Artist Manager

Job Locations CA-BC-Vancouver
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/18/2021 11:05 PM)
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We are looking for an Artist Manager to join our team!


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.


Find a job that let’s your imagination run wild!

WildBrain Studios produces fan-favorite animation and award-winning content that kids and families love in every corner of the globe. We love what we do and it shows in the quality content we produce! Our custom-built Vancouver studio in beautiful British Columbia is a wonderful backdrop for our artists, but it doesn’t end there, we have employees working remotely across BC, Canada, and the world!  Our artist-centric culture means we invest in our people, we provide training and growth opportunities, a healthy work-life balance, and fun activities throughout the year to meet, mingle and get creative with your team. If you like what you are reading so far, well buckle up, we’re just getting started.


Talent Management and Resourcing:

  • Represent WildBrain Studios to our artists
  • Work with Productions to implement plans for crew movement, 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 knowledge of 300+ crewing assignments in alignment with artists plans and production
  • Work with HR on managing employment status as needed e.g. LOA (leave), immigration/permit needs
  • Work with managers and supervisors to recommend appropriate salaries, pay raises and promotions, communicating increases with internal artists
  • Interact and build successful relationships with key internal stakeholders: recruiting, training, HR, other artist managers
  • Manage Associate Artist Managers and mentor their future career path into Artist Management
  • Working closely with recruiting and production to understand short-term and long-term staffing needs of each show
  • Working closely with production to project short-term and long-term staffing needs of each show, liaising with recruitment about crew considerations and needs
  • Maintain contact with WildBrain Alum, with the interest of bringing them back to the studio
  • 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


Artist Developement and Management:

  • Support artists on their career development plans at the studio
  • 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
  • Manage artist onboarding and offboarding, including weekly orientation and exit interviews
  • Build skill / interest matrixes for artists
  • Collaborating on events and classes based on employee needs and desires
  • Help identify talent to work on additional studio short term projects
  • Manage transition process for artists between projects


Performance Management:

  • Conduct performance reviews with the input and support of the supervisors/managers
  • Work with productions and supervisors to accumulate 360 feedback
  • Coach supervisors and managers on navigating people matters and performance conversations
  • Initiating performance improvement check-ins and conversations
  • Coming soon: Leadership and coaching for leads, supervisors, and directors


Work Experience:

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


  • Experience with management principles, training and development
  • Experience in Production (Coordinating, PMing, Producing) or Artist Management is a must

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 ‘joie 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


  • HR experience also a bonus!
  • Artist experience is a huge plus! Are you an artist looking for “life off the box?”

Why WildBrain?

We make sure to take care of all our hard-working Wild Brains by offering a comprehensive benefits package and a workplace culture that values our employees’ wellbeing.  Our staff enjoy RRSP matching, multi-tiered benefits so you can pick the coverage that’s best for you, free mental health resources, and additional perks like half-days in the summer, extra holidays in the winter and regular events to connect our teams virtually, and in-person.


In short – life is good on the Wild side!


Visit wildbrain.com/studios to learn more!


COVID-19 Update:

We are currently working virtually because of the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time our hiring teams are ready to support interviews via video conferencing, and we are enabling artists to work from home until the studio can reopen. We’d love to hear from you! #stayhomestaysafe!



" WildBrain Studio provides an atmosphere free from barriers to promote inclusion, equity and diversity. We demonstrate our commitment to this by providing a supportive work environment and a culture that welcomes and encourages equal opportunities for all employees. WildBrain Studio also accommodates people with disabilities throughout the selection process. Should you require accommodation, please let us know your requirements when contacted.”


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