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Digital Domain Recruiting Digital Artist Manager & Technology Coordinator

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Digital Artist Manager

Category: Other
Company: Digital Domain Playa Vista
Location: Playa Vista (United States)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Job Title: Digital Artist Manager
Department: Digital Studio – 6000
Reports to: Senior Artist Manager
Status: Exempt
Classification: Full Time, Staff
Date: September 2014

Purpose of the job:

The Digital Artist Manager is responsible for the management, career development, and recruitment of digital
artists in varying skill sets within the company. The Digital Artist Manager oversees the planning and
scheduling for artists in their group to ensure talent is appropriately utilized across all projects as well as
partnering with the technology management team to indentify talent to participate in ongoing Software and
R&D initiatives.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

 Responsible for recruitment, career development, performance evaluation, performance
management, and talent retention
 Partners with Department Supervisors to collaborate on artist career development goals and ongoing
initiatives
 Participates in long-term planning with Digital Studio team, Producers, and Supervisors to create
appropriate staffing and recruiting plans; attends weekly staffing meetings to ensure labor is
effectively utilized across all projects
 With the Senior Artist Manager, forecasts artist labor utilization ensuring appropriate utilization levels
are consistently maintained
 Attends bidding meetings with Producers and Supervisors to ensure that the proper staffing
breakdowns are created and provides both internal and external candidate options
 Partners with Production Management and Supervisors to anticipate staffing changes and additional
resource needs throughout the life of a project
 Meets with Production teams, Supervisors, and artists regularly to ensure consistent communication;
serves as a liaison between the artists, Supervisors, and Production to facilitate feedback
 Works with the Recruiting team to manage the recruiting process by reviewing incoming reels,
facilitating Supervisor and Production reel reviews, leading interviews, collecting feedback and
communicating action items on all candidates
 Maintains strong professional relationships with talent at other facilities in an effort to predict
employee availability for current or upcoming projects
 Participates in project post-mortems and ensures areas of improvement for artist management and
pipeline development are identified and appropriate action items are assigned and delivered
 Oversees the creation and maintenance of department documentation
 Promotes a positive and productive work environment

Qualifications:

Education and/or Experience Required:

 Bachelor’s degree in film, art, computer science or related field required
 5+ years computer graphics production experience including 2+ years experience managing a team
within a large-scale VFX pipeline

Skills, Abilities, Special Licenses or Certificate:

 Ability to establish priorities, multi-task efficiently, and work with diverse personalities and all levels of
management in a high-pressure environment
 Must have strong leadership qualities with the ability to effectively delegate and mentor technical
individuals
 Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal as well as solid follow-through on multiple-
projects required
 Demonstrated ability to resolve conflict
 Outstanding customer service kills and the ability to develop and foster relationships with internal
stakeholders required
 Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Office applications required; experience with Shotgun a plus

Working Conditions and Environment/Physical Demands:

 Office working environment.
 Hours for this position are based on normal working hours but will require extra hours pending
production needs.
 Walking/bending/sitting.

Apply here:- http://careers.digitaldomain.com/application.php?job_id=14_6_0663
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Technology Coordinator

Category: Technology
Company: Digital Domain Playa Vista
Location: Playa Vista (United States)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Job Title: Technology Coordinator
Department: Technology – 6013
Reports to: Global Technology Producer
Status: Non-Exempt
Classification: Full Time, Staff
Date: September 2014

Purpose of the job:

Serves as a primary interface between Technology, Digital Studio, and Production to facilitate the delivery of
technology solutions to the facility. Oversees the production of documentation, responsible for administrative
duties for the technology department, and assists in technical project management. Initiates tasks or
processes to streamline operations of the department.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

 Participates in show approach planning with key stake holders, attends weekly show technology
meetings, publishes agendas and notes, follows up on action items with technology teams and shows
 Responsible for administrative management tasks for the Technology Supervisors, including show
bookings, timecard and vacation approvals, and assisting in the performance review process; attends
weekly staffing meetings on behalf of the Technology team
 Works with Technology Management and Digital Studio Management to create project plans and
schedules for software development, testing, and deployment, ensuring consistent communication
throughout the lifecycle of a project
 Leads the maintenance of the Technology department web pages
 Oversees the creation and maintenance of facility documentation for proprietary applications with the
support of the Digital Studio and Technology teams
 Assists the Technology Producer with mid-show and end of show technical post-mortem process,
including planning, agendas, documentation and follow up with show leadership and all facility
departments
 Working with R&D Supervisor, responsible for ensuring the proper release and support
documentation is produced and maintained for all new software development projects
 Provides project management for assigned areas of responsibility and follows up on feature requests
and bug reports as needed

Qualifications:

Education and/or Experience Required:

 3-5 years administrative and/or technical project management support, preferably supporting senior
level technology managers

Skills, Abilities, Special Licenses or Certificate:

 Must be computer literate with strong Word, Excel, and Project skills and the ability to type 60 WPM;
Power Point and Shotgun knowledge preferred
 Excellent verbal and written communication skills
 Ability to handle many tasks efficiently within a high pressure environment while meeting strict
deadlines
 Proven ability to interact effectively within the department and across the organization
 Must be a self-starter and detail oriented
 Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills

Working Conditions and Environment/Physical Demands:

 Office working environment.
 Hours for this position are based on normal working hours but will require extra hours pending
production needs.
 Walking/bending/sitting.

Apply here:-  http://careers.digitaldomain.com/application.php?job_id=14_6_0664
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