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HR Specialist

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10070789 Location Sydney, Australia Business Industrial Light & Magic Date posted Nov. 16, 2023

Job Summary:

As we grow ILM Sydney, we are seeking an HR Specialist to join the team and be a part of this exciting opportunity.

The Human Resources Specialist will be responsible for providing support and guidance to employees and our support service business leaders on all HR areas and to drive the deployment of our overall Human Resources strategy. 

  • Manage day to day HR Operations outside of GHRO, including payroll process, contracts, orientation, onboarding and offboarding
  • Manages the visa application process for candidates relocating to Australia
  • Assist managers with day to day questions on HR Programs such as performance management, compensation, talent retention, benefits, learning and development.
  • Partners with facilities to manage the O,H&S program and ensure requirements are met, including workers compensation claims
  • Coordinates logistics of HR based training programs
  • Assist in the development and update of studio policies practices
  • Assist in the management of the HR life cycle programs such as merit planning, performance, promotions and out of cycle requests
  • Administers day-to-day personnel changes including using various systems to update information, communicate changes, and direct HRIS in processing the changes.
  • Manage project employee renewal process including extensions, tracking of exit dates, database input, reporting, and status communication with management.
  • Assist in driving the business principles of inclusion and to take an active role in generating a sense of belonging across the business
  • Participates as a member of the ILM HR Team, including involvement in team meetings, learning opportunities and team-building activities.
  • Performs special projects as needed on an on-going basis.
  • Generates weekly and ad hoc data reports, as necessary

Here are the skills and experience you need to be successful in this role:

  • Ability to communicate with all levels of employees and understand cultural differences.
  • Excellent interpersonal, and communication skills (both oral and written).
  • Proven ability to interact effectively within the department, across and outside the organization.
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to juggle competing priorities
  • Proven ability to work efficiently, effectively as part of a team, and independently where assigned.
  • A good working knowledge of G-Suite, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Prior experience using payroll systems preferred (ADP, SAP, Workday).


  • Tertiary qualification in Human Resources or similar discipline 
  • Minimum of two years experience in a HR Coordinator or Advisor position 
  • Experience in both startups and large organizations and entertainment /creative industry preferred.


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, color, 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 with the following business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. 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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