JOBS - NFB Animation

I don't normally post about animation jobs on this site, as that's something that the Canadian Animation Resources site has a Job Board for.  However, I was asked to post about an opening at the NFB's Montreal English-language Animation Studio.  It's for a Studio Coordinator position.

The NFB is an important Canadian cultural institution that has been pushing the limits of what animation can do since the days of Norman McLaren.

Click here to see the NFB Job Posting on the NFB website

POSITION NO. 00004065
In Montreal




05S: $40,789 to $49,608 (under revision)
 (Administrative Support Category)

The incumbent coordinates, provides support to the Center Administrator, Producers and production team. Through consultation with the Producers, all studio’s production and post-production activities, manages production schedules, logistics through production the tracking tool and assists the Digital Imaging Specialist to insure the smooth running of the studio.

* Attends pre-production meetings and assists in the preparation of budgets, production schedules and related requirements;
* Assists in the day to day running of the studio, managing established schedules and shot lists for animation, compositing, rendering, offline, online, programming, etc., and related employee’s time sheets;
* Prepares, maintains and distributes artwork, storyboards, shot lists, etc. as needed to appropriate personnel;
* Assists Digital Imaging Specialist in the management of production suites, equipment, software licences and workstations;
* Develops and uses planning systems and updates Production Tracking Tool daily;
* Reports daily to the Producers, Studio Administrator and Digital Imaging Specialist on each production’s progress and on any possible delays or changes in the production;
* Organizes the logistical aspects of production including travel arrangements;
* Liaise with IT on all Studio needs;
* Purchases materials, equipment, software and completes purchase orders in Oracle as required;
* Insures that freelancers are assigned a work station and that all material needed is available;
* Coordinate production and delivery of assets for marketing purposes and DG requests: ( making of,  still shots, Quick Times, etc.);
* Completes special projects as needed or requested;
* Assists Center Administrator in the production coordination of FAP projects.

* At least three (3) years of relevant experience in animation studio and/or post-production studio coordination, or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
* Good knowledge of the different steps involved in the production of Animation, including compositing, vfx, rendering, offline editing, online editing, programming for digital components, etc. ;
* Knowledge of the different types of shooting equipment (camera, lights, green screen), software (Maya, XSI, Nuke, CS3, etc.) and technical services required for producing animation;
* Knowledge of the Oracle system would be an asset.


Interested candidates with the above qualifications are invited to apply in writing, including a copy of their résumé, to BY DECEMBER 5, 2012 AT THE LATEST.