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Ottawa, Canada – We are currently seeking a contract Background Artists to work on Disney’s The Lion Guard. This exceptionally talented individual will deliver stunning backgrounds, adhering to color designs and other provided reference. If you are highly creative and motivated, this is a great opportunity for you to work on high profile productions with a group of elite artists. If you are an exceptional artist and share a passion for creating beautiful design, we invite you to apply. Pay is based on experience level and skill-set. Please showcase your excellence by submitting your best portfolio along with your resume for consideration.

  • Positions: 2
  • Term of employment: Freelance/Contract
  • Salary: Pay is per piece.
  • Start Date: Immediately
  • Job Reference Number: BA-LG-0715
  • All applicants must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident (candidates must be willing to relocate to Ottawa, Canada)


Job Requirements:

  • Strong artistic background with solid understanding of colour theory, lighting and perspective.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and collaborate effectively with supervisors.
  • Works efficiently under tight project deadlines.
  • Has an uncompromising attention to detail.
  • Experience working with Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Photoshop is preferred.
  • BA in fine arts or equivalent work experience is ideal.


How to Apply:
Please send your resume and link to your portfolio to: and reference: BA-LG-0715 in the subject line of your submission. Please note that due to the volume of resumes received only the most qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews.


Company Info:

Headquartered in Ottawa, with European production facilities in Ireland, Mercury Filmworks® is one of Canada’s most prolific independent studios and 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 and modern animated television properties including Mickey Mouse cartoon shorts, Star vs. the Forces of Evil, Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero, Wander Over Yonder, Jake & the Never Land Pirates, Fish Hooks, Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil, and Toot & Puddle; along with several feature films including Team Hot Wheels: The Origin of Awesome, Curious George, The PowerPuff Girls Movie, and Looney Tunes: Back In Action. Mercury Filmworks® is proudly associated with global entertainment partners such as American Greetings, Cartoon Network, Corus Entertainment, Disney, DreamWorks, Entertainment One, Mattel, Nickelodeon, Spin Master, 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.


Mercury Filmworks® 
53 Auriga Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K2E 8C3
T: 1.613.482.1814

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