Spatial Storytelling Graphics & Theming Contractors

Remote Position - Reports To: Spatial Storytelling Studio Director

Looking for freelance designers, illustrators, or 3D artists interested in assisting the Spatial Storytelling team on a per project/part-time basis. Depending on their skill set and experience, would work off loose design direction and/or established graphic assets to help develop project assets.

All work can be completed remotely and Contractor must have their own system and software licenses.

Potential Work Types

  • Create final print files for production.
  • Assemble Graphics & Theming packages.
  • Develop concept sketches/Photoshop overlays/3D renderings.
  • Build out print ready graphics from provided sketches and design comps.
  • Create Graphic & Theming comps based on design direction.
  • Plan design concepts and direction based upon provided client information.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Desired Design Skills: (one or more of the following)
    • Graphic Design
    • Illustration
    • 3D Modeling
    • Print Production
  • Desired Computer Skills: (multiple preferred)
    • Adobe Illustrator
    • Adobe Photoshop
    • Corel Draw
    • SketchUp
    • Revit

Assistant Fabricator

Reports To: Fabrication Lead

Summary

An Assistant Fabricator is responsible for assisting the execution of fabricated elements within the studio while ensuring quality and great communication. The position will utilize tools ranging from saws, grinders, sanders, drills, impacts, nailers, staplers, and hand tools to assist the creation of custom and complex fabrication builds. 

We are looking for someone who enjoys digging in and challenging themselves to build whatever comes next. Whether cutting and grinding steel for our next traveling statue or drilling and assembling thematic elements for our next Christmas display, an Assistant Fabricator is essential to completing quality elements on time.

This position requires a competent understanding of formal drawings, plans, and sketches.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned:

  • Able to communicate effectively with team members.
  • Reliably commute to work daily and be on time.
  • Operate and maintain various wood working and general construction tools and equipment.
  • Measure, mark and cut various materials including wood, metals, and composites.
  • Receive directions and execute assembly procedures and processes while communicating status, issues, and questions regularly.
  • Integration of other product into fabricated items including mounting, alignment, accessibility, and reinforcement.
  • Cut and grind of various materials including wood, metals, FRP, plastics and composites.
  • Practice good safety habits and maintain a clean and safe work environment.
  • Follow all OSHA and HazMat Safety Procedures applicable for usage on machines, storage and the handling of chemicals, resins and other materials used in fiberglass.
  • This position involves daily manual labor and physical demands including, but not limited to: standing, walking, crouching, stooping, kneeling, squatting, and bending for extensive lengths of time. It also requires full-body movements including, but not limited to, the use of hands, feet, arms, legs, back, and torso; along with the ability to push, pull and lift.
  • Must be able to lift and carry 100 pounds daily without fatigue, have excellent eyesight with or without correction, and must be medically approved by a physician to wear a respirator.
  • Must also be able to work under various temperatures such as extreme heat or cold since the studio is not fully enclosed during business hours.
  • Report malfunctions of equipment or tools immediately.
  • Label and properly store materials and tools for safety and future use.
  • Other related duties as required.
  • Will be expected to work overtime and flexible hours as needed to meet production schedules and dept. needs.
  • Treat fellow team members and supervisors with respect.

Personal Qualities

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate these qualities:

  • Analytical Creatively problem solves issues/situations.
  • Creativity – Uses creativity appropriately to drive progress and encourages others to do the same.
  • Teamwork Balances team and individual responsibilities; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed; Recognizes accomplishments of other team members.
  • Initiative – Acts on his/her own without being prompted; handles problems independently; able to resolve issues without relying on extensive help from others; does more than is expected or asked. Seeks increased responsibilities.
  • Manages Time – Accurately estimates the time required to complete actions and activities; adheres to schedules and timetables; sensitive to the use of other people’s time.
  • Pursues Self-Development – Demonstrates ambition and desire to move forward in his/her career; seeks feedback on ways to increase his/her performance; takes advantage of opportunities to build new skills and capabilities.

Teamwork – Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.

Assistant Scenic Artist

Reports To: Scenic Art Lead

Summary

An Assistant Scenic Artist is responsible for assisting the execution of scenic elements within the studio while ensuring quality in tight deadlines. The position may utilize painting, faux finishing, foam carving, and sculpting along with other frequent tasks outside of being artistic.

