Lead Animator/Animation Director

Managing and Building an Animation Team - Cinema and In-Game – Remote Start

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

As a Senior Animator, you will assign and schedule daily tasks for the team. You will also provide personnel training and recruitment assistance. 

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

  • Assign and schedule daily tasks for the team 
  • Provide personnel training and recruitment assistance 
  • Design and produce animations for characters and monsters in the game 
  • Understand the logic behind the designer's request and come up with useful suggestions 
  • Work with the team members to resolve technical issues and address other challenges 

To apply for this role, you'll need experience managing and building an animation team. You'll also require: 

  • A bachelor's degree or above, with at least 8 years of relevant work experience 
  • Solid art foundation, sketching ability, and good sensitivity to POSE 
  • Good knowledge of behaviour trees, and AI mechanism construction 
  • Good use of 3DMax, MAYA, and the UE4 engine for special effect production 

In return for your knowledge and expertise, you will receive a favourable salary and benefits package.  

To apply for this Senior Animator remote job, contact Forrest at fh@skillsearch.com today. 


Here at Skillsearch, we're a recruitment company. In the simplest form, this means we place people at new companies - but it's so much more than that. For the past 30 years, we've been busy helping people (like you) with sought after skills find jobs in the Games, Interactive and Enterprise Systems industries all around the globe. Our company comprises a team of dedicated consultants that work across various niche technologies, including Games, Virtual Reality, AR and XR, Workday, Oracle, Peoplesoft, and eCommerce. We are always exploring other cutting-edge markets. Follow us to see a few of the jobs we're working on, find out which events you can see us at, and keep up with news in the technology, gaming and interactive world. Welcome to Skillsearch! 

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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