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Sr. VFX Recruiter - ILM

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 995879BR Location London, United Kingdom Business Industrial Light & Magic Date posted Jun. 12, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid

- This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely.

Job Summary:

The Senior Recruiter is responsible for driving recruitment best practices, processes and delivery across the London Industrial Light & Magic Studio. This involves consulting with hiring managers on clearly defining the business needs on both a long and short term basis to ensure the sourcing, assessment and delivery of the best talent to the studio. The role will also partner with Human Resources on specific internal and external initiatives and projects; as well as being part of the global ILM recruiting team.


  • Identify, screen, interview, and recommend candidates for overhead and artist positions, including managing interview logistics, reference checks, and negotiating job offers while creating a positive experience for candidates

  • Assess immigration and relocation needs, obtain appropriate approvals and facilitate process with our HR business partners as needed

  • Set up a sourcing strategy based on a thorough understanding of position requirements and maintaining an active candidate pool to anticipate future hiring needs of the studio

  • Help build a talent pool and maintain a global applicant tracking database.

  • Support the further development and implementation of recruitment methods in order to successfully attract top quality candidates appropriate to the position and company needs.

  • Reporting on appropriate metrics and reports for key stakeholders

  • Provide coaching and mentoring services to managers to develop recruitment skills in addition to providing input into the matching of potential candidates to suitable positions.

  • Participate in the continuous improvement of Industrial Light & Magic’s employment brand by taking part in various social media campaigns and recruitment events such as career fairs, industry conferences, open houses and school forums

  • Establish and maintain good partnerships with hiring managers, HR business partners, and the global talent acquisition team

  • Participate in a variety of projects within the global talent acquisition team

Basic Qualifications:

  • You have a proven track record in sourcing and recruiting creative candidates

  • You are proficient in sourcing candidates via various tools (LinkedIn, social networks, job boards, etc.) and using/maintaining an applicant tracking system

  • You are an open-minded, collaborative team player

  • You are organized and able to prioritize your workload effectively in a fast-paced production environment, working with multiple contacts and providing informed input and recommendations

  • You have excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to travel as needed

  • You are an enthusiastic learner and team player with a passion for working in a creative company

  • Bonus points for experience recruiting for roles across the entire business including overhead and technology roles.

Required Education

  • You have significant previous experience in recruitment specializing in the creative, VFX and/or animation industries

About Industrial Light & Magic:

Founded in 1975 by George Lucas, ILM is the leading effects facility in the world, serving the motion picture, commercial production, and attraction industries. ILM has created visual effects for over 325 feature films and has played a key role in seven of the top 10 worldwide box-office hits of all time and has contributed to 25 of the top 50. ILM has set the standard for visual effects, creating some of the most stunning images in the history of film. At the forefront of the digital revolution, the company continues to break new ground in visual effects, VR, AR, and Immersive Cinema.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Industrial Light & Magic (UK) Ltd., which is part of a business we call Industrial Light & Magic.

Industrial Light & Magic (UK) Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, colour, religion or belief, sex, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, disability or pregnancy or maternity. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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