Lighthouse Studios hiring Mid – Senior Rigging Artists to work on Rick and Morty S8

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Lighthouse Studios are on the hunt for Mid to Senior Builds and Rigging artists to work on Rick and Morty, Season 8, who will join us in our quest to create the best possible animated content for our partners.  The artists will be required from 8th of July 2024 and the term of the contract will be 6th 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

The builds & rigging artist will play an important part in our overall production process and will be responsible for designing and maintaining a smooth and efficient rig for 2D model assets.

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

  • Building and rigging main and secondary characters, props and environmental elements in Toon Boom Harmony.
  • Identifying problems in designs and providing well thought out solutions.
  • Working closely with Department Supervisor, Animation supervisor and Animation department.
  • Ensuring assets match the design and are suitable to be animated in Toon Boom Harmony.
  • Delivering rigs according to deadlines and delivery requirements (e.g. naming conventions).
  • Ensuring work is completed and delivered as per schedule.
  • Working with downstream departments such as animation, scene prep, FX and comp to deliver rigs.
  • Communicating any issues that may arise to your lead/Supervisor and production.
  • Ensuring notes are addressed in a timely manner once received.

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 experience working as a builds and rigging artist
  • Expert knowledge of Toon Boom Harmony software version 20+
  • Knowledge of how to set up rigs to work with master controllers
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Strong drawing skills
  • Great attention to detail

What Lighthouse 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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