We are looking for someone who enjoys digging in and challenging themselves to create whatever comes next. Whether carving and shaping foam for our next traveling statue or painting thematic elements for our next Christmas display, an Assistant Scenic Artist is essential to completing quality elements on time.

This position requires a competent understanding of formal drawings, plans, sketches, color-   matching and artistic techniques.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned:

  • Able to communicate effectively with team members.
  • Reliably commute to work daily and be on time.
  • Operate and maintain various painting and sculpting tools.
  • Match colors & finishes, sculpt and paint details utilizing reference images.
  • Receive directions and execute scenic procedures and processes while communicating status, issues, and questions regularly.
  • Integration of other product into fabricated items.
  • Cut and grind of various materials including foam, wood, metals, FRP, plastics and composites.
  • Practice good safety habits and maintain a clean and safe work environment.
  • Follow all OSHA and HazMat Safety Procedures applicable for usage on machines, storage and the handling of chemicals, resins and other materials used in fiberglass.
  • This position involves daily manual labor and physical demands including, but not limited to: standing, walking, crouching, stooping, kneeling, squatting, and bending for extensive lengths of time. It also requires full-body movements including, but not limited to, the use of hands, feet, arms, legs, back, and torso; along with the ability to push, pull and lift.
  • Must be able to lift and carry 100 pounds daily without fatigue, have excellent eyesight with or without correction, and must be medically approved by a physician to wear a respirator.
  • Must also be able to work under various temperatures such as extreme heat or cold since the studio is not fully enclosed during business hours.
  • Report malfunctions of equipment or tools immediately.
  • Label and properly store materials and tools for safety and future use.
  • Other related duties as required.
  • Will be expected to work overtime and flexible hours as needed to meet production schedules and dept. needs.
  • Treat fellow team members and supervisors with respect.

Personal Qualities

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate these qualities:

  • Analytical Creatively problem solves issues/situations.
  • Creativity – Uses creativity appropriately to drive progress and encourages others to do the same.
  • Teamwork Balances team and individual responsibilities; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed; Recognizes accomplishments of other team members.
  • Initiative – Acts on his/her own without being prompted; handles problems independently; able to resolve issues without relying on extensive help from others; does more than is expected or asked. Seeks increased responsibilities.
  • Manages Time – Accurately estimates the time required to complete actions and activities; adheres to schedules and timetables; sensitive to the use of other people’s time.
  • Pursues Self-Development – Demonstrates ambition and desire to move forward in his/her career; seeks feedback on ways to increase his/her performance; takes advantage of opportunities to build new skills and capabilities.

Teamwork – Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.

Fabrication Lead

Reports To: Shop Forman

Summary

A Fabrication Lead is responsible for breakdown, planning and execution of fabricated elements within the studio while ensuring quality in tight deadlines. The position may utilize finished carpentry, steel and aluminum fabrication as well as plastics forming.

We are looking for someone to lead the way on bringing multiple fabrication disciplines together for unique and custom build projects. Whether building the steel skeleton for a larger-than-life sculpture or the finished cabinetry for an out of this world space station experience, a Fabrication Lead will be guiding the build through utilization of other employees and departments through the studio as well as complete key elements themselves.

 This position requires a competent understanding of formal drawings, plans, and sketches.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned:

  • Able to communicate effectively with team members.
  • Reliably commute to work daily and be on time.
  • Operate and maintain various wood working and general construction tools and equipment.
  • Measure, mark and cut various materials including wood, metals, and composites.
  • Lead and direct assembly procedures and processes for multiple employee’s assistance.
  • Integration of other product into fabricated items including mounting, alignment, accessibility, and reinforcement.
  • Analyze drawings and planning for material cut lists and purchasing.
  • Cut and grind of various materials including wood, metals, FRP, plastics and composites.
  • Practice good safety habits and maintain a clean and safe work environment.
  • Follow all OSHA and HazMat Safety Procedures applicable for usage on machines, storage and the handling of chemicals, resins and other materials used in fiberglass.
  • This position involves daily manual labor and physical demands including, but not limited to: standing, walking, crouching, stooping, kneeling, squatting, and bending for extensive lengths of time. It also requires full-body movements including, but not limited to, the use of hands, feet, arms, legs, back, and torso; along with the ability to push, pull and lift.
  • Must be able to lift and carry 100 pounds daily without fatigue, have excellent eyesight with or without correction, and must be medically approved by a physician to wear a respirator.
  • Must also be able to work under various temperatures such as extreme heat or cold since the studio is not fully enclosed during business hours.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot equipment, while reporting malfunctions of equipment or new required equipment to supervisor.
  • Label and properly store materials and tools for safety and future use.
  • Other related duties as required.
  • Will be expected to work overtime and flexible hours as needed to meet production schedules and dept. needs.
  • Treat fellow team members and supervisors with respect.

