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:

  • Production Manager - 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! Jam Filled is looking for a highly skilled, Production Manager, for a new 3D prime time, feature quality animated series.

    Responsibilities

    You’ll get to:

    • Directly support the Producer and Director(s) in managing the day-to-day priorities of the production. This includes overseeing the master production schedule, providing production updates, communicating episodic and departmental deadlines to the crew, managing the Director’s time/priorities, and maintaining the meeting/review calendar.
    • Supervise the Production Coordinator(s) on the project, including developing tools to track daily production progress, tracking the transfer of deliverables to and from the client, attending reviews, ensuring follow-through on internal/client notes and providing task training, general support and guidance
    • Play a key role in anticipating possible production issues or setbacks.  Production Managers strategize solutions with the Producer and department leads, then oversee the execution of the new plan and manage any related impact on the schedule

    Qualifications

    This will be your jam if you have:

    • A minimum of 3 years Animation Series production coordinating experience
    • Experience and skills in animation production process department co-ordination
    • Capable of motivating and leading teams with enthusiasm
    • Ability to prioritize tasks at hand, assisting on all phases production
    • Extensive experience in mentorship and guidance of production management staff
    • Capable of broad strategic thinking across all departments as well as departmental focus
    • Clear understanding of the principles of animation production
    • Demonstrated success engaging in problem-solving techniques
    • Strong communication skills
    • Strong organization skills

    What’s in it for you?

    • Healthcare and dental
    • Competitive remuneration
    • Various activities, team-building events and parties
    • Flexible work hours
    • Focus on work/life balance
    • Great vacation package

    How to apply?

    Please submit video portfolio link and resume, with “Production Manager – 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.

  • Art Director (new series) - 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 an Art Director for a brand new CG series!  They will act as the main creative liaison between Jam Filled and the client, working closely with the series Director on all aspects of the show’s design, look and mood. This role leads a team of artists through all creative aspects of the series, ensuring quality and consistency of style throughout the show, and provides direction and internal approval for all artistic elements and in-house design.

    Responsibilities

    You’ll get to:

    • Act as main creative liaison between Jam Filled and the client, working closely with the show Director and Design team on all aspects of a show’s design, look and mood
    • Lead team of artists through all creative aspects of the project, ensuring quality and consistency of style throughout the show
    • Will assign work based on individual specialties
    • Provide guidance and support where required
    • Provide training where required
    • Provide direction and internal approval for all artistic elements and in-house design (i.e. assets, matte paintings, color design, lighting, visual effects etc…)
    • Collaborate with Recruitment Manager on recruitment and selection of new design hires
    • Keep up to speed with current industry trends

    Qualifications

    This will be your jam if you have:

    • 5+ years Art Department experience within animated series work
    • Completed post-secondary education in classical animation, art fundamentals, or other relevant area of study
    • Proven, significant experience with character and environment creation
    • Demonstrated ability to adapt artistic style as required for each project
    • Working knowledge of drawing software and CG animated film technology
    • Cinematography knowledge an asset
    • Hands on experience in any /all aspects of modeling, surfacing, layout, lighting, compositing an asset

    What’s in it for you?

    • Healthcare and dental
    • Competitive remuneration
    • Various activities, team-building events and parties
    • Flexible work hours
    • Focus on work/life balance
    • Great vacation package

    How to apply?

    Please submit video portfolio link and resume, with “Art Director – 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.

  • Designers (new series) - 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 DESIGNERS who will create the visual direction for characters, props, and/or sets as assigned for use by various departments.  This is for a brand NEW CG project that will be sure to excite designers of all creative abilities and expertise.  Spread the word – this is going to be big!

    Responsibilities

    You’ll get to:

    • Create visual direction for characters, props, and/or sets as assigned for use by various departments within the pipeline
    • Gather suitable reference material from various sources
    • Produce concept art either manually or digitally
    • Revise work as per Show Director and/or Art Director feedback
    • Provide creative input where appropriate
    • Create texture callouts for use by Surfacing Department
    • May create shot guides & set dressing for use by Layout Department
    • Troubleshoot creative and technical issues as they arise

     

    Qualifications

    This will be your jam if you have:

    • 2+ years of Art Department experience, preferably within the feature animated film industry
    • Completed post-secondary education in classical animation, art fundamentals, or other relevant area of study
    • Strong drawing & painting skills with the ability to produce visually appealing artwork
    • Advanced 2D skills in Photoshop, with 3D experience an asset
    • Good understanding of the possibilities and limitations of CG animation
    • Ability to adapt working style to varying budget and schedule parameters
    • High level of creativity, with the ability to perform to standard under tight deadlines
    • Ability to handle feedback and constructive criticism well

     

    What’s in it for you?

    • Healthcare and dental
    • Competitive remuneration
    • Various activities, team-building events and parties
    • Flexible work hours
    • Focus on work/life balance
    • Great vacation package

    How to apply?

    Please submit your resume, with “Designer – Toronto” in the 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 - 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 Animator, for a new prime time, feature quality animated series.

    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 – 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.

  • Senior 2D Layout Artist - 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, Senior 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:

    • 4+ 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 “Senior 2D Layout Artist” 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. 

  • Lighting/Compositing Artist - 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 3D Compositors for an upcoming 3D Netfilx series! The Lighter/Compositor lights 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:

    • Light assigned quota of production shots based on established key shots as well as creative direction from Lighting Leads, Lighting Supervisor, and VFX 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 experience as a Lighting/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 Maya
    • Mental Ray experience 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 and prioritize, and to handle production- and deadline-related pressures as well
    • Proven understanding of the entire compositing process (experience using Digital Fusion an asset)
    • Knowledge of MEL scripting a plus

    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 “Lighting/Composting Artist – 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.