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jobby: 2D Character and Prop Build Artist, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

merc logo2D Character & Prop Build Artist

Type: Permanent full-time employee

Salary: Commensurate with experience. Medical/dental benefits and RRSP plan available.

Positions available: 1
Start Date: Immediately


Company Info: Mercury Filmworks is one of Canada’s most prolific independent studios and internationally recognized as a leader in the animation industry for its benchmarks in quality, reliability, and innovation. Mercury  has helped bring to life many of the most memorable modern animated television and film properties including Jake & the Never Land Pirates, Fish Hooks, Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil, Stella & Sam, Jimmy Two Shoes, Toot & Puddle, Ruby Gloom, Grossology, Gerald McBoing Boing, Curious George: The Movie, The PowerPuff Girls Movie, Fat Albert, and Looney Tunes: Back In Action. Mercury is proud to be associated with partners such as Disney, Warner Bros., Universal, American Greetings, Entertainment One, Technicolor, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, CBC, Teletoon, YTV, Family Channel, and Treehouse.


Job Description: Mercury is looking for exceptional artists to join our 2D Character & Prop Build Team. These talented individuals will perfect rough designs for high-profile animated children’s television shows and will also rig characters and props, ensuring all elements of the animation are flawless from all rotation views and ready for animation.


Position Requirements:

  • Exceptional drafting skills specifically with digital drawing.
  • Strong grasp of character anatomy.
  • Able to take direction and work as part of an integral team.
  • Able to work and communicate effectively in a collaborative, fast paced environment.
  • Uncompromising attention to detail.
  • Experience using Toon Boom Harmony is considered an asset.


All applicants must live in Canada and be willing to complete a proficiency test.

To apply: Send an email to with a link to your online portfolio, demo reel and resume for review and consideration. Please reference code: CPBA-0314 in the subject line of your email.



  1. Lun Li Lun Li March 29, 2014

    Dear Mercury Filmworks

    I want to ask a short question that do I need edit my Prob Designs, Character Sheet and other 2D works to my demo reel? or show you at the present test?

    • Mike Valiquette Mike Valiquette Post author | March 29, 2014

      You really need to direct your questions to the company, rather than just post them here in the comments section. No one from Mercury or Arc will respond to you here.

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