Personal Qualities

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate these qualities:

  • Analytical Creatively problem solves issues/situations.
  • Creativity – Uses creativity appropriately to drive progress and encourages others to do the same.
  • Teamwork Balances team and individual responsibilities; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed; Recognizes accomplishments of other team members.
  • Initiative – Acts on his/her own without being prompted; handles problems independently; able to resolve issues without relying on extensive help from others; does more than is expected or asked. Seeks increased responsibilities.
  • Manages Time – Accurately estimates the time required to complete actions and activities; adheres to schedules and timetables; sensitive to the use of other people’s time.
  • Pursues Self-Development – Demonstrates ambition and desire to move forward in his/her career; seeks feedback on ways to increase his/her performance; takes advantage of opportunities to build new skills and capabilities.

Teamwork – Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.

Scenic Art Lead

Reports To: Creative Director

Summary:

A Scenic Art Lead is responsible for breakdown, planning and execution of scenic elements within the studio while ensuring quality in tight deadlines. The position may utilize painting, faux finishing, foam carving, and sculpting along with other non-artistic tasks.

We are looking for someone to lead the way on bringing multiple scenic fabrication disciplines together for unique and custom build projects. Whether shaping foam for a larger-than-life sculpture or applying a realistic painted faux finish for an immersive environment, a Scenic Art Lead will be guiding the Scenic Department through utilization of other employees and departments through the studio as well as complete key elements themselves.

This position requires a competent understanding of formal drawings, plans, sketches, color-   matching and artistic techniques.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned:

  • Able to communicate effectively with team members.
  • Reliably commute to work daily and be on time.
  • Operate and maintain various painting and sculpting tools.
  • Match colors & finishes, sculpt and paint details utilizing reference images.
  • Lead and direct scenic procedures and processes for multiple employee’s assistance.
  • Integration of other product into fabricated items.
  • Analyze drawings and planning for materials required and purchasing.
  • Cut and grind of various materials including foam, wood, metals, FRP, plastics and composites.
  • Practice good safety habits and maintain a clean and safe work environment.
  • Follow all OSHA and HazMat Safety Procedures applicable for usage on machines, storage and the handling of chemicals, resins and other materials used in fiberglass.
  • This position involves daily manual labor and physical demands including, but not limited to: standing, walking, crouching, stooping, kneeling, squatting, and bending for extensive lengths of time. It also requires full-body movements including, but not limited to, the use of hands, feet, arms, legs, back, and torso; along with the ability to push, pull and lift.
  • Must be able to lift and carry 100 pounds daily without fatigue, have excellent eyesight with or without correction, and must be medically approved by a physician to wear a respirator.
  • Must also be able to work under various temperatures such as extreme heat or cold since the studio is not fully enclosed during business hours.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot equipment, while reporting malfunctions of equipment or new required equipment to supervisor.
  • Label and properly store materials and tools for safety and future use.
  • Other related duties as required.
  • Will be expected to work overtime and flexible hours as needed to meet production schedules and dept. needs.
  • Treat fellow team members and supervisors with respect.

Personal Qualities

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate these qualities:

  • Analytical Creatively problem solves issues/situations.
  • Creativity – Uses creativity appropriately to drive progress and encourages others to do the same.
  • Teamwork Balances team and individual responsibilities; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed; Recognizes accomplishments of other team members.
  • Initiative – Acts on his/her own without being prompted; handles problems independently; able to resolve issues without relying on extensive help from others; does more than is expected or asked. Seeks increased responsibilities.
  • Manages Time – Accurately estimates the time required to complete actions and activities; adheres to schedules and timetables; sensitive to the use of other people’s time.
  • Pursues Self-Development – Demonstrates ambition and desire to move forward in his/her career; seeks feedback on ways to increase his/her performance; takes advantage of opportunities to build new skills and capabilities.

