Associate Animator

Job Type:
Areas of Expertise:
Art and Animation
Hunt Valley
Zenimax Online Studios
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Associate Animator

Division: ZeniMax Online Studios | Department: Art | Location: Hunt Valley , MD, US


ZeniMax Online has an opportunity for a passionate Associate Animator. You will work with our talented team of creative professionals to bring the fantastic creatures and characters of our worlds to life.  Our collaborative environment empowers you to harness your passion and creativity and develop genre-defining gameplay and interactive storytelling for one of the most beloved franchises in the industry,  The Elder Scrolls Online.



  • Bring fantastic and realistic creatures and characters to life with high-quality animation
  • Collaborate with designers to define and implement artistic vision to gameplay and storytelling
  • Master in-house tools for creation and refinement in game engine
  • Organize assets and feedback from animation reviews



  • Passion for character animation
  • 2 years professional experience as an animator
  • Strong reel showcasing poses, timing and creativity
  • Understanding of anatomy and human kinetics, demonstrated through a working knowledge of martial arts, dance, or related experience
  • Able to demonstrate a strong understanding of fundamental animation principles and the ability to clearly communicate those ideas to others
  • Must show an aptitude for learning new systems quickly
  • BFA with a major in Animation or equivalent experience, additional related education a plus
  • Strong organizational skills


Desired Skills:

  • Experience with motion capture and realistic human performance
  • Training or experience with acting
  • Excellent drawing or related traditional art skills demonstrated in a portfolio
  • Have extensive knowledge of 3D Studio Max and/or Maya


Demo Requirements :

Please include links to your work and clearly indicate your contributions. Resumes without links to work samples will not be considered. Demo Reel must clearly show the best examples of strong poses and timing while showcasing creativity. Any supporting images that demonstrate understanding of weight, anatomy, or performance are strongly encouraged.

How to Apply

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