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Gener8 Recruiting Production Assistant

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Production Assistant

Category: Assistant
Company: gener8
Location: Vancouver (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

The Gener8 Production Assistant is responsible for keeping the flow of production moving forward by assisting the Production team with tracking duties, artist output, and data entry as it pertains to the project schedule. This position reports to the Director of Production.

General Duties and Responsibilities:

Track weekly quotas; maintain and submit quota details to Production Manager as appropriate
Ensure artwork is reviewed by the department supervisor for approvals or revisions
Track progress of assigned work, date started, expected due date, revisions, date approved, and escalate to Production Manager when needed.
Organize, file, and distribute materials as necessary after approvals
Communicate clearly with artists about deadlines and overall production schedule
Respond to artists concerns regarding due dates and escalate as appropriate
Daily maintenance of artist bids/dates in production management software
Make sure artists have all material they need to complete their assignment
Archive artwork when appropriate; depending on the nature of the material, copy onto disks with backup disk, preserve, put in storage; create an inventory list of all archived items
Organize and maintain the server for space, filing and use
Organize and maintain the ftp including regular clearing
Ship materials to all sources as needed
Track inventory that is available for artists and inform Production of any blockages
In cooperation with the department supervisors, ensure that all artists are fully briefed on project task assignments, level of detail, and priorities
Troubleshoot possible problems or issues and escalate as needed
Diligently track outsourced material to maintain schedule; if outsource studio is not meeting scheduling requirements, escalate to Production Manager or Director of Production for additional guidance
Make sure artwork is ready for shipment dates
Helps maintain a positive team environment


6 months+ experience in a VFX Production or Production studio environment preferred
Excellent customer service and communication skills
Well developed analytical skills with a keen eye for detail
Knowledge of methods and processes used in visual effects pipelines
Good report writing and problem solving skills
Ability to work under pressure in a deadline driven environment
Proactive team player
Working knowledge of production databases
Working knowledge of MS Office including Outlook, Excel, and Word
If you are interested in this position, please submit your resume and cover letter to Thank you!
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