What does it take to get a job with Rainmaker Entertainment? What is it like working at Rainmaker Entertainment? ACR takes a look:
About Rainmaker Entertainment
Rainmaker Entertainment is one of the largest producers of CG animation in Canada.
More than 200 artists, directors, and technical staff work in this multifaceted studio to create entertainment for all media. Rainmaker creates animation for short films, features, DVDs, and trailers.
Located roughly 115 miles from Seattle, Washington, this international company produced the country’s first ever CGI animation series ReBoot. The production, which was also one of the world’s first, aired from 1994-2002. The company also produced well-known animated features such as Barbie in a ‘Christmas Carol,’ Barbie: A Fashion Fairytale, and Barbie and the Three Musketeers.
In addition to Seattle, Rainmaker Entertainment is near several other U.S. cities including Redmond, WA. (around 116 miles), Tacoma, WA. (around 139 miles), and Olympia, WA. (around 151 miles).
Rainmaker Entertainment Jobs
Rainmaker Entertainment, like other companies, is always looking for talented artists, programmers, and more. And yes, this company welcomes resumes and reels from around the world. This means, there are plenty of opportunities for U.S. artists to work either onsite (you just need a work permit) or virtually (as an independent contractor). As of August 22, 2011, the company website listed dozens of open positions such as:
- Short finagling Artist
- Short Finaling Lead
- Senior Animator
- Lead FX
- Surfacing Artist
- Lead Surfacing Artist
- Production Coordinator
- Creature FX TD
- Creature Facial TD
- Matte Painter/Artist
To apply for a position with the company, select an open position and send your reel, website, and resume via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit the company website (www.rainmaker.com) to browse through current openings.
Rainmaker Entertainment Salaries
Rainmaker Entertainment salaries vary based on position, experience, and other factors. The company does not list salaries on its website, but several websites, such as Glassdoor.com, offer salary information—as reported by employees of the company. Just a few include:
- Animator: $39,000-$46,000
- Animator (Contractor): $40,000-$44,000
- Senior Animator: $50,000-$55,000
- Production Coordinator: $38,000-$41,000
Across the border in Seattle, Washington, animators average around $62,420 per year. Statewide, animators average $62,250 per year. Across the U.S., animators earn a mean annual salary of $63,440.