Position Status: Continuous, Full-Time
Position Number: 00168578
Division: Creation and Innovation
Department: Animation, English Program
Union Category: SGCT
Are you passionate about great storytelling, about exploring the issues that matter, about pushing the boundaries in new audiovisual experiences? So are we. As Canada’s public producer and distributor, the National Film Board has been telling the country’s stories and pioneering breakthroughs in virtually every field of audiovisual content since 1939. But to do this, we need a team that truly reflects the richness and diversity of Canada. If you’d like to be a part of this team—and part of the NFB’s incredible legacy—we’d love to hear from you.
SUMMARY OF DUTIES
As a member of the English Animation Studio production team, is actively involved in advancing projects that are in development and production. Supports producers, guides creators and helps plan and organize projects, particularly during the development, pre-production, animation, filming and post-production stages. Develops initiatives to strengthen the studio’s creative environment and relationships within the animation filmmaking community.
Together with the executive producer, producers and other team members, manages and tracks the production stages and requirements for all English Animation Studio projects.
Maintains schedules and lists of requirements for all productions in the studio; develops plans and scenarios to determine production needs; shares this information with all studio members and other teams, gathers feedback and involves them in productions or projects as necessary.
Participates in the overall budgeting process for each project with the producer and studio administrator.
Plans and coordinates filming and post-production activities in close collaboration with other members of the production team.
Keeps track of production milestones; communicates schedules and plans to team members, flags delays and updates schedules and plans as appropriate.
With the technical director and producers, identifies all equipment requirements for productions.
Manages the studio space requirements for all productions and ensures all parties involved in productions have access to resources while working in the studio office spaces.
Liaises with French Animation Studio staff to coordinate and align any issues related to studio space, activities and productions.
Monitors projects at every stage and produces reports on their progress, including post-mortems on productions.
In collaboration with producers, ensures good relationships with partners in national and international co-production projects.
Participates in the analysis of projects and contributes to decisions about determining next steps for proposals and projects.
In collaboration with producers, identifies available production freelancers and helps recruit members of production teams.
Develops and coordinates communication strategies for calls for projects or various initiatives.
In collaboration with the executive producer, develops initiatives to strengthen the studio’s creative environment and relationships within the animation filmmaking community.
Proposes and implements solutions to any problems that arise.
University degree in an appropriate field, such as film production or any other related discipline;
Minimum of five (5) years of experience in animation production or equivalent;
Knowledge of artistic, editorial, technical and administrative activities;
Experience working with project-management and collaboration tools;
Able to understand production techniques and technical processes;
Excellent attention to detail, takes a methodical and structured approach to their work;
Knowledge of editing and graphics software is an asset;
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
Excellent organizational skills and ability to find appropriate solutions in difficult situations;
Considerable skill in creating harmonious professional relationships;
Demonstrates sound judgement and leadership; works autonomously and is extremely thorough;
Has a deeply positive attitude;
Enjoys a highly creative environment;
Strong interest in animation as an art form.
Interested candidates with the above qualifications are invited to apply in writing, including a copy of their résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org, BY NOVEMBER 5, 2021, citing competition number: JS-00168578.
The NFB is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce that’s reflective of Canadian society. It promotes initiatives such as employment equity and encourages candidates to voluntarily indicate in their cover letter if they are a woman, a member of a First Nations group, Inuk, Métis, a person with a disability, or a member of a visible-minority group.
The NFB is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. Feel free to advise us of any accommodation needs.
Please note that only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
Salary Range: $73,777 to $93,407