Spatial Storytelling Graphics & Theming Contractors

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

Senior Marketing Coordinator

Reports To: Chief Strategy Officer

What You’ll Do

Amplify Story
As the senior marketing coordinator, you’ll work directly with the principle responsible for new business development to amplify our story, fun-loving culture, and multi-dimensional work. You’ll help us spread the word and build interest in what we do through coordinating digital and traditional marketing activities to meet our goals and grow our reach.

Nurture Relationships
Potential clients are just friends we haven’t met yet. Your job is to help them meet us and take the next step toward hiring us, or referring us. You’ll use a strategic and analytical approach to test and learn what’s working, and seek to adapt and optimize our marketing communications across the board—social media, industry platforms, events, and CRM.

Build Solutions
We’ve had some pretty fantastic success through word of mouth. Now, we’re putting additional wind in the sails by building a world-class marketing function to serve our business and global growth. The Senior Marketing Coordinator is critical to that effort. You’ll have the opportunity to build on what we’ve done and shape the future—something that will take curiosity, collaboration, and project management superpowers.

Grow Forward
We’ll expect and support your growth. We’re hiring for someone who will roll up their sleeves and add value on day one, but we’re also hiring for potential. Our organization is in an exciting time of growth, and this position is hire #1 into what we anticipate becoming a department, and one that you could potentially lead. Help us grow, and grow with us.

What Success Will Look Like

For day-to-day success, you will…

  • Exhibit flexibility, kindness, and a willingness to learn. Yep, that’s the top of the list!
  • Be comfortable in ambiguity and shaping “something” into something extraordinary without paint-by-number instructions.
  • Happy to work just outside London, where this role is based, while the majority of the team is located on the West Coast of the United States—which means working US Eastern Standard Time (EST).
  • Write and communicate well. Ya, good grammar isn’t optional.
  • Collaborate and oversee the creation and ongoing maintenance of a well-organized, results-focused editorial calendar that attracts qualified friends (clients).
  • Show off your HubSpot prowess—drafting, managing, analyzing, and optimizing multi-channel marketing campaigns, including content offers, emails, blog posts, landing pages, social media posts, paid ads, and a kitchen sink with the agreed budget.
  • Become the glue that connects our marketing efforts (campaigns and activities) between multiple teams, departments, and people (internal and external freelancers).
  • Get cozy with the creative team and producers (project managers) to ensure marketing materials are on-brief, on-time, and smartly optimized to get results.
  • Display continual curiosity through researching competitors, industry trends, consumer behavior, new mediums, techniques, software solutions, and ways to improve our marketing systems, processes, and relationship management (client nurturing).
  • Oversee the coordination of the proposal pipeline for new clients using Proposify.
  • Prepare detailed monthly, quarterly, and annual market reports to present current and forecasted data on marketing activities against company goals and sales targets.

For success in your first six months, you will…

  • Take initiative in getting to know the folks you work with (welcome to a Zoom world).
  • Collaborate with directors, producers, writers, designers, and IT to create automation workflows with HubSpot, streamline processes, and establish measurements that generate actionable insights for both brands within the Storyland, Inc. portfolio of brands (Storyland Studios and PlainJoe Causes).
  • Work with the principle responsible for new business development to establish initial targets above baseline for all marketing tactics and activities.
  • Begin measuring, monitoring, and optimizing to hit said targets.
  • Hit some, and eventually, all targets (we’re both optimists and realists).

What You’ll Bring to the Party

Skills and Qualifications

  • You have a university degree or equivalent work experience with a portfolio that showcases planning and results.
  • You like forests, but you looove trees (detail-orientation is a must).
  • You’re a quick student—especially of new software.
  • You have exceptional written and verbal communication skills. Bonus points for a sense of humor!
  • You have an EQ that matches or supersedes your IQ — we hire just as much, if not more, based on values than strictly intellect or ability. If you’re humble, hungry, and servant-hearted—you’ve found your people!
  • You have past work experience as a marketing coordinator or similar role.
  • You have 2+ years of customer relationship marketing under your belt.
  • You have a strong design sensibility and a keen understanding of what works on different channels, platforms, and outlets.
  • You have experience with compiling quick, desk-based research on clients and trends and leveraging data analytics software for reporting.
  • You see feedback as a means to growth, rather than criticism.
  • You have a growing interest in the themed entertainment and attraction industry (for Storyland Studios clients).
  • You’ll be comfortable working with cause- and Christian faith-based clientele (for PlainJoe Causes clients).
  • You’re fluent in English—equally able to write or present.
  • You have experience working with budgets and forecasting.
  • You are proficient in the full Microsoft Office suite—especially Excel and PowerPoint.

