Experienced Builds & Rigging Artist

Animation · Kilkenny , n/a
Department Animation
Employment Type Freelance
Minimum Experience Experienced


At Lighthouse Studios, our six core values, pride, passion, persistence, playfulness, poise and people-focus, underpin everything we do and provide guidance for us as we grow and learn. We are looking for like-minded crew to join us on our mission to elicit joy, illuminate shared experiences and inspire global audiences.  


We are now on the hunt for an experienced and talented builds & rigging artist who will join the builds and rigging department on a freelance basis and contribute to the production as a whole.


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!  

Key responsibilities:

  • Build and rig within the Toon Boom Harmony main and secondary characters, props and environmental elements
  • Identify problems in designs and provide well thought out solutions
  • Work closely with the department supervisor, the animation supervisor and the animation department
  • Ensure assets match the design and are suitable to be animated in Toon Boom Harmony
  • Deliver rigs according to deadlines and delivery requirements (e.g. naming conventions)

General responsibilities:

  • Attend workshops and studio/project meetings as required for effective execution of role
  • Remain informed and updated on industry/sector developments
  • Ensure availability on messaging systems and email during work hours
  • Build and maintain positive and constructive working relationships with colleagues and partners
  • Treat colleagues and partners with dignity and respect
  • Be an advocate of the studio’s diversity and inclusivity ethos  
  • Follow all rules and regulations of employment, as outlined in the crew handbook
  • Live by Lighthouse Studios’ core values: Pride, Passion, Persistence, Poise, People-focus and Playfulness

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

Key requirements and Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience in animation
  • Expert knowledge of Toon Boom Harmony software version 20+
  • Knowledge on how to set up rigs to work with master controllers
  • Problem solving skills
  • Strong drawing skills
  • Great attention to detail

What it’s like to work at Lighthouse Studios  

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, 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! 

We are an equal opportunities employer. Diversity and inclusion are core to who we are, and we recognise the great value each one of us brings to the team. If you require an accommodation to participate in the hiring process, please email HR@lighthousestudios.ie and we will be happy to accommodate you as best we can. 

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