Compositing Department Manager

Job description

As the Compositing Department Manager, you will ensure the smooth daily operation of the Compositing Department. Your standard tasks will include:

  • Work closely with department heads to ensure all projects have the teams they need to create the highest quality work on time, on budget and sustainably.
  • Determine weekly allocation of compositing resources in partnership with Resource Manager and Producers.
  • Responsible for scheduling artists on shows appropriate to their skill level and ability.
  • Responsible for managing artists across multiple projects.
  • Ensure all compositing artists have a clear understanding of the projects they are assigned to.
  • Work in partnership with the Head of Compositing to address issues, present strategies and establish solutions.
  • Involvement in recruitment, performance reviews, artist skills assessment and training strategies.
  • Work with the compositing production team to manage assignments and ensure tasks are completed within the scheduled time.
  • Attend weekly production meetings and provide progress updates.
  • Be the first point of contact for all artists on the compositing team, and routinely check in with artists to build rapport.
  • Identify and communicate artist pressure points, bottlenecks, and timeline adjustments.
  • Facilitate effective communication regarding compositing resources between all shows.
  • Management of QC schedules and assignments.
  • Prepare agendas for monthly and weekly departmental meetings, and lead these meetings.
  • Knowledge of corporate policies and rules to direct artists in the right direction for different questions or concerns.
  • Assist in managing weekly artists’ time logs and overtime requirements.
  • Review and accommodate leave requests.
  • Assist with the onboarding of new artists to the compositing team.
  • Proactive in building a positive culture within the department.


  • Proven management experience in film, television, advertising or Visual Effects
  • Understanding of the VFX pipeline
  • Ability to implement fast, effective solutions to production challenges.
  • Experience and interest in leading and training others.
  • Ability to manage multiple jobs and responsibilities concurrently.
  • Calm and effective communication and leadership skills at all times.

If this sounds like you, please submit your cover letter and resume to Be sure to include “Composting Department Manager” in the subject line.