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Head of Animation  

We’re looking for a special kind of head of animation to join our team. A talented creative animation genius to head up our animation studio in Johannesburg. You need to possess a creative eye and artistic aptitude and be highly proficient in both 2D & 3D animation. A strong leader who can inspire, guide, push and grow the team.

You need to be bold, innovative and not afraid to take up a challenge and not afraid to get down in the trenches with your team.


Job description

As a manager of the animation team, you will need to work on your own projects as well as lead, guide & motivate. You will also be responsible for the creative output of the studio along with our ECD.



  • You need be proficient at CGI Software, photo realistic models, editing, filming techniques, cinematography, lighting
  • Interest in movies, music, gaming, character design & storytelling
  • Creative with strong conceptual, high creative strategic thinker
  • Lead the animation studio, and drive the work by generating ideas, guiding creative teams, developing concepts and executing work to polished completion
  • Present and sell ideas both internally and to clients
  • Exceptional attention to detail, consistency and accuracy
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously & work effectively under pressure
  • Innovative thinker and problem solver
  • Self-motivated and accountable
  • Ability to work overtime when required
  • Be a team player and have excellent communication skills.
  • Turn scripts and develop storyboards into animations.
  • Create 2D & 3D CGI models from concepts & drawings.
  • Collaborate with management & other creatives.
  • Have experience in project management & deliverables.
  • Be comfortable working with deadlines and budget restrictions.


Qualifications and experience

  • Min of eight+ years’ experience
  • Tertiary qualification
  • Adobe Creative Suite & Microsoft Office
  • CGI software – Cinema 4D, Blender, Lightwave & Octane



R35 000 – R45 000 CTC  (Depending on experience)