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Current Job Opportunities

Women in Animation’s Vancouver Chapter (WIA Vancouver), a non-profit organization in the global animation industry, is in its third iteration of the ACE (Animation Career EXCELerator) Program, with Netflix Canada as the premier sponsor. The program is designed to advance the careers of women in the animation industry by giving them a key credit in the creation of their very own project.

Working on a completely original animated short film that will be submitted to festivals around the world, the ACE 3 team are looking for part-time freelance artists for the following positions: 



  • Demonstrate a broad range of hand drawn 2D FX abilities in a collaborative environment

  • Be able to create natural and supernatural effects (i.e. water, smoke, dust, lightning, bubbles, fire, storms, explosions, etc.) which contribute to the scene

  • Maintain and communicate a strong knowledge of innovative FX animation technologies

  • Actively participate in team/department meetings

  • Work efficiently and within established workflow with the FX Supervisor, Director and Art Director

  • Share ideas, problem solve, collaborate and work closely with all members of the production team

  • Ability to accept and incorporate notes and feedback as requested and complete any revision notes until the animation is approved

  • Meet deadlines as assigned by FX Supervisor and Production 


  • At least 6 months experience working as an Animation and/or FX artist on a 2D production

  • Previous experience with hand drawn FX

  • Knowledge and experience using Toonboom Harmony

  • Familiarity with the 2D pipeline

  • Strong written/verbal communication skills

  • Technically inclined and solution-oriented with strong problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively 

  • A great attitude!

  • Passion for working on new, creative animated content 

  • Currently a permanent resident or citizen of Canada


Interested applicants should send a resume, relevant examples of your previous work and tell us why you are interested in working on this short film to  

Please note this is a remote position. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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