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!

Cartoon Saloon is an equal opportunities employer. Diversity and Inclusion are core to who we are, and we recognise the great value each one of us brings to the team. If you require an accommodation due to a disability with your application or recruitment process, please contact jobs@cartoonsaloon.ie and we will be happy to accommodate you as best as we can.

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, established in 1999 by Paul Young, Tomm Moore, and Nora Twomey, is a world renowned animation studio with five Academy Award® and two Golden Globe® nominations and many award wins including BAFTA® and Emmy®.  Located in Kilkenny, Ireland, the studio produces brave and beautiful shorts, feature films, and TV series. Cartoon Saloon is the founder and host of Kilkenny Animated, an annual festival of visual storytelling incorporating exhibitions, talks and performances celebrating the creativity of the animation craft.

In 2024, Cartoon Saloon will be celebrating its 25th anniversary with exciting events planned throughout the year to mark this special occasion.

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. Please email jobs@cartoonsaloon.ie in January 2023 for 2023 Internship opportunities. 

We open our TY applications in September for the academic year. If you are interested in our TY Work Experience for 22/23 please email jobs@cartoonsaloon.ie

Yes, all our crew members are based in Kilkenny. 

No, all of our crew members are based in Kilkenny.

Please keep an eye out for announcements with regards to Kilkenny Animated where there will be talks & studio tours! 

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.