Builds & Rigging Artist - 2D Animation Series for Warner Bros.

Builds & Rigging · Kilkenny , n/a
Department Builds & Rigging
Employment Type Contract 40 hours per week
Minimum Experience Experienced

Lighthouse Studios is currently seeking talented and experienced Builds & Rigging Artists to work on an exciting new show "Little Ellen" for Warner Bros.!  The 2D-animated series Little Ellen finds the talk-show host exploring imaginary lands, making new friends, making mistakes and will include musical numbers as well.


As a Builds & Rigging Artist you will join our international crew working in a fast paced and vibrant environment while based in the beautiful medieval city of Kilkenny.  You will join the existing Rigging team and contribute to the animation process. We look forward to working with you!

Why you should work here

Working at Lighthouse means that you are dedicated to our shared cause of producing animated content of the highest possible quality for a global audience. This means that you can rest assured that the projects you work on at Lighthouse will be ones that you can be truly proud of.

Working at Lighthouse will give you the opportunity to not only learn from some of the most talented individuals in the industry, but also discover new cultures and new ways of working. 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 and wellness benefits, regular crew parties and much more!

Key responsibilities:

• Build and rig, in Toon Boom Harmony, main and secondary characters, props and environmental elements;
• Identify problems in designs and provide well thought out solutions;
• Work closely with Department Supervisor, Animation supervisor and Animation department; 
• Ensure assets match the design and are suitable to be animated in Toon Boom Harmony;
• Responsible for delivery of rigs according to deadlines and delivery requirements ( e.g. naming conventions);
• Ensure work is completed and delivered as per schedule.


This list is not exhaustive and might be complemented by reasonable and related tasks that are requested of you.

Key requirements:

• Perfect knowledge of Toon Boom Harmony software version 15+;
• Knowledge on how to set up rigs to work with Master Controllers;
• Working experience with Toon Boom Harmony software is considered a strong asset;
• 3 years + experience in animation is desired;
• Problem solving skills - demonstrable examples;
• Working experience in how animators use ToonBoom Harmony is a must;
• The ideal candidate has strong drawing skills;
• Must have strong attention to detail;
• Be available on messaging systems and by emails during working hours;

• Must be willing to relocate to Kilkenny.


Please send on a demoreel showcasing rigging experience with Toon Boom Harmony software.


About Lighthouse Studios

Lighthouse Studios first burst on to the animation scene in 2017 with one promise – to always deliver the highest possible quality in visual storytelling. Since then, we have been making good on that promise, working with the likes of content giants Amazon, Netflix and Cinesite to produce world-class 2D animations for audiences across the globe.

Based in the neo-gothic Kieran’s College in medieval Kilkenny, our studio is a real melting pot of different talents, cultures and personalities. With over 150 crew members from around the world all driven towards the same goal, our creative projects are always hugely ambitious and yet fun to work on.

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  • Location
    Kilkenny , n/a
  • Department
    Builds & Rigging
  • Employment Type
    Contract 40 hours per week
  • Minimum Experience