Lucasfilm Is Hiring A Development Coordinator For Animation


If you have experience working in the animation industry, and especially if you have been an Executive Assistant/animation development, Lucasfilm may be looking for you. The position is not an art position but seems to be more of a project management or secretarial type of job.

Here is the official job description and responsibilities:

The Development Coordinator is responsible for providing support for the Director of Animation Development across animation at Lucasfilm by providing excellent administrative, talent tracking, and workflow support with the opportunity to participate in story development and production across a broad portfolio of projects.

  • Manage, track, and vet animation talent and incoming submissions. Provide coverage as needed. Have finger on the pulse of animation–from competitive talent and projects to emerging trends.
  • Work with and support the greater internal animation development department and the franchise story group as necessary.
  • Compile story notes and story meeting notes as needed.
  • Generate story summaries and rough proposals as needed.
  • Provide support with ideation document generation.
  • Develop and use planning systems and ‘work in process’ tracking systems daily. Provide support on creation of workflow management system.
  • Manage record keeping and circulation of continuity documents.
  • Assists in the day to day management of established schedules through production planning, coordination and troubleshooting.
  • Coordinate any animation and distribution requests that will come in from across the internal franchise (consumer products, marketing, PR).
  • Work with department PA to meet and greet guests, order all catering for meetings, and arrange all offsite lunches and dinner meetings.
  • Support the Director of Animation Development by arranging travel, creating presentations and coordinating other key events. Roll calls when necessary.
  • Manage and track expense reports and receipts; reconcile corporate credit card accounts regularly.
  • Work with department PA for meeting preparation including agenda prep and distribution; facilitate copies of presentations, refreshments, and clean up. Test and set up all IT needs for the room.

This is the list of qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.
  • 3+ years’ experience in a fast-paced development/production/agency or management co. environment. Executive assistant/animation development experience a plus.
  • Demonstrated professionalism and ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Able to communicate with all levels of executives, management and staff, including high-level entertainment industry talent, agents, and vendors, with diverse personalities and work styles
  • Excellent organizational and follow through skills. Ability to work well and prioritize in a fast-paced multi-project environment
  • Ability to shift priorities quickly in response to changing circumstances, remaining flexible, calm, and focused while multi-tasking at a very fast pace
  • Strong note taking skills are a necessity
  • Strong writing and story development skills
  • Ability to work independently and take ownership of special projects
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to effectively and efficiently communicate with all levels of executive, management, staff, and talent
  • Demonstrated ability to partner with others and build relationships; team player
  • Must be proficient with the following software: MS Word, Excel, Google Mail, and PowerPoint, Keynote.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks with a high level of detail and accuracy
  • Demonstrated ability to partner with others and build relationships
  • Must work well under pressure

If you are interested you can learn more and apply HERE.

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Source: Lucasfilm and our friend S.

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