Senior VFX Recruiter

Human Resources / Recruitment San Francisco, CA


Position at Industrial Light & Magic

Position Summary

The Technical Recruiter will support the recruitment initiatives for ILM’s Global Studios for departments such as R&D, Production Engineering, IT, IS, plus business division roles as assigned. This Technical Recruiter position requires a thorough understanding of recruiting for technology roles, extensive knowledge of the VFX/Animation industry, and a proven ability to successfully support the recruitment process in a creative production environment.

This role will also support ILMxLAB and the Advanced Development Group at Lucasfilm, offering the chance to build the team responsible for creating the next-generation immersive entertainment experiences.

What You'll Do

  • Source and identify candidates for roles through active (advertising, networking, search and selection) and passive (direct application, referral) methods
  • Partner with Hiring Managers, screen, interview and recommend the best candidates for positions
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to managers to develop interview skills and recruitment best practices
  • Actively maintain applicant tracking database
  • Draft and publish job advertisements, liaising with various sources for job advertisements, and assisting in tracking appropriate metrics with Coordinator
  • Manage relationships across various client groups, understanding needs and timing
  • Ensure high quality procedures are in place, which are in line with company policy governing recruitment and selection
  • Help build on existing systems to create recruitment tools including job descriptions, competency profiles, and to improve efficiency and develop uniformity across the organization
  • Support the further development and implementation of recruitment methods in order to successfully attract top quality candidates appropriate to the position and company needs
  • Generate the necessary ad-hoc recruiting reports for hiring managers and Human Resources to keep them informed of recruitment status
  • Coordinate and organize promotion and recruitment efforts targeting potential schools, organizations, and communities
  • Partner with global recruiting team, sharing knowledge and resources in order to effectively and efficiently fill requisitions with the best available talent across all geographies
  • Support recruitment for other ILM locations, Lucasfilm, and Skywalker Sound
  • Attend recruitment and industry events
  • Assess immigration and relocation needs, obtain appropriate approvals and facilitate process as needed
  • Perform special projects as requested
  • Work with Hiring Managers to develop diversity initiatives to develop a diverse culture
  • Monitor trades to keep up to date with latest industry trends, especially as it pertains to technology

What We're Looking For

  • 5+ years experience in recruitment specializing in the VFX, animation and/or games industry, with 3+ years focused on Technical positions
  • Proven organizational ability
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, as well as follow-through on multiple-projects
  • Outstanding customer service
  • Proven track record in sourcing and recruiting candidates
  • Sophisticated computer skills (online research/recruiting, Microsoft Office Suite, G Suite, presentation and database software) is required
  • Must be comfortable communicating with staff across all levels
  • Experience with applicant tracking systems and workflow
  • Ability to contribute positively in a high-energy, changing environment
  • Uses a computer keyboard at least 75% of total work time
  • Ability to travel
  • Ability to work additional hours as 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. **FOR U.S. BASED NEW HIRES ONLY:** We are taking a responsible approach to creating environments that allow us to do what we do best - entertain and inform millions around the world. As part of our commitment to health and safety, COVID-19 vaccines are required for current U.S. salaried and non-union hourly employees, as well as all newly hired U.S. employees.