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Type: Contract

After “Mune, The Moon Guardian”, “Astérix : le domaine des Dieux”, “The Little Prince” and “Captain Underpants”, Mikros Image Canada is now working on “Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero” a new animation film in collaboration with Fun Academy. 


Job description:

The Senior Rigging Artist is responsible for designing and maintaining a smooth and efficient rig for CG assets. He or she must have a strong understanding of CG pipelines and production methods and a strong management style with excellent organizational and artistic skills.



  • Work with the Rigging Lead/Supervisor to establish a rig that fully supports an animation style that reflects the tone of the film, and maintain the style throughout the film;
  • Work to create top quality body and facial rigs that meet the desired quality and style;
  • Work closely with the Animation Team to ensure that the productions’ needs are understood and met, and that animators have fast, efficient, intuitive puppets;
  • Create and adjust rigging standards;
  • Provide creative ideas and solutions for the film on both a visual and technical level;
  • Be a key contributor to create an engaging animated film of top quality, while managing and reducing the complexities of production;
  • Be able to flag and solve potential problems to stay on schedule;



  • 5+ years of experience working in the animation industry as a Rigging artist;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of CG, pipeline and associated software/plugins;
  • Experience in a variety of Maya rigging techniques, and the ability to optimize performance of rigs;
  • Advanced hero character rigging experience with a Maya based pipeline;
  • Must be able to take direction;
  • Expert in Maya, with strong skills in MEL and Python scripting;
  • Good communication skills are and excellent team player;
  • A creative problem-solver;
  • Must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident in Canada and be available to work in Montreal, Quebec.


If you are interested in this position or you would like to recommend a candidate, please send your resume by email at the following address:


Only the selected candidate will be contacted. Please note that you may be asked to provide references.

Mikros Image Canada is an equal opportunity employer.


Title: Senior Rigging Artist

Status: Contractual / full time

Location: Montreal

Annual salary: To be discussed

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