Competitive depending on experience
Fixed Term

About The Role

We are looking for a Production Assistant to work in our talented, busy production team. An interest in animation is essential, alongside a relevant degree or previous work experience. The ideal candidate would come into this role with an understanding of basic animation pipelines and workflow.

The Production Assistant will report to the Line Producer. Blue Zoo produces content across a range of animation styles with a well-established CG unit and emerging 2D studio, So the successful candidate will assist with the unique, daily challenges that arise from producing a 2D animation project. The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator, organised, able to use their initiative and generally make themselves indispensable in this fast-paced and rewarding environment.

Day to Day:

  • Assisting with day to day production tasks as required by the Production Coordinators and / or the Production Manager to ensure projects remain on schedule.
  • Support production with 2D asset tracking and library management across multiple departments. 
  • Maintenance of project tracking tools, frequent progress reporting between Production and department leads.
  • To provide relevant data entry to assist the production team to aid the smooth running of the production.
  • Updating the day-by-day schedule as and when required, and providing the relevant information and communication, to ensure all relevant information is communicated thoroughly.
  • To provide general administrative support to all members of the production team.

About You

Must Have:

  • Excellent organisational skills and good at multitasking
  • Great team player 
  • Self-motivated and able to work calmly under pressure
  • Hard working and efficient
  • Very strong communication skills
  • Prior experience in 2D production and familiarity with the animation process and animation terms is preferred
  • Proficiency with G Suite and Photoshop is needed
  • Good IT skills

Bonus Points:

  • Attention to detail, a great attitude and overall enthusiasm
  • Experience using Toon Boom Harmony

About Us

Blue Zoo is a leading animation studio in the UK, with a world-class reputation as the go-to place for creating bold, fun and characterful animation. Established in London in 2000, the studio has grown to become the largest dedicated CG animation studio in the UK, picking up a shelf full of BAFTAs along the way. 
The studio is going through an exciting period of growth and we are building a studio that is full of amazingly talented, happy artists, making work they are proud of, which in turn makes a small contribution to a happier world. 
We look for people who have expertise, enthusiasm and are motivated by change. You’ll work alongside a talented and diverse group of people who respect each other's differences and seek to understand fresh perspectives. 
What we’ve got for you (Benefits)
  • Winner of Best Places to Work in TV 2019 and 2020!
  • Inclusive self-funded shorts programme
  • Many fun social events throughout the year - even though they have to be remote for the foreseeable!
  • Bi-monthly staff feedback and engagement programme
  • Friday "beer o'clock" and talks programme!
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including loads of discounts and offers
  • Online wellbeing programme
  • Profit participation (for staff who have been with us for 2+ years)

Blue Zoo is committed to creating and nurturing an inclusive studio that promotes and values diversity and invites everyone to ‘bring their whole selves’ to work. We believe that companies that truly embrace and value diversity, and create an environment where everyone from any background can do their best work, are better companies. 

To be engaged our people have to feel included and valued. We work hard to build and nurture a culture where inclusiveness is embedded in the way we work, not just an initiative. We strive to engender a studio community that feels a deep sense of pride and commitment that transcends any role, department or level and works together to produce excellent and engaging work.

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