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Laika Recruiting Production Coordinator

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Production Coordinator – Puppets

Category: Production Coordinator
Company: Laika
Location: Hillsboro (United States)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

General Summary

Coordinates and supports all aspects of Puppet fabrication. Working with Puppet Fab management team, plans and schedules specific Puppet fab related tasks, tracks productivity, reports on productivity and evaluates potential obstacles to completion. Working with the Creative Supervisor, Puppet Fabrication and Puppet Fabrication Supervisor, the Puppet Coordinator makes adjustments to plan to conform with and meet production’s larger scheduling and budgeting goals.

Essential Job Functions

Working with management team, plans, estimates and schedules Puppet fabrication tasks including but not limited to sculpting, armature fabrication, molding, casting and paint.
Evaluating and supporting the needs of each fabrication group falling under the Puppet fabrication department.
Formulating schedules for all the artists and fabrication groups to ensure that the priorities of each department are produced in a timely manner.
Coordinating the Puppet fabrication build-out and day-to-day operations to insure equipment, materials, health & safety, storage, employee relations, and budget objectives are met.
Ensuring that all Puppet Fabrication employees are properly aware of production priorities, deadlines, health and safety guidelines and relevant working procedures.
Together with the Creative Supervisor, Puppet Fabrication and the Puppet Fabrication Supervisor, calling and/or attending any relevant production meetings, and ensuring that proper notes are made and relevant information appropriately distributed.
Formulating a system for reporting to Puppet Fabrication Supervisor and Producer, a weekly update on the progress on all departments and projects.
Assists the Puppet Fabrication Supervisor in tracking costs for the department budget.


B.S./B.A. in film, art or related field or equivalent combination of education/or experience.
3 years of related experience.
Experience coordinating groups of people.
Excellent communication skills.
Ability to plan, schedule and monitor progress across multiple, interdependent departments.
Having an understanding of materials and processes used in character fabrication.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Basic word processing, Excel and scheduling software skills.
Preferred experience of more than one year of experience running Puppet-related fabrication crews on a feature film with specific experience in Puppet fabrication techniques and methods.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

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