Contracts Administrator

Corporate · Ottawa, Ontario
Department Corporate
Employment Type Full-Time - Term
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Mercury Filmworks is one of Canada's most prolific independent studios and is internationally recognized as a leader in the animation industry for its benchmarks in quality, reliability, and innovation. Mercury has helped bring to life many of the most memorable, modern animated television and film properties. This position is an excellent opportunity to live and play in Canada’s beautiful national capital area while building a career at one of the most respected animation studios in the industry. We are looking for great people that value quality, innovation, and a company with an uncompromising vision for the future of its artists and employees.


The Contracts Administrator is responsible for a variety of support and administrative functions for the Company.  Reporting directly to the SVP Business & Legal Affairs, the Business & Production Administrator is expected to be reliable, proactive, and detail orientated.


This position provides the unique opportunity to learn about the business of the television and film production industry in a challenging and collaborative environment. It will also provide the opportunity to grow one’s business affairs skills and grow within the role.



  • Responsible for the paperwork, contract management, and maintaining records.
  • Updating HRIS system (Bamboo HR) with employment and contract details.
  • Drafting basic employee and contractor agreements.
  • Proofreading and editing documents.
  • Assisting with various legal agreements and tracking.
  • Assisting with foreign worker applications.
  • Tracking company insurance policies.
  • Preparing industry financing applications.
  • Helping with special projects, as assigned.
  • Other tasks as required



  • Experience with HRIS, preferably BambooHR.
  • Excellent written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience with contracts and legal documents.
  • Ability to maintain the highly confidential nature of human resources work.
  • Adaptability, flexibility, and able to multi-task and prioritize.
  • Strong PC skills with Microsoft Office including word and excel.
  • Strong organization skills and detail-oriented.
  • Proven team player.
  • Must be a Canadian citizen and Ontario resident.


Key Performance Indicators:

  • The needs of the business and HR teams are being completed accurately.
  • Exhibits a positive and can-do approach while working collaboratively with all areas of the company.
  • Shows growth on the business/legal tasks and is a reliable, independent and a proactive member of the team.

Education and Experience:

  • Post-secondary education in Human Resources, law/paralegal, administration, or related discipline.

  What about benefits? 

  • Employees have access to our comprehensive benefit plan, after a brief probationary period, that includes Health and Dental coverage, Life Insurance and Travel Insurance. 
  • Our Employee Assistance Program provides each employee and their family members access to free psychological assistance and counselling service in person, online or by phone 24/7. 
  • Plan for your future by taking advantage of our RRSP plan. The longer you’re with us, the more we’ll match the amount you contribute! 

Small Print: Mercury Filmworks places as great an emphasis on recruiting for character and fit as it does on core skills and experience. Qualified candidates that meet ALL the characteristics above are encouraged to apply regardless of where they live. All candidates must be willing to test in advance of an interview.  Mercury Filmworks is an equal opportunity employer, and by equal, we really mean equal. We have no preferences or bias beyond the professional qualifications.

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  • Location
    Ottawa, Ontario
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time - Term
  • Minimum Experience