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VFX Artist Job Description

We have crafted a series of job description examples for a variety of digital roles.

Very often, in-house recruiters and HR departments ask us to help them write their job descriptions, and since this aspect of our recruitment service is very useful to them, we’ve realised that this could be useful to others too, so we have provided a list of job descriptions here.

With more than 20 years of experience in digital and technology recruitment and having placed thousands of candidates in Ireland and across Europe, we understand the value of a compelling job description, so we hope that these examples will help you in your search for a digital or technology professional; please feel free to use and edit to as per your specific needs and preferences.

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Example of a VFX artist Job Description


  • Company overview: Founding vision, current state of affairs, size, relevant stats.
  • Role mission: Goals, team and resources to make it happen.


  •  Collaborate with directors, VFX supervisors, and production designers to understand project goals, visual style, and technical requirements.
  • Create visual effects shots that enhance storytelling, action sequences, and atmosphere, while adhering to project timelines and budgets.
  • Utilize VFX software such as Autodesk Maya, Houdini, or Cinema 4D to design, simulate, and render dynamic effects such as explosions, fire, water, and particle systems.
  •  Integrate CGI (Computer-Generated Imagery) elements seamlessly with live-action footage, matching lighting, perspective, and camera movement for realistic compositing.
  • Develop complex simulations for natural phenomena like weather effects, fluid dynamics, and cloth simulations to achieve desired visual results.
  • Collaborate with animators, modelers, and texture artists to ensure consistency and quality across VFX sequences.
  •  Optimize VFX assets and render settings for efficiency and performance, balancing visual fidelity with production constraints.
  • Troubleshoot technical issues and render artifacts, providing creative solutions while maintaining production schedules.
  •  Stay updated on emerging technologies and industry trends in VFX, integrating innovative techniques into workflows.
  • Communicate effectively with team members, providing clear explanations and visual references to support the VFX process.


  • Minimum 3 to 5 years of experience as a VFX artist or a related role in the film, television, or gaming industry.
  • Bachelor's degree in Animation, Computer Graphics, Fine Arts, or a relevant field.
  • Proficiency in VFX software such as Autodesk Maya, SideFX Houdini, Cinema 4D, or similar tools.
  • Strong understanding of visual effects principles, including dynamics, simulations, and rendering techniques.
  • Knowledge of compositing software such as Adobe After Effects, Nuke, or Fusion for integrating VFX elements into final shots.
  • Experience with particle systems, dynamics solvers, and fluid simulations for creating realistic and dynamic effects.
  • Familiarity with scripting or programming languages such as Python or HScript for workflow automation and tool development.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail, especially when troubleshooting technical issues or optimizing render pipelines.
  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure and adapt to evolving project requirements.
  • Portfolio showcasing a range of VFX shots and sequences in various styles and genres.


  •  Experience with real-time rendering engines such as Unreal Engine or Unity for interactive applications or games.
  •  Knowledge of motion capture technology and techniques for capturing realistic character animations.
  • Background in traditional art or photography, understanding of composition, color theory, and lighting principles.
  • Familiarity with virtual production workflows, including previs, motion capture, and real-time rendering pipelines.
  • Specialized skills in specific VFX disciplines such as destruction effects, creature animation, or digital matte painting.


  • Competitive salary based on experience and expertise.
  • Flexible working arrangement (Hybrid, Remote, Office) 
  • Perks such as health benefits, professional development opportunities, and creative resources.


We are accepting applications until the end of *MONTH*. We’ll be delighted to meet you for a first interview with *NAME*, our hiring manager.

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