Careers

We Are Hiring

Cheeky Little is an award-winning animation studio. We can offer all the benefits of working for a smaller studio, where you’re more like family than a face in the crowd. Our team is experienced, collaborative and down-to-earth.

We’re always looking for great new talent and would love to hear from you.

Please send us an email to say hi, or send through your CV and showreel or portfolio to careers@cheekylittle.com.au

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Position: 2D Animators – Freelance

Description:

We’re looking for 2D animators. Animators will ideally be open to working with frame-by-frame and rig-based animation, as the show will have both components.

Due to Covid-19, we’re gearing up for all crew to have the option to work remotely for the entire duration of the project.

For those who would prefer to work in a studio environment, once Covid-19 settles down, we likely will reopen the studio in Woy Woy, on the NSW Central Coast. The terms of your contract would remain the same regardless.

Dates: late July 2020 – late April 2021

Requirements:

  • Be able to use Toon Boom Harmony
  • Must be able to legally work in Australia
  • Have your own equipment
  • Have an ABN

Ideally, you would:

  • Have professional experience as an animator.
  • Have skills in frame-by-frame and rigged animation
  • Have experience with Shotgun
  • Be able to adapt to the show’s art style.
  • Be passionate about what you do
  • Be based in NSW, Australia

What we can offer:

  • Flexible working hours and remote working ability
  • Competitive remuneration paid on an approved per-second rate

To apply, please send your CV and Showreel through to careers@cheekylittle.com.au with subject line: APPLICATION – 2D ANIMATOR – YOUR NAME

Applicants will likely be required to do a short, unpaid test.

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Position: Lead Animators

Description:
We’re looking for 2D Lead Animators. Lead Animators will ideally be open to working with frame-by-frame and rig-based animation, as the show will have both components. Each Lead will have a team of animators they’re responsible for managing. They will need to give technical reviews and assistance, and help the show’s Director with handouts. Along with the Producers and Production Manager, you would be responsible for making sure your team hits its deadlines.

Due to Covid-19, we’re gearing up for all crew to have the option to work remotely for the entire duration of the project.

For those who would prefer to work in a studio environment, once Covid-19 settles down, we likely will reopen the studio in Woy Woy, on the NSW Central Coast. The terms of your contract would remain the same regardless. This is a contract position, with a set weekly wage.

Dates: late July 2020 – late April 2021

Requirements:

  • Be able to use Toon Boom Harmony
  • Must be able to legally work in Australia
  • Be able to adapt to the show’s art style
  • Be passionate about what you do
  • Have professional experience as an animator
  • Have your own equipment

Ideally, you would:

  • Have skills in frame-by-frame and rigged animation
  • Have experience managing a team
  • Be technically-minded
  • Have experience with Shotgun
  • Be based in NSW

What we can offer:

  • Flexible working hours and remote working ability
  • Competitive remuneration, negotiable depending on experience

To apply, please send your CV and Showreel through to careers@cheekylittle.com.au with subject line: APPLICATION – LEAD 2D ANIMATOR – YOUR NAME

Applicants will likely be required to do a short, unpaid test.

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Position: Scene Assembly Artists

Dates: early July 2020 – early April 2020

Description:
Our scene assembly artists are a crucial and valued part of our pipeline. Scene assembly artists do the scene setup and a lot of the trouble-shooting for the animators. Scene assembly artists will be required to create new Toon Boom Harmony files, bring in the characters, props, backgrounds, animatics and any other elements, create draft camera moves and solve any continuity issues that may come up. They’re also expected to keep an eye out for potential reuse of previous animated shots.

Due to Covid-19, we’re gearing up for all crew to have the option to work remotely for the entire duration of the project.

For those who would prefer to work in a studio environment, once Covid-19 settles down, we likely will reopen the studio in Woy Woy, on the NSW Central Coast. The terms of your contract would remain the same regardless. This is a contract position, with a set weekly wage.

Requirements:

  • Strong visual planning and organisation skills
  • A problem solver
  • Self-autonomy
  • Basic Toon Boom Harmony and Photoshop skills
  • Must be able to legally work in Australia
  • Proven previous experience working to a schedule and deadlines
  • Have your own equipment
  • Have an ABN

Ideally, you would:

  • Have professional experience in animation
  • Previous experience using Shotgun
  • Be based in NSW

What we can offer:

  • Flexible working hours and remote working ability
  • Competitive remuneration, negotiable depending on experience

To apply, please send your CV through to careers@cheekylittle.com.au with subject line: APPLICATION – SCENE ASSEMBLY – YOUR NAME

Applicants may be required to do a short, unpaid test.

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Position: Layout Artists

Dates: early June 2020 – mid February 2021

Description:
Our layout artists will draw layouts for each unique camera angle, based on a provided storyboard and key backgrounds.

Due to Covid-19, we’re gearing up for all crew to have the option to work remotely for the entire duration of the project.

For those who would prefer to work in a studio environment, once Covid-19 settles down, we likely will reopen the studio in Woy Woy, on the NSW Central Coast. The terms of your contract would remain the same regardless.

Requirements:

  • Strong Photoshop skills
  • Strong understanding of background layouts
  • A problem solver
  • Self-autonomy
  • Must be able to legally work in Australia
  • Proven previous experience working to a schedule and deadlines
  • Have your own equipment and Photoshop license
  • Have an ABN

What we can offer:

  • Flexible working hours and remote working ability
  • Competitive remuneration, paid per approved layout, negotiable depending on experience

Ideally, you would:

  • Have professional experience as a layout or background artist
  • Previous experience with Shotgun
  • Experience using Maya (or any other equivalent 3D program)
  • Be based in NSW

To apply, please send your CV and portfolio through to careers@cheekylittle.com.au with subject line: APPLICATION – LAYOUT ARTIST – YOUR NAME

Applicants will likely be required to do a short, unpaid test.

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Position: Background Artists

Dates: mid June 2020 – early March 2021

Description:
Our background artists will paint assigned backgrounds using provided layouts and a key background image as a base. As a background artist you will have the ability to adapt to an existing art style and follow existing art rules outlined by the Art Director.

Due to Covid-19, we’re gearing up for all crew to have the option to work remotely for the entire duration of the project.

For those who would prefer to work in a studio environment, once Covid-19 settles down, we likely will reopen the studio in Woy Woy, on the NSW Central Coast. The terms of your contract would remain the same regardless.

Requirements:

  • Strong Photoshop skills
  • Ability to paint backgrounds using provided layouts and key background in the given style
  • Strong communication skills
  • Proven previous experience working to a schedule and deadlines
  • Must be able to legally work in Australia
  • Have your own equipment and Photoshop license
  • Have an ABN

Ideally, you would:

  • Have professional experience as a layout or background artist
  • Be based in NSW
  • Previous experience using Shotgun

What we can offer:

  • Flexible working hours and remote working ability
  • Competitive remuneration, paid per approved background, negotiable depending on experience

To apply, please send your CV and portfolio through to careers@cheekylittle.com.au with subject line: APPLICATION – BACKGROUND ARTIST – YOUR NAME

Applicants will likely be required to do a short, unpaid test.