Designer, Show /Set at Universal Orlando Resort (Orlando, FL)

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JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for leading the development of scaled models, drawings and drawing packages depicting design and art direction for all show and scenic components of a Project. As part of the Design team, will assist the lead Designer or Creative Director in the development of details creatively integrating the myriad show, facility, equipment and elements into the overall creative environment. Must have creative, artistic and illustration ability. Is responsible to bring art to life in the drawing package. Responsible for integration and coordination of show and facility elements in the drawing package. Utilizes various drafting techniques and tools (e.g. AutoCAD, ADOBE Graphics software, 3D software, etc.) to draw, draft and create dimensional, scale drawings and models detailing construction methods and the integration of various show elements with each other and the facility. Responsible for designing to project program and budget, and for coordinating and integrating with other disciplines including but not limited to engineering, operations, and architect/engineer of record.

  • As directed by the Show Producer, Creative Director, or the Production Designer, organizes and manages the development, organization and assembly of an overall show, high quality show set design package. The show set package articulates the Project's creative design intent and details the various show elements of an attraction, such as scenery, special effects, show action equipment, animated figures, props, animated props, audio equipment, lighting equipment and more.
  • Organizes and manages in-house and external design resources. With the Show Producer, identifies talent and resources and requirements necessary to complete the project.
  • During design, participates in design, cost, schedule and technical reviews. Responsible for developing creative design, color boards, sketching, drafting, and models and other creative output that outline solutions to integrate elements into a themed environment. Evaluates sightlines, visual intrusion and concealment of non-theatrical equipment within an "on-stage" environment.
  • During construction, oversees contractors, develops in-field solutions and follow-up documentation. Ensures project completion of documentation of art and finish specifications, materials specification and design drawings.
  • Establishes, builds, and maintains positive and productive team relationships based on open communication, trust and teamwork with project partners, departments, disciplines, and personnel. Communicates, inspires, and maintains project intent among all team-members.
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of presentations and presentation artwork outlining creative goals and intent to gain internal and external approvals.
  • Understand and actively participate in Environmental, Health & Safety responsibilities by following established UO policy, procedures, training and team member involvement activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

SCOPE: Non-routine; general policies applied to frequently changing situations; detailed understanding of technical issues. Influences decisions of moderate nature requiring high degree of tact and maturity. Will work in all phases of projects as directed, from blue sky though to project closeout, design and field installation. Will be assigned to a wide range of tasks and project sizes and types.

EDUCATION: Associate's degree (AA) required. Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Fine Arts, Design, Theater, Graphics or Computer Technology or degree in other related field is preferred.

EXPERIENCE: 3-6 Years: within attraction development environment is required. 5+ Years: within attraction development environment is preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have successfully designed, developed and assembled several project show set design packages; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Your talent, skills and experience will be rewarded with a competitive compensation package.

Universal is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Universal Orlando via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written Statement of Work in place for this position from Universal Orlando HR/Recruitment will be deemed the sole property of Universal Orlando. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Universal Orlando as a result of the referral or through other means.

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Universal Orlando Resort operates in the Kids + Family industry. The company is located in Orlando, FL. Universal Orlando Resort was founded in 1990. It has 10001 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits, 401(K), Company Equity and Employee Stock Purchase Plan. To see all 48 open jobs at Universal Orlando Resort, click here.
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