• Facilities Assistant, Runner

    Job Locations CA-BC-Vancouver
    Posted Date 1 week ago(6/7/2018 5:15 PM)
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  • Overview

    Want to work in a cool new studio with amazingly talented teams who make awesome cartoons?


    DHX Media - Vancouver is looking for a rock star Facilities Assistant - Runner to join our team.


    The role:


    Are you the kind of person who is able to think on your feet and problem solve as you go? Are you a fast learner who thrives in a fast-paced environment? If you’re the type of person who loves to stay busy, a stickler for details, and a top-notch organizational wizard, we want you!


    As the Facility Assistant - Runner, you will be the supporting backbone of both the corporate and production teams of our Vancouver Studios. We’re looking for an outgoing, enthusiastic team-player who is ready and willing to take on any challenge that a busy animation studio can throw at them! If you’re looking for a great entry-level opportunity at a world-class Animation Studio, look no further!

    *Please note that as this is an entry-level position, there is an expectation of a one year commitment. This position requires a full valid driver's license, a clean driving record, and a reliable vehicle.


    You will get to work on...

      • Assisting the Facilities Manager and team with the daily requests that come through the ticketing system—this could be anything from adjusting the ventilation system, helping someone rearrange their office, hanging artwork, moving crew workstations
      • Communicating clearly with the rest of the Facilities team when starting and finishing a task, and at any point along the way where assistance is needed
      • Always being observant and aware of any maintenance tasks that may not have been reported yet (fix leaks, tidy areas, repair furniture, etc)
      • Covering Reception/Phone during your teammates’ lunch breaks, vacations, and sick days
      • Keeping kitchens and common areas tidy—this includes daily kitchen checks to unload/load dishwashers and clean up the counters
      • Assisting with shipping/receiving
      • Being available to help with any photocopying, scanning, filing, and other general admin duties as they arise
      • Ordering, picking up, and delivering lunches either back to the studio, or to off-site locations
      • Delivering correspondence between locations in the city
      • Running tapes to post production houses
      • Picking up supplies from Costco, Ikea, Home Depot, and other various vendors around town
      • Driving executives and clients to restaurants, airport, and hotels
      • Being available to work on projects and take care of tasks that arise at our second studio location (10 minutes down the road)
      • Working closely with the team to create balanced solutions to issues
      • Anticipating, communicating, and troubleshooting any creative or technical issues with assistance from the Facilities Manager
      • Readily modifying, responding to, and integrating change as instructed by the Facilities Manager
      • Recommending any team training needs to the Facilities Manager
      • Carrying out duties in a professional and positive manner
      • Being a positive and creative force on the team


    You will be a great fit on our team if…

    • You own a reliable vehicle and have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record (REQUIRED) (Mileage and partial insurance is reimbursed)
    • You are able to lift up to 50 pounds
    • You have a solid knowledge of Microsoft office Suite
    • You have previous experience in a production assistant, office, or facilities-related role (BONUS)
    • You are enthusiastic and organized
    • You have expert attention to detail and coordination skills
    • You are able to take direction, collaborate, and be a team player
    • You are able to work alone and collaboratively, often with multiple tasks and under deadline pressure


    Specific skills we’d love to see… 

    • Able to build rapport and relate well to all kinds of people
    • Able to multitask, prioritize and manage time efficiently
    • Effective communication both written and oral
    • Proactive and eager to take on any task
    • Encouraging and open towards feedback and new initiatives


    Who are we?


    DHX Media Ltd. (TSX: DHX.A, DHX.B; NASDAQ: DHXM) is a leading children’s content and brands company, recognized globally for such high-profile properties as Peanuts, Teletubbies, Strawberry Shortcake, Caillou, Inspector Gadget, and the acclaimed Degrassi franchise. One of the world’s foremost producers of children’s shows, DHX Media owns the world’s largest independent library of children’s content, at 13,000 half-hours. It licenses its content to broadcasters and streaming services worldwide and generates royalties through its global consumer products program. Through its subsidiary, WildBrain, DHX Media operates one of the largest networks of children’s channels on YouTube. Headquartered in Canada, DHX Media has 20 offices worldwide.


    THANK YOU to all those who express interest in being a part of the DHX Studios team. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we may be unable to reply to all applicants. If we feel that you may be a good match for one of our current openings you will be contacted. 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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