Head of Animation

Location: Glasgow

Specialism: Animation


Contract: Permanent

Axis Studios is dynamic, creative Head of Animation who enjoys working on a variety of projects. This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate looking for a long term position contributing to the future growth of Axis as a Studio.   If this sounds like an environment you would thrive in, we would love for you to join our team!

This role will be based out of Glasgow however will have some travel to the Bristol & London studios dependant on project needs. 


The Head of Animation is responsible for day-to-day operations and long-term strategic management of the animation department. You will be responsible for overseeing the creative output and strategic long term vision of Animation workflows & future growth of the department


Primary Responsibilities:

•  Managing of the Animation Department

•  Manage the training and integration of new artists into the existing team 

•  Assess the performance of your team

•  Reporting to the Head of CG 


Strategy and technical development:

•  Have a compelling strategy and vision for the future of the department

•  Keep up to date with industry developments and tools

•  Ensure the department remains relevant in an ever changing global industry

•  Propose / oversee the development of new tools, workflows or techniques

•  Plan accordingly for the successful and efficient delivery of projects


Show planning and delivery:

•  Work with lead artists, supervisors and producers to bid / plan projects

•  Communicate with other departments, show production and management

•  Ensure that work is delivered to Axis Studios standards

•  Ensure project methodologies, quality and schedule expectations are consistent and achievable




•  Excellent communication and negotiation skills

•  Strong attention to detail

•  Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills

•  Exercise patience, problem-solving and mediation skills

•  Ability to cope with challenging situations with composure

•  Ability to work in an inclusive and diverse organization

•  Strong creative ability and flair

•  Strong sense of aesthetic

•  Excellent team building skills

•  Strong business acumen

•  Understanding of financial impacts of business decisions