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Studio Engagement Manager

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Timbre Games, Vancouver

Who are Timbre Games? 
Timbre Games are a Vancouver based early-stage game development studio with over 100 years of founding leadership. We believe culture drives creative, where we draw on community and diversity to build truly unique experiences.   

Our mission is to build a world class network of Game Studios; to provide accessible awesomeness to our players, to our team, to the world.    

Everyone has a story. Come write yours!   
Who you are:   
As a human, you’re a visionary explorer, a pursuer of fun, and focused on building community. You see an opportunity within games to do more and to have more than “just a job”. You’ve had unique experiences both at work and personally that have expanded your curiosities to seek the root of a problem, to seek out issues, and work with people to explore solutions! Your experiences have made you who you are, and that has led to you understanding the importance of diversity in both thinking and in people. Oh, and games… You may like those, too!   

You lead with humility in all that you do. Your passion and expertise help build trust and employee happiness across the organization. You’re involved with a number of projects and initiatives that promote community, collaboration, and efficiency so team members feel connected to each other and their work. This could have showed up in a number of different projects: from office renovations, to implementing employee programs, and even planning team events.  

What you'll accomplish as Studio Engagement Manager at Timbre Games:
  • Supports Studio Development by:   
  • ensuring our people are exposed to training and mentoring programs
  • maintenance and development of relevant skills matrices   
  • ensuring we use mentoring and training to build mastery to deliver our goals and promote team engagement, cross collaboration, and development 
  • support appropriate group training  

  • Building and executing on a first-class Induction and Onboarding program for new team members; including planning for all new starters and conducting studio and H&S inductions, working with L&D to ensure welcome to Dojo (Sumo’s internal learning and development platform) is up to date and ready 
  • Recruitment engagement, working in collaboration with recruitment & hiring managers to support and help elevate our candidate and hiring experience 
  • Supporting studio engagement and wellbeing by working in unison with HR and our leadership to implement new programs and initiatives that support our people  
  • Ensuring our facilities and operations enable our team members to work at their best level along with discovery of new techniques and ideas to allow people to work better 
  • Work alongside our People & Finance Administrator to ensure new team member paperwork and onboarding process is optimized
  • Be a champion for employee benefits, ensuring benefits are understood by our people, supporting comms of new benefits to the studios and championing wellbeing (financial, mental and physical) 
  • Ideate and plan social and activities and larger team events in collaboration with Timbre leadership and HR 
  • Supporting managers to plan for team absences, holiday planning, day to day team wellbeing, blockers and opportunities to improve team health and happiness, etc seeking and collaborating with HR where required
  • Act as an additional guide to support people towards appropriate mental health support such as MHFA, EAP, Help at Hand, Timbre HR team, etc.
  • Collaborating with the studio leadership and Sumo HR to ensure studio culture and overall employee health is aligned to our company values, working alongside team members to identify opportunities for innovation, new programs, etc.   
  • Manage and support the development of internal studio admin team 
  • Own the effective and transparent studio-wide communication across the studio, ensuring teams know where to find important information and can provide feedback to continue to grow

  • Your track record might include:
  • Extensive experience in an studio or organization-wide administrative management role 
  • Ability to plan and execute events and programs that promote and increase team connection, engagement, and collaboration 
  • Track Record for elevating operations and administrative programs with a focus on People 
  • Excellent business acumen and ability to exercise initiative, tact, sound judgment and prioritization 
  • Solid project management chops, with the ability to take a concept or program idea through planning and stakeholder management and delivery 
  • Able to observe and maintain the utmost confidentiality  
  • Advanced-level Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Sharepoint,  and PowerPoint proficiency 
  • Some exposure or knowledge of Miro or Notion as collaboration tools 

  • About Timbre Games:   
    Timbre Games are headed up by industry veterans in beautiful Vancouver, BC. Our experience stretches through mobile to AAA (think Gears of War, the Sims, SSX, FIFA, Age of Empires, among others!). We’re excited to build a ‘playoff ready’ studio that is centered on creativity, humour and diversity. We can’t wait to share our first project that we’re secretly working away on, and we welcome your application with open arms as we grow a world-class studio here in Canada!    


    ·        Competitive salary & benefits   
    ·        Annual bonus & RRSP matching    
    ·        20 days paid vacation, plus Christmas week off   
    ·        Remote / Work from home / Flexible hours   
    ·        Open door policy with direct access to leadership   
    ·        Industry veterans with a wealth of knowledge to share  
    Timbre Game’s Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion   
    Timbre recognizes the importance of creating an environment where all our employees feel included and empowered. We believe that culture drives creative, we value each employee’s unique experiences and perspectives across our company and recognize that it is both the smart and right thing to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion within our organization.   

    By diversifying our workforce, increasing equality, and ensuring that our individual differences are valued, we are better able to deliver an experience that reflects, inspires, and connects with our audience... because games are for everyone!   
    We Welcome ALL to Apply!
    At Timbre Games, we believe that 'Culture drives Creative' and we celebrate all backgrounds and attributes that make us unique and amazing - in this world and the ones we create! If you are excited about what we’re building at Timbre Games, we want to hear from you, even if you don’t think you check all the boxes!  

    Get in touch to explore the possibilities!   

    Please upload a link to your portfolio/github for us to review if applicable!

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