Speculative Job Applications

We get a lot of applications and we don’t usually need to advertise for crew.

However, we’re always interested to see good work, so please send us your CV/resume.

If you are a modelmaker, please list some of the materials and methods you have used and include some images of your best work.

If you have a showreel or online portfolio, please send us one link to a professional presentation (preferably not a blog or a Facebook page).

If you have submitted a CV in the past or intend to do so in the future we would like to inform you of our privacy policy and how your information will be held by M&S.

We never share or sell your data and promise to keep your details safe and secure.

We only ever keep your details with the intention of contacting you, should the appropriate potential work opportunity arise in the future.

If you change your details or change your mind about us keeping your CV and contact information please email info@mackinnonandsaunders.com and we are happy to comply within one month of your request


Sorry, but we don't use runners.

Internships/Work Placements

We are rarely able to offer work placement opportunities and we aren't able to support structured, long term internships like the Erasmus Student Work Placement scheme.

Character Designers

Most of what we do is "work for hire" and the initial puppet designs are sometimes provided by our clients. We have some very talented designers at Mackinnon & Saunders, and we occasionally work with freelance character designers. Our requirement for designers is usually quite limited but we’ll keep your details on our database if your work looks like it might be of interest for future projects.

Puppet Makers

Each puppet is made by a team of people. Most of the people who work here have exceptional skills in one or more of the following areas: sculpting, mould making, fine metalwork/jewellery making, foam latex/silicone casting, costume design/needlework and general model making.


We are always interested to see good work from experienced animators, but we aren’t able to take any trainee/junior animators on our current productions.


Creative Skillset

Trainee Finder is a new service to match trainees with companies across the film, TV, animation and games industries in the UK. To apply for a training placement visit www.creativeskillset.org/traineefinder.

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