These positions are contingent on funding from Canada Summer Jobs, and the number of hours and length of the contract may change based on funding.

Please note, the requirements of Canada Summer Jobs have changed. Applicants no longer have to be returning students, but all applicants must be 30 years old or younger, and must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents.


Illustrator and Graphic Designer

Apply by July 27th, 2020

Tasks and Responsibilities

The Illustrator and Graphic Designer will be responsible for creating promotional material for Quickdraw’s programs and events. Depending on the skill set of the employee, this will range from the updating of existing materials, to the generation of posters and social media images based on existing internal style guides, to the creation of new logos and branding materials for recurring programs that don’t currently have a consistent brand identity. The primary duties of this role may include:

  • Updating the website and program guide template of our annual animation festival, GIRAF, to reflect the imagery and style of this year’s festival poster and trailer.
  • Creating templates for images to accompany social media posts promoting GIRAF.
  • Creating new logos for Quickdraw’s Animation Lockdown, Student Screenings, Monday Shorts series and Indie Animation Mixtape Vimeo channel.
  • Creating a new promotional brochure for our in-school Portable Animation Workshops.
  • Generating social media imagery for all upcoming screenings of our Saturday MASS monthly animation screening series based on established templates.
  • Creating imagery for quickdrawanimation.ca based on established branding guidelines.
  • Creating posters, handouts and other promotional materials for Quickdraws courses for youth and adults.
  • Suggesting other ways to enhance Quickdraw’s visual presentation and overall visibility.

Qualifications

  • We’re a small team, so excellent communications skills, the ability to work independently, demonstrated good judgment and initiative are all essential.
  • We provide a welcoming environment for members from diverse backgrounds; must be open-minded, with strong interpersonal skills.
  • You’ll be working on multiple tasks with a variety of deadlines; organizational and time-management skills are a must.
  • Excellent design skills and knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite is essential.
  • Familiarity with the fundamentals of animation (in any medium) is required. Knowledge of animation software such as Toon Boom, Flash, AfterEffects, Dragonframe etc. is a major asset.
  • Creative and willing to learn—we want to give you access to our equipment and be blown away by what you do with it.
  • Candidates who are interested in animation as an art form and who are pursuing a career in animation or media arts will be given preference.

This position is a 8 week contract, 35 hours per week, with an hourly wage of $16.50.

Applications must include a cover letter outlining your interest and suitability and a current resumé or CV, as well as a portfolio of your work.

Please send your application including resume and cover letter before 5pm on Friday, Monday, July 27th, 2020 to director@quickdrawanimation.ca with the subject line “QUICKDRAW ANIMATION Summer Designer”.

Quickdraw Animation Society is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified parties.

We thank you for your interest.  All applications will be confidential.


Production and Education Assistant

Apply by July 27th, 2020

Tasks and Responsibilities

This role will assist our Production Director and Education Coordinator in the delivery of Quickdraw’s courses, workshops and events over the summer, with a particular focus on supporting our youth and teen day camps in July and August. Each summer, Quickdraw hosts day camps instructing young Calgarians in digital and analog animation techniques. The technical assistant will be responsible for assisting Quickdraw staff and instructors in making sure that all of the necessary hardware and software for these courses is in good working condition throughout the day camps, and in compiling the work created by the students. This will involve physical maintenance of analog animation equipment, as well as updating software licenses, performing basic computer maintenance, moving and setting up camera equipment, and similar tasks. The assistant will also support the production director in their role of helping Quickdraw’s member artists in creating their work. This will consist of preparing equipment for rental, performing inventory checks, and otherwise working with members to make sure they have the equipment they need and are informed in that equipment’s use. This role may also involve some basic custodial work to keep our studios and classrooms clean and organized for use in our programs.

Qualifications

  • We’re a small team, so excellent communications skills, the ability to work independently, demonstrated good judgment and initiative are all essential.
  • We provide a welcoming environment for members from diverse backgrounds; must be open-minded, with strong interpersonal skills.
  • You’ll be working in a flexible and sometimes unpredictable environment; organizational and time-management skills are a must.
  • Technologically adept; you’ll be setting up and troubleshooting different hardware and software setups, so a working knowledge of Mac OSX, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, AfterEffects, Premiere, etc) and DSLR cameras is highly recommended. Knowledge of animation software is a huge bonus.
  • A willingness to work with your hands, build things, and load gear in and out of the studios is required.
  • Excellent social skills and friendly demeanor. You should be comfortable around children, artists, and people with various abilities, and be able to constructively work with them to achieve their animation goals.
  • Knowledge of analog filmmaking techniques, film cameras, and/or film processing is an asset but not required.
  • Candidates who are interested in animation as an art form and who are pursuing a career in animation or media arts will be given preference.

