Tippett Studio is an Academy-Award winning VFX studio located in Berkeley, California. We are committed to producing the best quality animation and visual effects in the game, and that means recruiting the most skilled and talented minds from all over the world! If you’re interested in joining the Tippett team, apply for one of our open positions by visiting http://www.tippett.com/studio/jobs.

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

Production
Production Coordinator (Mandarin) (click for full description)

We currently have a need for a Production Coordinator who speaks and understands Mandarin. The Coordinator functions as a main hub of information between the artists, supervisors, the production department, and the rest of the studio, and helps ensures that all artists are aware of their schedules and are on track for meeting deadlines. This is a support role for production that requires strong multi-tasking and organizational skills in a high-pressure, deadline-oriented environment.

Production Coordinator (click for full description)

The Coordinator functions as a main hub of information between the artists, supervisors, the production department, and the rest of the studio, and helps ensures that all artists are aware of their schedules and are on track for meeting deadlines. This is a support role for production that requires strong multi-tasking and organizational skills in a high-pressure, deadline-oriented environment.

Studio/Systems
Systems Administrator (click for full description)

The Systems Administrator provides day-to-day technical and logistical support to all Tippett Studio employees, and supports the Systems Department’s technical support mission in conjunction with the Help Desk Administrator. This technical support position takes direction from the Systems Manager and the Systems Architect. It is end-user focused, mobile, and will require an emphasis on delivering excellent customer service along with a strong technical aptitude for learning and understanding software, hardware, and network infrastructures.

Pipeline Technical Assistant (click for full description)

The Pipeline Technical Assistant is an intermediate-level position whose primary responsibility is to support artists in production. The Pipeline Technical Assistant also works to ensure that productions run smoothly and efficiently. Good working knowledge of Linux/UNIX required. Knowledge of RenderMan, Katana, Maya, Nuke, or other similar industry tools a plus. Python and MEL skills preferred.

Digital Resource Wrangler (click for full description)

The Digital Resources Wrangler (DRW) is part of a team that manages the I/O, rendering, and disk space resources of the visual effects studio. The DRW is expected to work within the fast-paced environment of a studio that is handling multiple shows at one time. Responsibilities include managing the render farm and working with Production teams to assign priorities and allocations.

Artists/Animators
Animator (click for full description)

We are currently seeking experienced CG Animators. Animators are responsible for designing and executing the performance of digital characters within a shot. Must be able to take direction from Animation Supervisor and Leads to create believable characters while bringing your own magic, and make aesthetic decisions on your own which benefit the shot. Must have experience with live-action visual effects animation work.

Computer Graphics Supervisor (click for full description)

The CG Supervisor is a key production position chartered to determine technical and artist workflow approach towards realizing look of the film requirements for a film production. This person will work closely with the creative team and R&D to solve creative and technical problems as discovered during the course of production. Additionally, this role is positioned to provide vision and guidance towards building and optimizing production pipeline tools and workflow.

CG Puppet (Rigging) Artist (click for full description)

The CG Puppet Artist creates and maintains animation control and surface deformation simulating an organic surface quality for characters used in production. This role is also responsible for creating creatures and characters that are anatomically accurate, detailed, and easily controlled by animators, as well as tools to assist the manipulation and creation of these characters.

HOW TO APPLY FAQs

How do I apply for a job/internship?
Please review our openings in the Jobs or Internships sections, and apply by following the instructions in the posting.

How soon will I be contacted after I apply?
After applying for a position, you will receive an acknowledgment confirming that your application has been received. We will review your information and, if we determine that your background and skills are a good match for the position, we will be contacting you in the near future.

Due to the high volume of interest in our openings, we are unable to respond to phone call or email inquiries about jobs/internships.

What if I need to mail in my demo reel?
We will accept demo reels for open positions only, and they must be submitted with a signed Release Submission form. Please mail demo reels to:

Tippett Studio
2741 Tenth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
Attention: [Include the name of the job/internship opening]

Can I send in my demo reel, even if I don’t see any current openings?
We do accept unsolicited reels, and they can be submitted one of two ways:

By Mail:
Tippett Studio
2741 Tenth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
Attention: [Insert the type of position you are submitting your reel for.]

By Email:
Please refer to specific job/internship postings for email addresses.
For general submissions, mail to: jobs@tippett.com

What if I don’t see any openings that I’m qualified for?
If you do not see any openings that fit your background/skill set, please continue to check back on our website for future openings as these pages are updated periodically.

How long will my application material remain on file?
Applications submitted in response to an advertised job/internship opening will be retained for two years.

Can I call or email questions about working at Tippett?
Due to the high volume of interest in our openings, we are unable to respond to phone call or email inquiries about jobs/internships.

Jobs