Madison Square Garden Company Logo

Madison Square Garden

Burbank, California - United States
View all jobs at this company »

Show Designer

Description

Overview

The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) is a world leader in live sports and entertainment experiences.  The company presents or hosts a broad array of premier events in its diverse collection of iconic venues: New York’s Madison Square Garden, Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre; the Forum in Inglewood, CA; and The Chicago Theatre.  Other MSG properties include legendary sports franchises: the New York Knicks (NBA) and the New York Rangers (NHL); two development league teams –  the Westchester Knicks (NBAGL) and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL); and esports teams through Counter Logic Gaming, a leading North American esports organization, and Knicks Gaming, MSG’s NBA 2K League franchise.  In addition, the Company features the popular original production – the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes – and through Boston Calling Events, produces New England’s preeminent Boston Calling Music Festival.  Also under the MSG umbrella is TAO Group Hospitality, a world-class hospitality group with globally-recognized entertainment, dining and nightlife brands including Tao, Marquee, Lavo, Avenue, Beauty & Essex and Cathédrale.  More information is available at www.themadisonsquaregardencompany.com

 

The Madison Square Garden Company’s vision is to revolutionize entertainment through MSG Sphere – state-of-the-art venues that will pioneer the next generation of immersive experiences and create unforgettable moments. MSG Sphere will utilize a number of cutting-edge technologies to become the first venue to deliver large-scale, fully immersive experiences. Inside the venue, these technologies include: the largest and highest resolution LED screen on Earth; an advanced acoustics system featuring beamforming technology; an infrasound haptic system that uses vibrations so guests can “feel” the experience; and connectivity that will deliver 25 megabits per second for every guest. Together these technologies will create a powerful platform, making MSG Sphere the venue of choice for a wide variety of content -- including attractions, concerts, residencies, corporate events, product launches and select sporting events. MSG is building its first MSG Sphere venue in Las Vegas with the goal of completing the project during calendar year 2021.

Role Summary

The Madison Square Garden Company is looking for a Show Designer to act as the internal scenic designer for various projects for The Sphere. S/he will work closely with the project specific Attraction Show Scenic Designer as the primary liaison between MSG and the designers on all things scenic and scenic related. The Show Designer may take the lead on projects in any phase depending upon the project’s needs. The Show Designer will be responsible for delivering assets for show timing and converting physical scenic assets to digital ones for the media plane. Ideal candidate will have experience in theme park production design, theatrical scenic design and film art direction.

Specific Functions/Activities Summary

Physical Scenic work:

  • Deep understanding of scenic design and art direction.
  • Maintains the integrity of the scenic designs from concept through to the show’s run.
  • Maintains continuity from show to show and space to space for Sphere.
  • Develop, build and implement processes and procedures for effective design and to facilitate efficient and timely design workflows around overall aesthetics of our content. This includes set design, lighting and filming, frame compositions, and color palettes.
  • Participates in the visual development phase to discover the look of the project.
  • When acting as the lead designer, responsible for creating and executing the visual flow and design as it relates to story and emotional intent through design, lighting and color infrastructure. Provide artistic recommendations that further the artistic vision of the Director with an eye towards budget and scope.

Digital Scenic work:

  • Provides assets for show timing and previsualization.
  • Provides final art reference for modeling, surfacing and lighting.
  • Generates supplemental artwork to various departments to clarify intent.
  • Oversees modeling with the VFX and Modeling Supervisor by providing artistic input on the translation of 2D or 3D physical assets into 3D models for the Show.
  • Ensures open lines of communication with other departments and projects.
  • Manages show design archive.

Qualifications

· 10+ year’s work experience in feature film, theater, themeparks, 3D design related field or related as an Art Director, Set or Scenic Designer and/ or Production Designer.

· Ability to think and design from concept to finish independently

· Technically and visually savvy. Must have a extensive working knowledge of MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite, AutoCAD, Rhino, Sketch up and REVIT.

· Must have strong skills in artistic drawing to satisfy creative and production requirements.

· Strong management and organizational skills

· Strong communication and collaboration skills.

· Ability to balance show, department and studio needs

· General knowledge of production tools and pipelines

· Must be able to provide a reel/portfolio of work examples -- if available, include a web address when you submit your resume

SUPERVISION:

· 3D modelers and/or draftsperson

· Will require occasional travel and must have the ability to work long hours and weekends when required.

Education

Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts. Masters preferred.

EEO Statement

At MSG we value diversity and are looking for extraordinary employees of all backgrounds! MSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, sexual and reproductive health choices, national origin, citizenship, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, MSG complies with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in all locations.