Lighthouse Studios hiring Mid – Senior Background Lead artist to work on Rick and Morty S8

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Lighthouse Studios are on the hunt for mid – senior level background lead artists who will join us in our quest to create the best possible animated content for our partners.

The artists will be needed from 6th of August 2024 and the term of this contract will be 13th of December 2024.

Rick and Morty is a classified 16+ show and while the subject matter of the show is presented in a fantasy or comic context, the production may contain contextually justified strong language, references to sex, drugs, horror, threat, and/or violence of a non-gratuitous nature, which some applicants may find objectionable.  Lighthouse will always seek to reasonably accommodate those applicants with conscientious or other objections, however given the nature of both the role and subject matter, this may not always be possible. Applicant discretion is therefore advised.

About the role

As a background lead artist, you will contribute to the animation process via colouring the layouts provided and work to a weekly quota

We really value can-do attitudes here at Lighthouse. If you’re someone who thinks outside the box and looks for solutions, not problems, then you’ll fit right in!

What you’ll be doing

  • Assist the Supervisor in the design, development and delivery of backgrounds – masters and episodic
  • Work with your Supervisor to create these key backgrounds based on layouts referencing conceptual artwork and location designs.
  • Work very closely with your supervisor, the background team (approximately 6 Background artists and maybe some interns) the Layout department, and occasionally the Comp dept.
  • Communicate in a clear manner to the Supervisors and Art director’s vision to the Background team.
  • Assist the background department to follow your lead and keep the production on schedule.
  • Ensure that relevant departments are fully aware of the status of your departments progress.

The above is not exhaustive and from time to time you may be asked to carry out other tasks.

What they’re looking for

  • 3+ years of industry experience as a lead background artist
  • Strong understanding of Colour and Light
  • Experienced in digital painting using Adobe Photoshop.
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritise work.
  • Attention to detail and ability to find solutions.
  • Experience with Shotgrid is considered a plus.
  • Experience in replicating Traditional Media digitally is considered a plus.
  • Must be a team player
  • Must know how to lead a team and maintain the team morale

What Lighthouse Studios can offer you

When you join Lighthouse Studios, you will be joining a diverse and multicultural crew in the beautiful neo-Gothic building of Kieran’s College, based in the heart of medieval Kilkenny. And when we say multicultural, we mean it – our crew is currently represented by over 25 different nationalities.

The studio is a hub of talent and is constantly buzzing with creativity. Working here will not only give you the opportunity to work on productions for content giants such as Amazon, Apple TV+, Netflix and Warner Bros., but also to learn from some of the most talented individuals in the industry, your fellow crew members.

In addition to learning from your colleagues, you also have the opportunity to partake in our in-house learning and development programme, so you can be sure that your time at Lighthouse will be beneficial for you – not only now but for years to come. Of course, we also have many other benefits such as a pension plan, employee assistance programme, health benefits, regular crew parties and much more!

If that sounds like the kind of place you’d like to work then what are you waiting for? Apply now!

Lighthouse Studios Limited is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive, fulfilling and progressive work environment. We encourage applications from candidates with different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives as it strengthens us, as individuals and as a studio. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, ancestry, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable legislation. We are committed to positively supporting candidates – If we can make any reasonable accommodations for you in the recruitment process in order to give you the opportunity to perform to your best, please let us know. Any information that you provide will be used only for the purposes of providing relevant support and will have no bearing on how your application will be viewed. If you require an accommodation to participate in the hiring process, please email and we will be happy to accommodate you as best we can. 

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