Animation/Digital Coordinator

Hollywood, CA
Posted 2 weeks ago

The Jim Henson Company has remained an established leader in family entertainment for over 60 years and is recognized worldwide as a top-tier, award-winning film production company and an innovator in creatures, puppetry, and live-action and animated television. Henson’s most recent feature film credits include Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio (2023 Academy Award winner for Best Animated Feature), the independent film The Portable Door, (releasing April 2023 on MGM+), and the sequel to Alexander the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, currently in production for Disney+. Recent television credits include the reboot of Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock and the animated series Harriet the Spy for Apple TV+.

The Jim Henson Company is seeking a talented Animation/ Digital Coordinator to join our 2-person Digital Puppetry Studio. The Henson Digital Puppetry Studio uses patented technology to allow producers, directors, and performers to manipulate three-dimensional CG characters in full CG environments. This is done in real-time for broadcast or streaming. Must be experienced with animation pipelines and processes.


  • Supervise internal technology development (Shotgrid, Unreal, Custom Software Development)
  • Ability to translate technical concepts into layperson’s terms (i.e. different software and coding language)
  • Ability to organize people and keep internal/external teams focused
  • Portfolio organization and talent recruiting. Outreach and relationship building with animation and VFX schools.
  • Coordinate meetings and send calendar invites.
  • Meeting prep for internal and client meetings.
    • Securing NDAs.
    • Preparing supplemental materials.
    • Coordinating lot access and meeting logistics
    • Research on new companies and people.
  • Participate in the creation of promotional materials and decks for the department.
  • Prepare and track staff workload (Primarily for the Creative Supervisor as well as intermittent freelance staff)
  • Serve as a liaison between Digital Creature Shop and other departments at the company.
  • Supervise the upkeep of the equipment inventory and the departmental wiki.
  • Coordinate start paperwork for new hires.
  • Weekly payroll review and coding.
  • Sign and code overhead invoices and credit card charges and submit them through the appropriate channels. Create and log POs as necessary.
  • Prepare weekly executive meeting updates.
  • Keep tabs on license server and ensure that software licenses are tracked, adjusted, and/or renewed in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Coordination of schedule for the edit bays
  • Take and process notes and next steps in departmental meetings.
  • Ensure that freelance invoices are submitted on time by directly following up with contractors on a weekly basis.
  • Maintain digital filing system for department.


  • Must be experienced with animation pipelines and processes
  • At least 2 years in a production coordinator position or equivalent.
  • Ability to solve complex problems efficiently.
  • A calm and positive attitude.

Pay Scale: $60,000-$85,000/year depending on experience.

Please apply online by submitting a resume, cover letter and salary requirements to

The Jim Henson Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We strive to foster a diverse environment and build a team that is inclusive across race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, age, national origin, and veteran status.

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