jobby: Rigger, Taqqut Productions, Toronto

Job Opportunity: Rigger

  • Employer: Taqqut Productions (Toronto – Eglinton and Mount Pleasant Office)
  • Reports To: Series Producer and Production Manager
  • Terms of Employment: Immediate – June 30th 2021 (high possibility of contract renewal)
  • Compensation: $1100/week
  • Contact: Melody McMullan, melody.mcmullan@taqqut.com

We are looking for a character rigger to work in house to supplement our small team working on a number of projects including short films and television segments in a variety of styles.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong rigging skills and can build, rig and test characters in Toonboom Harmony efficiently. We are looking for experienced riggers who are also strong technical problem solvers. The ability to troubleshoot general technical issues within Harmony is a strong bonus. Any interest or experience in other areas of production is a plus, particularly animation, character design or layout. 

Please note that we will only be contacting applicants who are residents of the province of Ontario.

Software Knowledge Required:

  • Toonboom Harmony (Harmony Rigging)
  • Photoshop
  • Adobe After Effects is a plus

Required skills:

  • Switch between projects and art styles frequently 
  • Some animation experience, or ability to think in “animator friendly” terms when rigging
  • Strong technical problem solver
  • Strong communication skills in discussing rigging requirements with design and animation teams
  • Work independently, and in a team environment when needed
  • Able to take direction from supervisors
  • Able to meet deadlines

What we’re looking for:

  • Someone willing to learn, with a great attitude
  • Able to work and communicate effectively in a collaborative, fast paced environment
  • Highly organized
  • Creative thinker
  • Problem solver
  • Effective time management skills; able to find efficient solutions

Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent Resident, and Ontario Resident

When applying for this job, please provide your Portfolio and Demo Reel.

Taqqut Productions Inc. is an Inuit-owned film production company located in Iqaluit, Nunavut.

Our films have screened at festivals in eighteen countries and have won over twenty international awards. With its film and television projects, Taqqut has established itself as an innovative leader in Northern youth and children’s productions, and aims to preserve the rich storytelling culture of Inuit and the North.