Are you ready to work on the best cartoons in the World? Yes?! So are we.

Jam Filled is a fully-operational, multi-production animation company with Studios in Ottawa, Toronto and Halifax. A dynamic and creative workplace, producing the highest quality animation and original content in the country.

Current openings:

  • Location Designers - Toronto/Ottawa
  • Jam Filled is a dynamic workplace for like-minded creative artists, we will remind you why you love cartooning: every project is produced with an eye for quality and an ear for fun! We’re looking for Location Designers for several roles across our multiple 3D productions.

    Responsibilities

    You’ll get to:

    • Work with Art Director to design various elements in the style of the show
    • Design location designs in various forms from rough concept to finished rotations
    • Produce detailed drawings at correct scale, detailing any prop specifications within the set
    • Collaborate with Art Director and design team to develop a consistent look for the show
    • Contribute substantially and decisively to the evolution of the show design
    • Demonstrate commitment to creative collaboration in a time-sensitive environment
    • Take on various art tasks other than prop and location design (location illustrations, title cards cover art, layout, mock-ups etc.)

    Qualifications

    This will be your jam if you have:

    • Excellent drawing and design skills (strong knowledge of architecture)
    • Solid foundation in traditional art, drawing, painting, illustration and/or concept art
    • Have an intuitive sense of what makes environments appealing and appropriate for the needs of the design
    • A thorough and clear understanding of how your designs will be used through the production pipeline
    • Experience with Photoshop and Illustrator – knowledge of other art/graphics software an asset
    • Knowledge of 3D animation workflow.
    • Excellent creativity and demonstrated ability to generate innovative concepts and ideas
    • Ability to design within certain specifications (maintaining pre-determined proportions and keeping within an overall look)
    • Ability to productively discuss, make decisions, and communicate ideas in a wide variety of aesthetic areas
    • Previous design experience is a must

    What’s in it for you?

    • Healthcare and dental
    • Competitive remuneration
    • Close proximity to the downtown core and public transportation
    • Various activities, team-building events and parties
    • Flexible work hours
    • Focus on work/life balance

    How to apply?

    Please submit video portfolio link and resume, with “Location Designer – Toronto/Ottawa” in subject line, to: careers@jamfilled.com

    THANK YOU!

    We thank all applicants for their interest in joining the Jam Filled team, however we may be unable to reply to everyone

    Jam Filled is an equal opportunity employer. We will provide accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process should it be required. Must be eligible to work in Canada.

  • 2D Builder/Rigger - Toronto
  • Jam Filled is a dynamic workplace for like-minded creative artists, we will remind you why you love cartooning: every project is produced with an eye for quality and an ear for fun!

    Responsibilities

    You’ll get to:

    • Work as a team with fellow Builders
    • Follow direction from your supervisors
    • Build complex rigs for characters and props in a 2D environment
    • Work within weekly deadlines set by the supervisor and department head to remain on schedule
    • Solve problems with a rig to ensure animators can produce the animation needed for the production
    • Revise rigs to meet the expectation of the supervisor
    • Manage time to meet deadlines

    Qualifications

    This will be your jam if you have:

    • Minimum 3 years of industry experience is preferred
    • Strong drawing skills in various styles
    • Experience rigging character and props in a 2D environment is an asset
    • Strong problem solving skills
    • Willing to learn new methods and skills
    • Ability to take direction from the supervisors and follow proper procedures
    • Strong technical knowledge of rigging in ToonBoom harmony is an asset
    • Ability to adapt to working on varying show styles and schedule parameters

    What’s in it for you?

    • Healthcare and dental
    • Competitive remuneration
    • Close proximity to the downtown core and public transportation
    • Various activities, team-building events and parties
    • Flexible work hours
    • Focus on work/life balance

    How to apply?

    Please submit video portfolio link and resume, with “2D Rigger/Builder – Toronto” in subject line, to: careers@jamfilled.com

    THANK YOU!

    We thank all applicants for their interest in joining the Jam Filled team, however we may be unable to reply to everyone

    Jam Filled is an equal opportunity employer. We will provide accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process should it be required. Must be eligible to work in Canada.

  • 2D Animator - Halifax
  • Jam Filled is a dynamic workplace for like-minded creative artists, we will remind you why you love cartooning: every project is produced with an eye for quality and an ear for fun!

