• Artist Manager

    Job Locations CA-BC-Vancouver
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/7/2020 2:43 AM)
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  • Overview

    WildBrain Studios is looking for experienced Artist Manager to join our team!  You may have known us as DHX Media – we’ve recently changed our name to reflect our renewed commitment to pushing the creative and focusing on the artist experience. At WildBrain we create epic entertainment experiences for kids and family through industry leading animation. Join us and see what other great things are happening at WildBrain!


    If you have a solid understanding of people, animation production, and desire to influence and guide the careers of artists, as well as manage crewing and resourcing - we want to hear from you! We are excited to be building an Artist Management team and you’ll be instrumental in making this a success. At WildBrain Studios, we believe that our artists are the heart of our studio, and you’ll be their first point of contact.



    Artist Development

    • Support artists on their career development plans at the studio
    • Create and relate meaningful and timely development feedback to artists
    • Collaborate with heads of department for training opportunities
    • Support and manage cross collaboration and development opportunities for the artists
    • Help promote our creative studio culture

    Planning and Resourcing Analysis

    • Work with Productions to implement plans for headcount increases and decreases within their assigned department.
    • Manage artist roll off plans at the end of production and ramp up for new productions or seasons
    • Maintain 100+ crewing assignments in alignment with artists plans and production
    • Manage scheduling and communication for 100+ contract amendments – working with the production teams to ensure timing and skill set compatibility
    • Work with HR to ensure start and end contract dates of artists are accurate and up to date
    • Manage artist onboarding and offboarding
    • Work with managers and supervisors to recommend appropriate salaries, pay raises and promotions
    • Interact and build successful relationships with key internal stakeholders: recruiting, training, HR, other artist managers

    Performance Management

    • Conduct performance reviews with the input and support of the supervisors /managers
    • Work with productions and supervisors to accumulate 360 feedback
    • Support the recruitment teams in respect to requirements for external crewing and resource management, reel reviews, and outreach
    • Assist the Director of Artist Relations and Development in building a team and clear processes for this department to function at it’s very best


    Work Experience

    • 4+ years of experience in Animation or VFX industry is an must


    • Experience with management principles, training and development
    • Experience in Production (Coordinating, PMing, Producing) is a bonus
    • Artist experience is a huge plus! Are you an artist looking for “life off the box?”
    • HR experience also a bonus!

    Special Requirements

    • You love working with people. Really!
    • You can make decisions, and communicate ideas – including having difficult but necessary conversations
    • You are able to take direction and work collaboratively within a team
    • You have the ability to communicate professionally and positively
    • You are well-organized with good time management skills
    • You have an inherent ‘joi de vivre’ and can motivate and inspire the artists you work with
    • You pride yourself on your excellent interpersonal communication skills (both verbal and written)
    • You can anticipate, communicate, and troubleshoot any issues with assistance from key stakeholders

    Why work at WildBrain Studios?


    At WildBrain Studios, we have awesome benefits/perks and facilities to keep you engaged, committed, and creative. We pride ourselves on our work/life balance, offer events and opportunities for socializing, exercising, and spaces to relax and recharge. Our Vancouver studio is a 75,000-square-foot space where imagination can run wild. Did we mention our studio is also dog-friendly?


    For us, quality, creativity and fun go hand in hand! Our teams dig into a diverse range of projects – from preschool and comedy to action-adventure, and work with international partners such as Apple, Netflix, LEGO, DreamWorks, BBC, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and more. We produce high quality Flash, Harmony, and Maya animated series, including Snoopy in Space, Carmen Sandiego, Go, dog. Go!, LEGO Ninjago, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Blaze and the Monster Machines, The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show, Fireman Sam, The Deep and more.


    WildBrain is dedicated to creating entertainment content that inspires, entertains and connects kids and families around the world. With some of Canada’s top creative talents, our studio is bursting with energy. If you’re looking for a fun and challenging job and to work alongside some of the industry’s best, a career at WildBrain is right for you!


    THANK YOU to all those who express interest in being a part of the WildBrain Studios team. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we may be unable to reply to all applicants. If we feel that you may be a good match for one of our current openings you will be contacted. WildBrain will accommodate people with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process. Applicants are encouraged to make their needs known in advance if accommodation is required.



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