NBCUniversal is looking to hiring an art director for its "Nintendo Project," according to a job posting on LinkedIn.
The position, part of Universal Creative, the planning and development side of Universal Parks and Resort, appears to be based in Orlando.
Here's what an art director does, according to the job posting:
"Art Directors are the Creative Compass in our organization and in that role you allow our guests to experience places they've only seen in the movies. The impossible becomes reality through your imagination, artistic direction and collaborative management style. Every day you have the opportunity to create compelling, ideas that tell our guests one big story."
And here's the job's main responsibilities, again, per the job posting:
- Develop visual design direction and define design elements of the assigned project that affect the guest experience. This may be accomplished with many different methods, including, but not limited to; creating sketches, illustrations, models, composite imagery and image research documentation. Supervise others to develop those design ideas.
- Oversee and direct design, fabrication and installation of all on-stage project elements to ensure the creative intent is achieved as envisioned by the Creative Director. Project elements such as - architecture, scenic art, scenery, props, animation, show action, special fx, and lighting.
- Collaborate with internal talent and external vendors to execute the desired vision. Direct art related vendors and any scenic scope that requires art direction.
- In collaboration with the Creative Director, act as design "vision-keeper" for the project, maintaining a cohesive design in all elements associated with the project through all phases of design and development.
- Create and present project materials to internal and external audiences to communicate project concept, content and status.
- Work with the Show Producer to identify and procure talent and resources necessary complete the project.
- Act as project liaison with internal and external partners, licensors, and intellectual property developers as needed.
This job is clearly not for the entry-level employees. Qualified candidates must have 7-10 years experience "designing experience-based attractions and/or lands for WORLD-CLASS THEME PARKS; must have at least 5 - 7 years production design and field experience based on Universal Creative standards. Experience must include work on one or more "E-Ticket" attractions."
Last year, Universal Parks & Resorts announced they would bring Nintendo-themed lands to parks in Osaka, Orlando and Hollywood. Guests have been promised they would be able to play inside their favorite games and the spaces would be "expansive, immersive and interactive."
Here's the job listing if you want more information: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/355541915
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