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Rough Animators on Julián

Cartoon Saloon Full-Time  Kilkenny, County Kilkenny, Ireland 29 May 2024

Job Description

Cartoon Saloon, established in 1999 by Paul Young, Tomm Moore, and Nora Twomey, is a world renowned animation studio with five Academy Award® and two Golden Globe® nominations and many award wins including BAFTA® and Emmy®. Located in Kilkenny, Ireland, the studio produces brave and beautiful shorts, feature films, and TV series. Cartoon Saloon is the founder and host of Kilkenny Animated, an annual festival of visual storytelling incorporating exhibitions, talks and performances celebrating the creativity of the animation craft.

In 2024, Cartoon Saloon will be celebrating its 25th anniversary with exciting events planned throughout the year to mark this special occasion


Following the Director’s vision and under the guidance of the Animation Supervisor, the animator will play a critical role in bringing to life the character performance, in line with the general style of the movie, respecting the acting guidelines given in the brief, and voice performance and making sure their work is consistent with the rest of the production.

As an Animator you will be responsible for:

  • Producing animation in TVPaint and bring to tie-down stage, to be handed over to the clean animation department;
  • Animation will be created using posing, layout & model sheet packs;
  • Ensuring quality and style consistency with feature project;
  • Ensuring that all levels inside TV Paint are labelled accordingly using the established naming conventions;
  • Delivering animation on time for approval by Animation Supervisor and Director;
  • Meeting weekly quotas as established by production management;
  • Able to apply notes and retakes to the work after review;
  • Addressing any problems and communicate progress of work to the Production Manager and Coordinator;
  • Open to share with the team processes and assets that could help with continuity and productivity;
  • Working cohesively within a team environment and ensure high levels of communication at all times;
  • Adhering to the production tools used for tracking workflow, input and delivery/output of backgrounds;
  • Communicating with Animation Supervisor and department coordinator regarding any issues / concerns that may impact ability to meet deadlines;
  • To be available on Gchat / GMeet and by emails during working hours;
  • This list in not exhaustive and might be complemented by reasonable and related tasks that are requested of you


  • Extensive knowledge of TV Paint and animation pipeline
  • Ability to closely follow briefs and generate high quality animation
  • Good team player and communicator
  • Strong time-management skills
  • Must be able to take direction, respond well to notes and pitch creative/technical solutions to potential problems
  • 3-5 years previous experience as an animator on features preferred
  • Previous experience in clean animation, a plus

Other information

Cartoon Saloon is 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 due to a disability with your application or recruitment process, please contact and we will be happy to accommodate you as best as we can.

Please note this position requires the candidate to work full time in-house in Kilkenny, Ireland.

Please note that Testing can be a part of our selection process. If you reach that stage we will give you further details

Closing date for applications for this position is Friday 31st May at 5pm .

This role is due to begin in August 2024.

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