jobby: Key Animator, DHX Studios, Vancouver

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Want to make awesome cartoons with amazingly talented teams in a cool new studio?


DHX Media – Vancouver is looking for an experienced Key Animator to join our team!

She sneaks around the world, she glides around the globe…. And she needs a Key Animator!

In such a fast-paced environment with a large volume of production work on the go, the Key Animator must be an organized team player who is capable of creating high quality, hand drawn animation on this new adventure.

So tell me, where in the world is DHX’s next Key Animator?


  • Create high quality hand drawn 2D digital animation as part of a team under the direction of the Key Animation Supervisors
  • Ensure all animation is suitable in aesthetic, function and form to support the integrity and production of the project
  • Respect and adhere to the production schedule to ensure deadlines are met
  • Organize and manage own work and files efficiently
  • Work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Other tasks and responsibilities as requested



  • 5+ years of experience in Digital Media is required
  • 2+ years of experience working on a 2D animated series (as an Animator, Character Designer or Storyboard Artist) for an internationally recognized client e.g. Nickelodeon, Disney, Cartoon Network, DreamWorks Animation) is required
  • Work experience in both 2D digital animation (Flash or Harmony) and traditional/classical animation is required
  • Advanced traditional/rough key posing and animation skills suited to the style of production, including a high skill level with action scenes, is required
  • Strong comprehension and knowledge of 2D animation principles as demonstrated by a high quality demo reel
  • An exceptional ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Effective and professional communication skills both verbal and written
  • Self-motivated with demonstrated initiative
  • Thrive in a high pressure, deadline oriented environment
  • Aspire to keep on the cutting edge of art, animation and culture


  • Are an aspiring world traveler!


SALARY: $25 – $35 per hour





DHX Media delivers content that inspires, entertains and connects. But we create more than just animation, we build worlds and experiences for kids around the world. At our studios, quality, creativity and fun go hand in hand! Our teams dig into a diverse range of projects – from preschool and comedy to action-adventure – while enjoying awesome benefits (medical, dental, vision, RRSP matching), perks, and a whole lot of fun along the way. With some of Canada’s top creative talents, our studios are bursting with energy. So what are you waiting for? Come join us!


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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