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jobby: Background Supervisor, Portfolio Entertainment, Toronto

PORTFOLIO ENTERTAINMENT is a creative-driven, fast-paced children’s and family media company committed to embracing change and finding new approaches to storytelling. Our in-house animation studio is innovative and teeming with talent and our international distribution division takes our content worldwide.

We are currently looking for a Background Supervisor to join our Studio.


  • Organize, prioritize and assign shots and tasks to your team and respond to various requests regarding work at various stages of completion.
  • Manage the workflow both in and out of your department.
  • Creating Key shots for reference for mood lighting and technique for the team.
  • Trouble shooting and helping artists where they need support of encounter issues (technical or artistic).
  • Work closely with the Director or Art Director to maintain the visual style of the series and to review notes and instructions regularly.
  • Being responsible for taking on some of the work an keeping up with your own quota in order to meet deadlines.
  • Post completed work internally and communicate progress to managers and other departments.

Essential Qualifications:

  • 4+ years experience in animation series production.
  • Computer proficient in Excel systems and Photoshop.
  • Strong knowledge of 2D Digital pipeline – Harmony experience is an asset.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and follow through in a fast-paced environment.
  • Be pro-active and solution-orientated.
  • Be forward-thinking and able to troubleshoot, forecast and plan appropriately to avoid production problems and delays.
  • Great communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Maintain a positive, upbeat and professional attitude, and contribute to the collaborative, respectful and constructive culture of our studio.

To apply:

Please send your resume to and reference: Background Supervisor in the subject of your submission.  Only selected, qualified applicants will be contacted for personal interview.

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