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WildBrain Studios

Vancouver, British Columbia - Canada
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BG Builds Supervisor


WildBrain Studios is looking for an experienced BG Builds Supervisor to join our team!  You may have known us as DHX Media – we’ve recently changed our name to reflect our renewed commitment to pushing the creative and focusing on the artist experience. At WildBrain we create epic entertainment experiences for kids and family through industry leading animation. Join us and see what other great things are happening at WildBrain!

The role:

The BG Builds Supervisor will be responsible for ensuring the technical and creative success of production backgrounds for our highly anticipated Peanuts content! An in-depth understanding of Photoshop and ToonBoom Harmony combined with several years of BG builds experience is required. 

You will get to work on:

- Guiding a team of artists to create the requested style of production BG layouts for 2D animation
- Formulating a plan for each episode to achieve deliverables, creating efficiencies, and working closely with Production to proactively flag and problem-solve any potential issues
- Assigning and reviewing production BG layouts, ensuring revisions are completed as needed to uphold a high level of quality throughout the show
- Ensuring the BG team is meeting assigned weekly quotas and expectations
- Collaborating with other departments in a team environment

You will be a great fit on our team if… 

- You organize and manage time effectively to meet individual and team deadlines
- You can communicate in a professional and positive manner
- You have previous experience in a supervisory position 

Specific skills we’d love to see…  

- 3+ years of experience in production layouts
- Strong drawing skills and an understanding of perspective
- Comfortable working with colour theory
- Comprehension and knowledge of Photoshop and ToonBoom Harmony
- Degree/Diploma from a recognized animation school 

Why work at WildBrain Studios?

At WildBrain Studios, we have awesome benefits/perks and facilities to keep you engaged, committed, and creative. We pride ourselves on our work/life balance, offer events and opportunities for socializing, exercising, and spaces to relax and recharge. Our Vancouver studio is a 75,000-square-foot space where imagination can run wild. Did we mention our studio is also dog-friendly?

For us, quality, creativity and fun go hand in hand! Our teams dig into a diverse range of projects – from preschool and comedy to action-adventure, and work with international partners such as Apple, Netflix, LEGO, DreamWorks, BBC, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and more. We produce high quality Flash, Harmony, and Maya animated series, including Snoopy in Space, Carmen Sandiego, Go, dog. Go!, LEGO Ninjago, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Blaze and the Monster Machines, The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show, Fireman Sam, The Deep and more.

WildBrain is dedicated to creating entertainment content that inspires, entertains and connects kids and families around the world. With some of Canada’s top creative talents, our studio is bursting with energy. If you’re looking for a fun and challenging job and to work alongside some of the industry’s best, a career at WildBrain is right for you!

THANK YOU to all those who express interest in being a part of the WildBrain Studios team. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we may be unable to reply to all applicants. If we feel that you may be a good match for one of our current openings you will be contacted. WildBrain will accommodate people with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process. Applicants are encouraged to make their needs known in advance if accommodation is required.

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