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Animator (Contract)

Belfast, United Kingdom


Sixteen South Studios 

Job Opportunity – Animator  

Belfast / Fixed Term Contract 


We are seeking AWESOME animators to join our team at Sixteen South!  


If you’re a CelAction animator and are looking for your next challenge why not join us?! 


We’re looking for exceptional Animators to work in our Belfast studio. You will be working alongside other brilliant creatives making amazing children’s content and will form part of a multi award-winning team based in Belfast.  


The series you will be working on is all about self-expression – tackling challenges creatively and showing what happens when people with very different points of view and ways of approaching problems join forces. 


The environment and design style is rich, vibrant and original, using collaged designs. 


You will manage your work load effortlessly keeping the Line Producer and Animation Co-Ordinator up to speed. You will hit your scheduled quotas with precision, always striving to produce the utmost quality. 


Sixteen South Studios are home to 100 brilliantly talented people in a cool studio environment, slap-bang in the middle of downtown Belfast. 


We produce quality television for children all over the world and we were last year's BAFTA Children’s Independent Production Company of the Year.  We’ve also collected over 30 international awards for our work and our shows air on all the major networks in most countries across the world. 


Reporting to the Animation Director you’ll be enthusiastic, energetic, driven and ready to be a part of the development and growth of a fast growing company.   


Sound like you? COME ON! GET APPLYING! 


Duties and Responsibilities will include (but are not limited to): 

  • Working as part of a team to create broadcast ready animation 

  • Following direction from the Team Leader /Animation Director/Director  

  • Addressing retakes as needed 


Your essential qualifications and experience:

  • Open to taking direction 

  • Strong time management skills and ability to meet tight deadlines 

  • Willingness to work both as part of an animation team and wider series team. 


At least 2 years' experience at series work in CelActionWe will consider people working remotely if they have production credits across at least three series. 


SixteenSouth Studios always choose the right person for the job regardless of gender, race, religious beliefs or sexual orientation. 


Closing date: Friday 3rd August




About us

We create and produce quality television with heart for children all over the world.

We believe in the power of story to entertain, amaze and to influence the next generation and we take our responsibility of storytellers to children very seriously knowing that our stories are seen by uncountable numbers of kids across the world.

We believe in creating the highest quality work in every aspect and work in all mediums - 2D and 3D animation, puppetry and live action. Everything that we do has a tangible and handmade feel because we like the audience to see our fingerprints in our work. We never cut corners and we refuse to compromise.

Our aim is to see our work broadcast into every country, every home and watched by every child.

We believe in the power of good.

We know that television is a strong influential force on children. We tell stories of hope because we have proven that story and character can change attitudes and lives for the better.

We believe in the influence of positive characters in children’s television and we create endearing characters who are strong female leads and great boy role models.

We produce shows that reinforce the fact that everyone is equal, everyone has value and everyone is important. We do not get involved in shows that encourage anarchy, violence or any kind of inequality.

Our studio is a positive environment. Negativity and disrespect aren’t part of our culture. Respect for every person by every person is at the root of who we are. We believe in looking out for each other. We employ the most talented people for the job and we don’t care about gender, religion, sexual preference. We place a huge value in our people.