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Production Supervisor

Aplicar ahora Aplique más tarde Job ID 10015703 Ubicación Vancouver, Canadá Business Walt Disney Animation Studios Fecha de publicación 24/04/2023

Detalles del empleo:

The Production Supervisor (PS) is responsible for managing the day ­to­ day production within a specific department(s).  In all duties below, the PS must work in collaboration with the artistic department supervisor(s).  The success of their partnership will be a primary factor in the department’s success on the film. In addition, the PS is a leadership role in the studio and, as such, must accept the responsibility of supporting and representing the directives of the studio and the production leadership.

Hybrid and Remote opportunities for our Vancouver Studio are specific to remote work within the province of British Columbia.

Role Specifics 

  • Works with the Production Manager (PM) and/or the Associate Producer (AP) to meet department production goals; strategizing, planning and overseeing resources on a departmental level.

  • Partners with artistic department leadership to establish achievable and attainable short and long term goals; ensuring the delivery of work on time and within budget, while keeping team morale as high as possible.

  • In collaboration with project leadership, oversee the department tracking of project pipeline, processes and workflows; embracing cross-project consistency, cross-department collaboration and championing process innovation.

  • Looks ahead to ensure that long term goals/quotas, department milestones and inventory expectations are met. Strategizes with artistic supervisors, project’s upper management and other PS’ to resolve any productivity or inventory issues.

  • Works with the department artistic supervisor to schedule, plan, and cast work to artists.

  • Represents the artistic department in production meetings; reporting department progress and discussing solutions to any issues impeding the department.

  • Ensures department data is tracked accurately and is easily accessible and understandable.

  • Clearly communicates when changes in creative direction or productivity assumptions change; proactively offering suggestions to make-up for lost time and/or resources.

  • Create and maintain reports that clearly illustrate department and individual artist productivity.

  • Engages in Production Management issues on a studio level, i.e.:  Shotgun meetings and architecture of tracking and other department tools, leadership training, Cross-project Production Management meetings and initiatives/planning related to the Production Management team.


  • Participates in department processes, bidding and reviews

  • Assesses resource needs and collaborates with department leadership (Artistic Leader ) in helping find staffing solutions. 

 Leading People

  • Creates an inclusive and safe work environment by carefully managing sensitive information, making rooms feel open and comfortable, creating space for everyone to have a voice and addressing bias when it occurs. 

  • In tight conjunction with Artistic Leadership and AM, manages, motivates and creates an environment conducive to achieving goals and artistic achievements; looking for opportunities to improve department and project morale.

  • Contributes to the overall development of team members through setting expectations, delivering consistent constructive feedback, recognition, and accountability. 

  • Establishes expectations for the Production Management team within their department.

  • Provides mentorship and feedback to Production Assistants (PAs) and Production Coordinators (PCs) to foster growth towards individual goals.

  • Partnering with the Artist Manager, oversee department-planning issues such as OT and vacation as well as help in managing conflict within the department - including reporting issues to HR and production leadership when necessary.

  • Maintains composure and optimism during times of change; sets a positive tone and acts as an example to the rest of the team.


  • Models and fosters a collaborative work environment between individuals on the team and across departments. 

    • Identifies solutions and compromises in partnership with other supervisors.


  • Provides regular updates to direct leader on the progress, health and direction of the team. 

  • Keeps project leadership informed of department morale and progress.

  • Keeps the team informed with context for show related changes and updates. 

  • Clearly communicates department goals; acknowledging and addressing changes to department plans and expectations.

Studio Stewardship

  • Studio Culture-Actively fosters an inclusive, innovative, and collaborative environment so every employee can contribute at the highest levels. 

  • Technology, Tools and Workflow-Engages in the creation and execution of technical standards, pipeline conventions and workflows to support the department, show and studio.

  • Department Stewardship-Partners closely with peers and Artist Manager support an environment of creativity, trust, and innovation.  Actively involved in assessment, casting, hiring, and overall growth of artists. 


  • 4 years minimum industry experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in film / TV production or equivalent experience preferred

  • Strong organization skills

  • Must have the ability to prioritize tasks at hand, assisting on all phases of production

  • Strong understanding of CG animation processes

  • Clear understanding of the principles of animation production

  • Production tracking experience using spreadsheets, databases or database software (such as Shotgun) a plus.

  • Demonstrated success engaging in problem­ solving techniques

Acerca de Walt Disney Animation Studios:

Combinando arte magistral y narración de cuentos con tecnología innovadora, Walt Disney Animation Studios es un estudio de animación dirigido por un cineasta responsable de crear algunas de las películas más queridas jamás realizadas. Disney Animation continúa construyendo sobre su rico legado de innovación y creatividad, desde el primer largometraje completamente animado, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, de 1937, hasta Wish, su película animada número 62, que se estrenará en noviembre de 2023. Entre las creaciones atemporales del estudio se encuentran Pinocchio, Sleeping Beauty, The Jungle Book, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Frozen, Big Hero 6, Zootopia y Encanto.

Acerca de The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, junto con sus subsidiarias y afiliadas, es una empresa diversificada líder en medios y entretenimiento familiar a nivel internacional con los siguientes segmentos comerciales: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, y Experiences and Products. Desde sus humildes comienzos como estudio de dibujos animados en la década de 1920 hasta su nombre preeminente en la industria del entretenimiento actual, Disney continúa orgullosamente su legado de crear historias y experiencias de primer nivel para cada miembro de la familia. Las historias, personajes y experiencias de Disney llegan a consumidores y huéspedes de todos los rincones del mundo. Con operaciones en más de 40 países, nuestros empleados y Cast Members trabajan juntos para crear experiencias de entretenimiento que sean tanto universales como locales.

Este puesto es en Walt Disney Animation Studios Vancouver Inc. , que forma parte de una empresa comercial que denominamos Walt Disney Animation Studios.

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