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jobby: Background Painter, Cartoon Conrad, Nova Scotia

Background Painter (BG Painter)

Cartoon Conrad is looking for a highly skilled, BG Painter to work on several exciting new productions.

Type: Full-Time, Fixed-Term Contract, On Site or Remotely in N.S.

Start Date: Immediately

Location: Applicants accepted in this position MUST BE a resident of Nova Scotia since 31st December 2020

Job Responsibilities: (may include but are not limited to)

  • Create Digital/Photoshop paintings in the style of the show, working from visual direction provided by the Show Director and/or Art Director on a brand new 2D animated series
  • Revise work as per BG Supervisor and/or Art Director feedback
  • Troubleshoot and debug shot problems and remedy technical issues as required
  • Maintain a convention of file naming structures and layer-labelling style for all shots that is compatible within our pipeline


  • 1+ year BG painting experience in Photoshop
  • Completed post-secondary education classical or 2D animation, art fundamentals, or other relevant area of study
  • Background in traditional art an asset
  • Good creative and technical problem-solving skills
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, meet tight deadlines, and perform to standard in a fast-paced environment

MUST BE: A resident of Nova Scotia since 31st December 2020. 

Please submit video portfolio link and resume, with “BG Painter” in subject line, to:

Only candidates being considered/accepted for the position will be contacted.

Cartoon Conrad is an artist-driven animation production house in Nova Scotia. Our focus is producing original and cinematic animated content for episodic television and feature films. Our commitment has always been to create and produce outstanding animated content, providing exceptional service and fostering a supportive and creative environment for our employees. We are more than an animation studio, with a big heart to build community, and help young people to develop an interest in the industry.

We are located on a large and beautiful farmhouse property in Beaver Bank near the city of Halifax.

The studio:

Cartoon Conrad Productions

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