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.

Technical Digital Project Manager

Remote Position - Reports To: Project Management Team Lead

What You’ll Do

Champion Clarity
The Technical Digital Project Manager 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.
  • Your 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!

Producer

Remote Position - Reports To: Chief Innovation Officer

What You’ll Do

Nurture Healthy Relationship
As a Producer at Storyland Studios you’ll be responsible for three crucial components of the studios
overall health—nurturing healthy relationships, driving tangible results, and building healthy
relationships. Yep, we said the relationship thing twice! We’re a relational organization that relies
heavily on a healthy partnership between our Senior Leadership and Producers with the common
goal of establishing long-term relationships with clients all while delivering exceptional work.

Steward the Story
Producers ensure that the story’s consistency and integrity are kept front and center for everyone
on the project. This is an exciting challenge as the expanse of our work is unique—combining 3
dimensions of storytelling—strategic, interactive, and spatial. Those dimensions cover everything
from architecture to branding, to concept illustrations, immersive experiences and digital development.
No matter the project or the discipline, you’ll advocate for each team to mind the story.

Build Client Confidence
It’s often said that a Producer is the “second smartest person in the room on every topic,”. Great
producers having a working knowledge of each discipline while leaning on the specific expertise
of the greater team. As the producer, you’re “in-charge” of the project and take ownership of the
final outcome and solution. That means you’ll need to become familiar with the client’s industry,
business, customers, and pain points. This enables you to field questions on the fly and respond
in a way that produces confidence and reassurance.

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.
  • Serve as the primary client contact and work to constantly build relational equity and trust
    with clients.
  • Partner with brand strategists to help clients find their strategic story.
  • Team up with our group of digital strategists, UX/UI pros, coders and designers to bring web,
    apps, and other digital projects to life for clients.
  • Communicate project plans for software development and system deployment projects
  • Act as the owner’s rep on architectural/development and themed entertainment projects,
    guiding clients through the design and build process.
  • Act as the voice of the client to ensure Storyland teams understand the client’s priorities
    and vision.
  • Become knowledgeable of the domains our clients exist in and able to offer guidance
    for decision making.
  • Facilitate strategic and solutions-oriented conversations, bringing in the right studio experts
    to help collaborate when needed.
  • Manage client and company expectations through regular meetings, checkpoints and
    project workflow/process education.
  • Set up a regular cadence for feedback with Senior Leadership, as appropriate,
    all along the project timeline.
  • Act as the project owner and partner with Project Managers to ensure the project
    progresses within the project constraints: scope, schedule and budget.
  • Drive account growth by constantly looking at the client’s needs and what comes next.
  • Be a story champion; making sure the Studio team as well as the client stays guided by
    the “Big Idea”.
  • Review all deliverables to ensure they align with client expectations and story.
  • Have a knack for business development, spending about 20% of your time making
    connections between our Studio and potential new opportunities.

What You’ll Bring To The Party

  • Relational – You understand the power of relationship and strive to build it with both clients and
    internal team members. You lead with humility, ask meaningful questions, and are a good
    communicator willing to have the tough conversations.
  • Service Oriented – You respond promptly to customer needs, manage client expectations,
    provide what’s right rather than just what was requested, and meet commitments.
  • Good Negotiator – You look for the win/win in every situation & know how to close new business.
  • Initiative – You take action on your own without being prompted, volunteering readily, pursuing
    self-development and anticipating what’s next.
  • Team Oriented – You balance team and individual responsibilities. You’re collaborative, elevate
    and serve the needs of others and encourage divergent thinking.
  • Analytical – You creatively problem solve both internal and external issues/situations.
  • Flexible- You can adapt quickly to changing Studio and client priorities.
  • You have great 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 5+ years of related experience under your belt.
  • You have a strong design sensibility and a keen understanding of what works on different
    channels, platforms, and outlets.
  • You see feedback as a means to growth, rather than criticism.
  • You’ll be comfortable working with cause- and Christian faith-based clientele through our sister
    studio, PlainJoe.
  • You’re fluent in English—equally able to write or present.
  • You have experience working with budgets and forecasting.

Preferred Qualifications

  • You have a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject matter.
  • You have worked with and provided direction to designers and writers, and even have some
    working knowledge of HTML, Adobe Creative Suite.

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!

* For employees outside of the United States, we offer equivalency benefits as those listed here.

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.

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.

ASSISTANT PROJECT COORDINATOR

Reports To:

WHAT YOU’LL DO

Catch and Organize the Not-So-Little Things

The project management team carries a hefty responsibility at the studio and they manage a tremendous amount of detail. As a direct extension of the project management team, the assistant project coordinator’s job is to help the team succeed by catching the pertinent details and coordinating administrative tasks. You’ll catch the timeline dates, update the budgets, and make sure meetings are set to run smoothly, all the little things that if missed, are not so little.

Communicate, communicate, and yep… communicate

In project management, good communication is over communication—especially when everyone is remote. This person will clarify questions on scope, schedule or budget, repeat back what was agreed too and remind the project manager and project teams of the pertinent details. Project managers will depend on you to raise the red flag when you see something going off or a calendar item missed. Teams will come to depend on your ability to check and then double check that designers and developers have the info that need to complete their tasks. If they don’t you work to close the communication loop with the project manager to get the details and keep the projects moving forward

Learn the Ropes

Storyland and its sister studio, PlainJoe are involved in a tremendous breadth of project types. That means the assistant project coordinator will have a wonderful opportunity to see a broad range of projects and gather a breadth of experience. We want this person to grow and have a desire to grow into project management. That means we’ll expect that you take an interest in what we do, not be afraid to ask clarifying questions and seek to help in all sort of ways as you learn the ropes of what it takes to be a great project manager.

 

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 unafraid to ask the “dumb” question so that everyone is clear on what needs to be done.
    • Write and communicate well. Yeah, for good grammar!
    • Review project proposals or plans with Project Managers in order to understand the scope, schedule and budget of individual projects
    • Keep Project Managers and others informed about project status and issues that may impact project controls (budget, schedule, resources)
    • Help to coordinate communication and project details with external vendors 
    • Ensure that teams have what they need for internal and client meetings—zooms set, the right people in the room, etc. 
    • At the direction of the project manager and creative leadership, you will administratively assign and schedule the appropriate creative teams for the appropriate project tasks
    • You will maintain all project reports and notes for the review of management, clients and others on the project.
    • You will completes all the administrative tasks associated with the projects
    • When it’s time for an internal project that helps to promote the studio or helps us do our work better, that’s your time to shine as a project manager, you’ll help to shepherd internal projects and make sure they don’t fall into limbo.
    • This is essentially an entry level position, however, experience in project coordination and/or as an executive assistant is desired.
    • You will have to have at least a working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite and be willing to learn other software and cloud-based programs.

 

WHAT YOU’LL BRING TO THE PARTY 

Skills and Qualifications

    • Analytical – Creatively problem solves both internal and external issues/situations.
    • Project Management – Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Manages project team activities.
    • Organization – Shows proficient organizational skills in creating and keeping deadlines, delegation, and multitasking.
    • 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.

 

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 our sister studio, PlainJoe.

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 a range of benefits and want full-time Storylanders* to…

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

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

*Please note that these benefits as listed are for US Based Storylanders, if you are from a different part of the world, particularly the UK, we will discuss specific benefits as they pertain to you.

Cheers!