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JOB CALL: Indigenous Background Artists who work in 2D Animation for Turquoise Sky Entertainment

Turquoise Sky Entertainment is seeking Indigenous background artist (First Nations, Métis, Inuit) with experience in digital art (drawing on a tablet/Wacom/iPad) and background design for 2D digital animation in a funded young children's animation series that is to be distributed in both English and Cree languages.

Deadline to Apply: Applications will be accepted until April 12, 2024

Location: Remote, must have internet connection and access to their own software (Adobe Suite), computer and equipment

Position Details: 2.5 month contract position

Rate: To be Determined based on animation and illustration experience. This is a paid-contracted position.

Cartoon Illustration of "Shift and Go!" 
Text reads: 
"Comedy-Adventure Series, for Kids 4-8, 26.11min. Tskyentertainment.com"
"Shift and GO!" "Indigenous Storytelling & Shapeshifting Fun!!

Along the bottom: 
"Shapeshifting and curious - Nipiy and Yotin - explore their Turtle Island home in search for answers to the questions that fascinate all kids."

On the right: 
"Turquoise Sky Entertainment
Created By
Dr. Judy Iseke
Canada Media Fund
Shaw Rocket Fund Fueling Creativity"

About the Project

Created by Judy Iseke, Shift and Go! is a comedy adventure animated series for children 4-8 years old including two children characters that are shape shifters and their grandparents. Their task is to learn about a complex world.

Ideal Skills

  • Experienced Background Artist in Animation with portfolio.
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Organizational and time-management skills
  • 18+ years of age.

Additional skills considered an asset but not required

  • Familiarity with basic animation principles
  • 2D Digital Animation Experience
  • Knowledge of 2D Animation software such as Toon Boom Harmony, Adobe Animate, etc.

Please visit the website of Wasi's Adventures and Turquoise Sky Entertainment for animation style examples from our existing project.


Please send:

  • CV or resume
  • Art samples or portfolio, links to art or animation samples, website link for portfolio
  • Brief cover letter of interest

Applications will be sent to Judy Iseke at tskyentertainment@gmail.com, and must include the subject line "BACKGROUND ARTIST FirstName LastName"

Turquoise Sky Entertainment accepts applications from all qualified Indigenous parties who self-identify as members of First Nations, Inuit, or Métis nations and who can provide confirmation documentation upon request (as per funder guidelines). We are particularly focused on Alberta residents (filed taxes in Alberta in 2021 or 2022 or 2023).

Email signature that reads: 
Judy Iseke, PhD
President, Producer, Writer

Next to the text is Turquoise Sky Entertainment's logo, a light blue with white lines and clouds inside it.