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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.

Lighting + Grip

Warehouse Crew, Lighting Department Vancouver

About the position

This is a full-time, permanent position from Monday to Friday 8am – 5pm with opportunity for overtime during busy periods. This is a warehouse position that does not involve working on-set and is strictly within the warehouse.

The Lighting Department is responsible for performing quality control procedures at a high standard, choreographing and initializing the movement and storage of equipment, accurately performing counts in and out of the warehouse, and working with crew members. This is the second largest department of 13 crew members and has the largest amount of SKUs.

This is an ideal position if you enjoy multi-tasking, have strong problem solving skills, are proactive to be able to identify tasks that need to be completed, have a keen eye to find ways to improve efficiencies and a positive attitude to help build team morale and ease stress during busy periods.

What you’ll do

  • Perform accurate counts on incoming and outgoing gear following Lighting Shipping and Receiving Processes
  • Identify and store items into proper areas following shelving practices
  • Effectively maintain work assignments designated by Department Head
  • Perform quality control checks by testing gear to ensure the item works as intended and meets Sim standards
  • Refer defective bar codes (retired, out on another order, unreadable, i-code mix-up) to the Department Head, 2nd Department Head or Floor Manager for resolution
  • Refer RentalWorks data entry errors or COD orders to the Rental Coordinator (RC)
  • Direct customer enquiries/complaints to the RC, Customer Service Representative or Inside Sales Representative as appropriate
  • Conduct all duties in an efficient, safe and careful manner to minimize damage
  • Ensure quality control of all equipment meets standards
  • Identify issues and make recommendations (includes damaged equipment on shelf, poor communication, paperwork, customer relations, etc.)
  • Maintain positive and courteous customer relationships
  • Build respectful team relationships with co-workers

What you’ll need

  • Grade 12
  • Post-secondary diploma/degree in film and/or television production related field an asset
  • Warehouse experience preferred
  • Keen interest in shipping and receiving and film production gear
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Basic computer skills
  • Film production experience an asset

Our work environment

  • On feet for extended periods of time
  • Frequent heavy lifting (up to 100 lb), sometimes awkwardly sized equipment
  • Frequent bending and kneeling
  • Warehouse conditions; may be required to work outside for extended periods
  • Repetitive movement with hands while using equipment
  • Some exposure to chemicals (WHMIS training provided)
  • A friendly, positive work environment with a strong team dynamic
  • The opportunity to mentor new hires
  • Open-door communication
  • A work environment where you can really make an impact!

Perk you’ll receive

We can offer you:

  • Competitive wages in line with market standards
  • Growth opportunities and a career, not just a job
  • Extended Health Care Benefits including massage therapy, acupuncture, naturopath, physiotherapy, psychologist, chiropractor, dental, vision, prescriptions, life insurance, travel insurance and more
  • MSP Premium group coverage
  • Retirement savings program with company matching
  • Employment Assistance Program (EAP) for counselling, financial planning, work-related concerns
  • Free parking lot with electric vehicle charging stations; accessible via Production Way or Lake City SkyTrain Stations
  • Company events including monthly lunches, summer BBQ’s, hockey team league

Equal Opportunity & Accommodation

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 compliant with local legislation. Applicants requiring accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process are encouraged to advise accordingly.

How to Apply

Please submit your resume to hr@siminternational.com

 

Lighting + Grip

Warehouse Crew, Cable Department Vancouver

The Cable Department takes care of everything cable-related and consists of 12 crew members. Orders are created and staged, shipped out, returned and counted, and finally the gear is processed and put back into inventory. Cable is the most physically demanding of all the departments, with some cables weighing up to 85lbs each. In this crew, you will constantly be lifting and counting gear throughout the day in a well-rounded team environment. If you like to be on the move, enjoy physical exercise while working with others and don’t mind working in and outdoors, this department would be a good fit.

What you’ll do

  • Accurately pull and ship orders following Cable Shipping Processes
  • Receive rental orders and purchases following Cable Receiving Processes
  • Perform accurate counts on incoming and outgoing gear
  • Identify and store items into proper areas following shelving practices
  • Refer defective bar codes (retired, out on another order, unreadable, i-code mix-up) to the Department Head, 2nd Department Head or Floor Manager for resolution
  • Refer RentalWorks data entry errors or COD orders to the Rental Coordinator (RC)
  • Direct customer enquiries/complaints to the RC, Customer Service Representative or Inside Sales Representative as appropriate
  • Operate Forklift (training provided but certification is an asset)
  • Conduct all duties expeditiously in a safe and careful manner to minimize damage
  • Ensure quality control of all equipment meets standards
  • Identify issues and make recommendations (includes damaged equipment on shelf, poor communication, paperwork, customer relations, etc.)
  • Maintain positive and courteous customer relationships
  • Build respectful team relationships with co-workers

What you’ll need

  • Grade 12
  • Post-secondary diploma/degree in film and/or television production related field an asset
  • Warehouse experience preferred
  • Keen interest in shipping and receiving and film production gear
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Basic computer skills
  • Film production experience an asset

Our work environment

  • On feet for extended periods of time
  • Frequent heavy lifting (up to 100 lb), sometimes awkwardly sized equipment
  • Frequent bending and kneeling
  • Warehouse conditions; may be required to work outside for extended periods
  • Repetitive movement with hands while using equipment
  • Some exposure to chemicals (WHMIS training provided)
  • A friendly, positive work environment with a strong team dynamic
  • The opportunity to mentor new hires
  • Open-door communication
  • A work environment where you can really make an impact!

