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DHX Studios - Rigging Supervisor, 3D

Kristina Slivarichby on Sep 9, 2016
DHX Media
Vancouver, Canada
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Job Category
3D : 3D Animation
Job Type
Full Time
Career Level
Pay / Salary
Monthly Salary
Job Description
About Us

DHX Media is recognized worldwide for our diverse original properties and our work on some of the top brands in children’s entertainment. But we create more than just animation. We build worlds and experiences across all platforms from TV and games to online and mobile. Our staff 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, our studios are bursting with creative energy. So what are you waiting for? Come join us!

About the Position

DHX Studios - Vancouver is seeking an experienced Rigging Supervisor for our 3D team. As the Rigging Supervisor you work collaboratively with various departments to achieve the intended performance requirements and keep current with evolving rigging technologies. Your primary responsibility is to create highly versatile character rigging systems and animation interfaces. The rigs will be used for the animation of 3D characters and props. The Rigging Supervisor provides mentorship and guidance to Riggers.


  • Foster and enable communication and collaboration across departments

  • Work closely with the Pipeline team to improve rigging technology

  • Evaluate, research, and recommend techniques and ideas to improve production

  • Actively participate in production-related meetings by offering thoughts and ideas

  • Assist with internal bid proposals and extensions

  • Support the Riggers to meet production deadlines and maintain regular communication with the production team

  • Partner with management to guide artists’ overall professional development by providing performance feedback, mentoring, assisting with resolving performance issues, and maintaining positive morale

  • Use previous measurable performance rates to set goals for Riggers that can be achieved within a projected time-frame using available resources

  • Train team on an ongoing basis both technically and creatively

  • Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in episodic animation, or a related industry

  • Previous experience rigging in Maya is a must

  • Demonstrated knowledge and technical skills relating to character rigging and animation

  • Solid understanding of animation process and needs

  • Knowledge in Python or MEL is a benefit

  • Knowledge in nCloth, nHair, xGen or other simulation systems is a benefit

  • Strong leadership, management, and organizational skills

  • Ability to set priorities for yourself and others, as well as manage progress

  • Ability to adapt to multiple show styles

  • Must be a positive and creative force to the team!

  • Please APPLY at:

    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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