Talent Scout

Part-time or Full-time
The Talent Scout will be a uniquely skilled individual who will solely focus on sourcing, cultivating, nurturing, and monitoring talent of interest for Illumination and Illumination Mac Guff.  

He or she will travel globally to various schools, expos and talent hubs in search of up and coming stars, hidden gems, and experienced visionaries who can fill current and future roles that could include: 
·         Animation Director
·         Art Director
·         Board Artist
·         Character Designer
·         Co-Director
·         Co-Producer
·         Development Executive
·         Director
·         Editor
·         Executive Producer
·         Head of Story
·         Production Designer
·         Visual Development Artist
·         Writer
As part of the outreach and search for talent, they will focus on increasing awareness and elevating us as an employer of choice. He or she will also focus on identifying sources of diverse talent that will bring new perspectives as well as cultural and genre insights to further enhance our films’ relevance.
The Talent Scout will maintain a pipeline of future talent.  Where a need doesn’t exist at the moment, he or she will monitor careers and develop relationships to be able to engage at the right times. 
The Talent Scout will monitor our future needs for new talent and the usage of existing talent in order to spot opportunities and connect the dots. They may also identify unique offerings to keep talent inspired and stimulated via speakers and career development opportunities. By nature, they nurture.
The Talent Scout will also partner with and mentor the local Illumination and Illumination Mac Guff recruitment teams to provide a unified voice in search of world class artistic and creative talent.   
The background of an ideal candidate for this unique opportunity may vary from those who have worked in casting/recruiting/talent development to those who worked in creative development/production/art/direction.  The successful individual will have knowledge of and connections in the industry, a strong eye for talent, a global view, and a creativity to find talent in unique and unexpected places.
We are open to unique ways to fill this role (full or part time).
About Illumination Entertainment
Founded by Chris Meledandri in 2007, Illumination is one of the entertainment industry’s leading producers of event-animated films. Recently honored by Fast Company as one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies, Illumination’s franchises include two of the top-six animated films of all time, and its iconic, beloved brands have grossed more than $4.6 billion worldwide. Illumination is known for our memorable and distinct characters, global appeal and cultural relevance. We are always looking for exceptional talent to collaborate and create with.

Illumination's policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. Illumination will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.