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Director, Talent Management


Sydney, Australia 04-15-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
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 ILM (Australia) Pty. Ltd., which is part of a business we call Industrial Light & Magic.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-re0230-3-215-186-30-42 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.