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Lead Animator

Sydney, NSW | Full-time | In-Office


Glitch Productions is an indie animation studio with over 7 million subscribers across our Youtube channels (GLITCH & SMG4) and over 80 million monthly views. Our team is filled with young aspiring artists, passionate about creating great worlds and characters for the teen to young adult demographic. Our core purpose is to make indie animation popular on the internet.

Job Information:

Glitch Productions is looking for a highly capable and diligent lead/senior animator to lead a team of 3-5 animators and bring our animated shows to life. You will be working closely with the show director to review the work of your direct reports for our upcoming 3D animated shows and animating for them yourself.  The animator must be able to match the animation style in our existing animated show Murder Drones – a cartoony, hand-animated style and also must be able to animate off of motion capture for shows like Meta Runner.



  • Lead, elevate and motivate a team of animators to bring characters and stories to life

  • Refine and improve animation style based on director vision

  • Review and deliver feedback to animated works based off of director vision

  • Develop animation practices and conventions for animators to improve workflow and productivity

  • Creating expressive animations. Strong emphasis on character performance, facial expressions & attention to following our current animation style.


  • Strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skills

  • 3+ years of experience on past animated productions

  • Critical eye for detail in animations and ability to clearly communicate ways of improving animations.

  • Skilled in cartoon style animation

  • Experience with the 3D animation pipeline and Maya software

  • Shown ability to work within a team to create balanced solutions to various technical and aesthetic issues.

  • A deep commitment to having ongoing, active, and efficient communication both within and outside of your department..

  • Ability to work in a fast paced team environment

  • Ability to work independently and quality assure your own work

  • Consistently strong problem-solving skills, as well as the capability to work in a disciplined manner and to make timely, well-thought-out decisions.


  • Experience with Layout

  • Experience with action choreography

  • Experience with physical cameras

  • Experience with Unreal Engine

  • Experience with Houdini


  • Competitive salary

  • Remote work and flexible hours

  • An indie studio environment that values individual input and career development

  • Comped tickets to conventions and local events

  • Regular team events, parties, and dinners


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