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CHRC presents tools for Location Managers

March 17, 2009

The Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) continues to expand its suite of tools and resources for the film and television industry with the release of a Competency Chart and Profile for Location Managers.

The work of a Location Manager is described as being many things: fluid, organic, intuitive, intense, gruelling, exciting, dynamic and ever changing. Location Managers must be "jacks of all trades", performing such divergent tasks as scouting and securing locations, managing a budget and interfacing with the public. They must have both creativity and logical thinking, as they play the roles of manager of a creative team, lobbyist and ambassador between the production and the public.

The chart and profile were developed by an Expert Working Group of practicing Location Managers from across Canada. They can be used by individuals to evaluate their own skills and to determine areas where they should pursue additional training. Employers can use them in defining job profiles, developing competency-based professional development programs, negotiating and customizing training programs, and developing career planning programs, recruitment profiles and individual position descriptions. They can also be used by educators and trainers to develop course curricula, workshops, etc.

CHRC will soon release a Training Gaps Analysis based on these documents, which will have recommendations on how to address training gaps for Location Managers.

The Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) is committed to strengthening the cultural labour force, and strives to be at the centre of vision and forward thinking in the area of cultural human resources development. CHRC brings together representatives of arts disciplines and cultural industries in the cultural sector to address the training and career development needs of employers and cultural workers including artists, technical staff and managers. To become a member of CHRC please visit our website.

This project is funded by the Government of Canada's Sector Council Program.

For further information please contact Geneviève Chassé (613-562-1535 x31;