Looking to join our crew in Kilkenny? Then you're in the right place!

Here at Cartoon Saloon our goal has always been to make original stories and foster the talent of our crew. We believe in showing exactly what can be achieved when traditional art techniques merge with digital methods to make beautiful animation features, shorts and series.  A studio is only as strong as its crew, do you have what it takes to be part of our mission to showcase the storytelling power of 2d animation? Take a look around and see what we have to offer!

Current Positions

Please read before applying:

Have you already applied with us before? If so, click on the vacancy that interests you and above the application form, you can log into your profile you previously created. 

If you haven’t previously applied with us, click on the vacancy that interests you and complete the application form.

Our recruitment team are always on hand for any queries you may have. Contact us at jobs@cartoonsaloon.ie or have a look through our recruitment FAQ’s here

About Cartoon Saloon

Cartoon Saloon is a 4-time Academy Award®, Golden Globe®, BAFTA and Emmy nominated animation studio formed in Kilkenny by Paul Young, Tomm Moore and Nora Twomey. The studio has set themselves apart due to their illustrative style and powerful story-telling as seen in their Oscar® nominated features and short films The Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea, The Breadwinner and Late Afternoon. Their Emmy nominated preschool series, Puffin Rock, is currently being broadcast worldwide in over 30 countries along with streaming on Netflix. Dorg Van Dango, is a comedy tv series for 6-11-year-olds currently broadcasting on RTE and Nickelodeon. Based in Kilkenny, and with a crew of over 150, Cartoon Saloon is currently working on a development slate of new features and series projects. Cartoon Saloon’s 4th feature Wolfwalkers, directed by Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart, will be launched worldwide in the Autumn of 2020, including on Apple TV

About Kilkenny

There’s nowhere quite like Kilkenny. Recognised as the cultural and heritage capital of Ireland, Kilkenny blends meandering medieval streets and stunning natural scenery in a visitor experience that can be enjoyed again and again.

There’s so much to do once you’ve finished work. From the imposing majesty of Kilkenny Castle to the picturesque idyll of Inistioge village, gourmet dining to golf, shopping to family activities, you’ll be inundated with options to complete your visit to the Marble City!

Kilkenny is easily accessible from all major Irish airport and ferry ports, with Dublin an easy 1 hour and 20 minutes drive on the M9 motorway. Alternatively you can catch one of the regular trains or buses from any of the major urban centres.

 

Frequently Asked Recruitment Questions

All job vacancies are posted on our careers page here. If you have not applied with us before you will fill out the application form within the job. If you have already applied through our website you do not need to fill in the application form, simply click on the vacancy that interests you and above the application form, you can log into your profile you previously created to update your CV, Cover Letter and Showreel/Portfolio. 

If you have applied for a job with us before through the website you simply click on the vacancy that interests you and above the application form, you can log into your profile you previously created to update your CV, Cover Letter and Showreel/Portfolio.

You will need to include a cover letter for the role you are applying to and an up to date cv.

Yes, if they need to fit into a production with an established style

Yes, however, due to the current COVID-19 restrictions we are unable to facilitate placements at this time.Please check back with us in early 2021. 

Yes, however, due to the current COVID-19 restrictions we are unable to facilitate placements at this time.Please check back with us in early 2021. 

Yes, we ask that our colleagues be available to work here in Kilkenny

No, we ask that our applicants be available to work here in Kilkenny.

Yes, but given the current COVID-19 restrictions thse may be online, please keep an eye on the website for any upcoming events.

Yes, this is the process depending on each role.

Drawing skills and ability in digital and traditional media. Evidence of being able to adapt to the style of a production and also strong personal projects.