the style and standard of the show remaining within the allowance of the schedule.

  • To assist the producer(s) and production assistant(s) in keeping within the schedule of the show.

  • To access the quality of delivered assets and when approved integrate into show workflow.

  • To liaise with project counterparts to solve problems in the show.

  • You must have a clear understanding of the show/scenes that are assigned to you by running through the scenes/animatic with your team members. If there any questions or suggestions these must be relayed to the Supervisor of BGS, the Art Director or Series Director.

  • You must have excellent drawing skills with a great sense of colour, design, perspective, staging, camera placement and composition.

Person Specification:

  • Minimum 3 years’ production experience in BG.

  • You must have excellent drawing skills with a great sense of colour, design, perspective, staging, camera placement and composition.

  • Excellent knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Bridge.

  • Capable of motivating and leading teams with enthusiasm.

  • Strong troubleshooting skills.

  • Comfortable in working to tight deadlines.

  • Knowledge of asset tracking and data base software is a distinct advantage.

This role is only open to applicants willing to relocate to Ireland if required and all applicants must be eligible to work within EEA.

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BACKGROUND ARTISTS.

Working in a busy creative environment, the successful candidate will work on a new high profile series where the backgrounds will be created in Photoshop.

Responsibilities:


• The Background Artist will work within their team to create high quality backgrounds consistent with the style of the show.

Person Specification:


• Candidates will preferably have experience in working as a Background Artist.
• Experience in Photoshop and a general knowledge of artistic software and hardware essential.
• You must have excellent drawing skills with a great sense of colour, design, perspective, staging, camera placement and composition.

This role is only open to applicants willing to relocate to Ireland if required and all applicants must be eligible to work within EEA.

Senior Systems Administrator- For Feature Film Production

As part of Hasbro Entertainment, Boulder Media is building a new feature animation division. We are excited to offer a talented System Admin the opportunity to join our very successful and established animation studio as we expand into a new area. We will be producing the first CG theatrical feature film made entirely in Ireland. The movie is based on a very well-known Hasbro property and we can’t wait to bring it to the big screen.

As Senior Systems Administrator you will be working with a bunch of other enthusiastic developers, artists and technicians to build a modern feature animation studio!

Responsibilities:

  • Design the studio infrastructure capable of supporting a feature animation workload

  • Research, recommend and implement hardware, software and *aaS purchases

  • Help expand storage, caching, rendering and VDI to cloud services such as Azure or AWS

  • Work with the pipeline team and dev ops to resolve production issues

  • Mentor less experienced members of the technology team

  • Communicate with the external Hasbro and Boulder IT windows support teams

  • Maintaining and optimizing renderfarm and other servers

Person Specification:

  • Advanced understanding of administration of networked linux (eg CentOS) systems

  • Experience with high performance distributed computing and storage, preferably in high end vfx or animation environments

  • Deployment, configuration, monitoring and imaging systems

  • PCoIP

  • Experience managing mixed cloud storage and compute environments

  • Familiar with the security considerations for motion pictures

  • Understanding of colour management

This role is only open to applicants willing to relocate to Ireland if required and all applicants must be eligible to work within EEA.

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Storyboard Artists

We are recruiting for the role of Storyboard Artist. This role involves working as part of our Storyboard department and liaising closely with other artists as well as the Storyboard Supervisor, directors and other relevant departments.

Responsibilities:


• Read and develop a full understanding of the script in order to develop the storyboard objectives.


• Discuss the storyboards with the director and following their notes as required.


• Address any problems with the director/supervisor; ask necessary questions.


• Communicate progress of work to Storyboard Supervisor and to appropriate production staff.


• Ensure quality and style of show is consistently achieved in storyboard work.


• Complete first pass of storyboard within clearly defined timeframes.


• Clean up storyboard taking into account client and director’s notes.


• Follow proper document management requirements (i.e., file naming and storage) according to the production’s guidelines.


• Meet all deadlines as determined by the director or Storyboard Supervisor.


• Attend and contribute to relevant meetings and pitches as needed.

Person Specification:


• 3- 5 years storyboard experience and/or training on a similar show; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


• Strong understanding of storytelling in storyboard format.


• Must have strong drawing skills – character posing and acting, also location layouts.


• Must demonstrate proficiency in style of show.


• Knowledge of or willingness to learn applicable design software and hardware (e.g. Storyboard Pro).


• Ability to carry out re-takes on own storyboards.


• Strong time-management skills.


• Ability to multitask a plus.

This role is only open to applicants willing to relocate to Ireland if required and all applicants must be eligible to work within EEA.

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3D Character Clean Up Artist

This role involves working as part of our Character Design department and liaising closely with other artists as well as the Lead Character Designer, directors, riggers and other relevant departments.

Responsibilities:

  • Clean-up rough designs and model packs in Toon Boom Harmony.

  • Model packs may include turnaround model sheets, action and acting pose sheets, expression model sheets, hand charts, mouth and eye charts.

  • Follow direction and address notes provided by the Lead Character Designer.

  • Meet all deadlines as determined by the Production Manager.

  • Adapt technique in accordance with new developments in rigging.

 

Person Specification:

  • Knowledge of Harmony or willingness to learn

  • An excellent understanding of whole animation production process

  • Exceptional drawing skills

  • A broad range of drawing styles

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Task driven, self-motivated, and proactive

  • Must be open to direction

  • Ability to work collaboratively with multiple tasks in a fast paced production.

This role is only open to applicants willing to relocate to Ireland if required and all applicants must be eligible to work within EEA.

Boulder Media is an equal opportunities employer.

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Remember to send in your application via the Boulder Media website.

Best of luck!