jobby: BG Layout Supervisor, DHX Media, Vancouver

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DHX animation job logoDHX Media’s animation studios are recognized worldwide for our diverse original properties and for our work on some of the top brands in children’s entertainment. Our staff can dig into a wide variety of projects, from action to comedy and preschool to tween, and they get to enjoy awesome benefits and company events while they’re at it. With some of Canada’s top artists, writers and producers on our team of 800+, our studios are bursting with creative energy. So what are you waiting for? Come join us!

About the Position
We’re currently looking for a BG Layout Supervisor! Working with the team on one of our popular animated series, you’ll be responsible for ensuring the technical and creative success of production backgrounds for the show. An in-depth understanding of Flash or Photoshop combined with several years of BG Layout experience is required.


  • Guiding and developing a team of artists to create the requested style of characters and prop builds for 2D animation
  • Formulating a plan for each episode to achieve deliverables, creating efficiencies, and working closely with the Production Coordinator to proactively flag and problem-solve any potential issues
  • Assigning and reviewing character and prop builds, ensuring revisions are completed as needed to uphold a high level of quality throughout the show
  • Ensuring the team is meeting assigned weekly quotas and expectations
  • Ensuring the builds work well for the rest of the animation pipeline, working collaboratively with other departments in a team environment


  • 3+ years of experience in Harmony Builds (experience in Harmony 10 is required, experience with Harmony 12 is preferable)
  • A strong desire to mentor and coach a team of artists, with previous experience in a supervisory position a definite asset
  • Degree/Diploma from a recognized animation school
  • Technically inclined, solution-oriented with strong problem solving skills
  • Strong, expressive drawing skills
  • Ability to organize and manage time effectively to meet individual and team deadlines
  • Ability to communicate in a professional and positive manner


To apply:
THANK YOU to all those who express interest in being a part of the DHX Studios team. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we may be unable to reply to all applicants. If we feel that you may be a good match for one of our current openings you will be contacted.



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