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3D Rigging Lead

Guru Studio is crewing up for an exciting new CG series starring all your favourite Sesame Street characters…as mecha robots! You can read our official press release here!

We’re looking for a highly experienced 3D Rigging Lead to help us bring this new world to life.

You’ll be joining a vibrant entertainment company known for creating, developing and producing award-winning, hit shows such as True and the Rainbow Kingdom for Netflix, the smash-hit PAW Patrol, Mattel’s Ever After High; and our own Emmy Award nominated series Justin Time. Our studio also contributed visual development on the Academy Award nominated animated feature The Breadwinner.

At Guru, quality, original thinking, and respect for our artist’s workflow are at the core of our values. We’re always looking for passionate and committed talent, so come join our dynamic and growing team!

The Rigging Leads role encompasses:


  • Use available studio tools to rig characters and props
  • Supervise and mentor other members of the team on technique and execution
  • Oversee the team’s rigs to ensure they meet production requirements for quality, consistency, and performance.
  • Work with Animation to understand rig requirements to create and adjust optimal rigs for production.
  • Assign and Manage team to ensure work and tasks are completed per schedule
  • Collaborate with Supervisors, Leads, and Production team throughout production, ensuring fulsome communication and mitigating any issues.
  • Collaborate with technical team providing feedback in rigging and overall asset pipeline


  • 5+ years of Production rigging experience.
  • In-depth knowledge of Maya rigging
  • Experience with modular and procedural rigging systems is preferable.
  • Python knowledge is an asset.
  • Strong knowledge in modeling and texturing.
  • In-depth understanding of cartoon animation principles and how they apply to rigging

Why Join Guru?

  • We believe that creativity and quality are paramount, and we select projects that allow us to grow creatively.
  • Creating fun is part of our brand! It’s time to be a part of an environment that nurtures your creativity, forward thinking vision, and an innate entrepreneurial spirit!

Guru is committed to providing an inclusive work environment that celebrates the diversity of its employees. We are dedicated to employment equity and welcome applications from people from all Indigenous groups, races, religions, genders and people with disabilities.

We are committed to providing an accessible candidate experience during our recruitment process and are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment where candidates and employees feel valued and respected. Guru strives to respect the dignity and independence of people with disabilities and is committed to giving them the same opportunity to succeed in the recruitment process as all other candidates. If you have a disability, you may request to be accommodated at any time. Guru will work with all candidates to accommodate individual accessibility needs to the point of undue hardship.

Please advise us if you require accommodation. Guru Studio is an equal opportunity employer.

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