Art Director, Video - Vancouver
STEMCELL Technologies Inc. is a privately-owned biotechnology company based in Vancouver that helps power leading-edge life science research around the world. Scientists performing stem cell, immunology, cancer, regenerative medicine and cellular therapy research are among those who rely on our cell culture media, cell separation products, instruments, ancillary reagents and contract assay services. We create novel, useful, standardized products of unfailing quality and deliver them to more than 70 countries via our many regional offices plus distribution centres in Vancouver, Seattle, Grenoble and Singapore.  Driven by our love of science and our passion for quality, we see ourselves simply as “Scientists Helping Scientists” – standing by our customers to provide outstanding products, technical support and training.  We have over 1000 science-oriented employees globally, including 250 PhDs/MScs, with most others holding a BSc or engineering degree.  STEMCELL is proud to be the largest Biotechnology employer in Canada.


Job Description Summary

The Art Director, Video will be responsible for creating and overseeing engaging marketing, educational and corporate audio and live video content including: commercials, interviews, product tours, technical support demos, webinars and live streaming events. This is a fantastic opportunity for a creative, dynamic video professional who is looking to contribute to a purpose-driven organization in a leadership capacity.


Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensuring a high standard of visual execution across all audio and live video content including: commercials, interviews, product tours, technical support demos, webinars and live streaming events
  • Post-production work including editing, visual and sound effects, audio mixing, 2D animation, and integration of 3D models and animation into 2D environments
  • Shooting, lighting and audio for all video including studio, green screen and on-location shoots
  • Providing technical and artistic support to diverse corporate and scientific stakeholders in developing video content globally
  • Directing and reviewing, and providing constructive feedback on and approval of the work of direct reports
  • Effectively collaborating with stakeholders and Creative Services team members to produce audio and video content in stylistic adherence with the corporate brand
  • Supporting and contributing to a positive and creative work environment for the Creative Services team
  • Leading, managing, coaching, developing and evaluating direct reports through regular one-on-one meetings
  • Assessing and evaluating training needs of direct reports
  • Conducting and documenting performance reviews (quarterly goals and annual reviews) and making compensation recommendations for direct reports in accordance with company policies and practices
  • Ensuring all corporate and departmental legal obligations, policies and procedures are understood and followed by all direct reports
  • Collaborating with the Photographer to track video and photography inventory, and make recommendations if upgrades are needed 
  • Support subject matter experts with script writing and editing
  • Leading the sourcing of props and models, and booking spaces for video shoots
  • Managing livestream technical setup in collaboration with other stakeholders



  • Degree or diploma from related school
  • 10+ years of relevant working experience
  • Demonstrated ability shooting and editing with various cameras, and RED editing in a 4K workflow environment
  • Advanced knowledge of Adobe CC software - particularly Premiere Pro, After Effects and Audition in a PC environment
  • Advanced knowledge of Cinema 4D and its integration with Adobe After Effects is an asset
  • A strong knowledge of typography, photography, illustration, eye for composition, strong sense of timing and sequencing, and impeccable attention to detail
  • Thorough knowledge of web publishing and video codecs
  • Advanced knowledge of Google Suite of products and project management software
  • Strong collaboration and consultation skills; including giving and receiving constructive feedback
  • A desire to manage a team; experience managing teams as asset
  • Advanced knowledge of livestream setup 
  • Ability to work under pressure, multitask and be willing to work as required to meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced work environment
  • Fluent in English with excellent written and verbal skills


This is an opportunity to work with highly motivated colleagues in a science-oriented, creative and dynamic environment. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and significant career development opportunities.


You can apply online here.