jobby: Head of Studio, Portfolio Entertainment, Toronto

By Mike Valiquette

dpr-015PORTFOLIO ANIMATION is seeking an energetic leader to join our team as Head of Studio. Reporting to the SVP Production, the successful candidate will be responsible to lead the day to day operations of the newly opened animation studio. Situated in the creative hub of Toronto’s King West district, Portfolio Animation develops animated concepts and hosts a fully integrated suite of services from development, pre-production and full animation.

Responsibilities include:
-Work with Portfolio’s Executive Team to develop a collaborative, artistic, innovative studio that prides itself on creative excellence and superior customer service
– Manage the day to day operations of the studio, including staff and production resources to service 2D and CGI pre-production and 2D animation pipelines
-Assist in creating and managing studio budgets and schedules
-Lead recruiting, staffing and training initiatives as required including outreach to schools and industry programs
-Manage, mentor and motivate production managers, department leads and technical team to achieve desired outcomes
-Develop and re-configure production pipelines to achieve each project’s individual requirements
-Liaise with production partners as required to ensure each project is managed to meet or exceed expectations
-Keep abreast of developing technologies and animation techniques
-Lead experimental and development initiatives within the studio
-Promote and represent the studio within in the industry, including participation in select industry events.
-Assist with development of studio policies and guidelines and manage their implementation

Skills and Experience Required:
-Minimum of 5 years’ experience in animation production
-Energetic and enthusiastic team player
– Excellent customer service and communication skills
-Strong leadership qualities and networking abilities
-Working knowledge of 2D and CGI software ie Harmony, Flash, Maya, Storyboard Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, Avid Editing and Production Management tools
-Strong organizational and administrative skills including budgeting, cost reporting, resource planning, scheduling.

Interested applicants are invited to send a Resume to:

Julie Stall
Portfolio Animation
#301 – 901 King Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3H5
Email Address: jobs@portfolio-ent.com

*Please include Head of Studio Operations in the subject line of your email.
*No phone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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