Take a Tour Inside Shirobako's P.A. Works Studio in Recruitment Video
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
The Toyama-based animation studio P.A. Works is recruiting new animators for spring 2017. The company is accepting applications until June 17. In order to entice applicants and show what its like inside P.A. Works, the company put together a 30-minute recruitment video hosted by CG characters Aniko and Anitarō.
Hired animators will start with a monthly training pay of 37,500 yen (US$354) for two months in addition to what is earned for production work during that period. After the first year, the company will also grant an 8,000 yen (US$75) month lunch stipend. P.A. Works also provides one-room dorms with a kitchen unit, bath, and toilet for its animators for 15,000 yen (US$141) a month excluding additional service charges and utility costs.
P.A. Works expects its animators to meet a goal of 20 stills completed each day, reaching 350 stills completed a month within the first year before working up to 500 stills completed a month within two years.