Posted Feb 16

Stop Motion Animation Lab Technician

Academy of Art University
San Francisco,CA

Who We Are:

If you have always dreamed of living and working in a world class city, while honing your professional energy in a fast-paced, challenging and engaging work environment, then we are the employer for you -- Academy of Art University, the leading art&design university in the nation. As a student-focused and dynamic institution, we believe our employees are direct contributors to the future of art and design.

Stop Motion Animation Lab Technician
This is a part-time position working up to 40 hours per week
for the Spring Semester (February 6th through May 27th).

As a Stop Motion Lab Technician, here are some of the duties you will be performing:

  • Monitor student use of the lab, checking students in and out of the lab
  • Give tutorials to students about software and Stop Motion techniques
  • Help students and faculty with technical needs, e.g., troubleshooting and malfunctioning equipment
  • Assist students and faculty with software/ equipment troubleshooting, and computer maintenance and repair (MAC)
  • Assist with departmental exhibitions
  • Help maintain departmental aesthetic (change and update displays within department), including desktop publishing (fliers, videos, and other promotional media)
  • Provide a friendly presence to students, faculty and staff

What skills and experience we are seeking:

  • Must have an understanding of traditional animation techniques e.g., stop-motion, experimental animation and cel animation), and principles
  • Strong MAC skills and good understanding of puppet and set fabrication
  • Software knowledge:Dragon Stop Motion, iStopMotion, QuickTimePro, FCP, Adobe After Effects, Premier Pro, Photoshop CS
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs

To view additional information on ourSchool of Animation&Visual Effects, clickHere!


This position includes the following benefits: paid sick leave accrual, a commuter program, and a 401K plan. In addition we offer the following unique advantages: health&wellness programs, access to University gym/pool&athletic games, and participation in various events such as our film festival, fashion show and gallery auctions.

For further information on the Academy: Academy of Art

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The Academy of Art is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered regardless of age, Aids or HIV positive status, marital status, domestic partnership, medical condition or genetic characteristics, race or national origin, pregnancy, religion, sex, gender identity, gender or sexual orientation, name change, citizenship, physical or mental disability, veteran status or other status protected by federal, state, local or other law. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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