Artist Talent Manager (Department Manager)Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10027637 Location Singapore, Singapore Business Lucasfilm Date posted Jan. 04, 2023
A crucial component of the Talent Management group, the Talent Manager is responsible for managing up to 100 VFX artists across a portfolio of VFX disciplines, including casting, career development, performance management and resource scheduling. ILM is looking for an exceptionally talented, committed and seasoned Talent Manager with a passion for delivering unparalleled client service.
Manages a portfolio of VFX artists, and as needed, provides support / back-up for other Talent Managers;
Develops and maintains current and future resource need models as required based on input from show project teams and other sources;
Communicates proactively with show project leaders and creative supervision regarding overall project requirements, crewing needs (start / end dates) and project milestones, anticipating and flagging challenges as required;
Maintains overview of crew utilization using proprietary resource management system;
Facilitates continuous feedback cycle through project mid- and post-mortems, end-of-show and annual performance review processes; gives timely, actionable and constructive feedback as needed to help CG artists grow and improve to meet specific objectives or long-term career goals;
Collaborates with Recruitment function to define and meet current and future talent acquisition goals;
Collaborates with Human Resources function to establish and maintain competitive employee engagement strategy (compensation, terms of employment)
Represents and nourishes studio culture through thoughtful, transparent and focussed leadership.
Required Skills / Competencies
Bachelor’s degree or greater in Film Production, HRM, or Communications
Minimum of five years’ experience in an VFX artist management / resource management function in post-production visual effects, animation or gaming
Understanding of CG terminology, and a thorough understanding of the processes and disciplines involved in CG post-production
Demonstrates awareness of up- and downstream needs of stakeholders, including Production, CG Artists, and support teams (Recruitment, HR)
Focus on strategic approach with the ability to address unexpected challenges in stride; calm, “can-do” attitude with an emphasis on collaborative communication.
Anticipates risks / challenges and pro-actively develops alternatives with key stakeholders
Proven analytical skills, effective scheduling and time management abilities
Excellent administrative, organizational, interpersonal, problem-solving and communication skills (written and verbal)
Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with a diverse range of personality types, perspectives and talents.
Lucasfilm is a global leader in film, television and digital entertainment production. In addition to its motion-picture and television production, the company's activities include visual effects, audio post-production and cutting-edge digital animation, interactive entertainment software, and the management of the global merchandising activities for its entertainment properties including the legendary STAR WARS and INDIANA JONES franchises. Lucasfilm Ltd. is headquartered in northern California.
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