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Senior Groom Artist – Expression of Interest

This role is considered Hybrid, which means the employee will work 2-3 days onsite at a Company designated location and occasionally from home.


Industrial Light & Magic
} 12:00 am
In-person & Online
C$108,400 to C$138,800

This posting is an opportunity to submit your resume for future consideration; this is not a role that is open at this time. We anticipate this role may be open in the future, but we are not actively hiring for the position. If you would like to be considered for this potential role, please submit your resume. If the role becomes available, you may receive an email or call from a recruiter.

Position Summary

ILM’s Groom Artist Team sits alongside our Digital Model Shop and Creature Teams. Creating hair, fur and/or feather grooms for characters and creatures as part of the Creature / Character pipeline for high-end VFX projects.

What You’ll Do

  • Creation of fur/feather/hair/environment grooms for characters, creatures and environments using a mix of off the shelf and ILM proprietary tools
  • Collaborate with Creature TD’s to determine requirements and solutions for dynamics and layouts
  • Paint colour and specular maps for hair, fur and feathers
  • Work closely with additional departments in the Creature workflow including Modeling, Animation and Lighting
  • Maintains or exceeds consistent level of productivity while meeting deadlines and producing high quality work

What We’re Looking For

  • Proven experience within a high-end VFX facility
  • Demo reel and portfolio illustrating knowledge and experience in painting, illustration or design
  • Familiarity with film production; computer graphics
  • Attention to detail
  • Proven Groom skills within a high-end VFX production environment
  • Ability to learn quickly and assimilate new information
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Nice to have:
  • Good organizational skills
  • Grooming portfolio with creatures, digidoubles, and feathers
  • Ability to liaise with various parts of the Computer Graphics pipeline
  • Proficient in Maya, Houdini, Mari (preferred), Zbrush, Photoshop, or Bodypaint
  • Ability to navigate complex Computer Graphics pipelines


The hiring range for this position in Vancouver is C$108,400 to C$138,800 per year based on a 40-hour work week. The amount of hours scheduled per week may vary based on business needs. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A full range of medical, financial, and/or other variable pay or benefits, may be offered dependent on the level and position offered.

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