Experienced Operations Director

Management · Kilkenny , n/a
Department Management
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Senior Executive


Lighthouse is a 250+ strong animation company producing high end service animation for partners such as Netflix, Amazon, Apple and Warner Bros. We have up to 6 productions running at any one time. We are now developing our own IP, working with co-producers and producing our own short film based on in-house development. Our slate focuses on diverse stories and multi age content.

We are looking for an experienced Operations Leader with at least 5+ years in a similar role overseeing multiple departments. This person would report directly to the Managing Director and work alongside the Finance Director, Legal Counsel and Executive Producer.


Key responsibilities:

  • Strategize, Lead and Manage the daily Operations of the departments HR, Recruitment, IT, Facilities-Front Office, Communications-PR, and Skills & Development
  • Work closely with core business units Production, Finance and Creative to ensure alignment with short-term and long-term objectives
  • Provide timely, accurate and complete reports on the operating condition of the company to the Managing Director
  • Promote and ensure all departments deliver on company culture and vision
  • Work autonomously while ensuring Managing Directors expectations are readily met and exceeded


  • Five plus years’ experience managing multiple departments within a similar role
  • Outstanding organizational abilities
  • Multicultural and International experience a must
  • Experience in the entertainment or creative related industries is a plus
  • Demonstrated experience of ethical leadership
  • Thorough knowledge of business functions such as HR, IT, Facilities etc.
  • Proven track record of managing complex budgets
  • Excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills
  • Aptitude in decision-making and problem-solving
  • Superb negotiation skills
  • Clear and vivid communication skills, written and verbal

Lighthouse Studios is a growing studio with a truly international crew boasting over 27 different nationalities. We look for people not just based on core skills and experience but those who are willing to jump in and embrace our vibrant and diverse culture.  We are an equal opportunities employer. Diversity and Inclusion are core to who we are, and we recognise the great value each one of us brings to the team. If you require an accommodation due to a disability with your application or interview process, please email HR@lighthousestudios.ie and we will be happy to accommodate you as best we can

Lighthouse Studios HR Department 

+353 (0)56 774 1200




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  • Location
    Kilkenny , n/a
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Executive