Teamwork – Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.

CAD Designer/Scenic Design Drafter

Reports To: Shop Operations

Summary:

We are seeking a creative, skilled and efficient CAD Designer to join the Storyland Studios team. In this role, the CAD designer will work with the team to set up and produce workable 2D and/or 3D files for use in CNC routing, milling and 3D printing. Whether its producing detailed drawings, framing designs, or creating assembly procedures, the CAD Designer is working hard to ensure the project has all it needs to succeed. To flourish in this position, the CAD Designer must be able to communicate effectively and have an extensive background in the construction/scenic design industry.

Responsibilities / Requirements

  • Design or redesign complex layouts and drawings from general written or verbal specifications from Group Leader.
  • Produce CAD drawings for new or improved products using industry, departmental and discipline standards.
  • Work with other teams to obtain reference information for drawings.
  • Work with project team to execute projects on time and on budget.
  • Review design layouts to find and resolve problems involving compatibility with basic design concepts.
  • Work with engineering and fabrication team to investigate and resolve problems with existing designs.
  • Participate in engineering and fabrication design reviews to evaluate design concepts and make recommendations.
  • Read and understand 2D and 3D drawings.
  • Make corrections to the drawings as requested by authorized personnel.
  • Provide alternative design concepts to meet customer requirements.
  • Create and update database of design records for future reference purposes.
  • Assist team in CAD drawing and designing tasks.
  • Collaborates with team and contributes to establishing timelines, budgets, and solutions for projects.
  • Are solutions oriented and suggests ways to improve the project.
  • Carries out daily operational tasks in an effective and timely manner.
  • Ensures the project adheres to set schedule and is meeting goals of the client/deadlines.
  • Reports project status updates to project manager
  • Maintains up-to-date industry and engineering standards.
  • Able to use hands and sit for extended periods of time.
  • Able to travel when needed.

Qualities we are looking for in an CAD Designer

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Analytical Creatively problem solves both internal and external issues/situations.
  • Organization Shows proficient organizational skills in creating and keeping deadlines, delegation, and multitasking.
  • Teamwork Contributes to building a positive team spirit, able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives, supports everyone’s efforts to succeed, recognizes accomplishments of other team members.
  • Initiative – Volunteers readily; Seeks increased responsibilities; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities.
  • Flexibility – Can adapt to changing studio and client priorities.
  • Communication – Speaks / writes with respect, tact, and a positive, solutions-oriented attitude.

Qualifications for an CAD Designer

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required:

Education/Experience:

  • Associate Degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Training and experience with Rhino3d or similar CAD design software is a plus.

Fiberglass Assistant

Reports To: Fabrication Manager

//Summary

A Fiberglass Assistant Fabricator is responsible for assisting in laminating fiberglass onto Storyland’s custom fabricated pieces while ensuring quality in tight deadlines.

This position requires a competent understanding of formal drawings, plans, and sketches.

This position involves daily manual labor and physical demands including, but not limited to: standing, walking, crouching, stooping, kneeling, squatting, and bending for extensive lengths of time. It also requires full-body movements including, but not limited to, the use of hands, feet, arms, legs, back, and torso; along with the ability to push, pull and lift.

The Fiberglass Assistant Fabricator must be able to lift and carry 100 pounds daily without fatigue, have excellent eyesight with or without correction, and must be medically approved by a physician to wear a respirator.

The Fiberglass Assistant Fabricator must also be able to work under various temperatures such as extreme heat or cold since the studio is not fully enclosed during business hours.

