jobby: Key Animators, DHX Media, Vancouver

By Mike Valiquette

DHX LogoKey Animators (Classical)

Want to work on a hilarious new show featuring some very well-known cartoon icons?! We’re hiring artists with classical animation skills to draw key poses (that’s right – you’ll actually be drawing!) at DHX.

Employing a team of more than 200 of Canada’s top artists, our studio is full of talented and inspired professionals who are passionate about creating quality animation. We have great events like our annual Art Show and Summer BBQ, extended health benefits, and an in-house gym. Did we mention our studio is also dog-friendly?

Our ideal candidates will have a strong sense of timing for animation, an eye for appealing, funny, cartoony posing and previous experience on at least one animated television series. Strong classical demo reel is a plus. Passion and pride in your work is a must! Jobs begin in August/September 2014.


Responsibilities Include:

  • Working under the direction of the Key Animation Supervisors to create high quality hand drawn animation in Flash;
  • Working within strict deadlines and meeting assigned weekly quotas and expectations;
  • Working collaboratively in a team environment.


Qualifications Include:

  • A strong classical animation demo reel
  • Previous work experience on at least one animated television series, preferably as an Animator;
  • Ability to build poses in Flash is a plus;
  • Strong sense of acting, staging, posing, timing, and the ability to stay on model;
  • Degree/Diploma from a recognized animation school (preferred);
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize;
  • Ability to communicate in a professional and positive manner;
  • Self-motivated with demonstrated initiative.

To apply, send your Resume, Online Portfolio and Cover Letter to:


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