Preferred Qualifications

  • You have a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Advertising, Communications, Journalism, English, Business or Public Relations. Cool!
  • You’re very comfortable working with content management systems (CMS), social media management software, and customer relationship management (CRM) tools. Alright!
  • You have a HubSpot Certification. Nice!
  • You have worked with and provided direction to designers and writers, and even have some working knowledge of HTML, Adobe Creative Suite, and email software. Excellent!

About Us

Storyland Studios is a design and production firm with offices in the US and Europe.

We imagine, design and create immersive experiences and environments that lift the Spirit.

From our shared background at Walt Disney Imagineering, we learned the art, craft and science of experience design—of telling stories in space. Our team of over 100 veteran Imagineers, strategists, marketers, artists, animators, designers, and developers craft connected stories and create truly immersive experiences.

We’re a fun-loving family that loves what we do and leads with our heart. We serve the themed-entertainment and attraction market through the Storyland Studios brand and Christian-based charitable organizations through PlainJoe Causes.

We care about the life and development of our people and want to come alongside you to care for you in your pursuits. We offer full-time Storylanders:

  • Enjoy Life
    • Open PTO Policy: Flexible, paid time off. Approval is contingent on the employee’s work performance, impact on their team, and their manager’s discretion.

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.

Fabrication Project Manager

Reports To: Project Management Team Lead

What You’ll Do

Support the Story
As a Project Manager, you’ll work directly with our account managers, clients and fabrication team to amplify our story, fun-loving culture, and multi-dimensional work. You’ll understand the scope of creative work, help us build and maintain project budgets, and ensure that milestones are being met on time, everytime.

Nurture Relationships
We treat all our clients as if they’re our friends and our co-workers as if they’re family. Your job is to make sure those values are upheld when you collaborate with them.

Build Solutions
You’ll have the opportunity to build on what we’ve done and shape the future of our project management team. Exploring solutions, making suggestions for improvement and helping to find the “right” fix for our process is an area of pride for our team. You’ll help to carry the mantel as you engage and communicate with team.

Grow Forward
We’ll expect and support your growth. We’re hiring for someone who will roll up their sleeves and add value on day one, but we’re also hiring for potential. Our organization is in an exciting time of growth, and this position is a big priority. Help us grow, and grow with us.

WHAT SUCCESS WILL LOOK LIKE

For day-to-day success, you will…

  • Exhibit flexibility, kindness, and a willingness to learn. Yep, that’s the top of the list!
  • Be comfortable in ambiguity and shaping “something” into something extraordinary without paint-by-number instructions.
  • Happy to work in Lake Elsinore where this role is based.
  • Write and communicate well. Ya, good communication isn’t optional.
  • Collaborate and oversee the creation and ongoing maintenance of a well-organized, results focused project calendar while ensuring it stays on budget.
  • Show off your strong custom fabrication knowledge in CNC, fiberglass, foam sculpting, wood working, metal and various fabrication processes.
  • Become the glue that connects our fabrication efforts between multiple teams, departments, and people (internal and external freelancers).
  • Get cozy with the designers, fabrication team, estimators and account managers to ensure projects are on schedule, and smartly optimized to meet milestones.
  • Display continual curiosity through industry trends, new mediums, techniques, software solutions, and ways to improve our project management systems, processes, and relationships.

