• Director, 3D Animation Production

    Job Locations CA-ON-Toronto,
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(4/2/2018 9:59 AM)
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  • Overview

    Are you an experienced animation studio producer who has overseen multiple production teams from production through delivery, managing studio operating costs and capacity to determine optimal studio utilization?Are you an inspirational leader who is known to deliver projects are delivered with the highest quality, on time and on budget?

    Are you a senior leader who thrives on collaborating and partnering with people across a variety of groups and disciplines?

    Imagine having the opportunity to work for a world-class children’s animation company delivering the best content to children around the world!

    Reporting to the SVP, DHX Animation Production and working closely with the Studio and other department leaders, you will play a critical role in the design of the studios’ overall operation and strategy. As the Director, 3D Animation Production, you will influence and contribute to how we execute on our strategic priorities and to creating a workplace and culture that is the “talk of the town”.

    Does reading this get you excited?  Then it's time to join us!


    The role:


    The Director, 3D Animation Production will help drive the Halifax Studio’s strategic operational vision through efficient work processes and an amazing workplace culture where artists want to grow their career.


    A little more on why Halifax, Nova Scotia is a great place to move to:  (We are marketing this opportunity in major hubs Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa etc.)

    • Extremely advantageous cost of living
    • Big modern city with a small town feel
    • Family oriented community
    • One of the most beautiful scenic east coast cities
    • Gorgeous and lively waterfront and historic sites




          You’ll drive studio operational excellence in several ways:

    • Operations Management: You’ll effectively manage the day to day operations of the studio for three to four  3D animated productions that is supported by over 200+ crew, manages producers, line producers and operations managers
    • Project planning and tactical execution: Reviewing and approving budget and schedules prior to delivery to SVP Animation production
    • Collaborating with cross functional teams: Partner with studio executives on client management, bid strategy and on-going high level of client service delivery
    • Collaborate with lead creative and IT to set parameters, pipeline and resources required for all new productions
    • Be an active and engaged collaborator with the Talent team in developing strategies to help attract, retain, develop and engage employees
    • Actively participate in long and short term workforce management planning
    • Partner with studio technology (locally and studio-wide) regarding pipeline and tools upgrades for CG production
    • Partner with VP, Creative Development on R&D effort and establishing new production methodologies
    • Managing and improving processes: Be an active thought leader for developing or reengineering cost-effective implementation and admin of operational controls, technological solutions, functional processes and procedures


    You will be a great fit on our team if…

    • You are passionate about the Studio and willing to go the extra mile during an exciting, fast-paced time– you thrive on variety – no two days will be the same
    • You can create a path for yourself in ambiguous situations, and you tackle big questions by applying structured yet creative thinking and analysis.
    • You have a collaborative spirit. You’re willing to work on a wide range of projects in support of the collective success, and you’re not one to say, “that’s not my job.”
    • You have a passion for people and you’re excited to create a best in class studio environment
    • You work well within the Studio team, across the Studio and across the company – DHX is a dynamic organization and effectively communicating will be a key to success
    • You can roll-up your sleeves and learn the details – it’s necessary to have a fulsome understanding in order to make the right strategic decisions and set the top priorities
    • You invest in building and growing the employee of the studio and across the Company

    Specific skills we’d love to see:

    • Been there done that – and still open to learning and new experiences – 5+ years of animated studio management experience
    • Excellent communication skills – listening, written, and spoken: You understand how to collaborate across teams and how to optimize communication when working with people at all levels with varying styles. You know how to share your opinions clearly and thoughtfully with leaders and are comfortable doing so.
    • Experience building, developing and leading a team: You bring insights from your past experience, whether that’s helping build a people-focused function from the ground up or helping one grow and develop. You are a coach and identify development, improvement and engagement opportunities that support and encourage high performance and excellent client servicing.
    • Flare for creativity – the studio is a community of artists - the work environment needs to foster that creativity
    • Ability to approach situations with a process/systems perspective. We have a lot going on and can always be more effective and streamlined.  We need a solid foundation to build all the exciting programs and initiatives on


    Note: Relocation assistance will be provided if necessary


    DHX will accommodate people with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process. Applicants are encouraged to make their needs known in advance if accommodation is required.



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