Lead Rigger, 3D

Job Locations CA-BC-Vancouver
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/7/2020 2:34 PM)
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WildBrain is looking for a Lead Rigger to join our Vancouver studio!  In this role, the primary responsibility is to manage project rigging TDs to use the studio rigging tools and share the same rigging techniques with teams on other projects. This position will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the rigging team, ensuring that versatile rigging systems are used and maintained. The Lead Rigger will be expected to work collaboratively with various departments to achieve the intended performance requirements and keep current with evolving rigging technologies.


This role is set to begin Winter 2020.


We are currently working virtually because of the Covid-19 pandemic. During this time our hiring teams are ready to support interviews via video conferencing, and we are enabling artists to work from home until the studio can reopen. We’d love to hear from you! #stayhomestaysafe!


  • Oversee the daily operations of project rigging TDs
  • Be the first point of communication between production and the rigging team
  • Communicate with the studios rigging supervisor on concerns and production issues ahead of time
  • Meet the rigging production deadline by communicating with production and support rigging TDs
  • Rig 3D assets (characters, props, sets, etc.) to achieve the intended animation performance
  • Troubleshoot, maintain and improve rigs in production, while ensuring their stability for the animation team
  • Research and recommend techniques and ideas to the studios rigging supervisor to improve production
  • Collaborate closely with animation, modelling and shading to best achieve the intended animation performance requirements
  • Actively participate in production-related meetings by offering thoughts and ideas
  • Carry out duties in a professional and positive manner
  • Be a positive and creative force on the team
  • Additional responsibilities as required


  • 4+ years of experience in episodic television or relevant industry experience
  • Proficiency in Maya is a must
  • Good understanding of anatomy and articulation
  • Good understanding of animation process and needs
  • Demonstrated knowledge and technical skills relating to character rigging and animation
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Knowledge in Python is required
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and manage time efficiently
  • Ability to work alone and collaboratively, often with multiple tasks and under deadline pressure
  • Openness to direction and ability to embrace change
  • Clear communication and problem solving
  • Ability to liaise between multiple departments


  • Knowledge in nCloth, nHair, xGen or other simulation systems is a benefit


Why WildBrain?


At WildBrain Studios our teams dig into a diverse range of projects – from preschool and comedy to action-adventure, and work with international partners such as Apple, Netflix, LEGO, DreamWorks, BBC, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and more. We produce high quality Flash, Harmony, and Maya animated series. Aside from awesome projects and partners, WildBrain puts our people first, here are just a few of the ways:

  • Great benefits that make employees feel truly valued including a customizable extended health and dental plan
  • Generous RRSP matching
  • Bonus time off


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