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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.

Studios

Facilities Coordinator Vancouver

Position Summary

The Facilities Coordinator assists the studio team in the proactive, efficient and professional management of all facilities including stages, offices, parking areas and support buildings.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

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

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • 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 skills
  • Good understanding of film production sets and film location protocols
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office

Other Attributes

  • 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

Contacts

  • Internal contacts include employees and managers
  • External contacts are tenants and vendors

Job Complexities

  • 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

Physical Demands/Working Conditions

  • 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 and reference “Facilities Coordinator – Studios” in the subject line.

 

Post Production

Dailies Colorist New York

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 Coloring:

  • Responsible for hosting DP color sessions
  • Contribute to ensuring that the color on all dailies within your office are up to standard
  • Provide color assistance/guidance to junior technician in your office
  • Work closely with Workflow producers and supervisor during show startups
  • Participate in the testing/implementation of new coloring software, techniques and workflows

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 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– Identifies and creates opportunities to improve every person’s experience with the Company
  • 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 the Company 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 may be required (i.e. some lifting of supplies and material)
  • Long hours sitting and using office equipment and computers
  • Some exposure to warehouse environment

How to apply for the job

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

 

Post Production

Dailies Technician New York

Position Summary:

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

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Processing and syncing digital dailies to editorial specifications.
  • Working closely with a few of the on-set crew members.
  • Frequent communication with members of post-production.
  • Assuring the quality and accuracy of the master media for archiving.
  • Troubleshooting any issues that may arise during the course of the job.

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 – Identifies and creates opportunities to improve every person’s experience with the Company
  • 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 the Company 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 may be required (i.e. some lifting of supplies and material)
  • Long hours sitting and using office equipment and computers 
  • Some exposure to warehouse environment

How to apply for the job

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

 

Post Production

Senior Assistant Mixer Toronto

Location: 260 King Street East, Toronto ON

Reports to: General Manager and Partner

Term of employment: Full-time, Permanent

Language of work: English

Wage: $27.00 – $28.00/hour

Position Summary

The purpose of the Senior Assistant Mixer’s position is to set up mixing studios and sessions on a daily basis and to ensure that sessions operate smoothly and on time. The Senior Assistant Mixer coordinates with the Project Manager, Mixers, Sound Edit teams and Layback Operations to make sure materials are prepared for scheduled sessions and outside deliveries.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the crewing of Assistants to Mix rooms and layback on a project by project basis
  • Handle the most complicated Mix projects
  • Facilitate the training of new hires and ensure that they are taught the systems and checklists that have been put in place
  • Use the Assistants to keep Layback and Mix studios properly maintained, organized, and tidy
  • When possible, to record ADR in order to gain Mixing experience
  • When possible, to Mix short films and low budget projects to gain experience and client exposure
  • The long-term goal is to train the Senior Mix Assistants successor in order to ensure a smooth transition to full time mixing
  • Arrive early enough to set up sessions and make sure that all materials are loaded, and templates updated for sessions to start on time
  • Be available to assist Mixers in whatever tasks are required to complete mixing sessions
  • Interact with clients in a friendly and professional way and make sure their needs are met
  • Take client food and coffee orders when they are in need of service
  • Back up sessions at end of each day and coordinate with Layback for any transfers that require immediate attention
  • Keep Layback rooms and Mix studios properly maintained, organized, and tidy
  • Track session particulars in the log books to keep others in the department up to date
  • Communicate with Sound Editors/Assistants and Composers to make sure tracks are delivered in time for mixes
  • Report technical issues to Tech Department immediately so they may be taken care of
  • Help to maintain the Tattersall Vault with the other assistants
  • Look at Mixing / ADR Schedule every day to make sure last-minute changes are accommodated
  • Help implement any new systems that may be beneficial to the department (as technology changes) and maintain checklists with updates based on new workflow