Perk you’ll receive

We can offer you:

  • Competitive wages in line with market standards
  • Growth opportunities and a career, not just a job
  • Extended Health Care Benefits including massage therapy, acupuncture, naturopath, physiotherapy, psychologist, chiropractor, dental, vision, prescriptions, life insurance, travel insurance and more
  • MSP Premium group coverage
  • Retirement savings program with company matching
  • Employment Assistance Program (EAP) for counselling, financial planning, work-related concerns
  • Free parking lot with electric vehicle charging stations; accessible via Production Way or Lake City SkyTrain Stations
  • Company events including monthly lunches, summer BBQ’s, hockey team league

Equal Opportunity & Accommodation

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 compliant with local legislation. Applicants requiring accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process are encouraged to advise accordingly.

How to Apply

Please submit your resume to hr@siminternational.com

 

Corporate

Human Resources Generalist Los Angeles

Position Summary:

The HR Generalist proactively supports their client group and the organization through a variety of HR functions including, but not limited to: employee relations, recruitment and onboarding, manager coaching, leave management, benefits and compensation and policy and procedure maintenance.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Recruitment & Onboarding

  • Receive, pre-screen and distribute employee resumes to the hiring managers
  • Coordinate and schedule candidate interviews
  • Develop relevant interview questions and, when needed, assist hiring managers in the conducting of interviews.
  • Prepare offers of employment, ensuring fair hiring and employment practices.
  • Maintain all onboarding materials and ensure proper delivery and completion of all required documentation.
  • Ensure the completion of new employee orientations, including any relevant system or procedures training.
  • Ensure effective communication with all new hires and their managers to ensure smooth integration and appropriate fit within the organization.
  • Onboard new hire into HRIS and provide new hire with login information and user manual

Employee Relations & Engagement

  • Serve as the subject matter expert on all company policies, procedures, and programs.
  • Provide support, guidance, and coaching to employees on a variety of employment and workplace issues and concerns.
  • Provide support, guidance, and coaching to managers regarding effective employee, performance, and departmental management practices and processes.
  • Refer complex Employee Relations matters to VP of HR and ensure proper handling with regards to company policy and state and federal law.
  • Participate in Employee Relations related initiatives on an annual basis, including engagement surveys and annual performance reviews.

Benefits & Compensation

  • Assist new employees in benefit enrollment and provide basic support for any benefit related questions
  • Support compensation and benefit related initiatives, including annual salary reviews and 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

  • Ensure all company policies, procedures, and documentation remain legally compliant.
  • Track, document, book, and communicate required training for employees in order to ensure compliance
  • Administer Workers Compensation programs within client groups, 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.
  • Prepare all necessary documentation for employee separations, including termination letters and legally required notifications.
  • Coordinate with Payroll to ensure final pay is processed in accordance with regulatory requirements.
  • 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.
  • Conduct termination meetings and provide guidance on post-employment matters
  • Conduct exit interviews /surveys as required

General Duties

  • Complete or Confirm employment verifications (start date, salary, job title, etc.) to third party and/or internal requests as required
  • Ensure employee files remain up to date with all legally and company required documentation.
  • Assist in the updating and maintenance of the company’s job description database.
  • Prepare and provide reporting on various HR related topics upon request.
  • Attend team meetings, planning sessions, and training events as required.
  • Contribute to new HR initiatives and Projects, as assigned
  • Other duties as required.

Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

  • 3+ years of progressive Human Resources experience
  • Post-secondary education in Human Resources Management, or another related discipline
  • Strong understanding of employment legislation is required
  • Professional HR certification preferred
  • Strong English verbal and written skills are required
  • Strong organizational 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

How to Apply

Please submit your resume to hr@siminternational.com

 

Post Production

Dailies Technician Budapest

Looking for an Independent Contractor willing to be paid via Invoice.

