Animator, Film & Media, The Banff Centre

The Opportunity

•Are you passionate about visual effects and computer animation? Do you like to share your knowledge with others? Film & Media is looking for an experienced Animator to provide leadership, mentoring, and support to Banff Centre staff, Workstudies, artists, and co-producers in the areas of animation for new media, video, and web design.


•Providing technical and creative support for Film & Media projects including planning, designing and developing animation for video and web-based projects.
•Developing the video and animation elements for new media projects.
•Providing daily direction, mentorship, and motivation to visual effects and interactive design Workstudies.
•Develop 3D interactive applications and support 3D projects pre-production, production, and post-production
•Keeping current on developments, trends, and popular tools in the ever-changing world of visual effects and interactive design.
•Maintaining a solid working understanding of the operational aspects of the television and video systems and related digital and animation technologies.
•Providing training to other technical staff, as requested.

The Ideal Candidate

•Has completed a degree from a recognized visual arts, design training program.
•Brings three-to-five years' professional experience in a related capacity.
•Possesses thorough knowledge of 3D animation for TV and video, the Internet and multimedia including modeling, composting, effects, lighting, concept development, and storyboard design.
•Has experience working with multimedia software including: Alias|wavefront's Maya, Adobe After Effects, Apple's Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premier, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Macromedia Flash, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign.
•Demonstrates audio and video editing skills.
•Works with both Mac & PC hardware and operating systems.

Special Requirements

•Candidates offered a position with the Centre, in this capacity, will be required to obtain a criminal record check through the local R.C.M.P. detachment, verifying a clear record before a final job offer can be made.

Employment Terms & Benefits

In accordance with CUPE 4318, this is a unionized, permanent, salaried support staff position, subject to a 6 month probationary period.

This position pays $3395.60 per month and increases to $3773.47 per month after probation, working 40 hours per week.

The Banff Centre offers a comprehensive benefits package to all of its full time salaried employees and to hourly employees who have accrued 2000 hours of employment. For more information please visit our benefits page.

Application Process

If this opportunity matches your interest and experience, please submit your application online via The Banff Centre careers website at

We are accepting applications for this position from August 23, 2011 until a suitable candidate is found.

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