    Responsibilities

    You’ll get to:

    • Animate sequences given by the Animation Supervisor, keeping the action and movements with the style of the show, as well meeting the series quality requirements 
    • Work closely with Animation supervisor (via online messaging and daily video callsand apply any changes requested 

    Qualifications

    This will be your jam if you have:

    • You’re an excellent communicator, and able to checkin online with your leads, supervisors, and director as requested. 
    • Ability to bring life and emotion to characters in a variety of animation styles 
    • Strong knowledge of timing, weight and posing  
    • Must be able to meet provided deadlines 
    • Must be willing to learn, accept criticism, and have positive attitude working as a team 
    • A strong working knowledge of ToonBoom Harmony is preferred 

    What’s in it for you?

    • Healthcare and dental
    • Competitive remuneration
    • Close proximity to the downtown core and public transportation
    • Various activities, team-building events and parties
    • Flexible work hours
    • Focus on work/life balance

    How to apply?

    Please submit video portfolio link and resume, with “2D Animator – Halifax” in subject line, to: careers@jamfilled.com

    THANK YOU!

    We thank all applicants for their interest in joining the Jam Filled team, however we may be unable to reply to everyone

    Jam Filled is an equal opportunity employer. We will provide accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process should it be required. Must be eligible to work in Canada.

  • 2D Builder/Rigger - Halifax
  • Jam Filled is a dynamic workplace for like-minded creative artists, we will remind you why you love cartooning: every project is produced with an eye for quality and an ear for fun!

    Responsibilities

    You’ll get to:

    • Work as a team with fellow Builders
    • Follow direction from your supervisors
    • Build complex rigs for characters and props in a 2D environment
    • Work within weekly deadlines set by the supervisor and department head to remain on schedule
    • Solve problems with a rig to ensure animators can produce the animation needed for the production
    • Revise rigs to meet the expectation of the supervisor
    • Manage time to meet deadlines

    Qualifications

    This will be your jam if you have:

    • Minimum 3 years of industry experience is preferred
    • Strong drawing skills in various styles
    • Experience rigging character and props in a 2D environment is an asset
    • Strong problem solving skills
    • Willing to learn new methods and skills
    • Ability to take direction from the supervisors and follow proper procedures
    • Strong technical knowledge of rigging in ToonBoom harmony is an asset
    • Ability to adapt to working on varying show styles and schedule parameters

    What’s in it for you?

    • Healthcare and dental
    • Competitive remuneration
    • Close proximity to the downtown core and public transportation
    • Various activities, team-building events and parties
    • Flexible work hours
    • Focus on work/life balance

    How to apply?

    Please submit video portfolio link and resume, with “2D Rigger/Builder – Halifax” in subject line, to: careers@jamfilled.com

    THANK YOU!

    We thank all applicants for their interest in joining the Jam Filled team, however we may be unable to reply to everyone

    Jam Filled is an equal opportunity employer. We will provide accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process should it be required. Must be eligible to work in Canada.

  • 2D Layout - Toronto & Ottawa
  • Jam Filled is a dynamic workplace for like-minded creative artists, we will remind you why you love cartooning: every project is produced with an eye for quality and an ear for fun! Jam Filled is looking for a highly skilled, 2D Layout Artist, for a new prime time, feature quality animated series.

    Responsibilities

    You’ll get to:

    • Be primarily responsible for translating panels from storyboards to layouts that will serve as the production backgrounds
    • Be responsible for both layout and camera framing/movement on the production as well as maintaining continuity across sequences
    • Collaborate with the production’s Director and/or Art Director, and the Layout Supervisor
    • Able to demonstrate strong visual interpretation skills
    • Be responsible for producing rough and clean designs
    • Clearly labelling things that could become issues down the production pipeline
    • Be responsible for keeping up with you own quota in order to meet deadlines
      Communicating with the team and/or supervisor to solve problems as they arise

    Qualifications 

    This will be your jam if you have:

    • 2+ years of experience as a 2D Layout Artist on an animated production, or demonstrate having exceptional drawing skills
    • Must have strong knowledge of perspective, scale in design principle, strong freehand draftsmanship
    • Experience with drawing in Adobe Photoshop and/or Clip Studio Pro on Cintiq
    • Technically inclined, solution-oriented with strong problem-solving skills
    • Strong creative and technical drawing skills
    • Ability to organize and manage time effectively to meet individual and team deadlines
    • Ability to prioritize tasks, meet tight deadlines, and perform to standard in a fast-paced environment
    • Able to adapt and learn quickly
    • Contribute to a positive work environment

    What’s in it for you? 