Position Summary:

Use technical abilities to color, process, and sync digital footage. Ensures a seamless workflow of media to post through standardized quality control procedures and constant communication with set and post production.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

 Dailies Processing: 

  • Ensure safe transfer of media sent from set to the lab’s internal storage
  • Set and/or adjust one-light coloring of media based on looks provided from set
  • Process media to dailies specs provided by post
  • Sync all dailies to external audio
  • Verify the correct metadata is provided with dailies
  • Ensure all media is colored and processed to the correct requirements
  • Evaluate quality of master media and alert production and post of any corrupt media
  • Communicate and coordinate with the on-set DMT on the shipping of media and drives between the lab and set
  • Ensure script notes, sounds notes, and lab notes are forwarded along form set to post
  • Trouble shooting problem clips and processing software issues
  • Report dailies activity and daily issues to Dailies Supervisor.

Dailies Screeners:

  • Processing and authoring of DVD screeners and ISOs
  • Burning, duplication, and packaging of DVD screeners
  • Assembly and processing of digital screener reels
  • Upload of digital screeners and ISO to FTP and video file sharing sites
  • Maintenance of hardware and software required for screeners creation
  • Creation and setup of digital screeners for the iPad

Administration: 

  • Track the incoming and outgoing of shuttle drives at the lab
  • Shipping of DVD screeners to clients
  • Track and report the status of supplies and stock at the lab
  • Answering calls from clients and providing customer support
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned
  • Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the mission, vision, and values

Clients and Technical Service:

  • Ensure 24/7 technical support
  • Ensure excellent customer service by identifying the needs and wants of clients and responding to their concerns and problems in an effective, timely manner
  • Provide assistance and technical information to clients, potential clients and staff members when required

Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

  • College Diploma from a recognized Audio/Video/Film Production Course
  • Proficiency working with AVID and FCP
  • Work and practical experience in Audio/Video/Film Production Industry
  • Ability to use, learn and implement new software and hardware.

Other Attributes:

  • Decision Making / Problem Solving – Identifies an issue and processes relevant information coming up with possible solutions, selects appropriate responses and implements them
  • Customer Service Focus – Deliberately identifies and creates opportunities to improve every person’s experience with Sim
  • Teamwork – Participates actively in a team to improve the Company’s effectiveness
  • Communication – Communicates in a thorough, clear and timely manner and supports information sharing across the Company
  • Innovation – Develops new ways and adapts existing products or processes to help Sim achieve its Mission and Vision
  • 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. Can be relies upon to achieve results with little need for oversight
  • 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 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

How to Apply

Please submit your resume to hr@siminternational.com

 

Post Production

Finishing Colorist Vancouver

This is for a 12-month Contract position

Position Summary

Our Finishing Colorists are responsible for color grading a wide variety of moving images for a very broad range of content, primarily dramatic series television, feature films and unscripted series television & specials. The Finishing Colorist must also possess the ability to communicate extremely well with clients to produce the highest quality possible.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Execute colorist tasks using Baselight and/or Davinci Resolve software.
  • Assist with developing the look of a project with clients.
  • Maintain the departments best working practices.
  • Explore and recommend new color grading techniques when appropriate.
  • Assist with the creation of finishing deliverables, as required.
  • Participate in general DI workflow processes.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • In-depth knowledge of color grading techniques, and workflow.
  • Thorough understanding of most up-to-date color grading techniques and technologies.
  • Excellent communication skills with both clients and colleagues.
  • Knowledge of color correction software (Davinci Resolve, FilmLight Baselight)
  • Understanding of various types of cameras and codecs.
  • An understanding of LUTs, CDLs and other motion imaging transforms.
  • Familiarity or experience with ACES
  • Knowledge of HDR workflows including DolbyVision process including CMU operation.
  • Familiarity with DPX/EXR frame based as well as camer source clip-based workflows.
  • Ability to operate waveform monitors and vector scopes
  • Detailed knowledge of the post production process including color grading, online, visual effects, CG workflows, and some offline knowlege.
  • Experience working in a client-facing role
  • Flexible and able to work within tight deadlines.
  • The right candidate will be an excellent multi-tasker with the ability to respond quickly to changes in priorities and work flow updates.
  • Ability to complete tasks with minimum supervision in a fast-paced casual environment.
  • Perform various other tasks on an as-needed basis to meet production needs.

Working Conditions & Physical Effort

  • Work is performed in a color suite including one or more video displays and audio occasionally.
  • Low physical effort required
  • Some exposure to physical risk

Other Attributes

  • Decision Making / Problem Solving– Identifies an issue and processes relevant information in order to present viable solutions.
  • Customer Service Focus– Deliberately identifies and creates opportunities to improve every person’s experience with Sim
  • Teamwork– Participates actively in a team to improve the Company’s effectiveness
  • Communication– Communicates in a thorough, clear and timely manner and supports information sharing across the Company
  • Innovation – Develops new ways and adapts existing products or processes to help Sim achieve its Mission and Vision
  • 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. Can be relies upon to achieve results with little need for oversight
  • Stress Tolerance– Functions in highly stressful, ambiguous or adverse situations

How to Apply

Please submit your resume to hr@siminternational.com

 

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.