For success in your first six months, you will…

  • Take initiative in getting to know the folks you work with.
  • Collaborate with designers, fabrication team, estimators and account managers to maintain the project scope, schedule, budget.
  • Grow in your knowledge of our specific fabrication processes
  • Problem solve like a superhero
  • Adequately plan for material lead times and work durations for each project
  • Champion clarity on project status

WHAT YOU’LL BRING TO THE PARTY

Skills and Qualifications

  • You have a university degree or equivalent work experience within the field of custom fabrication.
  • You like forests, but you looove trees (detail-orientation is a must).
  • You’re a quick student—especially of new software.
  • You have exceptional written and verbal communication skills. Bonus points for a sense of humor!
  • You have an EQ that matches or supersedes your IQ — we hire just as much, if not more, based on values than strictly intellect or ability. If you’re humble, hungry, and servant-hearted—you’ve found your people!
  • You have past work experience as a project manager
  • You see feedback as a means to growth, rather than criticism.
  • You have a growing interest in the themed entertainment and attraction industry (for Storyland Studios clients).
  • You’re fluent in English—equally able to write or present.
  • You have near expert level experience working with budgets and forecasting.
  • You are proficient in the full Microsoft Office suite—especially Excel
  • You’re able to sit, stand, walk, crouch, stoop, kneel, squat, push, pull, and bend since you’ll be working closely with the fabricators when needed.

Preferred Qualifications

  • You have a Bachelor’s degree in Project Management or a PMP certificate. Cool!
  • You have experience with Liquid Planner, a project management software. Nice!
  • You have worked with and have collaborated with fabricators and themed entertainment clientele. Excellent!

ABOUT US

Storyland Studios is a design and production firm with offices in the US and Europe. We imagine, design and create immersive experiences and environments that lift the Spirit.

From our shared background at Walt Disney Imagineering, we learned the art, craft and science of experience design—of telling stories in space. Our team of over 100 veteran Imagineers, strategists, marketers, artists, animators, designers, and developers craft connected stories and create truly immersive experiences.

We’re a fun-loving family that loves what we do and leads with our heart. We serve the themedentertainment and attraction market through the Storyland Studios brand and Christian-based charitable organizations through PlainJoe Causes.

We care about the life and development of our people and want to come alongside you to care for you in your pursuits.

We offer full-time Storylanders:

Retire Well

  • 401k: 100% match up to 4% of compensation. Eligible after 6 months of employment

Stay Healthy

  • Health: Storyland covers 100% of employee insurance premium
  • Dental: Storyland covers 100% of employee insurance premium
  • Vision: Storyland covers 100% of employee insurance premium

Rest Assured

  • Life Insurance: Policy of $50,000. Storyland covers 100% of employee life insurance premium
  • Long Term Disability: Storyland covers 100% of employee LTD premium

Enjoy Life

  • Discretionary PTO Policy: Storyland Studios offers paid time off. Approval is contingent on the employee’s work performance and the impact on their team.

Technical Producer (AKA: Project Manager)

Reports To: Project Management Team Lead

What You’ll Do

Champion Clarity
The Technical Producer is critical to our digital projects running smoothly and our teams setup to succeed. Everything you‘ll do—from weekly project updates, to checking on invoicing or coordinating with developers and designers—will be in the service of continually pushing for clarity. You hold the keys of the scope, schedule and budget, what power, and with great power, comes great responsibility—responsiblity to keep all things clear.

Keep It Moving
We’re looking for a strategically minded, and technically proficient project manager who is able to coordinate collaboration, advocate for and when necessary adapt internal process to keep things moving forward. You understand the phases of a digital project, and the typical challenges that accompany them. When those challenges pop up, you love finding ways to adapt and ensure a project reaches the finish line within the defined parameters.

Connect The Dots
This role is a tether that holds our internal and external teams together. In this role you’ll work closely with principals, directors, strategists, designers and developers. We have a great internal team, but we also lean on vendors and contractors—you’re the one who holds it all together and ensures communication is happening, all in service of that clarity we talked about earlier.

Grow Forward
We’re hiring for someone who will roll up their sleeves and add value on day one, but we also believe in the potential of every employee. We want you to grow, we want you to have a growth mindset and we’ll look to support that growth.

