At the heart of a successful VFX Company is the artists themselves. It is imperative that a company not only hires the correct people for the production, but also maintains a positive work environment for everyone involved. The Human Resources (HR) Manager is in place to oversee the recruitment and employee administration duties of VFX artists. Their responsibilities may include;
Skills required for a successful HR Manager include;
Strong communication skills
Be a good judge of character
Like to work with people on both an individual and team basis
Be sensitive of confidentiality and have a positive attitude for upholding workplace ethical standards.
Database, spreadsheet and word processing experience.
Salary and contract negotiation skills
Career Path to HR Manager: VFX Coordinator, VFX Production Assistant
Career Path from HR Manager: VFX Producer, Post Production Supervisor, Project Manager
Education Routes: A Degree in Film/Television and/or Visual Effects/Animation production is recommended. Bookkeeping and team leader or managerial studies are also a plus.