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Sim is a leading supplier of studios, production equipment, workflow/dailies and post-production solutions. With offices spanning North America, Sim’s team and services have supported features such as “Deadpool” and Oscar-winning documentary, “OJ: Made in America,” and hit series “Game of Thrones,” “Mr. Robot,” “Stranger Things” and “Handmaid’s Tale.” Sim Studios supports TV series, feature films and commercial productions with over 400,000 square feet of first-class studio and production facilities in Vancouver.  Sim Lighting & Grip provides services and equipment from hubs in Vancouver and Toronto; Sim Camera provides rental equipment and support from hubs in Los Angeles, Vancouver, Toronto, Northern Ontario and Atlanta. Sim Post provides an array of services from workflow/dailies, to online and offline editing, to final color/DI and visual effects, to sound editorial and mixing. Sim Hollywood is located in the former historic Eastman Kodak building, and provides the industry’s only camera-through-post services venue. Sim is backed by Toronto-based investment firm Granite Partners. For more information, visit siminternational.com or visit us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn @simcomplete.

Post Picture

Media Manager Los Angeles

Position Summary:

The Media Manager will work directly with the media management team, and finishing producers to ensure that data IO workflows are implemented and adhered to. This person will perform pre-conforms, archiving, media management, pulls and archiving.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The Media Manager’s number one priority is to handle all of the picture finishing department’s data I/O and media management.
  • Download all materials when received digitally from clients.
  • Perform first glance checks of client’s hard drives, digital files to check for errors or incorrect files.
  • Responsible for occasional LTO archiving and restoring of DI assets for all film and television productions while adhering to MPAA regulations
  • Responsible for all data on SAN environment including but not limited to files copies setting file permissions and the creation/ deletion / and management of projects
  • Organize and facilitate digital asset delivery and archiving
  • Maintain organization and folder structure for projects in accordance with the Sim Post file management policies and procedures
  • Assist in conform of feature films (both narrative and documentary), episodic television, and short films using DaVinci Resolve, Avid Symphony, Adobe Premiere, Filmlight Baselight & Autodesk Flame.
  • All other reasonable duties as assigned by the company

Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • 2-3 years experience in the Post Production sector
  • A demonstrated history of being detail oriented, organized, and respectful of a quiet work environment.
  • Previous experience working hands on with computers and/or in IT, plus comfortable learning new software.
  • Experience using Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere CC, Final Cut Pro, and/ or DaVinci Resolve and Smoke/Flame.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a technically or creatively related field.
  • Competency in diagnosing issues with software.
  • Strong written and verbal interpersonal communication skills.
  • Self-motivated and ambitious with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Flexible and able to work within tight deadlines.

Other Attributes

  • Decision Making / Problem Solving– Identifies an issue and processes relevant information coming up with possible solutions
  • Teamwork– Participates actively with the team to improve the Company’s effectiveness
  • Communication– Communicates in a thorough, clear and timely manner and supports information sharing across the Company
  • Quality/Attention to Detail Focus– Ensures that standards for self, equipment and services are met to provide excellent service delivery
  • Accountability – Accepts personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work.
  • Stress Tolerance– Functions in highly stressful, ambiguous or adverse situations

Working Conditions and Physical Effort:

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment
  • Some physical effort required, lifting portable hard drives, boxes with tape media.
  • Some exposure to physical risk

How to apply for the job:

Please submit a resume and cover letter to HR@siminternational.com

 

Corporate

HR Business Partner, US Los Angeles

Position Summary:

The HR Business Partner is expected to be a true partner with the business’ leaders.  They will proactively support their client group and the organization within a variety of HR functions including, but not limited to: employee relations, recruitment and onboarding, manager coaching, leave management, benefits and compensation, policy and procedure development and maintenance, and project management.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Recruitment & Onboarding

  • Work with divisional leadership to develop effective recruitment strategies, including, but not limited to, creating effective job postings, determining proper sourcing methods, and creating functional screening questions.
  • Receive, pre-screen and distribute employee resumes to the hiring managers
  • Develop relevant interview questions and, when needed, assist hiring managers in the conducting of interviews.
  • In conjunction with hiring managers, prepare offers of employment, ensuring fair hiring and employment practices.
  • Maintain all onboarding materials and ensure proper delivery and completion of all required documentation. Conduct new employee orientation, including any relevant system or procedures training, in a timely manner.
  • Ensure effective communication with all new hires and their managers to ensure smooth integration and appropriate fit within the organization.
  • Leadership and continued development of all US Internship Programs, including fostering and nurturing relationships with local Universities.

