Animation Director

Multiple Projects - Award Winning Studio - Competitive Salary

Job Type
Salary on application
23 days ago

Our animation client is looking for an Animation Director to join their growing development team to make a key impact on multiple projects, including a strategic shooter, a post-apocalyptic survival action game, and a dark Sci-Fi shooter. This full-time Animation Director role in Oxford has a favourable salary and many compelling benefits. 

This Animation Director role would be a great opportunity for a Lead Animator looking to take the next step in their career. You will be working on creating innovative movements and behaviours on exciting unannounced titles. 

In your first few weeks in this Lead Animator role, you can expect to: 

  • Proactively manage the department's performance and professional development through performance review cycles giving constructive, actionable, relevant feedback 
  • Lead the Animation department with best practice people management techniques 
  • Collaborate with the Head of Art, Designers, Programmers and Producers to balance creative vision with production realities 
  • Create high-quality, in-game animations to the highest standard in line with the style demanded by the project. 

To apply for this Lead Animator role, you will need: 

  • expert knowledge of Motion Capture, Motion Builder, Maya, 3DS Max and Character Studio 
  • You will also require the following: Able to animate realistic human motion 
  • Expert knowledge of rigging and skinning 
  • Able to produce high-quality animation in different game engines, including Unreal 
  • Expertise in the video game development process and production pipelines. 

In return for your dedication, collaboration and commitment, you will receive a generous salary and benefits package, joining a welcoming and inclusive culture. 

To apply for this full-time Animation Director job in Oxford, please contact Ashley from Skillsearch at today. Please refer any friends or colleagues for this role or direct them to our Careers page on our website. 

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Years of experience and salary levels are shown purely as a guide. We will only consider applications from candidates that can demonstrate the skills or experience required for the role.

Please be aware that while we would love to respond to every application we receive, due to high numbers we cannot guarantee this. We do however appreciate any time you invest into the application and will make sure to get in touch should anything in future more closely fit your skillset.

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Ashley Baker

Principal Resourcing Consultant (Game Animation, Development & Marketing)

Ash is one of our Animation, Development & Marketing consultants, working on Joe's team to find the best candidates the market has to offer! However, being great at finding the best people the best jobs isn’t Ash’s only claim to fame... His first taste of success was when he featured in an ad for the Champion’s League! If a job in animation, development or marketing is your goal, get in touch with Ash today!

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