Talent Manager

Production Sydney, Australia


Position at Industrial Light & Magic

ILM opened its Sydney studio in the summer of 2019. The youngest of all of the ILM studios, the Sydney studio leverages the expertise and technological know-how developed over 40 years at Industrial Light & Magic combined with the top artists and technicians in the region. Knowledge and culture flow freely between the company’s four studios and the global team shares tools and workflow allowing for seamless collaboration on all shared projects.

As we grow ILM Sydney, we are seeking a Talent Manager to join the team and be a part of this exciting opportunity.

A crucial component of the Talent Management group, the Talent Manager is responsible for managing up to 100 artists across a portfolio of disciplines, including casting, career development, performance management and resource scheduling. ILM is looking for an exceptionally talented, committed and seasoned Talent Manager with a passion for delivering unparalleled client service.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manages a portfolio of artists, and as needed, provides support / back-up for other Talent Managers;
  • Develops and maintains current and future resource need models as required based on input from show project teams and other sources;
  • Communicates pro-actively with show project leaders and creative supervision regarding overall project requirements, crewing needs (start / end dates) and project milestones, anticipating and flagging challenges as required;
  • Maintains overview of crew utilization using proprietary resource management system;
  • Facilitates continuous feedback cycle through project mid- and post-mortems, end-of-show and annual performance review processes; gives timely, actionable and constructive feedback as needed to help CG artists grow and improve to meet specific objectives or long-term career goals;
  • Collaborates with Recruitment function to define and meet current and future talent acquisition goals;
  • Collaborates with Human Resources function to establish and maintain competitive employee engagement strategy (compensation, terms of employment)
  • Represents and nourishes studio culture through thoughtful, transparent and focussed leadership.

Education / Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or greater in Film Production, HRM, or Communications
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in an artist management / resource management function in post-production visual effects, animation or gaming

Required Skills / Competencies

  • Understanding of CG terminology, and a thorough understanding of the processes and disciplines involved in CG post-production
  • Demonstrates awareness of up- and downstream needs of stakeholders, including Production, CG Artists, and support teams (Recruitment, HR)
  • Focus on strategic approach with the ability to address unexpected challenges in stride; calm, “can-do” attitude with an emphasis on collaborative communication.
  • Anticipates risks / challenges and pro-actively develops alternatives with key stakeholders
  • Proven analytical skills, effective scheduling and time management abilities
  • Excellent administrative, organizational, interpersonal, problem-solving and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with a diverse range of personality types, perspectives and talents.