Arcana Studio is looking to hire a Production Manager to work directly with our admin team and artists. Arcana is a Burnaby based animation studio which specializes in the production of animated feature films.  We are in search of an experienced, reliable and task-oriented Production Manager.  The ideal candidate is highly self-motivated, professional, and capable of managing their work load and prioritizing tasks in a fast-paced corporate environment. This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing company with competitive compensation.


  • Support the Producers in creating the master schedule for production and contribute to the overall scheduling of the project; execute department schedules through production planning, coordination and troubleshooting
  • Assist the Producer in assigning appropriate resources to ensure completion of their respective departments goals
  • Work closely with other Department Heads to ensure that inventory moves smoothly from one department to the next
  • Deliver all department reports as requested by the Producer, maintaining awareness of status and progress of tasks within the craft groups
  • Support with hands-on mentoring, coaching and development of Production Coordinators within their departments ensuring scheduling, tracking, and reporting tasks meet expectations
  • Partner with Craft Supervisors and Creative Leads to develop and document the appropriate review process, procedures and framework for each craft group overseen; contribute towards efficiencies and improvements when possible
  • Set milestones, deadlines, and priorities as advised by the Producer within the craft groups; clearly communicate these to the Production Coordinators and update, as required, with any variances
  • Partner with Craft Supervisors, as required, for performance management of the team
  • Complete special projects as needed or requested


  • 3+ years’ experience working within a production team in VFX, Animation Production, or a related industry
  • 2+ years’ experience supervising production staff
  • Senior production experience working on at least one feature animation or VFX project
  • Thorough understanding of CG based workflows on a large scale production
  • Technical knowledge/experience in film formats, digital media and film techniques
  • Exceptional scheduling skills and working knowledge of database tracking software such as Shotgrid
  • Advanced knowledge of Google Sheets/Microsoft Excel
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills; strong attention to detail
  • Proven organizational skills, including proactive prioritization, and effective time-management
  • Highly developed English written and oral communication skills
  • Self-awareness: calm and focused presence and approach, even when under pressure
  • Works well independently as well as collaboratively within a team environment
  • Fosters strong relationships and communication both within their team, across departments, and with a variety of personality types
  • Adaptable to new processes and challenges while consistently maintaining high standards
  • Proactive learner, successful mentor, and demonstrated leadership abilities

About Arcana Studio

Arcana is a Canadian comic book publisher and animation studio which specializes in the production of animated feature films. Since its launch in 2004, by founder and CEO Sean Patrick O’Reilly, Arcana has established itself as a successful entertainment company producing 9 animated feature films and an animated television series all from
their local Burnaby studio. Arcana has published over 400 graphic novels that boast over 5,000 comic book characters that transcend gender, age and cultural boundaries making Arcana the owner of one of the world’s largest libraries of graphic novels.

Arcana has successfully sold and adapted their massive library of intellectual properties into live action feature films, animated feature films, television series’, toys, video games and more! Arcana’s films have sold to over 100 countries worldwide, and have been distributed domestically by Lionsgate, Cinedigm, Shout Factory, Vertical Entertainment, and APTN among others.