Hayao Miyazaki has come out of retirement for a brand new movie, and now he’s looking for help. Studio Ghibli is looking for people who can “bring a youthful vitality” to the project. They still haven’t specified how many people they need, but they know what they’re looking for. They are hiring In-between Animators, as well as Background Artists, for what seems to be Hayao Miyazaki’s final film.
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There’s no restriction on gender or nationality, as long as they’re over 18 years of age. As for foreigners applying, they must be able to understand Japanese, as communication is necessary.
Those successful in getting the job will work at the Studio Ghibli headquarters in Koganei, Tokyo. They will get a 3-year contract, and will have to start working in Tokyo by 1st October. Their monthly salary is 200,000 yen, which many pointed out is a bit low. However, the website also said that they’ll get bonuses twice a year. They have to expect rigorous working hours between 10 am – 7 pm though, and they also have to expect overtime work.
The Ghibli official website is now accepting applications, but only until 20th July. Interested applicants must also submit two B4-sized original hand-drawn works according to the rules set out in the official guidelines.