// Duties and Responsibilities

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned:

  • Able to communicate effectively with team members.
  • Reliably commute to work daily and be on time.
  • Operate and maintain a fiberglass chopper gun sprayer Apply gel coat using sprayers, brushes, and rollers.
  • Hand lay-up laminates using fiberglass mat or cloth and properly catalyzed resin.
  • Laminate fiberglass layers together, removing air bubbles with rollers and brushes.
  • Fiberglass mold making with parting line flanges and structural wood framework.
  • Prepare molds properly with wax and release agents.
  • Cut and grind of FRP parts.
  • Practice good safety habits and maintain a clean and safe work environment.
  • Follow all OSHA and HazMat Safety Procedures applicable for usage on machines, storage and the handling of chemicals, resins and other materials used in fiberglass.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot equipment, while reporting malfunctions of equipment or new required equipment to supervisor.
  • Label and properly dispose of chemicals used in the fiberglass dept and other hazardous material.
  • Other related duties as required.
  • Will be expected to work overtime and flexible hours as needed to meet production schedules and dept. needs.
  • Treat fellow team members and supervisors with respect.

// Personal Qualities

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate these qualities:

  • Analytical Creatively problem solves issues/situations.
  • Creativity – Uses creativity appropriately to drive progress and encourages others to do the same.
  • Teamwork Balances team and individual responsibilities; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed; Recognizes accomplishments of other team members.
  • Initiative – Takes action on his/her own without being prompted; handles problems independently; able to resolve issues without relying on extensive help from others; does more than is expected or asked. Seeks increased responsibilities.
  • Manages Time – Accurately estimates the time required to complete actions and activities; adheres to schedules and timetables; sensitive to the use of other people’s time.
  • Pursues Self-Development – Demonstrates ambition and desire to move forward in his/her career; seeks feedback on ways to increase his/her performance; takes advantage of opportunities to build new skills and capabilities.
  • Team Work – Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.

Finisher

Reports To: Finishing Team Lead

//Summary

The Finisher is responsible for the finishing of produced material by sandblasting, hand laying fiberglass and using urethane. A finisher must be able to speak, read and write English fluently and have a competent understanding of formal drawings, plans, and sketches.

This position involves daily manual labor and physically demands including, but not limited to: standing, walking, crouching, stooping, kneeling, squatting, and bending for extensive lengths of time. It also requires full body movements including, but not limited to, the use of hands, feet, arms, legs, back and torso; along with the ability to push, pull and lift.

The Finisher must be able to lift and carry 100 pounds daily without fatigue, have excellent eyesight with or without correction, and must be medically approved by a physician to wear a respirator.

The Finisher must be able to work under various temperatures such as extreme heat or cold since the studio is not fully enclosed during business hours.

// Responsibilities

• Use techniques such as hand sanding, sanding blocks, orbital sanders and other techniques to prepare surfaces for priming and painting.

• Apply and work with putties, fiberglass, panels and components to prepare for assembly.

• Application of fiberglass materials.

• Mask, tape off and protect surfaces with paper, drop cloths and plastic. • Work from lifts and scaffolding at protected heights up to 51 feet.

• Use a variety of solvents to clean surfaces, tools and equipment.

• Break wax, spray epoxies and applying primers, paint and assist with gel-coats.

• Repetitive use of hands for simple grasping, pushing, pulling and fine manipulation.

• Frequent walking, standing, bending, sitting, kneeling, squatting, reaching above shoulder level, ladder and stair climbing and occasional crawling, twisting and lying.

• Work effectively as part of a team providing high quality Customer Service.

• Appropriate Personal Protective Equipment including and not limited to gloves, chemical resistant Tyvek clothing, safety glasses, hard hat and or a respirator may need to be worn when and if handling hazardous products or working in hazardous environments.

• Maintain and participates in keeping personal work area, shop and tools clean and safe.

• Must maintain an excellent attendance record following all company policies and procedures in the Employee Handbook and safety rules.

• Will be expected to work overtime and flexible hours as needed to meet production schedules and departmental needs.

• Measure and cut materials to the required dimensions using hand and/or power tools.

• Grind fiberglass to required finish.

• Paint finished surfaces with Gelcoat and/or paint.

• Assist in various departments as needed.

• Treat fellow team members and supervisors with respect

// Requirements

• Excellent conceptual, problem-solving, communication and fabrication skills

• Results and solution oriented

• Ability to function and collaborate well with others in highly creative environment

// Qualities

● Analytical – Creatively problem solves both internal and external issues/situations.

● Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed; Recognizes accomplishments of other team members.

● Initiative – Volunteers readily; Seeks increased responsibilities; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities.

● Flexibility – Can adapt to changing studio and client priorities.