This position is a 8 week contract, 35 hours per week, with an hourly wage of $16.50.

Applications must include a cover letter outlining your interest and suitability and a current resumé or CV, as well as a portfolio of your work.

Please send your application including resume and cover letter before 5pm on Monday, July 27th, 2020 to director@quickdrawanimation.ca with the subject line “QUICKDRAW ANIMATION Production and Education Assistant”.

Quickdraw Animation Society is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified parties.

We thank you for your interest.  All applications will be confidential.


GIRAF Trailer & Poster Artist

Apply by July 27th, 2020

Tasks and Responsibilities

The animator will create a short (20 second to one minute) animated “stinger” to promote Quickdraw’s annual animation festival, GIRAF, along with artwork and other illustrated assets to serve as the visual identity for this year’s festival. This will involve the generation of an original idea for the stinger, creation of initial sketches, storyboarding, the creation of an animatic (a rough version of the finished animation to determine overall timing), and the delivery of a finished short animation. While this may sound like a relatively small task, it is important to keep in mind that even professional animation studios measure the output of experienced animators in seconds of animation per week. Animation is a time-intensive task, and for an emerging animator, creation of a one-minute animation over the summer is no insignificant task.

This position is a 8 week contract, 35 hours per week, with an hourly wage of $16.50.

Applications must include a cover letter outlining your interest and suitability and a current resumé or CV, as well as a portfolio of your work.

Qualifications

  • We’re a small team, so excellent communications skills, the ability to work independently, demonstrated good judgment and initiative are all essential.
  • We provide a welcoming environment for members from diverse backgrounds; must be open-minded, with strong interpersonal skills.
  • organizational and time-management skills are a must.
  • Excellent design skills and knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite is essential.
  • Familiarity with the fundamentals of animation (in any medium) is required. Knowledge of animation software such as Toon Boom, Flash, AfterEffects, Dragonframe etc. is a major asset.
  • Creative and willing to learn—we want to give you access to our equipment and be blown away by what you do with it.
  • Candidates who are interested in animation as an art form and who are pursuing a career in animation or media arts will be given preference.

Please send your application including resume and cover letter before 5pm on Monday, July 27th, 2020 to director@quickdrawanimation.ca with the subject line “QUICKDRAW ANIMATION GIRAF trailer and poster artist”.

Quickdraw Animation Society is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified parties.

We thank you for your interest.  All applications will be confidential.


Library Assistant

Apply by July 27th, 2020

Tasks and Responsibilities

Quickdraw has an extensive library of animation resources, including DVDs, Blu-Rays, books, magazines, LaserDiscs, film and other hard-to-find materials. These resources are invaluable to aspiring and experienced animators, providing inspiration, exploring techniques, and generally enhancing the creation of new animated works. Over the past several years, Quickdraw has been working on creating a new database for the library, to make its resources more accessible to our membership and the public in general. This work is nearly finished, but there are still some materials that have yet to be catalogued and entered into the system. The library cataloguer will be responsible for entering these items into our system, cataloguing them according to the coding system we have developed for the library, and including any relevant keywords to ensure the items are easy for our members to discover.

Qualifications

  • We’re a small team, so excellent communications skills, the ability to work independently, demonstrated good judgment and initiative are all essential.
  • We provide a welcoming environment for members from diverse backgrounds; must be open-minded, with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Familiarity with databases and online inventory management systems or similar software is an asset.
  • An interest and ability to organize, catalogue, sort and process a wide variety of books, DVDs, VHS tapes, film reels, equipment, and membership data thoroughly and sensibily is a major requirement of this position.
  • A familiarity with computers, scanners, DVD burners, and the ability to perform and/or coordinate a large amount of data entry into these systems is required.
  • Knowledge of digital network infrastructure, servers, and sysadmin tasks is a big asset.
  • Interest in animation or in pursuing a career related to the arts not-for-profit or public libraries is an asset but not 100% necessary.

This position is a 8 week contract, 30 hours per week, with an hourly wage of $16.50.

Applications must include a cover letter outlining your interest and suitability and a current resumé or CV, as well as a portfolio of your work.

Please send your application including resume and cover letter before 5pm on Monday, July 27th, 2020 to director@quickdrawanimation.ca with the subject line “QUICKDRAW ANIMATION library assistant”.

Quickdraw Animation Society is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified parties.

We thank you for your interest.  All applications will be confidential.



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