    • Healthcare and dental benefits 
    • Competitive remuneration 
    • Close proximity to the downtown core and public transportation 
    • Various activities, team-building events and parties 
    • Flexible work hours 
    • Focus on work/life balance 

    How to apply? 

    Please submit video portfolio link and resume, with “2D Layout” in subject line, to: careers@jamfilled.com 

    THANK YOU! 

    We thank all applicants for their interest in joining the Jam Filled team, however we may be unable to reply to everyone 

    Jam Filled is an equal opportunity employer. We will provide accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process should it be required. Must be eligible to work in Canada. 

     

  • 2D Compositor - Ottawa
  • Jam Filled is a dynamic workplace for like-minded creative artists, we will remind you why you love cartooning: every project is produced with an eye for quality and an ear for fun! Our Ottawa Studio is looking for2D Compositors for an upcoming 2D series!  

    The Compositor composites an assigned quota of production shots according to schedule, ensures resolution of technical issues, and makes certain that all quality standards are achieved and meet rendering criteria.  This role is required to collaborate with members of other departments as necessary.   

    Responsibilities

    You’ll get to:

    • Composite assigned quota of production shots based on established key shots as well as creative direction from Compositing Leads/Supervisor, and CG Supervisor
    • Ensure that production shots are completed according to schedule
    • Communicate timeline and delivery schedule issues to the appropriate stakeholder(s)
    • Ensure resolution of technical issues
    • Troubleshoot and debug shot problems
    • Escalate technical issues as required
    • Make certain that all quality standards are achieved, that shot continuity is maintained, and that shots meet rendering criteria
    • Collaborate with members of other departments as necessary to ensure proper completion of shots
    • Ensure efficient organization of individual work/files
    • Remain current and up-to-date in lighting techniques through industry research and training
    • Perform additional duties as required

    Qualifications 

    This will be your jam if you have:

    • At least two years of experience as a Compositing Artist 
    • Completed post-secondary education in fine arts, art fundamentals, or other relevant area of study, with proven artistic and technical lighting abilities
    • Sound working knowledge of Toon Boom Harmony
    • Working knowledge of Maya, Arnold, Fusion and Photoshop an asset
    • Strong communication skills with the ability to convey creative and technical thoughts and ideas to others
    • Good teamwork skills
    • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, prioritize and handle production and deadline related pressures
    • Proven understanding of the entire compositing process

     What’s in it for you? 

    • Healthcare and dental benefits 
    • Competitive remuneration 
    • Close proximity to the downtown core and public transportation 
    • Various activities, team-building events and parties 
    • Flexible work hours 
    • Focus on work/life balance 

    How to apply? 

    Please submit video portfolio link and resume, with “2D Compositor – Ottawa” in subject line, to: careers@jamfilled.com 

    THANK YOU! 

    We thank all applicants for their interest in joining the Jam Filled team, however we may be unable to reply to everyone 

    Jam Filled is an equal opportunity employer. We will provide accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process should it be required. Must be eligible to work in Canada. 

  • 2D Rigger/Builder - Ottawa
  • Jam Filled is a dynamic workplace for like-minded creative artists, we will remind you why you love cartooning: every project is produced with an eye for quality and an ear for fun!

    Responsibilities

    You’ll get to:

    • Work as a team with fellow Builders
    • Follow direction from your supervisors
    • Build complex rigs for characters and props in a 2D environment
    • Work within weekly deadlines set by the supervisor and department head to remain on schedule
    • Solve problems with a rig to ensure animators can produce the animation needed for the production
    • Revise rigs to meet the expectation of the supervisor
    • Manage time to meet deadlines

    Qualifications

    This will be your jam if you have:

    • Minimum 3 years of industry experience is preferred
    • Strong drawing skills in various styles
    • Experience rigging character and props in a 2D environment is an asset
    • Strong problem solving skills
    • Willing to learn new methods and skills
    • Ability to take direction from the supervisors and follow proper procedures
    • Strong technical knowledge of rigging in ToonBoom harmony is an asset
    • Ability to adapt to working on varying show styles and schedule parameters

    What’s in it for you?

