Animation Lead

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Do you have animation experience, and are you seeking a new job in Canada? Skillsearch is helping a gaming company recruit an Animation Lead, and the role comes with an attractive salary and benefits package.  

As a senior animator, you will define animation styles and benchmarks for projects at their early stages. You will also build up a team of animators according to the project’s needs. 

To give you an idea of how this role would look and feel, here are some of the things you could expect to do: 

  • Be the main force driving the set-up and maintenance of the animation pipeline 
  • Collaborate with teams across the world to bring out the best results 
  • Collaborate with vendors across the world to improve project efficiency while maintaining the desired quality 
  • Work with technical artists and programmers to develop tools for animation. 

To apply, you will need excellent communication skills. You will also require the following: 

  • Team leadership, people and mentoring skills 
  • Experience as an animator on at least 1 AAA console game 
  • Excellent skills in keyframe animation and strong experience working with mocap 
  • The ability to direct actors on set to achieve the desired animation style. 

If you’re looking to make a positive impact and create change, possessing an inclusive and committed approach, you will be rewarded with an excellent salary and benefits package. 

Please get in touch with Forrest from Skillsearch today at to apply for this remote Animation Lead position in Canada. 


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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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