WHAT SUCCESS WILL LOOK LIKE

For day-to-day success, you will…

  • Exhibit flexibility, kindness, and a willingness to learn. Yep, that’s the top of the list!
  • Be comfortable in ambiguity and shaping “something” into something extraordinary without paint-by-number instructions.
  • Communicate weekly status updates and timelines
  • Facilitate contract reviews with internal teams through a robust kickoff when a contract is executed.
  • Guide team leads to fully spec and build out their project with the right supporting team whether it’s developers, designers, animators, or testers
  • Communicate project plans for software development and system deployment projects
  • Work closely with the accounts team to make sure they’re working in tandem to meet the client’s needs within the defined parameters.
  • Use sound judgement in all communications—ensuring that Principals, Directors and Strategists are up to date on project activities.
  • Follows internal processes and keeps quality assurance docs up to date
  • Meets with Director of Production to review project status and discuss potential project roadblocks
  • Test systems independently prior to customer testing to ensure correct functionality across a broad range of situations, and specifically for the customer’s setup
  • Conduct system walkthroughs with the customer, explaining the expected flow, talking through any possible issues with the system or the process, and escalating those issues to the appropriate channels
  • Ensures that a quality product/service is delivered by facilitating design reviews
  • Replies to team communication in a timely manner
  • Drives projects to final stages of completion by keeping the team on track
  • Keeps updated project budgets and timelines
  • Creates robust reports on the conclusion of a project for team review
  • Facilitates project reviews on project completion to help indicate wins and areas of improvement

For success in your first six months, you will…

  • Actively work with teams and leaders to improve process
  • A growing capacity to juggle multiple projects.
  • Developed strong relationships within the digital team, but also made a proactive effort to connect with Storylanders outside of your day-to-day work.

WHAT YOU’LL BRING TO THE PARTY

Skills and Qualifications

  • You never saw a problem that didn’t have a solution—you love solving challenges internally and externally.
  • You’re favorite word combo is “on-time and on-budget”.
  • You love getting stuff done and the people who get it done. That doesn’t mean you’re an extrovert or the life of the party, but it does mean that you’re a team player, you’re humble, hungry, and servant-hearted.
  • You have exceptional written and verbal communication skills. Bonus points for a sense of humor!
  • You have an EQ that matches or supersedes your IQ — we hire just as much, if not more, based on values than strictly intellect or ability. If you’re humble, hungry, and servant-hearted—you’ve found your people!
  • You’re responsive in serving others and anticipate what’s next.
  • You have legit experience and success managing the complete life cycle of digital projects (from conception to launch), whether that’s apps, websites, games, etc.
  • You’re knowledgable about each phase of a digital project planning, building, testing,
    releasing, operating, monitoring—you know, all the “ings”.
  • You’re no stranger to source control concepts such as branching and merging or
    software life cycle gates (QA and load testing).
  • You’re adaptable, flexible and nimble—when you can’t go this way, you go that way.
  • You’ve not lost in Office and you’re a quick student—especially of new project
    management software.
  • You’re capable of asking developers questions on technical topics, able to comprehend technical blockers and great at distilling technical information in ways that help everyone understand project impacts.
  • You’ll be right at home working with cause-based and Christian, faith-based clientele (for projects under our sub-brand studio, PlainJoe).
  • You have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
  • You’re fluent in English—equally able to write or present.

ABOUT US

Storyland Studios is a design and production firm with offices in the US and Europe. We imagine, design and create immersive experiences and environments that lift the Spirit.

From our shared background at Walt Disney Imagineering, we learned the art, craft and science of experience design—of telling stories in space. Our team of over 100 veteran Imagineers, strategists, marketers, artists, animators, designers, and developers craft connected stories and create truly immersive experiences.

We’re a fun-loving family that loves what we do and leads with our heart. We serve the themed-entertainment and attraction market through the Storyland Studios brand and Christian-based charitable organizations through PlainJoe Causes.

We care about the life and development of our people and want to come alongside you to care for you in your pursuits.

We offer full-time Storylanders:

Retire Well

  • 401k: 100% match up to 4% of compensation. Eligible after 6 months of employment

Stay Healthy

  • Health: Storyland covers 100% of employee insurance premium
  • Dental: Storyland covers 100% of employee insurance premium
  • Vision: Storyland covers 100% of employee insurance premium

Rest Assured

  • Life Insurance: Policy of $50,000. Storyland covers 100% of employee life insurance premium
  • Long Term Disability: Storyland covers 100% of employee LTD premium

Enjoy Life

  • Discretionary PTO Policy: Storyland Studios offers paid time off. Approval is contingent on the employee’s work performance and the impact on their team.

Fill out the form and provide us with a cover letter on why you are interested in working at Storyland, along with your resume and any relevant portfolio information.

Cheers!