Employee Relations & Engagement

  • Serve as the subject matter expert on all company policies, procedures, and programs, as well as all relevant state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Provide support, guidance, and coaching to employees on a variety of employment and workplace issues and concerns.
  • Provide support, guidance, and coaching to managers at all levels regarding effective employee, performance, and departmental management practices and processes.
  • Consult with the VP of HR on complex Employee Relations matters to ensure proper handling with regards to company policy and state and federal law
  • Develop and maintain communication, interaction, and trust with all employees to ensure potential issues can be addressed in a proactive manner.
  • Work with business leaders to effectively roll out HR related survey results, business strategies, and action plans aimed at increasing communication, engagement, and collaboration between leadership and staff.
  • Oversee Employee Relations related initiatives on an annual basis, including engagement surveys and annual performance reviews.

Benefits & Compensation

  • Oversee and manage US benefit policies and plans, working in conjunction with the brokers, agents, and the VP of HR to remain competitive in the market.
  • Assist employees with benefits questions, enrollments, and special circumstances as needed.
  • Consult with benefits providers, agents, and brokers to resolve issues or questions.
  • Maintain all benefit related policies, updating and distributing as necessary.
  • Ensure compliance with all compensation and benefit related laws, including PPACA, FLSA, COBRA, and relevant state and local wage and hour laws.
  • Conduct job and compensation analyses for benchmarking purposes to ensure current practices are in line with company strategy and industry best practice.
  • Support compensation and benefit related initiatives, including open enrollment, annual salary reviews, and annual bonuses.
  • Administer company paid leave programs (short- and long-term disability, parental leave, jury duty leave, etc.), maintaining regular communication with management and employees to ensure successful coverage and smooth returns.

Legal Compliance

  • Stay abreast of all relevant employment regulations as they relate to company operations and proactively advise the VP of HR of any actual or potential changes that may impact the business.
  • Ensure all company policies, procedures, and documentation remains compliant with state, federal and local laws.
  • Update, maintain, and distribute Employee Handbooks as necessary.
  • Administer Workers Compensation programs in all locations, including policy administration, reporting requirements, and leave management.

Performance Management and Terminations of Employment

  • Coach and support management with respect to disciplinary actions, performance improvement plans, and general employee performance guidelines.
  • Provide guidance relevant to terminations, layoffs, reductions in force, and other factors resulting in a change of employment status.
  • Prepare all necessary documentation for employee separations, including termination letters and state required forms and notifications.
  • Coordinate with Payroll to ensure final pay is processed in accordance with state law.
  • Coordinate with IT to ensure all company property is returned and internal access is removed in a timely manner.
  • As needed, work with benefit providers to ensure the timely termination of relevant employee benefits.
  • Assist managers by participating in termination meetings and providing guidance on post-employment matters
  • Conduct exit interviews /surveys as required
  • Track relevant information on both voluntary and involuntary terminations of employment to identify and report on trends.

Departmental Management

  • Oversee day-to-day management of local HR team, including HR Coordinator and Payroll Administrator
  • Provide constructive feedback, leadership, and mentoring to aid in the professional growth and development of the HR team
  • Provide backup for HR Coordinator on daily tasks relating to recruiting, onboarding, and general administrative duties.
  • Provide backup for Payroll Administrator when needed relating to the processing of bi-weekly payroll, paycheck corrections, and other pay related matters.

General Duties

  • In conjunction with HR Coordinators, ensure employee files remain up to date with all legally and company required documentation.
  • Administer HR technology such as HRIS and attendance management systems.
  • Assist in the updating and maintenance of the company’s job description database.
  • Prepare and provide reporting on various HR related topics upon request.
  • Proactively develop and propose new HR initiatives to VP of HR, in alignment with overall divisional and operational strategy.
  • Serve as the project manager for new HR initiatives as assigned by the VP of HR
  • Attend team meetings, planning sessions, and training events as required.
  • Other duties as required.

Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

  • 8+ years of progressive Human Resources experience, including 2 years in a management capacity
  • Post-secondary education in Human Resources Management, or another related discipline
  • Strong understanding of federal and state employment legislation is required
  • Professional HR certification preferred
  • Strong English verbal and written skills are required
  • Strong organizational and planning skills are required
  • Proficiency in office skills such as, typing, filing organization, and research are required
  • Proficiency in the use of computer programs such as Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel), human resources information systems (e.g. Dayforce HCM) and internet-based programs.

 

Other Attributes

  • Integrity– demonstrates responsible behavior at all times and maintains high ethical standards. Keeps confidences
  • Communication– communicates in a thorough, clear and timely manner and supports information sharing across the Company. Listens carefully and takes care not to make assumptions
  • Relationship Building and Collaboration– builds positive relationships both internally and externally to achieve work related goals. Helps colleagues achieve their individual and organizational goals
  • Self-Management– works independently with minimal supervision and exhibits discipline in setting priorities
  • Attention to Detail– ensures accuracy and completeness when preparing documents, recording information and entering data.Establishes procedures
  • Teamwork– participates actively in a team to improve the Company’s effectiveness

Working Conditions and Physical Effort:

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment
  • Travel to other offices and locations is required
  • Some physical effort required as everyone on the team is asked from time to time to pitch in and help share the load
  • Some exposure to hazardous materials in the workplace

The company reserves the right to make changes to all job descriptions with the evolving needs of the company.

How to apply for the job:

Please submit a resume and cover letter to HR@siminternational.com

 

Post Production

Supervising Post Engineering Technician Los Angeles

Position Summary:

The Supervising Post Engineering Technician position is responsible for building, maintaining and ensuring client support of editing and workflow systems as well as the supervision of local Post Engineering Technicians to ensure adherence to quality standards.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage local Post Engineering Technicians (includes performance management, performance reviews, discipline, etc.) ensuring all processes are properly followed
  • Build and install, all software and hardware for editing systems, data carts, dailies systems and any other workflow related computer system.
  • Assist with installation, maintenance and troubleshooting related to finishing at the direction of Engineering.
  • Maintain, clean, test, troubleshoot and complete minor repairs for all editing systems, data cart, dailies systems and any other workflow related computer system.
  • Perform installations and tear outs of in-house and on location editing systems, data carts, dailies systems and any other workflow related computer system.
  • Hardware and Software installations and support include, but are not limited to, Mac, Windows, Linux, Avid, Final Cut Pro, OSD/xpress Dailies, Davinci Resolve, Flame, Baselight, Adobe, etc.
  • Assist in maintaining and supporting shared network storage systems including, but not limited to, Avid ISIS, Nexis, and SAN volumes.
  • Assist in formatting and testing cards and drives as needed.
  • Perform and maintain monitor calibrations.
  • Ensure excellent quality and customer service by identifying the needs and wants of clients and responding to their concerns and problems in an effective and timely manner.
  • Ensure equipment is properly assigned, booked, prepped and dispatched in R2/RentalWorks.
    • Ensure transfers are coordinated and assigned properly.
    • Report all damages or malfunctioning equipment to the Engineering Group and ensure it is properly assigned to service.
  • Be available as a consultant during camera preps and show startups that involve digital media workflows and work continually towards self-development to stay current on new technology, trends, procedures & practices.
  • Assist in prepping and maintaining of other production equipment when required.
  • Ensure that editing suites and equipment room are kept clean and organized.
  • Provide assistance and information to each client, potential client, and staff member.
  • Attend staff meetings, planning sessions and training events as required.
  • Be available after hours by email or phone, as needed.
  • Assist with IT tasks as needed. This may include, but is not limited to, telephone assignment & troubleshooting, internet troubleshooting, printer setup & troubleshooting, etc.

Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Experience working in AVID
  • Active ACSR status a plus
  • 5 years’ experience working in the Film and television industry, ideally Post Production, preferred
  • Strong working knowledge of PC/MAC/Linux based computers and software
  • Previous experience leading a team is a plus
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong customer service approach
  • Ability to travel and work a flexible schedule
  • Strong Organizational skills
  • Valid driver’s license and a clean driving record
  • Proficiency in the use of computer programs for: Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel.
  • Experience working with Cloud providers (AWS, etc) a plus

