Careers

About The Studio

Magpie 6 Media is located on the beautiful West Coast of Ireland in County Clare. The Studio succeeds by nurturing creative teams, investing in emerging talent, and supporting a balanced work environment.  We are fortunate to have easy access to surfing at Lehinch, hikes in the Burren and having the craic with musicians who regularly play all year round in the local pubs.

 

About the project

The project is an original animation series for Pre Schoolers, The show was Inspired by the Irish Flora and Fauna of County Clare’s magical woodlands.  The Characters are real hand crafted stop motion puppets, which are then scanned into a digital environment, creating a unique world, inhabited by a very small forest family called “The Wee Littles”

 

Join our Team

We are looking for experienced individuals to join our team. We are looking for trainees and new entrants into the industry, who live within a 45km radius of the Studio in Ennis Co. Clare. (proof of residency is required). If you are interested in any of the following positions please click the link below to begin the application process.

 

Magpie 6 Media Crew List

 

Production Manager

Magpie 6 Media is hiring an experienced Production Manager with the following requirements.

  • Be available to work In House.
  • Be very knowledgeable in all aspects of the film production pipeline. Knowledge of the animation pipeline is preferable.
  • Responsible of keeping track of projects and assisting in the daily production tasks and ensure the production schedules/quotas are met.
  • Ability to handle approvals from various stakeholders and work as a team with the directors and producers.
  • Using Kitsu Tracking system, familiarity would be great but not essential. Knowledge of asset naming conventions and how to apply them is essential.
  • Have clear, concise verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be highly organised and have the ability to plan, organize, and administer a complex production with multiple people.
  • Have excellent team working and communication skills.

 

Production Assistant/Coordinator Trainee

Magpie 6 Media is hiring a Production Assistant/Coordinator Trainee

  • Be organised, methodical, numerical, and able to multi-task.
  • Be solution orientated, highly motivated and adaptable.
  • Have excellent time management and organisational skills.
  • Have excellent team working and communication skills.
  • Have a recent third level qualification – this is likely to be in Industrial 
  • Will be working directly under the production Manager. 
  • Work closely with the creative team and monitoring progress of the production.
  • Learning asset management via the Kitsu tracking systems. Learning naming conventions, apply them, and ensure adherence from the creative team.
  • Full time position, in house and must reside within 45km of Ennis (proof of residency is required).

 

Art Director

Magpie 6 Media is hiring a highly skilled Art Director with the following requirements.

  • Proficient in Photoshop. Must be able to work  within the established design style of photo collage/2D Hybrid.
  • Must have 5+ year’s art direction leadership experience in the animation industry.
  • Have an online Portfolio for review.
  • Required to have an intimate understanding of relationships between Photoshop design, After Effects Compositing, Character Design, and a knowledge of 3D is a plus but not essential.‬‬
  • Must be able to incorporate PreVis and layout.
  • Be able to communicate effectively with design team, and other departments such as Compositing, Directors and producers.
  • Must be able to handle production schedule including approvals and maintain high quality assets.

 

Art Department Designer

    • Proficient in Photoshop. Must be able to work within the established design style of photo collage/2D Hybrid.
    • Must have experience in the animation industry.
    • Have an online Portfolio for review. 
    • Character design and colourist skills are a plus.
    • Be able to communicate effectively with design team, and follow directions from the department head.
    • Must be able to handle TV production schedule. 
    • Preferred to work in house but will consider remote designers.

 

Art Department Designer Trainee

    • Good knowledge of Photoshop. 
    • Experience in the animation industry is a plus.
    • Have an online Portfolio for review. 
    • Be able to communicate effectively with design team, and follow directions from the department head.
    • Preferred to work in house but will consider remote designers.
    • Full time position, in house and must reside within 45km of Ennis (proof of residency is required).

 

Experienced Lead Compositor

Magpie 6 Media is hiring an experienced Lead Compositor with the following requirements.

  • Must be proficient in After Affects and have a strong online portfolio.
  • Must have a strong ability to lead an in house team.
  • Must be able to work full time in house.
  • Highly organised and methodical.
  • Experience in ToonBoom Harmony and Stop Motion animation is a plus.

 

Experienced Compositor 

Magpie 6 Media is hiring an experienced Compositor with the following requirements.

  • Must be proficient in After Affects and have a strong online portfolio.
  • Must be able to work independently and with an in house team.
  • Must be able to work full time in house.
  • Highly organised and systematic.
  • Experience in ToonBoom Harmony and Stop Motion animation is a plus.

 

Compositing Juniors

Magpie 6 Media is hiring a Junior Compositors with the following requirements

  • Knowledge of animation is a plus. Must be able to take direction and work as a team.
  • Must have strong organisational skills.
  • Be able to keep up with TV production pipelines.
  • Work full time in house within a 45km radius from Ennis (Proof of residency is required).

 

Offline Animation Editor

Magpie 6 Media is hiring an experienced Animation Editor with the following requirements.

  • Prefer to Have an Editor with TV Animation pipeline experience.
  • Fulltime position, in house.
  • Be responsible for maintaining technical requirements for all deliveries to post production.
  • Developing and creating animation animatics with the directors, ability to follow scripts, and boards, and revision notes.
  • Adding temp sound effects, dialogue, and music to animatcs, and adding final dialogue clips.
  • Maintaining offline assemblies with current assets.
  • Being responsible for communications between all departments.
  • Must have impeccable organizational skills.
  • Must have an online portfolio for review.

 

Junior Animators

Magpie 6 Media is hiring junior animators with the following requirements,

  • Work with the animation supervisor preparing ToonBoom animation files. 
  • Must be able to follow direction, naming conventions, and tracking system.
  • Knowledge of ToomBoom Harmony is required.
  • Ability to follow review notes and communicates effectively with the animation supervisor.
  • Meet production quotas and be highly organised.
  • Assist animation department per supervisor’s instructions.
  • Able to work in-house and reside within 45km of Ennis (proof of residency is required).
  • Experience on a TV animation pipeline is a plus. 
  • Excellent organisation and attention to detail.

 

Harmony Riggers

Magpie 6 Media is hiring Harmony Riggers with the following requirements 

  • Highly experienced and have the ability to handle complex rigs.
  • Excellent communication skills with attention to detail.
  • Must be able to follow sample rigs provided by the Lead Rigger.
  • Must be able to comfortably follow direction.
  • Meet production quotas and be highly organised.
  • Must be able to work independently and with a team.  
  • Will have the option to work remotely preferably within Ireland.

 

Assistant Stop Motion Set/Prop Builder

Magpie 6 Media is looking for a stop motion set/prop builder

  • Experience with stop-motion is a plus, but we will consider creative talented individuals.
  • Prop making, Set building, Foam carving, and some light carpentry.
  • Online portfolio required with samples of craftsmanship and miniatures.
  • Required to work in house and reside within 45km radius of Ennis.

 

 

To apply for any of these roles please click on the link below and fill in the form.

APPLY HERE!

 

We look forward to hearing from you.