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Director of Animation

Catface Inc Full-Time  Austin, Texas, United States 27 Oct 2023

Job Description

CatFace is a YouTube entertainment company, home to a family of channels with over 20 million combined subscribers and an average of 300 million views per month. Our goal is to entertain our audience with fun, light-hearted narratives and entertaining content for both children and young adults. A vital component of our business is creating multiple unique stories every week in order to keep our audience engaged.

Catface is seeking an experienced Director of Animation to head CatFace Animation Studios. The Animation Director will be responsible for managing the team, processes, and quality of all animation produced. 

Please attach a cover letter explaining why you feel you would be a good fit for this position.

On-site Location: Austin, TX. Some relocation assistance provided. 


  • Partner with Upper Management and other departments to establish the vision and set the bar for the creation of high-quality animation content.
  • Lead the animation teams through multiple projects including animated shows, commercials, music videos, shorts, and more
  • Proactively identify critical animation problems and provide creative solutions and/or risk mitigation strategies.
  • Perform in-depth animation reviews and provide constructive feedback to animators across all platforms and styles.
  • Direct efforts to create document style guides, best practices and workflows, creating clear and concise guidelines for internal and external animators.
  • Model inclusive behaviors to help build and support a diverse organization that values, respects, and taps into different backgrounds and perspectives.
  • Work with leadership in ensuring animation assets maintain coherence with the larger product creative goals.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of professional 3D game animation experience.
  • 10+ years of animating in Maya.
  • Effective time management and the skill to handle large workloads efficiently.
  • Experience communicating clearly and concisely at scale with large teams.
  • Experience with effectively solving problems with a high degree of ambiguity.
  • Experience problem-solving, both technical and cross-departmental.
  • Extensive experience creating convincing animations in both realistic and stylized characters.
  • Solid understanding of cinematography, pacing and timing.
  • Knowledge of motion capture editing and cleanup.
  • Experience with game engine tools and animation pipelines.
  • Experience in mentoring junior animators and other members of a team.
  • Knowledge of version control and project management software.

Salary 110-115k

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