Kuku Studios Berkeley, CA, USA
Company Overview

Kuku Studios is an animation studio and storytelling house focused on creating characters, experiences, and stories that enrich people’s lives. Whether it’s a feature film, an episodic series, or a VR narrative, we believe telling stories is a big responsibility. Stories should not only delight and entertain, but also challenge us to grow. At Kuku Studios, we’re committed to crafting content that captures truth and meaning in the stories we tell.

Job Summary

We’re currently looking for a Production Assistant to join our company here in Berkeley, CA to work on our various projects (including our Netflix Original Series, Go! Go! Cory Carson)! We are looking for candidates who are enthusiastic about working in a smaller studio where they’ll have the opportunity to witness many aspects of animation production from start to finish.

Our Production leadership team have a wide array of production experiences and are all veterans of Pixar Animation Studios. As a result, they are committed to creating a collaborative work environment that provides for the best professional experience possible, while also expecting high standards of excellence. Our goal is to provide opportunities for the team to grow professionally, learn quickly via active participation, contribute in meaningful ways, and have fun while doing it.

Animation studio Production Assistants work under the supervision and guidance of the studio’s Managers and Coordinators to support the operation of the studio and its various departments.

We are looking for candidates who not only have the qualifications listed further below, but who are also excited to work diligently as part of a small company.

Responsibilities and Duties

Support the day-to-day operations of the studio and its various departments
Perform a range of administrative tasks that facilitate and enable a professional office environment
Run studio and departmental errands
Find opportunities to take initiative with assignments to further improve the productivity and efficiency of the studio
Qualifications and Skills

Bachelor’s Degree preferred
Driver’s license and car required
Computer proficiency, in particular with Mac OS, Google’s web applications, email and calendar programs, and basic Photoshop
Ability to learn new software quickly
Film and animation production interest and/or experience
Highly motivated and detail-oriented
Strong interpersonal communication skills
Ability to work collaboratively
Take feedback well and implement it into work consistently
Comfortable working in a fast paced environment with tight turnarounds
Flexible with constantly changing production schedules and needs

Kuku Studios, while a small company, offers a Benefits package that includes:
Health, Dental, & Vision Insurance
Life, AD&D, and Long-Term Disability Insurance
PTO Policy
Company Holiday Schedule
401(k) with Employer Matching Contributions
all at levels striving to be on par with the larger animation studios!

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