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Head of Production

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A+C is looking for the new role of Head of Production to lead in the management of our studio space, crew and ambitions to become one of the UKs leading stop-motion production studios. Candidates will have drive, focus and consolidate production strategy and planning, embracing innovation and efficiency as we embark on the production of an ambitious slate of projects which includes short-form content, commercials and develop long-form animation.

The studio is restructuring to cater for a period of high growth. The new Head of Production role is required to oversee production planning and resource management for the studio, leading and mentoring our specialist teams to ensure A+C Studios successfully delivers productions to the highest standard and in the most cost-effective and sustainable manner.

Candidates will have proven experience in the planning and management of stop-motion productions.  Understanding of animation workflow, post-production, equipment, scheduling and crew management. 

A+C Studios is a one-stop-shop animation production studio that aims to deliver ideas and provide space for compelling animated storytelling. We're based by the seaside in Margate and have over 14 years experience producing animation. We're a passionate and innovative team and this role will involve working at our studios, managing multiple stages.. Every day is different - working with clients big and small, playing with Plasticine and LEGO! Could you be the right person to join our team? Or maybe you know someone who is? 

So... please get in touch if you have any questions, we're very, very flexible unless you don't like dogs... that's a deal-breaker.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work to optimise and align the production team of the business to lead us to producing award-winning content

  • Manage, develop and grow the internal team of producers, assistants and co-ordinators including monthly progress updates

  • Provide support, guidance and oversight to ensure that all productions are being produced to the highest possible quality

  • Track and support the production team's projects to ensure client expectations, schedules and budgets are being met

  • Manage and improve overarching creative project workflows and systems

  • Expand our production portfolio and offering

  • Production resource allocation for both internal and client projects

  • Build and maintain relationships with production-related suppliers.

Skills and Experience Needed

  • Experience with stop-motion processes, workflows and best-in-class output

  • Experience of video production management across a broad range of mediums

  • Substantial knowledge of end-to-end video production and outside broadcast

  • A high level understanding and appreciation of the technical set-ups used in the delivery of productions

  • Good fundamental business and finance skills

  • Experience of managing and leading teams across a broad range of output and locations

  • Experience of leading change and continuous improvement programs

  • Adaptive problem-solving skills

  • Excellent communications, collaboration and relationship building skills

  • Highly organised, possesses a proven track record of managing multiple projects and delivering on budget and on time

  • Knows how to take a brief and interpret it creatively and collaboratively

  • Ability to remain calm and confident in fast-paced environments and managing creatives


Please send a CV and detailed cover letter to [email protected]

Any questions about the position can also be addressed to the same email address or by telephone on 01843 446543.

Applications will close 5PM 1st October 2021.

Salary: £45,000 

Bonus: Annual Bonus linked to Studio Target

Relocation Allowance: To be discussed. 

Pension: Included

About A+C Studios

A+C Studios is an animation production company with over thirteen years of advertising and filmmaking experience. A team of animators, storytellers, technicians, and makers: A+C combines handcrafted traditional animation techniques with the latest digital technology to create unique visual content.

Working with brands such as British Airways, LEGO, trivago, Harrods, Oreo, Waitrose, and the Happy Egg Co. along with a host of advertising agencies, A+C’s captivating work has been featured across the globe.

All our crew is based in-house under one roof in a 5,000 sq ft production space which is fully equipped with two animation stages, a model workshop, digital lab, post-production suite, and office space.

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