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- Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021
Olivia Burke joins Harbor as talent operations director
People on the Move
- NEW YORK
Harbor has hired Olivia Burke as talent operations director. Burke spent a decade with The Mill and has built a reputation as a skilled, creative talent acquisitions specialist, growing teams in the VFX, design, animation, live-action, editorial, and virtual production spaces.
In this newly created role within Harbor, Burke will scout, recruit, mentor, and manage talent at all levels, as well as oversee hiring and onboarding in partnership with key internal stakeholders. She will also implement initiatives centered on enhancing company culture and driving creative and career opportunities throughout the organization.
Her focus on creative recruitment was born out of her own passion for filmmaking and design following her graduation with a degree in architecture from USC and time spent studying in Italy, before joining The Mill in Los Angeles. She returned to the East Coast in 2014 to take up a photography residency at The School of Visual Arts, where she completed a project on The Highline entitled Urban Oasis. Most recently, Burke was U.S. talent acquisitions lead for Technicolor’s recruitment team, The Focus, where she represented The Mill and Moving Picture Company.
Through her extensive mentorship work, she has provided training workshops for students and developed internship programs. Her drive for diversity, equality, and inclusion in the screen-based creative industries has prompted her support for organizations such as Access VFX, The Animation Project, .movtogether, and Exceptional Minds.