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Production Coordinator – Tangent Animation – Toronto, ON

Company: Tangent Animation

Address: Toronto, ON

  • Full Time

Tangent Animation

Tangent Animation is the vision of Animation and Film Production industry professionals, with combined experience that encompasses CG Animation, Live Action Film Production, Visual Effects, and Software Development. Tangent Animation employs open source solutions to create high quality animated feature films. What sets us apart from other studios is our use of Blender, an open source software to make our animated films. We are scouting for the best talent and enthusiastic people who are eager to join our amazing team!

The Production Coordinator’s main role is to provide assistance and support to the management of the project from pre-production through post-production. The Coordinator is assigned to a specific department or group of departments and is an integral part of the production management structure of the team.

  • Plan the workload for the assigned department(s) in collaboration with the corresponding Supervisor and Production Manager
  • Assign resources to planned tasks
  • Prepare and provide the necessary elements for the artists and supervisors
  • Under the guidance of the Production Supervisor, track progress of tasks for assigned artists or sequences in a project tracking tool to reflect scheduled, in-progress, and completed departmental work. Collaborate with other coordinators and supervisors to keep all data accurate and current
  • Management of the artistic team: ensure that deadlines are met for each task assigned, daily verifications and adjustments of schedules
  • Understands the department(s) and works with Production Supervisor and Department Head to maintain and manage the department schedule
  • Partner with the Production Supervisor and Department Head to set the priorities of the department taking into account the priorities of the project that are established by the Production Supervisors and the Production Manager
  • Assists Production Supervisor with maintaining quotas, deadlines & inventory, ensuring departmental productivity goals are consistently met. Generate weekly report from department quota. Bring concerns about potential schedule or budget overruns to the Production Supervisor and Production Manager
  • Communicates with other departments regarding department needs
  • Prepare daily reports on the progress of tasks (to do/in progress/left to do), approvals and problems in the department(s);
  • Responsible for multiple daily review sessions, as well as client reviews
  • Attend and participate in production meetings with the supervisors
  • Perform other related tasks as assigned by management
  • Ensure proper preparation for all meetings and reviews. Set up materials for reviews and ensure all parties have the relevant information. Record and publish notes from meetings and reviews that accurately reflect action items and an appropriate sense of urgency
  • Review all incoming notes for department relevance and distribute as needed
  • Willing to take on new challenges in order to have a more detailed knowledge of the department and pipeline
  • Mentor the Production Assistants


  • Bachelor of Commerce or equivalent education, Project Management certificate or a minimum of two (2) years of work experience in a film production environment, animated TV series or visual effects
  • Excellent organizational and management skills
  • Ability to prioritize and work on multiple tasks at a time while remaining efficient and mindful of strict deadlines in a high-pressure environment
  • Ability to take direction positively, work well within a team and thrive under the pressure of tight deadlines
  • Great attention to detail
  • Positive attitude and effective interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent administrative and word processing skills: thorough knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, knowledge of Microsoft Project would be considered and asset
  • High level of initiative, flexibility and confidence
  • Knowledge of an asset manager such as Shotgun is considered an asset or the ability to adopt and learn new software quickly


  • Great company culture, with a team that is very technically proficient, highly motivated & excited to work on projects that will change the industry
  • Competitive health and dental benefits
  • Casual dress-code

Tangent Animation is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodation upon request for candidates taking part in the recruitment process.

We thank you for your interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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