2D Animation & Visual Effects Technician | BAVC

2D Animation & Visual Effects Technician

Academy of Art University

79 New Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Motion Graphics
Local (Bay Area)
August 30

Academy of Art University is seeking a 2D Animation & Visual Effects Technician to provide technical support within the school of 2D Animation's academic lab. This is a part-time position requiring up to 40 hours of work per week for 37.5 weeks per year.

This position offers part-time employees to enroll in one tuition-free undergraduate class per semester, accrue paid sick leave, enroll in a tax-free commuter benefit program and contribute to a 401k program. We also have a swimming pool with multiple lanes, two fitness centers and many recreational programs that you are welcome to benefit from throughout the year.


Provide technical assistance to students and faculty using building equipment
Set up, operate and maintain all audio and visual equipment including TV’s, VCR’s, DVD’s, analog and digital cameras and digital projectors
Set up, operate and maintain all computers in animation classrooms and labs, including both Macs and PCs
Monitor and resolve computer and equipment issues noted at the front desk and escalate issues to management as needed
Maintain a clean, functional and productive learning environment
Manage and monitor equipment and facilities within the Building


At least two years of prior professional experience. Experience in an educational setting is a plus.
Understanding of traditional animation techniques and principles.
Comprehensive knowledge of different output and compression formats for a variety of media, including print, web, DVD, video and High Definition.
Proficient to advanced knowledge in Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, TV Paint, Toon Boom Harmony 11, Flash, Wacom Tablets and Cintiq.
Proficiency in basic network setup, operation and troubleshooting, involving work-groups, wireless and remote storage.
Knowledge of traditional and digital techniques, workflow and processes.
Software knowledge of Toon Boom Harmony, TVPAINT, Storyboard Pro and Adobe Creative Suite.
Excellent customer service skills.
Be able to lift up to 50 lbs.