The Walt Disney Company recently posted a job opening within its television animation department in Glendale, California. The job opportunity is an art director role for an upcoming Disney Channel animated film.
No information regarding the film has been released at this time, but the job posting goes on to state:
The Art Director will oversee and work directly with the design team to ensure quality and style consistency throughout the series, from the opening title, episode body to end credits. They should be experienced in creating detailed style guides and be comfortable working with internal and external departments on a day-to-day basis. They will have strong management skills to oversee and provide feedback to the artistic team. They will be responsible for anticipating and resolving complexity issues. This role requires the collaboration and leadership of a diverse group of people in a rapidly changing environment.
Disney also mentions that the position will be short-term, lasting around six to eight weeks, but it is possible to return for future work. Although the position is short term, Disney maintains high standards for applicants as they must have the following qualifications:
- 5-7 years of experience in artistic animation production
- Team leadership experience preferred
- Experience working with supplier animation studios preferred
- Knowledge of drawing software including Photoshop, Illustrator, Harmony and 3D technology if applicable
- Broad knowledge of art styles, latest technology and cinema is essential
Disney Channel has many ongoing projects and upcoming movies such as christmas again (2021), Zombies 3 (2022), and From Zoe Washington’s desk, which has not yet received a release date. Along with the planned movies, Disney Channel continues to bring viewers many animated series such as amphibians, The owl houseand The Ghost and Molly McGee, to name a few.
While it’s still live on cable in the US, Disney channels around the world have sadly come to an end as Disney+’s popularity grows. In order to focus on its Direct to Consumer streaming division, Disney decided to shut down Disney Channel in the UK, Germany, Italy and most of Europe. Luckily for Disney, the chance they took to end those channels paid off as Disney+ continued to have big increases in subscription prices.
If you or someone you know is interested in applying for this position, go to the Disney Careers website and search for the position.