Added by on 2016-09-16

Weta Digital – Model Head of Department

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Our award winning Models Department is currently looking for a new Head of Department (HoD). The Head of Models Department is a role that couples artistic experience with very strong managerial skills. The candidate should have a proven experience of managing a department in all the aspects of production. This person should be an expert in modelling, as well as competent in many aspects of the 3D pipeline and should be comfortable and confident working with other departments, producers and supervisors. Strong artistic skills are required, but this is primarily a management job. The HoD of Models will report to the Assets Senior Head of Department and work closely with Models Department Manager.


• Adds value to all work wherever possible, while ensuring work is completed on time and to specification.
• Along with the Models Department Leads, ensures that the work produced meets the company’s standards and expectations.
• Assists Production Department with bidding new work.
• Play a key role in shaping the future direction of the Models Department.
• Acts as an ambassador for the Models Department both within Weta Digital and externally.
• Attends relevant show meetings (Dailies, Sequence Turnovers, Stacks, etc.)
• Attends department meetings (Models Department meetings, Asset Group meetings etc.)
• Administers relevant cross department meetings to define any show specific needs and requirements for delivery of a project.
• Supervises the Models Asset development phase and works with the Models crew and other department supervisors to develop tools, pipeline and workflows required.
• In conjunction with Model Leads, provides guidance, instruction, and documentation across multiple projects.
• Acts as a mentor to all Modellers on a daily basis
• Provides all the Modellers with constructive crew feedback.
• Attend and contribute to interviews for new Modeller roles.
• Stay abreast of industry standards and new innovations.

Required Experience:

• At least, 10 years industry experience or proven exceptional abilities.
• Extremely developed organizational and time management capabilities to manage a large department.
• Good technical background related to pipeline, tools and workflow.
• Good problem solving skills.
• Excellent interpersonal sensitivities and adaptable communication styles.
• Proficiency with relevant software packages, both third party and proprietary.

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you!! Please fill out our online questionnaire at and send your resume through to us at:
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