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MSG Sphere Studio

Burbank, California - United States
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Media & Metadata Specialist - Onsite


Who are we hiring?
The Capture Media and Metadata Specialist will be responsible for on-set digital asset management and metadata collection from a broad variety of capture systems, including ultra resolution high frame rate panoramic / 360° camera arrays, photogrammetry, motion control, aerial, virtual production and spatial audio systems. Works directly with the Capture department, and reports directly to the Camera Systems and Media Storage Supervisor. Role must be field-ready for ongoing Capture shoots.

What will you do?

• Assist Capture department during tests and field deployments, with the ability to operate independently with minimal communication leading autonomous splinter units.
• Design and optimization of workflows for realtime multithreaded processing
• Custom Workstation / Server Flypack design, assembly, and performance benchmarking
• Concise and dynamic communication of complex processes to high-level audiences
• Instant mastery of ever changing toolsets, including custom in-house software
• Advanced On-set media and workflow management (Digital Imaging Technician) supporting MSG Sphere production workflow specifications
• Tracking, deriving, and presenting metrics from captured media assets
• Prepping media management systems for field work
• Self-Troubleshooting and identifying equipment issues
• Providing technical assistance to colleagues assisting in troubleshooting capture systems and performing appropriate maintenance and repairs
• Testing and operating proprietary camera/capture equipment
• Time management and resource planning
• Assisting in defining Sphere specific Capture Camera Language

What do you need to succeed?

• Bachelors Degree in relevant field or equivalent experience preferred
• 7+ years experience in demanding digital asset management environments
• 5+ years of field work experience (on-set, film production, or similar studio / production environment)
• Experience working around A-list creatives and talent
• Knowledge of checksums, data handling, information security precautions and methodologies and data storage architecture required
• Foundational understanding of a broad variety of image and audio capture systems and file formats.
• Development experience in Unreal Engine
• Critical understanding of digital cinema production, workflow, cinematography, and post production processes
• Comfort in command line, ability to run and troubleshoot Python scripts
• Exceptional communication and organization skills
• Adaptable/flexible and low-stress attitude in dynamic, high-stress environments, with a “figure-it-out” approach to complex problems
• Able to set up and manage high-speed networks for device control and or live-capture
• Familiarity with downloading tools such as Hedge, Silverstack, and experience with VFX heavy workflows preferred. Scratch, Mystika
• Experience with VR, 360, or Spherical capture and production techniques
• Soldering and intermediate circuit design a plus
• Able to lift up to 50+ lbs
• Up to 50% time spent traveling


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. In addition to building a breakthrough venue, we’re building a production studio team, a technology venture team, and a full commercial organization to make the MSG Sphere a world class brand and business for our fans, our artists, and our partners. We have offices and roles in Burbank CA, Las Vegas NV, New York, NY and London.

We focus on Career Development and Invest in YOU
At MSG, we recognize the importance of upskilling employees’ talents and strengths so they can drive their careers forward. We are proud to offer a robust set of tools and resources to help employees understand their interests and purpose, harness their talents and obtain the skills they need to reach the next step in their careers. Growth and longevity for our employees are top priorities here.

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-SA1

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