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Director, Talent Management

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 10087265 Location Sydney, Australia Business Industrial Light & Magic Date posted Apr. 17, 2024

Job Summary:

The Director, Talent Management works closely with the Sydney Management team to develop and drive the talent strategy for the artist and production groups. This role plays a key role in shaping local strategies for show talent needs, development and mentorship of talent, CG-OH strategy and management, artist mix ratios, and diversity and inclusion. The role ensures that the training and recruiting teams have a clear view of what is needed across artist and production groups at all times. 

This role reports to the Executive in Charge (EIC).

Direct reports: Talent Managers, Associate Talent Managers as assigned, Studio, PM.

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Overall management of the Talent Management team, including direct manager for Senior Talent Managers

  • Provides clear vision and strategy of focus for talent management teams

  • Partners with HR and Training to implement strategic talent development plans to support future shows’ needs and larger studio strategic needs

  • In close partnership with the EIC, and in alignment with global strategy, drives strategic capacity planning and provides oversight for optimal artist mix in Sydney

  • Implement strategies to ensure an effective artist mix strategy and pipeline in our studio such as Jedi Academy 

  • Identifies key internal talent to nurture and shape into future studio leaders

  • Leading the partnership with recruitment to ensure show and business goals are met, in partnership with the Producers and Human Resources

  • Ensures successful career development and performance management processes are maintained

  • Partners with our emerging talent team to contribute into talent initiatives with external training organisations and Government bodies

  • Participates in appropriate performance reviews as needed and contributes to the reviews when necessary

  • Actively promotes diversity and inclusion across all activities with the goal of creating the most diverse team possible within the business needs, to create a positive, inspiring, and supportive environment

Required Skills / Technical Competencies

  • Bachelor's Degree in Film, Art, Communications or related field or equivalent work experience required

  • Significant experience in relevant production and department roles at an entertainment production company.  Strong production and people management skills required

  • Must have a specific understanding of visual effects techniques, scheduling and throughput

  • Strong production best practices and technology knowledge required

  • Must be a highly driven leader, a compelling communicator with a strong point of view and a proven ability to inspire and influence others through diplomacy.  Must be able to articulate ideas effectively

  • Strong communication, listening and people skills are essential.  Must be an outstanding people manager/supervisor, mentor and collaborator

  • Excels at creative problem solving in a fast-paced, dynamic environment


This position is with Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Industrial Light & Magic.

Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC 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.

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 that includes three core business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, and Disney Experiences. 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 ILM (Australia) Pty. Ltd., which is part of a business we call Industrial Light & Magic.

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