Groom Artists

Giant are seeking Groom Artists for an exciting new CG production.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

As such, we are committed to Equality of Opportunity for existing and potential employees. All persons regardless of Gender, Civil status, Family status, Race, Religious beliefs, Sexual Orientation, Disability, Age, or Membership of the Travelling Community will be provided with equality of access to employment and also encouraged and assisted to achieve their full potential. We will continue to foster a genuine culture of Equality.

Position Overview

This is a full-time position based in the Dublin studio, and there is flexibility for remote working but applicants should be able to work in the Irish timezone as the studio.

This short-term contract will have an initial duration of 3 months.

Starting date: January 2024

Position Responsibilities

  • Create high-quality hair, fur, feathers, and organic elements for 3D characters and environment 
  • Works independently on defined tasks but in collaboration with artists and supervisors in modelling, shading, and lighting during the look development process
  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure groom functionality within character rigs
  • Assist with overall character look development processes
  • Optimise grooms for rendering.

Position Requirements

  • 2+ years of professional experience in animation.
  • Proficiency in Maya, Yeti and Houdini  (required).
  • Excellent technical troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience working on creatures, digital doubles, topology, and blend shapes (preferred).
  • Eye for detail and ability to QA their own work to ensure the highest quality before assets handoff.
  • Excellent time management and prioritization skills; experience working under tight deadlines.
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision as well as a team player.
  • A clear understanding of colour space, shading, lighting, and rendering methodologies.
  • Knowledge of Shotgrid a plus.

How To Apply

If you would like to be considered for the Groom Artist position, please apply through our Workable platform by clicking the link below:

We will endeavour to respond to all applicants, but due to the high volume of applications we receive a reply might not always be possible.

Thank you for your interest in Giant Animation!

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