Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Universal City


Production Designer
Theme Parks
Parks & Resorts
The Production Designer is a part of the creative design team and is responsible to oversee, lead, and manage the design and execution of all show related elements and areas. As directed by the Executive Show Producer and Creative Director the Production Designer ensures that the project creative vision and design intent is accurately integrated and documented in models and drawing packages and executed in the field. Coordinates with all Project personnel, departments and disciplines (e.g. Design, Ride Show Engineering, Facility Architecture & Engineering and Project Management). Participates in early concept development through design development of new attractions, rides, show and environmental projects. Responsible for the development of show set drawings and packages that detail and integrate the various show elements of an attraction. Oversees other designers and utilizes various drafting techniques and tools (e.g. AutoCAD, ADOBE Graphics software, 3D software, etc.) to create dimensional, scale drawings and models detailing construction methods and the integration of various show elements with each other and the facility. Responsible for designing construct-able projects to project program, creative intent, schedule and budget requirements. 

As directed by the Executive Show Producer, responsible for developing and executing the Creative Director’s vision through the production of integrated, constructible design drawings. Responsible for ensuring the accuracy and practicality of design through all phases of a project. Ensures that projects meet or exceed creative design intent and achieves creative desired guest experience on budget and schedule. Key participant in cost, schedule, technical, integration and other discussions. 
Oversees and directs in-house and external design resources. With the Executive Show Producer, identifies talent and resources and requirements necessary to complete the project. Oversees and gives day to day work assignments to the design team during all phases of the project, including production and installation, in a manner that meets the project design intent, schedule and budget.
Initiates and organizes design reviews as often as needed during the process. Oversees show vendors and consultants to maintain the integrity of the original design during all phases of the project. 
Establishes, builds, and maintains positive and productive team relationships based on open communication, trust and teamwork with project partners, departments, disciplines, and personnel. Communicates, inspires, and maintains project intent among all team-members. 
Develops and presents appropriate project presentations to both internal and external audiences to communicate project concept, content and status and to gain approvals. Acts as project liaison for appropriate internal and external partners, licensors, and intellectual property developers. 
Understand and actively participate in Environmental, Health & Safety responsibilities by following established USH policy, procedures, training and team member involvement activities. 
Perform other duties as assigned.

• Bachelor’s degree from a four year college or university in Graphic Design, environmental design or 4 years equivalent design experience. 7-10 Years: Theatrical design and production experience field installation experience; 12+ Years: within attraction development environment is preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Must have successfully designed, developed and installed several attraction projects.

• Must have theatre, scenic design, and/or architecture experience and training.

• Must be a creative thinker and problem solver with strong technical ability with various design techniques/tools such as show set / scenic design and drafting, 3D modeling, architectural design, and/or others.

• Must have strong communication and collaboration skills and ability to work effectively in a team environment.
Sub-BusinessUSH Creative
Career Level
CityUniversal City
CountryUnited States
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