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Character Modeler (Santiago of the Seas)


Burbank, CA, US, 91502


For over 30 years, the Nickelodeon Animation Studio continues to be one of the largest producers of television animation in the world, reflecting all kids today. Based in Burbank, Calif., with offices in New York, the Studio, designed by our artists and for our artists, is home to the world's greatest creative talents. Our campus of creativity houses top-notch talent, storytellers, artists, production teams, voice actors, cartoon experts and more. At Nickelodeon, we are always looking to recruit dedicated craftspeople to help bring groundbreaking new ideas to life and that starts with you! We are leading the way in animated content for TV series, TV movies, shorts and  theatrical features. Some of our new upcoming original animated series include, Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years, Rugrats, Middlemost Post, Star Trek: Prodigy, Big Nate and Santiago of the Seas, among others.Our content development teams are creator-driven, our work culture is collaborative, our mentorship of new talent is second to none, and we are committed to hiring inclusively to reflect authenticity in the diverse stories we want to tell.Join us!



  • Work with the Art Director to create models for characters.
  • Craft high quality and detailed character assets based on show requirements.
  • Being flexible to adapt from one modeling style to another.
  • Candidate should have advanced knowledge of modeling both organic and hard surface characters, create rig friendly topology for the character’s needs, achieve desired aesthetics within the allowed polygon count, and efficiently translate the character from 2D to 3D.
  • Aid in the research, development, and implementation of methods and techniques.
  • Simple knowledge of rigging, cluster creation, simple joint setup, etc. is a plus.
  • Complete tasks within the time allotted.
  • Conduct the first approval evaluation of all character assets created by vendor studio.
  • Collaborate with the Environment Artist to make the episode doable within the CG Department’s parameters.
  • Create “Build” notes for the designs that satisfy the pipeline, the episode’s needs, and the artist’s needs.


  • The ideal candidate should be an artist who is familiar with creating characters.
  • A great "can do" attitude and flexibility to non-traditional solutions is essential.
  • We are looking for individuals who have extensive knowledge, experience and skill sets implementing the following into a Maya production pipeline.
  • A minimum of 2-4 years of industry experience in film, broadcast, and/or games


ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet. 


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Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles