Job Title: Rigger

Department: Rigging

Reports to: RiggingSupervisor

Status: Non-Exempt

Classification: Contract

Work Location: 50 West 2nd AveVancouver, British ColumbiaV5Y 1B3 Canada

Salary Range: $50,000- $79,000 / Annum

NOC: 5241

Working closely with the CG Supervisor and the Rigging Supervisor, the Rigger will be responsible for building robust and efficient rigs and working with the CG team to implement and support these rigs.

Duties and Responsibilities

With the CG Supervisor, Rigging, Animation, and Modeling Leads, identify the production’s specific rigging needs
Design efficient rigs appropriate to the production’s needs
Advise modeling teams on suitability of models for rigging and any changes needed
Work with the CG team implementing the rigs and rigging the assets
Design and implement scripted solutions for maximum speed and efficiency of rigging
Work with leads and supervisors in the testing of rigged assets
During production, support all the rigged assets


At least 2 years of rigging knowledge in industry production software such as Maya or Houdini
Strong English skills
Knowledge of other packages an asset, such as Motion Builder
Must have some experience as a rigger on high-end feature film productions
Excellent problem solving and communication skills required
Excellent interpersonal skills with an emphasis on inspired leadership required
A strong sense of self-motivation and ability to work with little supervision required
Linux scripting experience, especially in Bash/Python is desirable

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it. Method Studios management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs.

About Method Studios

Method Studios is an award-winning international visual effects group with facilities in Los Angeles, Vancouver, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, London, Sydney and Melbourne. As an artist-driven company known for its creativity, we service high-end feature film, commercial, television, games and motion graphics clients in the global marketplace.