Associate Animator (Outsourcing)

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Areas of Expertise:
Art and Animation
Hunt Valley
Zenimax Online Studios
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Associate Animator (Outsourcing)

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

ZeniMax Online Studios is looking for a passionate Associate Animator to help with our outsourcing efforts.  The role involves collaborating with animators to help define and implement the artistic vision for gameplay and storytelling.  He/She will coordinate with the Animation Outsource Manager and in-house animators to ensure that necessary animations and setup are in place to facilitate the creation of story content, creature development, and marketing needs.  The ideal candidate will have strong fundamentals for animation creation and good organizational skills.



  • Create animations of varying quality stages from block-in to polish in order to define outsource animation packages
  • Finalize and adjust incoming outsource animations as needed in an effort to achieve the best quality possible
  • Help drive the look and feel of the game world through animation staging of characters
  • Help bring fantastic and realistic creatures and characters to life with high-quality animation
  • Create and maintain technical definitions for game engine animation asset usage
  • 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
  • Proficiency in animation with 3DS Max or Maya


Desired Skills: 

  • Passion for videogames and all things Elder Scrolls
  • Experience with 2D art, illustration, and figure drawing
  • Experience with motion capture pipelines, deliverables and setup


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 an understanding of weight, anatomy, or performance are strongly encouraged.

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