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2D Animation Supervisor (Harmony)
Brown Bag
Full-time Permanent
At Brown Bag Films our motto is simple: “We love animation.” In fact, we love it so much we trademarked it! ‘We Love Animation™.’ That means we put our artists at the heart of everything we do! We are looking someone to join our team who shares our vision and will bring with them a passion for creating high quality content.

Leading the Animation Department the Animation Supervisor will support a team of animators to ensure that the team is following the style of the existing series and maintaining the integrity of the show.
• Work closely with the Director, other Supervisor and Animation team to complete work in accordance with the style of the show
• Review animatic to predict challenges that may come up throughout the episode and distribute work throughout the team
• Support and mentor animation team, focusing on strengths within the team when assigning workload
• Review animation completed by the team and assign revisions as required.
• Review all completed animation and revisions prior to submitting work to the Director
• Complete creative revisions required as called by the Director or Client
• Ensure that all internal and external deadlines are met for the entire Animation department
• Resolve problems or concerns within the Animation department in a productive and positive manner, escalating challenges when necessary
• Communicate with the Art Director and Director, as well as various departments, such as design, rigging, layout and background paint.
• Provide feedback on rigs, requesting designs and changes to BGs if they are needed in animation
• 2 + years of previous experience as an Animation Supervisor on a production series
• Proficient in the use of Harmony, with a strong understanding of the technical aspects
• Able to manage and mentor a team of 5-10 animators (depending on the production)
• Strong knowledge of animation principles and able to apply them
• Solid understanding of walk cycles, lip sync, and character timing
• Ability to work flexible hours if and when necessary
• Effective problem solving skills, solution oriented
• Ability to work in a collaborative environment and take direction
• Strong attention to detail
• Excellent communication skills
• Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines


Why work with us?

Perks! Perks! Perks! Not only is 9 Story Media Group an amazing place full of artists, animators and creators from all corners of the industry, but we focus on helping staff grow and develop in their careers and make them long time team members. Along with a great work environment we offer first-rate health + dental benefits, summer hours, paid Health and Wellness Days, vacation periods that multiply with tenure, and more! We may love animation, but we love our employees even more!

Our Toronto office can be found in the cool and trendy Liberty Village with over 200 artists working on award winning animated children’s content. You will benefit from a competitive compensation package, interesting work and a fun/supportive work environment.

Applicants need to be legally eligible to work in Canada and have Ontario Residency.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

9 Story Media takes diversity and inclusion seriously and we are committed to ensuring equity in the recruitment process. Candidates from diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to, Indigenous peoples, Racialized and LGBT2SQ+ communities, candidates from a range of ages and religious beliefs and people with disabilities, are encouraged to apply.

As a company, we deliver high-quality kids' content, and we seek to have diverse characters so that all our audience feels represented. We also want the same for our own workforce, and 9 Story Media is committed to looking for all kinds of talent to build a diverse workforce in which all identities are represented and respected.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application and interview process to be successful in performing essential job functions. We’d love to know how we can support your requirements for accommodation.