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Artist Manager

The SPA Artist Manager, reporting into the EVP of Physical Production is responsible and accountable for the management of a group or category of digital artists. Management duties include but are not limited to ensuring professional development for the artist; assessing skills and creating development plans (ie, training in other skills, helping to assign lead roles, etc); collaborates with productions to crew artists to shows or projects, balancing the needs of the production with the professional development needs of the artists; recommends compensation increases, promotions, contract terms and talent retention; maintains constant interaction with production, artists, other artist-managers, recruiting and training. Updates information and data into the Artist Management Data Base.

Responsibilities:

  • Creates a "nurturing" environment that fosters the development of employees and overall well-being of the studio culture.
  • Plans, organizes and facilitates studio wide opportunities such as speakers, screenings, art shows that provide opportunities for development and engagement.
  • Understand individual artist skills and interests. Collaborate with production and management to assign employees to projects. Assignments should benefit the project and provide individual growth opportunities and challenges.
  • Assess, design and execute on-going learning and development programs for the animation population that continue to grow the organization’s creative and strategic vision.
  • Develop group, as well as individual training programs and opportunities to enhance the capabilities of creative employees and the organization's overall level of professional skills.
  • Assists recruiting with festivals, events and fairs to coordinate appearance by SPA talent and present SPA as a studio with growth potential.
  • Ensures creative employees receive internal communications.
  • Provides SPA studio tours to schools and interest groups.
  • Oversees internship and trainee program.
  • Assigning mentors and weekly follow-up with each pair.


  • Requirements:

  • 7 or more years experience in the animation industry with 2 or more years of supervisory experience.
  • Familiarity with front end animation pipeline required.
  • Working knowledge of market pricing for an animation organization (union and production population).
  • Strong animation business and budget acumen required.
  • Highly organized, resourceful and dependable with excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills.
  • Trustworthy and ability to maintain a high level of discretion.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic growing business environment.
  • Interest in artist and facility well being
  • Computer and technology literate – familiarity with Mac/PC operating systems, Word, Excel and Gmail.
  • Bachelor's degree preferred.


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    *Sony Pictures Entertainment is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected characteristics.

    * Sony Pictures - CA - Culver City Area & Studios

    HOW TO APPLY

    * When applying for any position, you must complete the online application process. This includes uploading your resume and cover letter.
    * Please make sure to include your website and/or blog links on your resume and cover letter.
    * If you have a demo reel online, please be sure to include a reel breakdown with specific description of your contribution.
    * Online portfolio should represent strongest and current work.
    * Life drawings are not required, but preferred for all submissions.
    * You will receive an automated email acknowledging the successful receipt of your application. We will then contact you if there is an interest in speaking with you further. No phone calls, please.

    Important Note: We ask that you not show work currently in production and/or under confidential guidelines at other studios or companies. We understand that this may limit the showcase of your capabilities. If this is your situation, we recommend that your submission display only the work available to the public with an indication that a later submission will be provided once approved or released.

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