Jobs: Lead & Mid/Senior Animators

We seek an experienced Lead & Mid/Senior Animators to work with us on a contract basis.

Availability from:

  •  Monday 15th June to Friday 28th August (TBC)


  • Realistic-style projects require you to create believable human mechanics
  • Show initiative, push ideas and innovate within your duties
  • Ability to work unassisted and relied upon to finish tasks
  • Guide and mentor less experienced artists by example
  • Meet project task schedules and be capable of delivering work deadlines
  • Use Shotgun for briefs and your own annotations.
  • Liaise with the Directors, production and team members
  • Strong communication skills


  • 5-10+ years solid experience as an Animator on CG/ VFX Feature films and/or CG TV Series
  • Leads should have experience leading a team
  • Ability to create interesting and expressive cartoon style animation
  • Strong understanding of traditional animation techniques and the principles of character performance such as posing, timing, acting and storytelling techniques.
  • Fluent in Maya
  • Strong work ethic and have the ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to solve problems under short deadlines
  • Must be able to work within a team, independently, and take direction well
  • A flexible approach while maintaining consistently high standards
  • Proactive and have excellent communication skills
  • Be able to communicate creative and technical thoughts
  • Experience working with motion capture
  • Must have full rights to work in Australia


  • Experience leading a team
  • Experience with Shotgun

If you meet the above job requirements and would like to be part of the Plastic Wax story, we’d love to hear from you.

Please submit your resume with link/s to your showreel (please include a shot breakdown) in an email using the relevant subject line:


Email to:

Please include in the body of your email:

  • your next available date
  • salary expectation/day rate
  • commitment length
  • current location
  • right to work in Australia/Visa Status and any relevant information

If your application makes the shortlist, you will be contacted shortly.

No phone calls or agencies please.

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