Advertising Salary
Competitive depending on experience
Vacancy Type
Fixed Term

About The Role

This role requires the hired candidate to be based in the UK, outside of London (outside the M25).

We are looking for a Production Assistant to work in our talented, busy production team. Reporting into the Production Manager, the successful candidate will assist with the unique, daily challenges that arise from producing a 3D animation show. 

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. The ideal candidate would come into this role with an understanding of basic animation pipelines and workflow.

We are very happy to discuss flexible, hybrid and remote working options for all our vacancies.

Day to Day:

  • Assisting with day to day production tasks as required by the Production Manager to ensure projects remain on schedule.
  • Support production with 3D 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
  • Proficiency with G Suite and Photoshop is ideal
  • Good IT skills

Bonus Points:

  • Attention to detail, a great attitude and overall enthusiasm
  • Prior experience in 3D production and/or understanding of the animation pipeline

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, an Annie and an Emmy along the way!

We couldn’t be prouder that Blue Zoo is the first major animation studio in the world to receive B Corp certification. We’ve been independently certified by B Lab, a non-profit organisation who award the B Corp certification. The certification verifies companies who are working to improve the lives of employees as well as industries as a whole. The certification process involves over 170 rigorous metrics to improve the lives of our staff, customers, suppliers, and the local community, ensuring we are not just saying we are ethical with empty gestures, but independently evidencing it.

We are going through an exciting period of growth and 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. Blue Zoo believes that a healthy balance in our lives - whatever our situation - is key to supporting the wellbeing of our staff. We offer flexible working to support this.

We look for people who have expertise, enthusiasm and are motivated to make things better. You’ll work alongside a talented and diverse group of people who respect each other's differences and seek to understand and embrace fresh perspectives. 

What we’ve got for you:

  • Winner of Best Places to Work in TV 2019, 2020 and 2022
  • Inclusive self-funded shorts programme
  • Many fun social events throughout the year - even though some of them 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 share (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.