    • Healthcare and dental
    • Competitive remuneration
    • Close proximity to the downtown core and public transportation
    • Various activities, team-building events and parties
    • Flexible work hours
    • Focus on work/life balance

    How to apply?

    Please submit video portfolio link and resume, with “2D Rigger/Builder – Ottawa” in subject line, to: careers@jamfilled.com

    THANK YOU!

    We thank all applicants for their interest in joining the Jam Filled team, however we may be unable to reply to everyone

    Jam Filled is an equal opportunity employer. We will provide accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process should it be required. Must be eligible to work in Canada.

  • Matte Painter - Toronto
  • Jam Filled is a dynamic workplace for like-minded creative artists, we will remind you why you love cartooning: every project is produced with an eye for quality and an ear for fun!

    Our Toronto Studio is looking for a Matte Painter who creates digital matte paintings in the style of the show, working from visual direction provided by the Show Director and/or Art Director.

    Responsibilities

    You’ll get to:

    • Create digital matte paintings in the style of the show, working from visual direction provided by the Show Director and/or Art Director
    • Gather suitable reference material from various sources
    • Produce concept art either manually or digitally
    • Utilize 2-D Photoshop paintings blended with animated 3-D elements to create digital backgrounds and environments which match the overall look and feel of the film
    • Revise work as per Show Director and/or Art Director feedback
    • Provide creative input where appropriate
    • Troubleshoot creative and technical issues as they arise
    • Keep up to speed with current industry trends
    • Perform additional duties as required

    Qualifications

    This will be your jam if you have:

    • 2+ years of Art Department experience, preferably within the animated film industry
    • Completed post-secondary education in fine arts, art fundamentals, classical animation, or other relevant area of study, with strong colour theory knowledge
    • Advanced 2D skills in Photoshop
    • 3D experience in Maya strongly recommended
    • Strong traditional art skills with the ability to produce digitally appealing artwork
    • High level of creativity, with the ability to perform to standard under tight deadlines
    • Ability to adapt working style to varying budget and schedule parameters
    • Ability to handle feedback and constructive criticism well
    • Experience creating 2D/3D overlays an asset

    What’s in it for you?

    • Healthcare and dental
    • Competitive remuneration
    • Close proximity to the downtown core and public transportation
    • Various activities, team-building events and parties
    • Flexible work hours
    • Focus on work/life balance

    How to apply?

    Please submit video portfolio link and resume, with Matte Painter – Toronto” in subject line, to: careers@jamfilled.com

    THANK YOU!

    We thank all applicants for their interest in joining the Jam Filled team, however we may be unable to reply to everyone

    Jam Filled is an equal opportunity employer. We will provide accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process should it be required. Must be eligible to work in Canada.

  • Senior 2D FX Animator - Ottawa
  • Jam Filled Ottawa is looking for a highly skilled, Senior 2D FX Animator to set things on fire, make things explode, and zap the crap out of our exciting lineup of high-profile series’!

    Job Responsibilities: (may include but are not limited to)

    • Being ultra-awesome (will accept mega-awesome and even regular awesome)
    • Create FX for assigned shots using Harmony, ensuring continuity and flow within and between shots and sequences
    • Work with Supervisors to ensure that all individually assigned FX deliverables are completed fully and in line with production schedule and Director’s overall vision
    • Be 5 seconds more awesome than you were 3 seconds ago
    • Attend FX reviews for assigned sequences
    • Troubleshoot and debug shot problems and escalate technical issues as required
    • Maintain a convention of file naming structures for all shots that is compatible within Jam Filled Productions pipeline
    • Remain being awesome while receiving high or low 5’s

    Qualifications:

    • You have some form of awesomeness training
    • 5+ year FX experience in a Harmony pipeline
    • Completed post-secondary education classical or 2D animation, art fundamentals, or other relevant area of study.
    • Feature film experience an asset
    • Good working knowledge of Harmony.
    • Making a decent jam sandwich
    • Background in traditional art an asset
    • Basic understanding of animation styles and techniques and the animation production pipeline as a whole
    • Good creative and technical problem solving skills
    • Breakdancing wouldn’t hurt…
    • Ability to prioritize tasks, meet tight deadlines, and perform to standard in a fast-paced environment
    • Ability to blow up a jar of jam.

    Please submit video portfolio link and resume, with “Senior 2D FX Artist – Ottawa” in subject line, to: careers@jamfilled.com