Artist Manager

To support our production structure we are seeking an Artist Manager for our Vancouver studio.


  • Manage, coach and mentor Artists
  • Work with Production and Recruitment to schedule existing and new hires into appropriate roles and establish longer term recruitment needs
  • Maintain an overview of department schedule and manage resource requirements, working with VFX Producers, Production Managers and Heads of Departments
  • Managing artist reviews, artist training and project scheduling to help develop and nurture career growth of the artists
  • Work with Supervisors, Leads and Production to cultivate a strong studio culture and keep artists motivated and engage
  • Conduct project/yearly compensation and performance reviews in collaboration with Heads of Departments
  • Work with management team and HR on talent management strategies and processes
  • Working with Head of Artist Management
  • Represent artists in regard to productions and talent development


  • At least 3+ years experience working in the Animation and Visual Effects industry
  • Experience in managing, coaching, developing and mentoring a large number (70+) of direct reports
  • Knowledge and experience in managing the annual compensation review process, employee contract renewals, salary negotiations, promotions and resource planning are preferred.
  • Experience in working closely with executive teams and HR teams
  • Ability to think laterally and take a pragmatic approach in order to represent the individual needs of both artists and production crew, within the parameters of a project-based production environment
  • Well-developed inter-personal communication and listening skills to engage in dialogue effectively across numerous departments and levels
  • Experience in dealing with group dynamics and conflict resolution
  • Experience working with forecasting, budgeting and schedules
  • Computer literacy – Microsoft Office, Filemaker Pro and Microsoft Project an advantage

About Method Studios

Method Studios is an award-winning international visual effects group with facilities in Los Angeles, Vancouver, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, London, Sydney and Melbourne. As an artist-driven company known for its creativity, we service high-end feature film, commercial, television, games and motion graphics clients in the global marketplace.