Art Director, Creative & Production (English Services) – CBC/Radio-Canada – Toronto, ON
Location: Toronto, ON
At CBC/Radio-Canada, we create content that informs, entertains and connects Canadians on multiple platforms. Our successes and accomplishments are driven by embodying and upholding values, which include creativity, integrity, inclusiveness and relevance.
Do you think you have the ability and drive to keep up with this exciting, ever-changing industry? Whether it be in front of the camera, on air, online or behind the scenes, you would be joining a team that thrives on making connections and telling stories that are important to Canadians.
Performs specialized tasks in set, graphics or costume design, consistently conceiving original and unique artistic works. Using sophisticated techniques and applying professional experience and creative flair, produces an artistically superior product. Imprints a personal unique style on the program adding value to the final product.
Work is generally performed according to accepted CBC or industry standards but there is wide latitude for independent action, judgment and initiative. Duties are performed with minimal direction and in collaboration with program personnel. There are often requirements to be self-administered with the expectation of producing desired results within guidelines.
Working closely with the Producer, develops visual concepts and the overall creative design for projects or series such as Variety Specials, Olympics, or The Air Farce.
Makes presentations using diplomacy in the discussion and promotion of creative concepts, conclusions and recommendations.
Quickly develops refined sketches, drawings, renderings and storyboards to support those presentations. Makes models.
Oversees construction, scenic art and set decoration in studio and on location, as well as the design approach on special effects and wardrobe.
Advises other designers of graphics or costumes requirements.
Creates floor plans and detailed elevation drawings.
Researches periods and styles to ensure accuracy of details.
Designs and creates working drawings and sketches of costumes with fabric samples or other materials. Visualizes character requirements and adapts to key performer body types.
Coordinates the activities of Designers, Set Decorators, design crews and other staff assigned to the production.
Provides full, detailed and accurate estimates taking into account the duration and complexity of the project. Works within the established budget and controls the design costs, monitoring deviations and taking corrective measures.
Consults with other specialists involved throughout the production and post-production processes of the project to ensure continuity of creative concept, including the optimum design, aural, and visual unity.
Performs all or part of the function or duties of an equivalent or lower classification.
We are looking for a candidate with the following:
- Requires a superior knowledge and understanding of television program production. This includes understanding how the craft areas interact with the production clients and how various specialty crafts interrelate. Requires a university degree in Fine Arts, Architecture, Theatre, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Animation, Computer Graphics or Costume Design.
- Four years of directly related experience in television, film or theatre, including demonstrated experience on projects or programs that required creative and innovative contributions.
Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.
If this sounds interesting, please click on ”Apply online”. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
CBC/Radio-Canada is committed to being a leader in reflecting our country’s diversity. That’s because we can only create and tell the stories that connect Canadians, by having a workforce that mirrors the ever-changing makeup of our country. That’s why we, as an employer, value equal opportunity and nurture an inclusive workplace where our individual differences are not only recognized and valued, but also extend to and pervade all the services we provide as Canada’s public broadcaster. For more information, visit the Diversity and Inclusion
section of our website. If you have accommodation needs at this stage of the recruitment process, please inform us as soon as possible by sending an e-mail to [email protected]
You are invited to consult and familiarize yourself with our Code of Conduct, which can be found on our corporate website. All employees must adhere to the Code as a condition of employment. We also invite you to take a look at our policy on conflicts of interest. In the event that you become an employee, it will be important to inform us, as quickly as possible, of any situation that, because of your hiring, constitutes or could appear to constitute a conflict of interest.
Wherever in the wording of the job description either gender is used, it shall be understood to include all genders.
Job Posting Date Oct 25, 2019, 8:49:57 AM
Unposting Date Nov 9, 2019, 1:59:00 AM