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Audio Post Production for Film and Video
  • Experience with International Co-Productions and the deliverables associated with those projects
  • Experience with Pro Tools and other Post Production equipment and software
  • Accreditation in Audio Engineering and ear training with the ability to hear audio production techniques and impairments
  • Problem solving, troubleshooting, and audio routing knowledge
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work as a team player in a busy environment and handle the demands and pressures of multiple daily deadlines
  • Attention to detail and record keeping skills
  • The ability to speak, read, and write in English is required
  • Proficiency in the use of computer programs: Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel)
  • Proficiency in the use of standard office equipment

Working Conditions & Physical Effort

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment
  • Some physical effort required (i.e. some lifting of supplies and material)
  • Long hours sitting and using office equipment and computers
  • Some exposure to warehouse environment
  • Work is normally performed in a typical office/studio work environment
  • On some projects extra hours are required in order to meet delivery deadlines
  • High industry expectations and pressures due to project schedules constantly changing
  • Client service includes the ability to acknowledge client requests after hours and on weekends

Contacts

  • External contacts – Producers, Directors, Post Production Supervisors, Picture Editors and Assistant Editors, Actors scheduled for ADR, key people at related facilities
  • Internal Contacts – Production Manager, Management, Scheduling, Reception, Mixers and other Assistants, Sound Editors and Assistants, Tech Department, Accounting

Other Attributes

  • Adaptability/Flexibility – Adapts easily to changing business needs, conditions, and work responsibilities
  • Attention to Detail – Ensures that standards for self, staff, equipment and services are set, reviewed and surpassed regularly to provide excellent service delivery
  • Customer Service Focus – Identifies and creates opportunities to improve every person’s experience with the Company
  • Decision Making/Problem Solving – Identifies an issue, gathers and processes relevant information coming up with possible solutions, selecting appropriate responses and implementing them
  • Integrity – Does the right thing without being asked
  • Self-Management – Works independently with minimal supervision and exhibits discipline in setting priorities
  • Teamwork – Participates actively in a team to improve the Company’s effectiveness

How to apply for the job

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

 

Post Production

Dailies Technician Toronto

Position Summary:

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

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Processing and syncing digital dailies to editorial specifications.
  • Working closely with a few of the on-set crew members.
  • Frequent communication with members of post-production.
  • Assuring the quality and accuracy of the master media for archiving.
  • Troubleshooting any issues that may arise during the course of the job.

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 – Identifies and creates opportunities to improve every person’s experience with the Company
  • 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 the Company 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 may be required (i.e. some lifting of supplies and material)
  • Long hours sitting and using office equipment and computers
  • Some exposure to warehouse environment

If you wish to apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume directly to HR@siminternational.com and reference “Dailies Technician” in the subject line.

 

Post Production

Finishing Producer New York

Position Summary

The role of the Finishing Producer is to coordinate offline, online, and color sessions of various types of media production including commercial, TV, feature, and deliverables work.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Coordinate with Engineering, Operations, Editoris and Colorists to usher work through post production pipeline, sometimes through multiple facilities
  • Schedule and deliver multiple episodic projects, films and commercials
  • Liaise closely with Sales to adjust bids and quotes for additional work throughout the facility
  • Organize and facilitate digital asset delivery and archiving, sometimes for multiple vendors
  • Create, track, revise the post schedule and work orders for all bookings, including rooms, equipment and resources
  • Use Xytech to process orders and create estimates and invoices for clients
  • All other reasonable duties as assigned by the company

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • 4+ years’ experience in the post production sector
  • Detailed knowledge of the post production process with an emphasis on Broadcast color grading, online, visual effects, CG workflows, and some offline knowledge
  • Understanding of various types of media, file types, EDLs and delivery specifications
  • Experience managing film and television workflows
  • Proactively handle day to day Client Service issues and escalate to management when necessary
  • Highly organized and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Experience working in a client-facing role
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Flexible and able to work within tight deadlines

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

Working Conditions & 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
  • All job descriptions are subject to change based on the evolving needs at Sim.

How to apply for the job

Please submit a resume and cover letter 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.