Art Assistant

Art Department Vancouver, BC


Position at Industrial Light & Magic

Position Summary

Provides administrative and entry level design support for the Art department, including Creative Director, Department Manager, Art Director and Concept artists.  This is a fantastic position for an aspiring artist to get their foot in the door of our world leading cinematic art department, where you would support the day to day function of the department, whilst learning from the leaders in the field. As an Art Assistant, your main tasks would be to support the production needs of the department, enabling the Concept Artists and Art Director to successfully complete their work.

What You'll Do

  • Provides administrative and general support to Art dept. personnel and clients
  • Assists in all phases of production from bidding to archiving
  • Maintains inventory, orders and stocks all department supplies
  • Conducts library/video research for reference materials
  • Creates presentation packages for meetings including scanning, printing and mounting of concept and storyboard artwork
  • Responsible for general department maintenance
  • Assists artists with clean-up of concept and storyboard artwork
  • Maintains department databases

What We're Looking For

  • Bachelor’s degree in Art, Graphic Design, Animation, or equivalent
  • Strong traditional drawing skills required. Knowledge of concept and storyboard art as well as fundamental design principles
  • A working knowledge of artwork presentation preparation
  • Must work well in high-pressure environment
  • Background in graphic art, design or film highly preferred
  • Thorough knowledge of design programs including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign. Knowledge of Linux, Modo, Zbrush or Maya a plus
  • Detail oriented and excellent organizational skills
  • Concept art or design portfolio required

This position is with Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Industrial Light & Magic. Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Lucasfilm fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.