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Rigging Supervisor (Full Time)

Dublin, Ireland



JOB TITLE: Rigging Supervisor

REPORTING TO: Head of Character Assets



The Successful applicant will be responsible for the development and maintenance of the Brown Bag rigging pipeline. As well as developing the rigging pipeline the Rigging Supervisor will also be a team leader, leading a core team of riggers. The role will also involve hands on rigging.

The position of Rigging Supervisor requires an extensive knowledge of 3D software and they will be an expert in industry standard software packages such as Maya and how they apply to Rigging. A thorough understanding of rigging principles and pipeline is essential. Experience in developing studio prototype rig templates and maintaining production rigging pipelines is required.

Key Areas of responsibilities:

  • Develop and Manage the BBF Rigging pipeline and workflows with a primary focus on maximising efficiency, scalability and reliability.

  • Supervise the Lead Riggers. Ensure they understand the rigging pipeline, the workflows and that they partner effectively with Production Management and they deliver on their goals.

  • Identify and outline Rigging bottlenecks and deficiencies, technical or otherwise, to the Head of Character Assets and Production team. Propose and Implement solutions.

  • Assess the needs of productions during high pressure periods by rigging assets and addressing queries from the animation department.

  • Clearly and concisely document and communicate the Rigging procedures, workflows and standards to the CG team and on the BBF Wiki.

  • Work with the Character TD to provide a department roadmap in terms of tool development across current and new production.

  • Partner with the Head of Character Assets and Pipeline team to determine appropriate use of applications and Tools as they apply to the Rigging pipeline for the various CG Productions, either in development or as they are phased into the productions.

  • Attend Pipeline and CG Supervisor meetings.

  • Set up overseas rigging teams by communicating BBF workflows and providing support to external studios

  • Act as a team leader to the core rigging team involving mentorship, training and appraisal duties

Person Specification/Requirements:

  • 5+ years’ experience in a supervisory capacity on a CG production or similar role.

  • Experience in development and maintenance of Rigging pipelines.

  • Strong Leadership skills

  • Comfortable with clear communication to team members.

  • Expert in Rigging in Maya

  • Software development experience, preferably python.

  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail.

  • Task Driven

  • self-motivated, and proactive to problem solving and technical troubleshooting.

  • Open to direction


Closing date: 30/06/2018 

About us

BROWN BAG FILMS are one of Europe’s most exciting, original and successful creative-led animation studios. After 21 years in business, their Dublin-based headquarters continue to produce cutting-edge animation for the international market, bagging numerous awards along the way. These include Oscar® nominations for Give Up Yer Aul Sins (2002), Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty (2010), four Emmy® awards for Peter Rabbit (2014), and a host of BAFTA, Emmy® and Annie nominations for their hit shows Octonauts, Doc McStuffins, Bing and Henry Hugglemonster.

BROWN BAG FILMS' much-loved TV shows are viewed by millions of children worldwide and include Doc McStuffins, Henry Hugglemonster, Peter Rabbit, Bing, Olivia, Noddy in Toyland, and Octonauts. Their most recent production is the animated pre-school series The Stinky & Dirty Show for Amazon Studios which premiered on Amazon Prime in January 2015 as part of the Amazon Pilots Season. With a second office in LA, and a newly opened third facility in the UK implementing a long form 2D animation pipeline, BROWN BAG FILMS are committed to producing the highest-quality, cross-platform animation with strong stories and engaging characters.

Founded in 1994 by Cathal Gaffney and Darragh O'Connell, BROWN BAG FILMS have worked with some of the world’s biggest entertainment names, including Disney, Nickelodeon, BBC, Chorion, Silvergate Media and Amazon Studios. BROWN BAG FILMS recently partnered with publishing house Scholastic UK to jointly develop publishing and animated content for children’s audiences. In 2015 BROWN BAG FILMS announced their acquisition by 9 Story Media Group, a leading creator, producer and distributor of award-winning content for young audiences around the world.

The studio is among the most technically-advanced in the world, with full animation, picture and audio post-production facilities in-house. Their motto is simple: 'We love animation'. In fact, they love it so much they trademarked it: 'WE LOVE ANIMATION™.’