Series Director

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Department: Creative

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Are you an experienced Director looking for your next project? Bardel's Vancouver studio is currently recruiting for an experienced Series Director to join one of our exciting new 3D productions. The Series Director will be responsible for providing creative leadership, vision, and artistic direction to the project, directing all creative teams and ensuring high quality results. 

What you will be doing:

  • Oversee and supervise all creative leads and artists during the creative process, providing ideas, making decisions and offering viable solutions to creative roadblocks.
  • Read and comment on all drafts of scripts to ensure that they are compatible with the creative vision of the project and that they are producible within the parameters of the schedule.
  • Exercise superior leadership, collaborative and communication skills to ensure that inter and intra departmental tasks are assigned, understood and completed.
  • Ensure that the Production’s overall creative vision is understood and followed through by the Creative team.
  • Review and approve all creative materials prior to distribution to executive producers and stakeholders.
  • Ensure that story artists understand the storytelling style of the show and the overall creative vision.
  • Review and comment on all storyboards and animatics prior to distribution to executive producers and stakeholders.
  • Cultivate and maintain a creative and successful working relationship with executive producers and stakeholders. Be confident in your creative vision but flexible and open-minded to alternate ideas.
  • Work with the production team to ensure that deadlines are met per the Weekly Schedule and Overall Production Schedule.  Notify Producer in advance when creative issues may alter deadlines.
  • Be available to discuss artist performance of the crew.
  • Participate in the recruiting process.
  • Provide creative direction during voice record sessions.
  • Ensure all artwork is reviewed and approved prior to meetings.
  • Be available to travel to designated locations, locally and abroad per the needs of the production.
  • Motivate your crew to expand their limits and encourage them to share new ideas.
  • Mentor and offer support to less experienced artists, providing them with guidance and instruction.

What you bring with you:

  • 5+ years of Director experience in animation industry
  • Proven success in managing creative teams
  • Strong working knowledge of animation process from script to screen
  • Knowledge of storytelling principles and techniques
  • Well organized and able to juggle multiple priorities
  • Collaborative team-focused approach

Why work at Bardel?

We've got great people here, and for good reasons. Bardel offers a generous benefit package, regular social events and ongoing development opportunities for employees to advance their careers through work on prominent and exciting industry projects. You will collaborate with other influential, career-minded creative professionals from around the world, and have the opportunity to grow in your career.

What we want to see in your application:   

Tell us why YOU are the person for the position and how you meet the position’s criteria. Forward us your current resume and samples of your work (eg. a link to your website or reel – don’t hesitate to show off a little!). 

How to apply:

Please visit our website at  to apply.   

Thank YOU!

We thank all applicants who express an interest in being part of the Bardel team. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of submissions received, we will only be in touch with those that are a compelling match for one of our current openings.


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