Everyone could use a few extra helping hands, especially when those hands belong to experienced artists. Studio Ghibli is hoping an ad on its official website will narrow the search, and those who fit the requirements may get the opportunity to work with anime legend Hayao Miyazaki himself.
The post-retiree is currently hard at work on his twelfth feature, an anime film called How Do You Live?, so it’s reasonable to think that Ghibli’s quest to find experienced digital painters—especially those who know their way around PhotoShop, RETAS, OpenToonz, and other art and 2D animation software—is related.
Here’s a look at the ad itself:
One of the additional requirements involves having a list of broadcasted animation as part of each applicant’s résumé. Those who make the cut will start working weekdays on October 1 on an 18-month contract basis. Payment could go as high as ¥250,000 per month, which adds up to about $2,200.
Applications will be accepted until June 14. Whether the film in question ends up being Miyazaki’s or not, working in the Studio Ghibli headquarters sounds like a dream come true for many.