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WORKING AT CAUSE AND FX

We foster a close-knit, inclusive workplace where everyone is comfortable contributing ideas and pitching in as a team to tame VFX challenges. We embrace our individual diversities and our unfiltered selves are always in attendance. Our culture of camaraderie and warmth is as important to us as sending the next generation of kick-ass VFX out into the world.

OPEN POSITIONS

Our Studio is located in Auckland, New Zealand. We embrace a hybrid work environment and would love to hear from candidates in New Zealand and Australia. Long and short term contracts available.

We are always on the lookout for collaborative, talented people to join our team and help create incredible VFX while having the time of our lives doing it.

Apply for a role from the current open positions below or register your interest for future positions via recruitment@causeandfx.nz.

ASSISTANT TECHNICAL DIRECTOR (ATD)

Cause and FX are looking for a position to start immediately.

Cause and FX are now hiring for an Assistant Technical Director (ATD) within our growing 3D Department.

The ATD will work directly with our Head of 3D and 3D Coordinator, as well as liaise with our IO Department, and engage in a wide variety of activities across the department to help us deliver required 3D components to both our in-house artists and external vendors.

  • Must be versed in Autodesk Maya and Houdini.
  • Ability to self manage multiple tasks while under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively under the direction of their HOD and Production crew.
  • Proven team player with excellent communication skills
  • Prior experience in 3D required

At Cause and FX we promote a culture that celebrates diversity and inclusiveness not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes us stronger, more creative and ultimately better at what we do.

At Cause and FX everybody’s welcome and we look forward to hearing from you.

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TALENT ACQUISITION CONSULTANT

Cause and FX are looking for a position to start immediately.

We are looking for a Talent Acquisition Consultant to develop and implement sourcing and employer branding techniques that will help us recruit talented employees. Ultimately, you will ensure we attract, hire and retain high-performing employees.

The Talent Acquisition Consultant responsibilities include forecasting hiring needs, sourcing potential hires on various online channels, building relationships with passive candidates and hiring managers and evaluating candidates’ performance in interviews and assignments. If you have proven you can creatively attract talent and improve candidate experience, we’d like to meet you.

 

  • Partner with the People Experience Manager to develop internal HR processes, such as recruitment, onboarding, and employer branding
  • Source candidates on social networks and niche platforms (e.g. Github, Behance)
  • Advertise jobs internally and externally
  • Review job applications to identify high-potential candidates
  • Organize assessment centers and career events
  • Provide support in preparing hiring plans
  • Liaise with hiring managers to understand each position’s expectations
  • Track key recruiting KPIs, including time to fill and source of hire
  • Assist the People Experience Manager when required to craft job offer letters and employment agreements
  • Foster long-term relationships with past applicants and potential candidates

At Cause and FX we promote a culture that celebrates diversity and inclusiveness not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes us stronger, more creative and ultimately better at what we do.

At Cause and FX everybody’s welcome and we look forward to hearing from you.

Apply Now

HOUDINI FX ARTIST

Houdini FX Artist
Term: 6-12 months

Cause and FX are looking for positions starting immediately.

We are currently accepting applications from FX TDs residing & legal to work in New Zealand but open to consider remote artists.

 

  • You have 3-5 years of FX experience in both the TV and Feature work arena.
  • You have a solid working knowledge / Understanding of Houdini and Redshift.
  • You have experience taking pyro, vellum, and fluids from concept through to sim and final render.
  • You have a great creative eye and enjoy collaborating with your team to produce the best results.
  • You have understanding of all aspects of VFX production, and enjoy working in a multidisciplinary environment.
  • You are self-motivated, a team player, and organise.
  • communicate constantly with other departments about schedules and deadlines and work to these efficiently.
  • Experience using Karma is a bonus.

At Cause and FX we promote a culture that celebrates diversity and inclusiveness not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes us stronger, more creative and ultimately better at what we do.

At Cause and FX everybody’s welcome and we look forward to hearing from you.

Apply Now

LIGHTING TD

Lighting Artist
Term: 6-12 months

Cause and FX are looking for positions starting immediately.

We are currently accepting applications from LIGHTING TDs residing & legal to work in New Zealand but open to consider remote artists.

 

  • You have 3-5 years of experience in both the TV and Feature work arena.
  • you have experience with photoreal surfacing, lighting and rendering in Houdini using Redshift
  • A strong knowledge / understanding of colour space and the scientific principles behind creating realistic lighting and knowledge of lighting techniques
  • able to overcome obstacles, use the most cutting-edge technology to find new ways to achieve a creative vision
  • communicate constantly with other departments about schedules and deadlines and work to these efficiently
  • You are self-motivated, a team player, and organised.

At Cause and FX we promote a culture that celebrates diversity and inclusiveness not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes us stronger, more creative and ultimately better at what we do.

At Cause and FX everybody’s welcome and we look forward to hearing from you.

