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jobby: RIGGING SUPERVISOR, Mercury Filmworks, Ottawa

merc logoType:  Full-time Employee
Salary: Commensurate with experience

Positions available:   1
Start Date: Asap

Company Info: Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada with European production facilities in Ireland, Mercury Filmworks® is recognized internationally as a leader in the animation industry for its benchmarks in quality, reliability, and innovation. Its production teams have helped bring to life many of the most memorable, modern animated television and film properties including Mickey Mouse, Wander Over Yonder, Team Hot Wheels, Jake & the Never Land Pirates, Fish Hooks, Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil, Jimmy Two Shoes, Toot & Puddle and Gerald McBoing Boing; along with several feature films such as Curious George, The PowerPuff Girls Movie, and Looney Tunes: Back In Action. The company is proudly associated with global entertainment partners such as American Greetings, Cartoon Network, Disney, DreamWorks, Entertainment One, Mattel, Nickelodeon, Spin Master, Silvergate Media, Technicolor, and Warner Bros. The Mercury Filmworks® group of companies includes Mercury Active; a boutique digital entertainment studio focused on mobile gaming and digital products, and Mercury Inpress; a publishing and licensing company offering innovative and engaging multi-platform products to families through mass retail partners such as Walmart, Costco, Toys”R”Us, and Target.


Job Description: Mercury Filmworks® is looking for an enthusiastic Rigging Supervisor. The ideal candidate would be a highly motivated artist who will work with modelling & animation supervisors to produce highly technical, quality rigs for all characters, sets and props. This artist must be attuned to the needs of a production pipeline and those of the animators we support. This is a supervisor, multi-faceted position that leads by example and is able to mentor younger animators as well as motivate the team to achieve excellence.
Job Requirements:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience rigging characters, sets and props in Maya (software)
  • Knowledge of character pipeline and workflow techniques
  • Proficiency in technical problem solving
  • Experience with leading a team and supervising
  • Knowledge of layout, modeling, rigging, simulations, animation tools and workflows currently used in the industry


How to Apply: If you have the passion and determination it takes to create stunning animation, please send your resume and demo reel to and reference “Rigging-1014” in the subject line of your email submission.


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