Game Developer Job - 3D Animator - National Film Board of Canada’s Ontario Studio

Type of Position: Short term, contract

Length: 6 weeks
Start Date: April/May 2019

The National Film Board of Canada’s Ontario Studio is currently looking to fill a variety of positions on an interactive Unity-based room-scale virtual reality project. All candidates must be available to work in-house at the NFB’s downtown Toronto studio.

Working under the guidance of the Artistic Director, the 3D Animator will be responsible for character and asset animation for a Unity-based room-scale VR project.


  • Collaborate with the Artistic Director and Team Leads to animate characters and props for use in Unity;

  • Refine character animation from live motion capture sessions;

  • Maintain a high level of quality and productivity while hitting deadlines and collaborating with team members on a daily basis.


  • A degree or diploma in 3D gaming or animation, or equivalent professional experience;

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in 3D animation for use in Unity;

  • Excellent knowledge and use of 3D software as it relates to character animation;

  • A strong understanding of and experience working in and implementing 3D assets in Unity;

  • Additional generalist skills including prop and environment modeling or character rigging are preferred but not necessary.

If interested, please send a copy of your cover letter and resume to with the TITLE OF THE POSITION you are applying for as the SUBJECT LINE.

Please also provide links to your portfolio, demo reel or other media that demonstrates your artistic or technical skills as relevant to the position for which you are applying. Due to a high volume of applications, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

About us:

The NFB is Canada's public producer of award-winning creative documentaries, auteur animation, interactive stories and participatory experiences.  NFB productions have won over 5,000 awards, including 16 Canadian Screen Awards, 18 Webbys, 12 Oscars, 6 grand prizes at France's Annecy International Animated Film Festival, 4 Palmes d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and 2 Golden Bears at Berlinale. To access acclaimed NFB works, visit or download our apps for mobile devices.

The NFB Ontario Studio (Toronto), led by Executive Producer Anita Lee, is focused on creative non-fiction storytelling with an emphasis on point-of-view. We co-produce and fully produce creative short films, documentary features, and interactive and immersive productions with some of the country's top filmmakers and media artists.

Our productions have garnered an international reputation for being innovative, groundbreaking media with significant cultural and social impact.

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