Rigging Supervisor

Giant are seeking a Rigging Supervisor for an exciting new CG production.


We would love to hear from you – Send an email to careers@giant.ie

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.

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.

Please mail to careers@giant.ie – please include the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email, for example: “Application – Rigging Supervisor Position”.

Starting date: March 2023

Position Responsibilities

  • Maintain close communication with the Director(s), other Supervisors, and the Animation Team(s) to perform tasks in line with a given show’s aesthetic, style, and quality level.
  • Support and guide the Rigging Team(s), assigning tasks based on the overall production schedule and in consideration of varying skill levels within your team.
  • Scrutinize every rig and revise it as needed before sending it to the Animation teams and Director(s).
  • Participate in Client reviews and take the lead on the internal daily reviews with the RiggingTeam(s).
  • Review Animatic(s) to foresee potential difficulties with the episode and divide tasks across the team.
  • Complete / Delegate any necessary adjustments to the work that the Director or Client requests.
  • Make sure that the whole Rigging Department on a given production meets all internal and external deadlines.
  • In the Rigging Department, resolve issues or complaints constructively and efficiently, and escalate difficulties as needed.
  • Ensure ongoing communication with Production about the team’s progress toward the schedule by working closely with the Rigging Lead(s).
  • Keep up to date in regards to new tools and software(s), including data management, and other related technologies that will help drive efficiency and evolution within your department.

Position Requirements

  • Expert knowledge of Maya, with a minimum of 5 years of production experience in animation.
  • At least 1-2 years as a Supervisor.
  • In-depth knowledge of character/prop rigging technique and principles.
  • Strong understanding of figure and facial anatomy.
  • Python scripting knowledge.
  • Experience with adopting production pipelines and make improvements that respect guidelines and system requirements.
  • Strong troubleshooting skills and the ability to find pragmatic solutions.
  • Proven ability to be self-sufficient and take the initiative to seek answers and address issues.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Shotgrid a plus.

Don’t see an opportunity applicable to you?

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