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MSG Sphere Studio

Burbank, California - United States
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CG Supervisor


Who are we hiring?

The creative concepts for Sphere content will vary from show to show, each requiring unique 3D elements and effects. The CG Supervisor role requires experience across every aspect of CGI: camera tracking and layout, modeling, texturing, rigging, animation, particles, dynamics, lighting, and rendering, with expert level skills in one or more of those areas. This is a hands-on role requiring task delegation, direct oversight of technical approach, detailed feedback, and assistance in order to assure the highest quality work from every member of the CG team. This position requires a leader who can help recruit and supervise a cutting-edge CG team while also interfacing with other departments, teams and supervisors at MSG to develop and refine the internal workflows, processes and standards of the Studio. Also required would be supervision of some outside vendors to guide their process and integrate their efforts with those happening in parallel in LA.

What will you do?

  • Lead and mentor a team of CG artists and technicians.
  • Establish technical approach, provide scene templates, and directly oversee all 3D work to assure that it adheres to the established processes and meets required quality.
  • Work closely with the Director of Digital Production, other Department Supervisors, Production Management and Creative Directors to bid and schedule CG work.
  • Assist in the establishment and refinement of pipeline and protocols for creating high resolution CG elements that meet Sphere’s color and resolution requirements.
  • Actively participate in recruiting world-class freelance and staff CG artists and technicians.
  • Provide mentoring, individual training, performance reviews, and professional guidance to all members of the CG team.

What do you need to succeed?

  • Deep understanding of high-end VFX processes and CG pipeline.
  • Minimum of 10 years experience in CG across a wide variety of content including film, advertising, episodic and commercials.
  • Expert user of Maya or Houdini, plus working knowledge of other 3D software and tools.
  • Expert knowledge of lighting and rendering, and experience with Arnold, Redshift, VRay, Octane, and other common render engines.
  • Experience managing asset creation and use across numerous shots and sequences
  • Proven artist management and leadership skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, take criticism, and work under high pressure with tight deadlines while maintaining team cohesion.



  • The CG Sup will report to the Director, Digital Production and will require a level of self-directed and solutions-oriented initiative with good sound decision making skills.  
  • CG Sup will supervise initially 3+ CG Artists with potential to grow department size.
  • Ability to manage freelance staffing with upwards of 20 artists simultaneously.
  • Ability to coach, motivate, delegate, set goals, provide direction, and possess proficient communication skills.


The Company requires that all individuals, subject to certain limited exceptions, be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  The Company will consider requests for reasonable accommodations regarding this requirement.

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