Head of Animation

  • Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Full-time

Company Description

MPC is one of the world's leading visual effects (VFX) studios, creating award winning, high-end work

Job Description

Position Summary:
The Head of Animation is responsible for day-to-day operations and long-term strategic management of the department. You will be responsible for the creative output and long term vision of Animation workflows.

Primary Responsibilities:
•  Managing of the Montreal Animation team
•  Manage the training and integration of new artists into the existing team
•  Assign appropriate teams to the various projects
•  Nurture creative vision and technical ability
•  Assess the performance of your team 
•  Work closely with your Department Manager 

Strategy and technical development:
•  Have a compelling strategy and vision for the future of the department
•  Keep up to date with industry developments and tools
•  Ensure the department remains relevant in an ever changing global industry
•  Propose / oversee the development of new tools, workflows or techniques  
•  Plan accordingly for the successful and efficient delivery of shows

Show planning and delivery:
•  Work with lead artists, supervisors and producers to bid / plan shots
•  Communicate with other departments, show production and management
•  Ensure that work is delivered to MPC's global standards 
•  Complete shot work when needed, and lead by example
•  Ensure project methodologies, quality and schedule expectations are consistent and achievable

•  Step in where required to aid in the supervision of pitches and/or small shows
•  Run dailies sessions when a supervisor is unavailable to do so
•  Meet with clients to provide guidance at the beginning of shows


•  Excellent communication and negotiation skills
•  Strong attention to detail
•  Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
•  Exercise patience, problem-solving and mediation skills
•  Ability to cope with challenging situations with composure
•  Ability to work in an inclusive and diverse organization
•  Strong creative ability and flair
•  Strong sense of aesthetic
•  Excellent team building skills
•  Strong business acumen
•  Understanding of financial impacts of business decisions

Additional Information

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