Apply Now

LEAD ROTO AND PREP ARTIST

Lead Roto and Prep Artist
Term: 6-12 months

Cause and FX are looking for positions starting immediately.

We are currently accepting applications from Lead Roto and Prep Artists residing & legal to work in New Zealand but open to consider remote artists.

 

  • 5+ years experience in Roto, Prep, Paint in VFX and expert technical skills in this area.
  • A working knowledge of Nuke.
  • A critical eye for detail and strong communication skills.
  • A good artist with knowledge of composition and colour.
  • A strong eye for detail and precision.
  • Able to work under pressure amongst a large team.
  • A resilient and positive attitude and a proactive communication style.
  • Able to take direction and feedback well from Compositors and Supervisors.
  • A knowledge and interest in photography and digital manipulation is helpful.
  • Previous experience leading a show or team is a plus.
  • Knowledge of checking outsourced work is a plus.

At Cause and FX we promote a culture that celebrates diversity and inclusiveness not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes us stronger, more creative and ultimately better at what we do.

At Cause and FX everybody’s welcome and we look forward to hearing from you.

Apply Now

SENIOR NUKE COMPOSITOR

Senior Nuke Artists
Term: 6-12 months

Cause and FX are looking for positions starting immediately.

We are currently accepting applications from Senior Nuke Artist residing & legal to work in New Zealand but open to consider remote artists.

 

  • You will have a minimum of 5+ years photo real experience in live action episodic and feature work backed up by current show reel able to demonstrate the following.
  • Expert knowledge of compositing as well as integration 2d and 3d multi pass cg elements into plates.
  • Strong artistic skills with meticulous attention to detail.
  • The ability to multitask, prioritize and problem solve with excellent organization, communication and interpersonal skills, able to meet schedules and project deadlines.
  • Taking briefs and direction from Compositing Supervisors to execute assigned shots
  • Balancing the creative and technical aspects of each shot
  • An understanding in colour space principles
  • A proactive and collaborative work ethic with a willingness to mentor those around you currently at many stages of their careers

At Cause and FX we promote a culture that celebrates diversity and inclusiveness not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes us stronger, more creative and ultimately better at what we do.

At Cause and FX everybody’s welcome and we look forward to hearing from you.

Apply Now

NUKE COMPOSITORS

Nuke Artists
Term: 6-12 months

Cause and FX are looking for positions starting immediately.

We are currently accepting applications from Nuke Artist residing & legal to work in New Zealand but open to consider remote artists.

 

  • You will have a minimum of 3+ years photo real experience in live action episodic and feature work backed up by current show reel able to demonstrate the following.
  • Solid knowledge of compositing as well as integration 2d and 3d multi pass cg elements into plates.
  • You will have strong artistic skills with meticulous attention to detail.
  • The ability to multitask, prioritize and problem solve with excellent organization, communication and interpersonal skills, able to meet schedules and project deadlines.
  • Taking briefs and direction from Compositing Supervisors to execute assigned shots
  • Balancing the creative and technical aspects of each shot
  • An understanding in colour space principles
  • A proactive and collaborative work ethic with a willingness to mentor those around you currently at many stages of their careers

At Cause and FX we promote a culture that celebrates diversity and inclusiveness not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes us stronger, more creative and ultimately better at what we do.

At Cause and FX everybody’s welcome and we look forward to hearing from you.

Apply Now

VFX COORDINATOR

VFX Coordinator
Term: 6-12 months

Cause and FX are looking for positions starting immediately.

Cause and FX are looking for positions starting immediately. Due to the requirements needed for this role we encourage in-house only.

The VFX Coordinator is central to the visual effects project management. As the bridge between VFX Supervisors and Artists, the VFX Coordinator strategises, implements and communicates tasks crucial to the delivery of studio projects.

 

  • Must have previous experience as a Production Coordinator in VFX or CG Animation
  • Understanding of live-action and visual effects workflows
  • Understanding of common file formats and resolutions
  • Existing knowledge of production databases (e.g. Shotgun, Filemaker, Ftrack, NIM) google suite and basic editorial knowledge
  • Maintains an accurate summary of artist progress in the production database, with updated accurate task status ensuring the production database is kept updated daily with notes and critical information before departing for the day.
  • Highly organised and able to maintain a calm and pleasant attitude
  • A great communicator who is able to relay information in a succinct manner to the team, whilst anticipating and resolving problems quickly and efficiently
  • First-class time management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to prioritise conflicting tasks
  • Able to remain calm and confident in a fast-paced environment
  • Daily time logging to be complete every day, in full for all hours worked

At Cause and FX we promote a culture that celebrates diversity and inclusiveness not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes us stronger, more creative and ultimately better at what we do.

At Cause and FX everybody’s welcome and we look forward to hearing from you.

Apply Now

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

Cause and FX are open to hearing from candidates that are expressing interest in positions not currently advertised. If you can’t see your preferred position here, please drop us a line to let us know what you are interested in and tell us about your experience.

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