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Framestore Recruiting Crew Manager

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Crew Manager

Category: Other
Company: Framestore
Location: New York (United States)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

The Crew Manager plays an integral role in the management of the CG, Compositing, Digital and Design artists in the Integrated Advertising Division of Framestore’s New York office. We are looking for someone with a broad understanding of VFX, covering production, recruitment, resources and artist management as well as a strong client and business focus.
This role will suit someone who has had a background in VFX production, or recruitment and artist management, who is interested in expanding their broader VFX management skills. We need someone who can schedule and identify crewing issues with the end result that projects are resourced correctly and delivered on time. Our ultimate aim is delivering world class work for our clients in addition to maintaining a happy and productive artist team in the long term.
With many shared projects across our offices, the crew manager will need to be a strong communicator and problem solver as artists are increasingly working globally. The projects in Integrated Advertising are also increasingly challenging, requiring new combinations of skills and expertise, and the crew manager will be at the heart of driving the changing face of our crew.


Oversee the schedule for the entire artist team across CG, Compositing and Design projects in the New York office of Framestore’s Integrated Advertising Division
Work closely with Producers and Leads on all projects, keeping up to date with progress
Work with project producers and Heads of Department to identify and resolve any resource issues
Maintain our global project scheduling system
Manage the full recruitment process for freelance talent, when needed, including rate negotiation and necessary paperwork
Utilise the global recruitment database as a tool to find and track both staff and freelance talent
Lead the graduate recruitment strategy and internship scheme
Conduct appraisals with the artists and focus on developing their careers
Long term team planning with the EP/Head of Production, developing a succession plan for all artists and identifying any skill areas that need expanding or contracting
Work with the global crewing team in LA and London to resolve resources issues with a focus on efficiency and full utilization of artists across offices
Negotiate artist secondments across the offices where needed
Machine, equipment and seating resource planning for all artist teams

Essential Skills:

Solid understanding of the VFX process, and an interest in, or previous experience of, the VFX pipeline and how it relates to artists and project management
Experience of scheduling and managing artist teams, including conducting reviews and career planning
Experience in the full recruitment process, from assessing candidates through to issuing contracts
Experience with scheduling and applicant tracking software
An ability to problem solve under pressure
A proactive, positive attitude
Strong communicator
Diplomacy and tact
Experience working in a global organisation

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