Full Time Job

Production Designer Entertainment


Universal City, CA 06-05-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

We create world-class content, which we distribute across our portfolio of film, television, and streaming, and bring to life through our theme parks and consumer experiences. We own and operate leading entertainment and news brands, including NBC, NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC, NBC Sports, Telemundo, NBC Local Stations, Bravo, USA Network, and Peacock, our premium ad-supported streaming service. We produce and distribute premier filmed entertainment and programming through Universal Filmed Entertainment Group and Universal Studio Group, and have world-renowned theme parks and attractions through Universal Destinations & Experiences. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

Each day Universal Studios Hollywood creates unforgettable experiences for our guests from around the world. We bring to life the ultimate Hollywood experience with our real working movie studio and heart-pounding rides, shows and attractions that put you inside some of the world's most popular movies and TV shows. USH offers something for everyone from thrill seekers to movie lovers to family fun for all ages. Our Team Members are passionate individuals who create memorable moments whether it's on the studio lot, or in our conference rooms, theaters, or kitchens. We believe in the talent of our team members. It's our passion and commitment to excellence that drives our business to succeed in everything we do across the park. We believe in a culture of family and fun, here you can make a difference and build your career!

Here you can be your authentic self. As a company uniquely positioned to educate, entertain and empower through our platforms, Comcast NBCUniversal stands for including everyone. Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives, coupled with our Corporate Social Responsibility work, is informed by our employees, audiences, park guests and the communities in which we live. We strive to foster a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture where our employees feel supported, embraced and heard. Together, we'll continue to create and deliver content that reflects the current and ever-changing face of the world.

Job Description

The Entertainment Production Designer is responsible for conceiving, defining, and developing the production design ('environment', scenic, set dressing, props, etc) of assigned Entertainment projects of various scale, including marquee events, park theatrical entertainment, place making efforts, and special projects.

• Cultivate and lead a culture that promotes a professional, collaborative, inspiring, fun and teamwork-driven work setting for all Team Members.
• Working with the Show Director and/or Creative Director, develops concepts via sketches, storyboards, and photo studies to communicate preliminary design ideas.
• Creates drawing packages to relay design details to internal project teams for review/approval and to vendors for bidding and construction.
• Works with IP holders as needed on proper usage of brand, adhering to all style guides and specific IP requests.
• Presents designs to project team and Senior Management to communicate vision and implementation of elements.
• Monitors construction progress, assisting in identifying and resolving any unexpected conditions and/or discrepancies between the construction, drawings, and design intent.
• Continually performs quality checks for ongoing creative maintenance of elements.
• Manages project team support staff, artists, and vendors in all phases of production.
• Understanding of construction materials, paint call outs and finishing details
• Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects concurrently, with confidence to multi-task and delegate as required.
• Ability to drive results of teams through strong leadership and development skills.
• Ability to identify and communicate creative solutions to challenges, and to maintain a consistent focus on priorities with persistent follow-through.
• Confidence to communicate across all lines of business, with all levels of management.
• Ability to deal well with ambiguity and constant change, working in fast-paced environments with accelerated production schedules.
• A strong passion to drive high quality results, both end product as well as process.
• Establish and maintain effective relationships with other Park department leaders and stakeholders.
• Understand and actively participate in Environmental, Health and Safety responsibilities by following established USH policy, procedures, training, and employee involvement activities. Includes completion of I&I, housekeeping and/or other safety follow-up documentation as required for department.
• Ensure that collective bargaining agreements are upheld by partnering with Human Resources and Labor Relations in providing input, addressing issues and maintaining positive union relationships.
• Perform other duties as assigned.


• Minimum 5 years' experience in theatrical and/or themed entertainment design and production.
• Solid hand and computer drawing/drafting skills in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, SketchUp and AutoCAD.
• Experience with in-field art direction, fabrication, and installations
• Extensive background in managing design of projects from concept to completion.
• Solid understanding of live entertainment production in a theme park environment.
• Must be available to work on weekends, holidays and nights as required
• Ability to read, interpret and follow documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
• Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.
• Ability to effectively present information and answer questions in one-on-one and group settings.
• Strong interpersonal and analytical skills.
• Strong time management skills.
• Demonstrates ability to work independently under pressure; proactive thinker/self-starter.


USH Entertainment Department is committed to promoting a collaborative, productive, and engaging workplace for all employees. We require Designers to lead by example promoting a professional, inspiring, fun, and teamwork-oriented work culture.

General Knowledge and Skills Required: Entertainment Production Designer shall have the ability to read, interpret and follow documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. The Production Designer shall be able to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Will also be able to effectively communicate, present information, and answer questions in one-on-one and group settings. Have strong interpersonal, analytical and time management skills and demonstrates the ability to work independently under pressure; proactive thinker/self-starter.

Communicating and influencing: Managers are required to communicate effectively with people at all levels in the organization, including providing specific, timely feedback to managers and others to work together more effectively.

Quality and partner focus: Continuously look for ways to refine and improve work processes to achieve better results. Follow through on commitments made to internal and external partners.

Maximizing resources: Work collaboratively with all employees in the organization and support others when requested. Seek expertise, advice, and perspectives from a variety of so


Jobcode: Reference SBJ-re6j57-3-230-173-188-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $70,000 to $80,000 Per Year ($ USD)