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MSG Sphere Studio

Burbank, California - United States
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Art Director - Hybrid

Description

Who are we hiring?
The Art Director at Sphere Studios is a hands-on creative with a proven aesthetic and portfolio. This role requires a honed eye, a skilled hand and proven experience in shaping world class experiences and brand activations across digital and physical worlds that entertain and immerse large audiences. You will be establishing and developing richly diverse immersive aesthetics for music and entertainment projects for physical build and digital surfaces and developing pitch decks and concepts for brand activations as a key role in the Design and Creative Services Team at MSG Sphere Studios.

What will you do?

• Lead the visual development and execution of creative concepts and deliverables, with a hands-on approach to art direction at the nexus of physical, digital, brand and immersive
• Be a key player in the research, visual development, design and delivery of creative pitches & proposals
• Partner with Creative Directors and Strategists to concept and create experience-oriented design solutions that fulfill strategic objectives, respond to client & stakeholder feedback
• Partner with the production team to ensure that concepts and designs are achievable within budget and timescale.
• Partner with Partnership Solutions Team to develop concepts and content solutions for brand partners, taking the existing brand into account while designing non-traditional, strategic approaches to bringing that brand to life at Sphere
• Champion and support the design process, ensuring design goals and experience principles are upheld
• Be a foundational lead of art direction for the Design and Creative Services team, building and leading a team of exceptionally talented designers


What do you need to succeed?
  • 7+ years of experiencein developing innovative and engaging branded experiential concepts across digital and physical platforms 
  • Demonstrated creative and design excellence with career progression in your portfolio
  • Proven track record of working in experiential activations at scale, with experience in, live events, television, film or commercial content, immersive experiences with brand and cultural clients preferred
  • Expert at visualizing concepts across a wide range of mediums
  • Advanced Proficiency in relevant design software (ex. Photoshop, Illustrator, Keynote, After Effects, and/or 3D software etc.)
  • Expert in diverse styles and art direction
  • Demonstrated ability in written communication and presentation copy writing
  • Articulate and charismatic speaker who can lead discussions and captivate a room
  • Objective listening skills with the ability to formulate information into concepts and designs that are technically and economically viable
  • Reliable decision-making capabilities, based on solid understanding of how to balance creative expression, pragmatic design, and business needs
  • Strategic and agile thinker who can pivot the creative and evolve design to meet shifting needs

 

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 mandates, MSG complies with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in all locations and will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required. #LI-DW1