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Madison Square Garden Entertainment

Burbank, - United States
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Sr. Technical Artist

Description

Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. (MSG Entertainment) is a leader in live entertainment experiences.  The Company presents or hosts a broad array of events in its diverse collection of venues: New York’s Madison Square Garden, Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre and The Chicago Theatre.  MSG Entertainment is also building a new state-of-the-art venue in Las Vegas, MSG Sphere at The Venetian, and has announced plans to build a second MSG Sphere in London, pending necessary approvals. In addition, the Company features the original production – the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes – and through Boston Calling Events, produces the Boston Calling Music Festival.  Also under the MSG Entertainment umbrella is Tao Group Hospitality, with entertainment dining and nightlife brands including Tao, Marquee, Lavo, Avenue, Beauty & Essex and Cathédrale. More information is available at www.msgentertainment.com

Senior Technical Artist, Sphere Studios is a cross-functional artist working throughout the entire project development cycle to create immersive & interaction designs, real-time and/or non-linear content as well as develop concept prototypes that help to bridge creative possibilities with technical paths to execution.

Specific Functions/Activities: 

  • Generate provocative concepts and design executable realtime content for experiences ranging from permanent interactive installations to live shows.
  • Collaborate with project teams in research, ideation, prototyping, and development of original, scalable immersive and interactive concepts and experiences, and collectively iterate from concept through execution
  • Understand interactive and real-time technologies and content creation techniques and how those tools fit into modern exhibit/activation and live show workflows. 
  • Ensure that all work meets a high level of creativity, innovation and brand association
  • Effectively communicate concepts in a clear, concise manner
  • Demonstrated ability to move assets between 2D/3D software packages to Game Engine (Unreal/Unity)
  • Ability to identify workflows required to increase production efficiency as required by project deliveries and milestones
Qualifications:
  • 5+ years design and production experience; developing assets, pre-rendered and real-time content and interactive solutions in a fast-paced studio
  • Proven ability to design engaging & entertaining experiences across a range of platforms – integrating digital, physical, and visual components. Experience with AR and VR applications is a plus.
  • A true collaborator with a positive, solution-based attitude, and the ability to work with people with diverse skills and backgrounds
  • Proven track record of generating exceptional creative work on multiple fast-paced projects in a large organization 
  • Articulate and charismatic speaker who can lead discussions and captivate a room
  • Working knowledge of a variety of tools that allow for multiple fidelities of prototyping and presentation
  • Fluency in a handful of creative development platforms, frameworks and languages such as Unity, Unreal, Notch, Touch Designer, Arduino, Cinder/openFrameworks, OpenGL, ThreeJS/PixiJS, etc.
  • Experience with web-based content (HTML5, WebVR, WebGL, GLSL)
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, take criticism, and work under high pressure with short deadlines.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

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