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General Manager

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Vancouver, BC 09-08-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description


At Lost Boys | School of Visual Effects, we are a premier institution offering specialized training in Visual Effects for aspiring artists. We are a close-knit community of fewer than ten staff and approximately 40 students, focused on imparting industry-standard knowledge and skills to create world-class visual effects professionals.


Lost Boys | School of Visual Effects seeks a dynamic and experienced General Manager to lead our trade school into its next phase of growth and success. Reporting to the CEO/Founder, the General Manager will be pivotal in driving operational excellence, strategic advancement, budget oversight, student engagement and industry collaboration. Our ideal candidate has a passion for creative education, a proven track record in management and operations, and is an effective communicator. They will be nimble and flexible when it comes to shifting priorities or changing business needs and will maintain a positive, solution-oriented attitude when considering innovative ideas and facing challenges. Join us in shaping the future of visual effects education and empowering the next generation of industry leaders at Lost Boys.


  • Manage and optimize daily operations, ensuring a seamless learning experience for students and a conducive working environment for staff.

  • Develop and execute strategic plans that align with the school’s mission and vision, and drive growth, development, and industry recognition.

  • Financial Management - Manage the school's budget, monitor financial performance, and ensure the efficient utilization of resources.

  • Coordinate staff and ensure they have the resources and support to perform their duties effectively.

  • Oversee student services and activities; enhance student satisfaction by actively engaging with students, addressing concerns, and continually improving the quality of education and services.

  • Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with industry partners, potential employers, alumni, and the broader community.

  • Ensure and uphold compliance with all relevant legislation and regulatory standards.

  • Represent Lost Boys Studio at industry events and public meetings.


  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Education Management, Visual Arts or related field.

  • Proven experience in leadership and management, preferably in a trade school or educational setting, creative industries, or a related field.

  • Strong financial acumen and experience managing budgets effectively. Ability to make data-driven decisions.

  • Knowledge of the visual effects industry, including trends, technologies, and the job market.

  • Excellent leadership and team management skills.

  • Strong strategic planning and business development skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills with the ability to build and maintain relationships with various stakeholders.

  • Understanding of educational legislation in Canada.

  • Existing relationships within the visual effects industry are considered an asset.

  • Bilingual in English and French is preferred.


  • Salary Range: $70k - $85k per year, overtime exempt Management

  • Comprehensive Benefits Package

  • Full-time, 35 hours per week: Monday to Friday from 9:00 am - 5:30 pm (1.5 hour lunch)

  • Hybrid - 4 days in office, 1 day work from home


Lost Boys | School of Visual Effects is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gx233o-44-200-117-166-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $70,000 to $85,000 Per Year ($ CAD)
Application Instructions

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to with the subject line “Lost Boys - General Manager.” We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. If you don’t meet all of our requirements exactly or have taken a non-traditional professional path, we still want to hear from you! Use your cover letter to tell us about your unique experience - we strive to build a diverse team and recognize that skills are transferable.