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We're Recruiting!

Posted: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:29

We're Recruiting!

Visual Artist / Animator Opportunity

METRO-BOULOT-DODO is seeking a talented animator to join the creative team. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an innovative award winning arts organisation. The role is an initial six month contract, with potential to become a permanent position at the end of the period subject to performance.

The animator will be an integral member of the team and will collaborate and share ideas with the creative team as well as working to project briefs. Supervision and support will be provided. You will be expected to work 20 hours a week. The company is based in Leicester City Centre but we are flexible in terms of working patterns and an element of remote/home working could be accommodated. In return, we will pay a salary of £18,000 pro rata per annum.

Who We Are

We're a small, independent arts organisation based in the heart of Leicester. We create and deliver bespoke experiences that share untold stories to inform, entertain and inspire people from all walks of life. Using a combination of live performance, soundtrack and technology we have been creating work for a diverse audience for 20 years.

We see our team as a family, working together to expand our offer of work through collaborative and experimental working.

We want staff to grow with the company and give freedom to develop skills in- house.

Salary: £18,000 pro rata per annum

Working pattern: 20 hours per week

Start date: May/June 2017

Contract type: 6 months, fixed term contract (with potential to extend)

Base: Leicester Creative Business Depot, LE1 1RE (some flexible working

and home working is an option)

What we're looking for

You'll be an animator with a positive, can-do attitude, and an interest in arts and heritage. Industry experience is not essential, it is more important that you have enthusiasm, talent and commitment. You'll have the ability to work both independently and collaboratively to generate animated content as part of a larger project.

Your animations will often be used for projection mapping on to buildings and in unusual spaces. You will need the ability to design for interesting spaces, not just screens. You will be able to create work in a range of styles to suit different projects and briefs.

Beyond the animation, you'll have a personality that fits in with the team, bringing new interests, skills and ideas to the team.

A Showreel or online portfolio showcasing a range of animation styles is essential. If you think this could be the opportunity for you, we would love to hear from you! For a chat about the job call the team on 0116 253 3439.

To apply, please email your cv and a link to your showreel and/or website to: charlotte@metro-boulot-dodo.com

The ideal candidate will:

  • have good drawing and animation experience
  • have a feel for movement and timing in order to produce convincinganimation
  • have creative and artistic qualities, along with the appropriate technicalskills
  • have strong observational skills and potentially acting talent, forcharacter animation
  • have good communication skills
  • have good team-working skills
  • pay close attention to detail
  • be highly organised
  • be able to take direction
  • be able to work under pressure to tight deadlines

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