Canada I Full-Time

Director of Animation

Join our army if you have the following beliefs.

We dare you to display what you can truly do. Good enough is not acceptable and non-negotiable. We don’t believe in mediocrity, at Ajax creativity reigns supreme. We are judged by the quality of our work.

Position Overview

As our Animation Director, you will be bringing drawings, models or computer-generated characters and scenes to life on the screen for us. You will be supervising our animation team for the creation of 2D animation, 3D animation and VFX that meets the originality, creative and technical quality standards of our projects.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Use software and other techniques to produce animations.
  • Create expressive animations portraying a wide range of emotions.
  • Guide, supervise and review the work produced by the Animators & VFX artists.
  • Keep track of story and continuity issues within the shot sequence.
  • Partner with the Creative Director, Video Director and Producers to help implement solutions and tools that increase animation quality and performance.
  • Work directly with Animators, Technical Animators and programmers to troubleshoot our proprietary animation tools and pipelines.
  • Manage, mentor and assess technically and artistically a multi-level animators team in creating their key-frame animations and visual effects.
  • Ensure that the final product aligns with the needs of the client and is delivered on time without exceeding the budget.
  • Research industry trends and developments and learning new applications.
  • Create visually powerful shots that depict the mood, motivation and tendencies of characters within the established story world.
  • Motivate and develop the team members and act as a mentor in terms of technical/artistic aspects.

Skills and Qualification

  • Well-versed in a variety of industry-standard applications, including Cinema 4D, Maya, Motion Builder, Mud box, FBX, 3ds Max, ZBrush, Premiere and After Effects.
  • Excellent language skills.
  • Strong entrepreneurial skills.
  • Good leadership skills.
  • Good analytical and critical thinking capabilities.
  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good multi-tasking skills.
  • Incredible attention to detail


  • Experience of 10 or more years in CG animation production for television ads, film, games or visual effects.

Terms and conditions

  • The working language is English.
  • This position involves some travelling.
  • We are an equal opportunity employer.
  • The team is gender-balanced and we work hard for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).

Why us?

Why us?

  • Health & Dental Plans
  • Phone Plans Included
  • Happy Hours
  • $ for Remote Office
  • Paid Holidays
  • 4 Weeks’ Vacation
  • Flexible Working Schedule


All applications should be submitted below via our website.

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