We are looking for a technically minded artist to join our 2D team in a Technical Director role. The Technical Director is responsible for establishing and maintaining the technical expectations of the show while meeting and following up on the production assumptions set out in the PSA.


Atomic Cartoons Inc. is an award-winning animation studio with locations in Vancouver's Mt. Pleasant Animation District, Ottawa's Hintonburg neighborhood and LA. Since its inception over 20 years ago, Atomic Cartoons has created and produced numerous 2D and CG animation productions including Last Kids on Earth. Atomic is well known for its artist-friendly culture and flexible work environment. We are always looking for artists of all levels to join our team!



  • Work with production Directors, Animation Directors, Line Producers and the production team to ensure project scope is manageable within the schedule and resources.
  • Work with clients during pre-production providing education and expectation management to set up productions for success.
  • Establish and maintain technical project expectations.
  • Assess designs and creative expectations of projects and provide technical support during production.
  • Provide technical guidance to supervisors and departments across the project.
  • Mentor and provide feedback to department supervisors.
  • Attend and participate in training initiatives.



  • 4 or more years in a supervisory role in 2D animation (Storyboards, Builds, Animation, FX and/or Compositing.
  • A strong understanding of 2D animation and the 2D Harmony animation pipeline.
  • Prior experience leading and mentoring a team.
  • A strong sense of teamwork and collaboration.
  • An ability to problem solve both creative and technical problems.
  • Communicate technical and non-technical ideas to a wide variety of people.
  • Experience working across multiple 2D departments in a supervisory role is an asset for this role.
  • Prior experience as an Animation Director or Director is an asset for this role.
  • Scripting experience in an asset for this role.
  • Currently legally eligible to work in Canada.





Atomic Cartoons Inc. and Thunderbird Entertainment welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Show us what you would like to contribute to Atomic by providing us with relevant examples of your previous work along with your resume and cover letter. 

We thank you for your submission; only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No phone calls, please.


Atomic Cartoons is an equal opportunity employer and employs personnel without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, language, citizenship, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, physical and/or mental handicap or financial ability.

While remaining sensitive, fair, and providing equitable treatment for all, Atomic Cartoons works to increase participation and advancement to reflect all personnel – including Women, Indigenous People, Visible Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities, who are all qualified members. Thus, it helps identify and remove barriers that prevent the full participation of members of designated groups in the workplace.

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