We are seeking a Show Set Design & Production Manager to join our team here in Northern Ireland. As Design & Production Manager, you will provide overall leadership and management of our show and facility design on designated projects. Additionally, you will oversee and direct project design consultants/staff involved in the creative build process to achieve client objectives for some of the world’s leading Theme Parks. The Deluxe Group is a company whose goal is to provide the highest quality services in the creative development and production of unique and sustainable visitor attraction and themed entertainment projects in the growing experience economy.
The Individual must possess strategic and innovative thinking, be highly motivated, have the ability to develop and maintain schedules and be client facing with strong presentation skills. You must also have experience in Theme Park and Attraction Design Development and Production. Knowledge of set and scenic design and production is required.
In addition to being a great talent and collaborative team player, you must have the ability to:
Concept, develop, art direct, sell and execute big-thinking, integrated ideas.
Contribute ideas and work as part of an integrated, multi-disciplinary design team.
Maintain collaborative relationships with creative leadership, project management, architectural, digital and studio production teams.
Manage all design tasks to meet schedules and deadlines as established by project management and the master project schedule.
Coordinate design and build requirements with Client Show Team and their Specialty Contractors (i.e. Show Action Equipment, Special Effects Equipment, Audio and Video, Show Lighting).
Lead and manage the integration of all architectural drawings and 3D models.
Coordinate set build with Ride System Designers and Engineers.
Record and track all versions of drawings, models, sketches, photos and related materials.
Track and document all issues arising from coordination meetings and working sessions and disseminate all issues to involved parties and assign responsibilities, deadlines and actions to solve issues.
Develop and improve Design Standards and Workflows.
Lead and manage design efforts with Architectural Team and all related sub-contractors
Lead and coordinate design efforts with Engineering Groups, Joinery Groups and their sub-contractors (Mechanical, Structural, build).
Lead and manage client and design team meetings as necessary.
Attend construction site walks/meetings as required anywhere in the world.
Ensure that creative visions are accurately modelled and documented in the various stages of design.
Provide clear direction, motivate, and mentor creative teams and stay on top of emerging show technologies and industry trends.
Effectively sell ideas both internally, and with clients.
Educational and Professional Qualifications:
5+ years’ experience working in the themed entertainment industry, including experience acting as a supervisor for other creatives on site and in a workshop production environment.
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 modelling, architectural design and/or others.
Software & Relevant Applications: MS Office, MS Project, Autodesk AutoCAD, Revit, Navisworks, 3DStudioMax, Vectorworks.
Degree holder in Technical Design, Architecture or Engineering field.
Proficiency in Autodesk AutoCAD, Revit & Navisworks (at least 3 years’ experience).
Proficiency in Autodesk 3DStudioMax and/or Vectorworks (at least 3 years’ experience).
Understanding of construction and Joinery techniques and virtual construction design.
Understanding of how to read and produce comprehensive drawing packages.
Ability to communicate effectively and positively with clients and co-workers.
Flexibility and “can-do” attitude are essential.
Ability to travel worldwide for projects if and when required.
Internal Number: CSSD01
About The Deluxe Group
For over 30 years, The Deluxe Group have been a leading design and fabrication contractor who specialise in building truly authentic themed environments in the entertainment, leisure, retail and hospitality industry. The multi-disciplined team of designers, technician, artists and project managers operate from a 60 000 sq. ft. CNC technologically advanced production facility in the UK.
A new division “Deluxe Theme Turnkey Projects” has been opened in 2016 in the UAE to service the growing theme park sector in the Middle East.
Our services include design development, 3D animated design, and fabrication in wood, metal, fibreglass, artificial rockwork, themed facades, custom furniture, themed lighting, SAE, props, faux finishes, carved render and scenic artistry.
The company have gained a reputation for creating spectacular set works and props that bring to life movie IP in dark rides. The experienced project management and installation team at Deluxe have a proven record of delivering challenging projects on time and in budget throughout the globe for leading theme park operators, luxury hotels and cruise ships.
Recent work has included giant sets and interior fit out for the ...THEA award winning “Ratatouille” ride and restaurant, Disneyland Paris and currently fabrication and installation of Sony Movie franchise attractions Hotel Transylvania, Ghostbusters, Underworld, Zombieland and Underworld for Dubai Parks and Resorts at Motiongate in Dubai.