Artist Manager

Website Animal Logic

Job description: The Artist Manager works with digital artists to manage their career at Animal Logic, including performance, development and ongoing opportunities within the studio.

Please note this position is a 1 year contract.

What you’ll get to do:

  • Provide leadership and advocacy for the Artists, including representing the group and individual needs to production & studio management, supporting career development, and ensuring resources are provided
  • Foster and support a positive, collaborative and productive culture within the department; take steps to ensure that Artists feel connected to the studio
  • Negotiate and manage artist resources across the studio, ensuring competing needs are balanced, supported and delivered on time.
  • Work closely with the Recruitment team to ensure they have appropriate position briefs and updates on projections
  • Ensure a regular assessment of salaries is conducted across the Artist group
  • Ensure Artists receive clear and regular performance feedback, providing positive recognition as well as addressing areas for improvement and development
  • Conduct formal performance reviews for all Artists, with input from supervisors and production management
  • Identify training needs and skills gaps in partnership with the Learning and Development Manager
  • Ensure contract management is carried out in a timely manner, and that Artists are kept abreast of the forecasted needs where possible
  • Establish and maintain an appropriate level of communication with all crew members to establish confidence and trust
  • Communicate related Company plans and objectives back to the Artists
  • Consult and work with HR on employee issues

What you bring:

  • Previous experience managing a team or teams of people in a creative or production environment
  • Previous experience working in the Animation and Visual Effects industry with direct involvement in hiring, onboarding, managing Artists
  • Experience in a large global studio preferable
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and listening skills to engage in dialogue effectively across numerous departments and levels; ability to empathise and resolve conflicts
  • Experience in managing the annual performance and compensation reviews, contract renewals, salary negotiations and promotions
  • Experience providing feedback and constructive criticism in a respectful and effective manner within a professional setting
  • Previous experience successfully working with multiple stakeholders and balancing differing priorities
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment
  • Excellence in problem solving and balancing quick turnaround
  • Excellent attention to detail

Location: Sydney, NSW

Original Job Posting date: Thu, 15 Oct 2020 02:51:45 GMT

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