Other Attributes

  • Accountability – Accepts personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work. Can be relied upon to achieve results with little need for oversight.
  • Decision Making/Problem Solving: Identifies an issue, gathers and processes relevant information coming up with possible solutions, selecting appropriate responses and implementing them.
  • Self Management: Works independently with minimal supervision and is disciplined in setting priorities.
  • Communication – Communicates in a thorough, clear and timely manner and supports information sharing across the Company. Listens carefully and takes care not to make assumptions.
  • Customer Service Oriented – Thinks and acts in a way that considers the needs of clients and others and ensures a high level of quality and satisfaction for all
  • Leadership – Motivates and inspires others and self to take action to achieve Company goals
  • Innovation: Develops new ways or adapts existing products or processes to help Sim achieve its Mission and Vision. Challenges the status quo.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort:

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment
  • Some physical effort required as everyone on the Sim team is asked from time to time to pitch in and help share the load.
  • Some exposure to physical risk

The company reserves the right to make changes to all job descriptions with the evolving needs of the company.

How to apply for the job:

Please submit a resume and cover letter to HR@siminternational.com

 

Studios

Facilities Coordinator Vancouver

Do you have experience working in a studio and are skilled at assessing and attending to facilities maintenance issues?

About the job

As Facilities Coordinator, you will assist the studio team in the proactive, efficient and professional management of all facilities including stages, offices, parking areas and support buildings. You will work closely with the Facilities Manager and travel between studios to support studio needs. The team you’ll work in consists of three others who report to the VP and President of Studios.

What you’ll do

  • Assist the Studio team with preparation for pre and post studio inspections
  • Assist Facilities Manager with the coordination of upgrades and repairs to the studios
  • Act as a contact for client facility issues and needs on a day to day basis
  • Coordinate with vendors and trades about facility maintenance issues
  • Communicate physical stage issues to the Facilities Manager
  • Assist with maintaining security of all facilities, including responding to facility alarms and regular testing and tracking of security FOBS
  • Assist with coordinating parking space allocation, facility cleaning and waste disposal
  • Perform additional duties as assigned, may include assisting with general office activities
  • Assist in tracking/inventory of facility assets

What you’ll need

  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license and dependable vehicle
  • General knowledge of building systems such as plumbing, HVAC, electrical, security and fire safety
  • Excellent attention to detail and record keeping
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Clear oral and written communication
  • Concise time management skills and the ability to prioritize
  • Adept at problem solving and troubleshooting
  • Good understanding of film production sets and film location protocols
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office

Other attributes you’ll need to have

  • Customer Service Focus – Identifies and creates opportunities to improve every person’s experience with the company
  • Relationship Building and Collaboration – Builds positive relationships both internally and externally to achieve work related goals
  • Accountability – Accepts personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work. Can be relied upon to achieve results with little need for oversight
  • Communication – Communicates in a thorough, clear and timely manner and supports information sharing and goal achievement across the Company
  • Planning and Organizing – Establishes a clearly defined and effective course of action to achieve short and long term goals
  • Self-Management – Works independently with minimal supervision and exhibit discipline in setting priorities
  • Adaptability/Flexibility – Adapts easily to changing business needs, conditions, and work responsibilities

Which contacts you’ll encounter

  • Internal contacts: employees and managers
  • External contacts: tenants and vendors

Which job complexities you’ll need to manage

  • Show diplomacy in dealing with client under adverse circumstances
  • ability to deal with industry expectations, changing time sensitivities and pressures
  • being comfortable in various work environments from the studio floor to the boardroom

What Physical Demands/Working Conditions you’ll be in

  • Work is normally performed in studio facilities and a typical interior/office work environment
  • Work may require occasional weekend, and evening work

How to apply for the job

Please submit a resume and cover letter to HR@siminternational.com and reference “Facilities Coordinator – Studios” in the subject line.

 

Job seeker? Why choose Sim?

 

 We Offer:
  • Competitive wages
  • Retirement savings program with company matching
  • Comprehensive company-sponsored health benefits
  • Perks including discounted health and wellness programs
  • Exposure to best-in-class motion picture technologies
  •  Free parking at most locations
  • Company events including food truck lunches, summer BBQ’s, technology workshops, and industry events
  • The opportunity to mentor new hires and interns
  • Open-door communication
  • A work environment where you can make an impact!

Equal Opportunity & Accessible Employment Statement

Sim is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other basis protected by law.

Sim is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Applicants requiring accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process are encouraged to advise accordingly.