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MSG Sphere Studio

Burbank, California - United States
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Show Control Specialist - Hybrid


Who are we hiring?
MSG Sphere Studios is seeking an individual who has strong experience in live events and fixed installation show control programming. As the Show Control Specialist, you will help design & integrate video, audio, lighting, automation, etc. into a show control system for MSG Sphere Studios as well as be a resource for planning and deploying venue show control systems. This role requires stellar communication skills that will be mandatory to interpret interdepartmental goals at every level. Flexibility and quick thinking are key to working in this fast-paced studio environment.

What will you do?

• Provide MSG with Show Control solutions for Audio, Visual, Lighting, etc. installations.
• Participate in the design, development, implementation and support of AV, Control and Network systems.
• Develop custom equipment drivers, control methodologies, architectures, and custom GUI’s.
• Plan and direct overall projects, systems testing and validation procedures, programming, and documentation.
• Store, retrieve and manipulate data for analysis of system capabilities and requirements.
• Monitor control systems to ensure systems operate reliably and within established performance criteria.
• Self-manage assignments and work autonomously when necessary.
• Be highly collaborative and focused on sharing details routinely and consistently with team members.
• Demonstrate a persistent optimism and ability to navigate challenges in a way that produces value, exceeds expectations, and promotes company success.

What do you need to succeed?

• Knowledge of the following preferred
o Q-SYS Audio & Control (Q-SYS certification preferred)
o Control Systems Programming and Operation (Medialon, Node-Red, etc.)
o A confident, professional, and persuasive communication style with senior leaders and team members
o Scripting (Lua, Python, SQL, JavaScript, etc.)
o Networking Design, Deployment and Operation
o Video and Presentation Systems Programming and Operation (7th Sense, Disguise, Watchout, Touch Designer, Pandoras Box, etc.)
• Proven experience with electronic control systems and signal processing, familiarity with relays and Programmable Logic Controllers is a plus.
• A passion for creative problem-solving and strategic thinking
• Ability to remain flexible and calm in high-pressure situations and adjust as multiple moving
parts consistently change
• Work in a production environment with the ability to work off hours and weekends as necessary


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.

Why is MSG for me?
With MSG Sphere, we are creating an entirely new medium that will deliver immersive entertainment experiences at an unparalleled scale. Beyond a venue, Sphere is a multi-sensory platform with experiential technology programming directly to your senses. You will see in ways never imagined, hear with every fiber of your being, and experience like never before. To deliver on this promise, we are building the largest immersive venue in the world, MSG Sphere at The Venetian in Las Vegas, with a second Sphere venue planned for London, pending necessary approvals. To create immersive experiences, and content unique to Sphere, we are growing our full stack creative, experience, design, production and engineering team across our Burbank studio in Los Angeles and Ventures headquarters in New York.

We focus on Career Development and Invest in YOU
Candidates who have completed 60 credits of college-level coursework (representing 2 years), or have shown similar self-development through certifications, trade school coursework, etc. are preferred. Educational requirements may differ from job to job based on the role.

We value diversity and are looking for extraordinary employees of all backgrounds
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. #LI-DW1

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