Full Time Job

Associate Talent Manager


Sydney, Australia 03-13-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
About ILM

Founded by George Lucas, ILM is the leading effects facility in the world, with studios located in San Francisco, Vancouver, London, Sydney and now, Mumbai. 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. You can see some of our current projects here.

Your role?

The Associate Talent Manager creates a positive and supportive environment for the artist and production teams by building meaningful relationships with the teams they have been assigned. They support and partner closely with Talent Managers in managing the day to day operations in order to build strong and diverse teams. They work closely with project leadership in order to schedule and manage crew with an overarching focus on the long-term growth of artists through performance feedback and career development.

What will you be doing?
Partner with Talent Managers to create and foster a positive and constructive feedback environment with the goal of helping your teams grow and meet their short and long term career goals. Assists with collecting and drafting feedback and reviews.
Work closely with Talent Managers, Producers or project and department leadership to ensure projects have the right teams assigned for the project needs
In conjunction with Talent Managers, assess any tactical capacity and utilisation challenges to proactively solve any short and long term issues. Keep all the relevant information up to date and accurate within our resource planning systems
Work closely with the Talent Coordinators to manage the administrative and logistical support for the artist and production team. This includes reviewing leave requests and timecards, collating surveys and mortems data, tracking employee milestones and other ad hoc tasks.
Create and maintain opportunities for employee engagement and positive morale amongst team members. Supports the Talent Managers strategies for long term planning
Collaborate closely with the Talent Management team to share knowledge and ensure consistent practices and approaches
Manage locally, but think globally as ILM collaborates with our studios around the world

To be a contributing member of this team, you will have a mix of these skills:
You have a genuine passion for management, and the ability to create an environment conducive for all team members to excel
You have the ability to provide both positive and constructive feedback, and don't hesitate to have difficult conversations
Your scheduling and problem solving skills are proven, and your VFX knowledge is sound
You have a roll the sleeves up attitude, happy to take on a variety of responsibilities all contributing to the end goal of a positive team environment
People feel comfortable talking to you and sharing their challenges and their successes
You lead by example
You a passion for diversity and team culture
A Bachelor degree in arts, communications, psychology or business and/or related experience working in a creative and collaborative environment
Computer skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Suite
Previous experience in the VFX industry in a scheduling or other relevant role or other high-end computer graphics production environment is a plus

At Lucasfilm/ILM we believe that diversity, inclusion and belonging are integral to our company. We are at our best when our people at all levels reflect the vast life experiences of our audiences, and we thrive when ideas and decisions from all are valued and represented. If you are passionate about the role, but don't fit every criteria of the posting, we encourage you to still apply. We want to hear your story.

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

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r1kpo0-44-201-97-224-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Lucasfilm is among the world’s leading entertainment service companies, a pioneer in visual effects and sound across multiple mediums, and is home to the legendary Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises.