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PlainJoe is always on the lookout for creative and progressive individuals that embrace teamwork and set their sights high.

We provide a work environment where employees are encouraged to tap into their individual passions and strengths to move beyond the basics and to deliver truly unique and creative work that tells a story for our clients.

Here at PlainJoe passion, commitment, versatility, and teamwork are core components of our DNA. If you think you have what it takes, we’d like to hear from you! Please fill out the inquiry form below and someone will be in touch with you shortly.

Spatial Storytelling Graphics & Theming Contractors

Remote Position - Reports To: Spatial Storytelling Studio Director

Looking for freelance designers, illustrators, or 3D artists interested in assisting the Spatial Storytelling team on a per project/part-time basis. Depending on their skill set and experience, would work off loose design direction and/or established graphic assets to help develop project assets.

All work can be completed remotely and Contractor must have their own system and software licenses.

Potential Work Types

  • Create final print files for production.
  • Assemble Graphics & Theming packages.
  • Develop concept sketches/Photoshop overlays/3D renderings.
  • Build out print ready graphics from provided sketches and design comps.
  • Create Graphic & Theming comps based on design direction.
  • Plan design concepts and direction based upon provided client information.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Desired Design Skills: (one or more of the following)
    • Graphic Design
    • Illustration
    • 3D Modeling
    • Print Production
  • Desired Computer Skills: (multiple preferred)
    • Adobe Illustrator
    • Adobe Photoshop
    • Corel Draw
    • SketchUp
    • Revit

Junior Web Developer

Reports To: Digital Manager

WHAT YOU’LL DO

Developing Story
As a Jr. Developer, you’ll work directly with our development team to modify and change websites & digital projects that amplify our client’s story. That will involve building new sites and maintaining existing projects and platforms. Both will give you a view into our story-based approach to creating interactive experiences.

Responsive Solutions
Our junior developer is often a first responder to specific client requests for modest updates that enhance their website’s functionality or improve the client story. We have many long-standing relationships with clients, and part of what develops the trust that we have built is our ability to respond to requests and communicate promptly and clearly. This position requires good follow-through and an ability to close the communications loop with our clients when the update is complete.

Multi-faceted
You’ll have the opportunity to work on several things. From the front end, HTML/CSS work to platforms and interesting interactive solutions. We are a solutions-oriented and agile team. We like Swiss army knife sort of team players and will expose you to a wide range of challenges to address and projects to build. There will be the “normal” work and exposure to interesting variety and opportunities to grow.

Grow Forward
Speaking of growing. We’ll expect and support your growth. We’re hiring for someone who will roll up their sleeves and add value on day one, but we’re also hiring for potential and will support you in your development.

WHAT SUCCESS WILL LOOK LIKE

For day-to-day success, you will…
• Exhibit flexibility, kindness, and a willingness to learn. Yep, that’s the top
of the list!
• Be comfortable in ambiguity and shaping “something” into something extraordinary without paint-by-number instructions.
• Answer and support web or digital related tasks via our online ticketing system.
• Get cozy with the digital team and producers (project managers) to ensure web projects are on-brief, on-time, and smartly optimized to get results.
• Use your agility and curious mind to respond to new challenges in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment.
• Work on a continuous delivery pipeline using our systems and run manual tests on software delivery packages.
• Collaborate with other teams and help enforce & encourage processes that support getting projects done on time.
• Be expected to actively participate in various stages of the software development lifecycle including design, development, testing, implementation, and maintenance.

For success in your first six months, you will…
• Take initiative in getting to know the folks you work with (welcome to a Zoom world).
• Collaborate with directors, producers, developers, designers, and IT to find solutions for our clients that are better than what they expected.
• Be able to make recommendations on the use of new and emerging technologies that fit within the QA wheelhouse.
• Provide clear time/resource estimates on project commitments and effectively deliver update & change requests.

WHAT YOU’LL BRING TO THE PARTY

Skills and Qualifications
• You are working on a university degree or actively trying to get into the field of development and have some equivalent work experience with a portfolio that showcases planning and results.
• You like forests, but you looove trees (detail-orientation is a must).
• You’re a quick student—especially of new software.
• You have an EQ that matches or supersedes your IQ — we hire just as much, if not more, based on values than strictly intellect or ability. If you’re humble, hungry, and servant-hearted—you’ve found your people!
• You have 2+ years of customer relationship work under your belt.
• You see feedback as prompting growth, rather than criticism.
• You’re right at home serving faith-based clientele (for our cause related work).
• You’re fluent in English—equally able to write or present.
• Some knowledge of Javascript, HTML, CSS, MYSQL, and the ability to edit within these types of languages.
• Some knowledge of FTP and how to connect directly to servers to manipulate and edit files.
• Basic understanding of WordPress or other CMS platforms. (We primarily work
in WordPress)

Preferred Qualifications
• Create simple online forms using WordPress or other similar platforms.
• Basic understanding of how to open and grab assets from Photoshop, XD,
or Sketch.
• Some knowledge of how API’s work and basic premise of connecting to a 3rd party with some ability to integrate.
• You have worked with and provided direction to designers and writers, and
even have some working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, and various
email software.

About Us

PlainJoe is a Storyland Studio focused on serving Charitable causes and the Christian Church. We imagine, design and create immersive experiences and environments that lift the Spirit.

From our shared background at Walt Disney Imagineering, we learned the art, craft and science of experience design—of telling stories in space. Our team of over 100 veteran Imagineers, strategists, marketers, artists, animators, designers, and developers craft connected stories and create truly immersive experiences.
We’re a fun-loving family that loves what we do and leads with our heart. We serve the themed-entertainment and attraction market through the Storyland Studios brand and Christian-based charitable organizations through PlainJoe.
We care about the life and development of our people and want to come alongside you to care for you in your pursuits. We offer full-time employees:

Retire Well
• 401k: 100% match up to 4% of compensation. Eligible after 6 months of employment
Stay Healthy
• Health: Storyland covers 100% of employee insurance premium
• Dental: Storyland covers 100% of employee insurance premium
• Vision: Storyland covers 100% of employee insurance premium
Rest Assured
• Life Insurance: Policy of $50,000. We cover 100% of employee life insurance premium
• Long Term Disability: We cover 100% of employee LTD premium

Enjoy Life
• Open PTO Policy: Storyland offers paid time off. Approval is contingent on the employee’s work performance and the impact on their team

React Developer

Reports To: Digital Manager

React Developer

WHAT YOU’LL DO

Developing Story

As a React Developer, you have an ability to efficiently translate design into elegant code and dynamic features that enable our designers and developers to create digital products and web applications that amplify our client’s story.

Efficient Solutions

You will work with a full team of developers, producers, project managers and designers to develop new sites, deploy additional components for existing products and improve the overall performance of client web properties and our own inhouse product platforms. This requires strong communication skills and an ability to collaborate to move the project forward.

React Depth

While you will experience a wide range of opportunities in your work with us, this position is specifically geared toward someone with solid experience and focus. We’re looking for someone who has immersed themselves in React and comfortable with its principles.

Manage Requirements

You will need an ability to understand and balance business requirements, project goals and user needs in order to translate those factors into technical requirements and improvements for each project.

Grow Forward

We want you to grow. We’ll expect and support it. We’re hiring for someone who will roll up their sleeves and add value on day one, but we’re also hiring for potential and will support you in your development.

WHAT SUCCESS WILL LOOK LIKE

For day-to-day success, you will…

  • Exhibit flexibility, kindness, and a willingness to learn. Yep, that’s the top of the list!
    Be comfortable in ambiguity and shaping “something” into something extraordinary without paint-by-number instructions.
  • Develop and maintain web applications using React
  • Design front-end and back-end solutions for test-driven development.
  • Develop on existing web platforms utilizing GIT for project tracking.
  • Develop websites from design mockups and sketches.
  • Collaborate with designers and other developers to create visually stunning, user-friendly experiences.
  • Periodically present development progress internally/externally.
  • Ensure digital experiences are generally maintainable, deployable, updatable, and compliant (e.g. security, etc.)
  • Get cozy with the digital team, producers and project managers to ensure projects are on-brief, on-time, and smartly optimized to get results.
  • Use your agility and curious mind to respond to new challenges in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment.
  • Work on a continuous delivery pipeline using our systems and run manual tests on software delivery packages.
  • Collaborate with other teams and help enforce & encourage processes that support getting projects done on time.
  • Be expected to actively participate in various stages of the software development lifecycle including design, development, testing, implementation, and maintenance.

For success in your first six months, you will…

  • Take initiative in getting to know the folks you work with (welcome to a Zoom world).
  • Be fully immersed in the React development pipeline for assigned projects.
  • Will have completed React tasks/projects that do not require extensive debugging, and can be quickly assimilated into the larger project.
  • Will be an instrumental member of the product development team for key projects and serving strategically important clients.
  • Collaborate with directors, producers, developers, designers, and IT to find solutions for our clients that are better than what they expected.
  • Be able to make recommendations on the use of new and emerging technologies that fit within the QA wheelhouse.
  • Provide clear time/resource estimates on project commitments and effectively deliver update & change requests.

WHAT YOU’LL BRING TO THE PARTY

Skills and Qualifications

  • Extensive knowledge of React, and React Development (3+ years of experience)
  • Ability to deep dive into React projects and work with a team to knock them out
  • Ability to develop pieces of a larger product using React
  • Extensive knowledge of Javascript, HTML, CSS, MYSQL, Node.js, GraphQL,
  • NPM/Yarn and the ability to edit within these types of languages.
    Knowledge of FTP, SSL, Security best practices, SEO, ADA, etc.
  • Solid UX experience
  • A great eye for UI – you like when things work great and look beautiful!
  • You like forests, but you love trees (detail-orientation is a must).
  • You have an EQ that matches or supersedes your IQ — we hire just as much, if not more, based on values than strictly intellect or ability. If you’re humble, hungry, and servant-hearted—you’ve found your people!
  • You see feedback as prompting growth, rather than criticism.
  • You have a growing interest in the themed entertainment and attraction industry (for Storyland Studios clients).
  • You’ll be comfortable working with cause-based clientele (for PlainJoe Causes clients).
  • You’re fluent in English—equally able to write or present.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficient knowledge of server configurating
  • Good understanding of web layout – e.g. spacing, alignment, etc.
  • Advanced integrations with Material UI

ABOUT US

PlainJoe is a Storyland Studio focused on serving Charitable causes and the Christian Church. We imagine, design and create immersive experiences and environments that lift the Spirit.

From our shared background at Walt Disney Imagineering, we learned the art, craft and science of experience design—of telling stories in space. Our team of over 100 veteran Imagineers, strategists, marketers, artists, animators, designers, and developers craft connected stories and create truly immersive experiences.

We’re a fun-loving family that loves what we do and leads with our heart. We serve the themed-entertainment and attraction market through the Storyland Studios brand and Christian-based charitable organizations through PlainJoe.

We care about the life and development of our people and want to come alongside you to care for you in your pursuits. We offer full-time employees:

Retire Well

  • 401k: 100% match up to 4% of compensation. Eligible after 6 months of employment

Stay Healthy

  • Health: Storyland covers 100% of employee insurance premium • Dental: Storyland covers 100% of employee insurance premium • Vision: Storyland covers 100% of employee insurance premium 4 Rest Assured
  • Life Insurance: Policy of $50,000. We cover 100% of employee life insurance premium
  • Long Term Disability: We cover 100% of employee LTD premium

Enjoy Life

  • Open PTO Policy: Storyland offers paid time off. Approval is contingent on the employee’s work performance and the impact on their team

Controller

Reports To:

WHAT YOU’LL DO

Create Clarity

The Controller role is critical to the strategic health of our portfolio of businesses. Everything you‘ll do—including, but not limited to, maintaining the accuracy and productivity of day to day activities of accounts payable, customer credits and collections, fixed asset records, general  & legal entity accounting,  taxes, variances, and working with outside CPAs—all support greater clarity on our financial position and health. Whew, that was a long sentence.

 

Push Solutions

We’re looking for a strategically minded, and technically proficient Controller who is able to manage multiple companies—aka, this ain’t your first rodeo and you probably don’t prefer to drive in the slow lane. Storyland has a number of entities within its portfolio and you’ll be exploring solutions, making improvements and optimizing processes across all  of those entities.

 

Nurture Relationships

Relationships are a big deal to us. We treat our clients like close friends and our co-workers like family, family that we like, that is. Our core values reflect and support this approach and everyone in the organization is expected to live into those values and nurture relationships as we collaborate and work with one another.

 

Grow Forward

You’ll have the opportunity to build on what we’ve done and shape the future of our  accounting processes. Within that, we’ll expect and support your growth. We’re hiring for

someone who will roll up their sleeves and add value on day one, but we also believe in the potential of every employee. Our organization is in an exciting time of growth, and this position is a big priority. Help us grow, and grow with us.

WHAT SUCCESS WILL LOOK LIKE  

For day-to-day success, you will…

  • Exhibit flexibility, kindness, and a willingness to learn. Yep, that’s the top of the list!
  • Be comfortable in ambiguity and shaping “something” into something extraordinary    without paint-by-number instructions.
  • Perform your daily accounting job functions with consistency and follow-through.
  • Get to know and support the accounting team.
  • Ensure the books close on-time, every-time.
  • Use your agility and curious mind to respond to new challenges in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment.

For success in your first six months, you will…

  • Take initiative in getting to know the folks you work with outside of the accounting team (welcome to a Zoom world).
  • Be able to close books monthly for each company successfully and have accrual financial statements with analysis prepared
  • The CFO and others on your team have a growing confidence that your work is reliable and done the way we need it to be.

WHAT YOU’LL BRING TO THE PARTY

Skills and Qualifications

  • You like forests, but you love trees (detail-orientation is a must).
  • You love people and numbers. That doesn’t mean you’re an extrovert or the life of the party, but it does mean that you’re a team player, you’re humble, hungry, and   servant-hearted.
  • You have active work experience that showcases the skillset required to do the work.
  • You think accrual accounting and revenue recognition sounds fun.
  • You have multiple years of accounting experience under your belt, including chart of accounts creation and maintenance; trend, variance and account analysis; reconciliations with backup schedules; foreign exchange; journal entries; general ledger management; monthly close; consolidations; and financial statement preparation.
  • You have experience in working with multiple entities at the same time. We have quite a few.
  • Your Excel skills are strong with the force.
  • You see feedback as a means to growth, rather than criticism.
  • You’re a quick student—especially of new software.
  • You have a growing interest in the themed entertainment and attraction industry (for Storyland Studios clients).
  • You’ll be comfortable working with cause-based and Christian, faith-based clientele (for PlainJoe clients).
  • You have a Bachelor’s degree
  • You’re fluent in English—equally able to write or present.

Preferred Skillset

  • You have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, specifically.
  • You have experience with QuickBooks or QuickBooks Online.
  • You have experience converting from QuickBooks to a more robust system such as NetSuite.
  • You are a CPA with public accounting experience.
  • You have proven knowledge of financial forecasting and advanced computer skills in MS Office

ABOUT US

Storyland Studios is a design and production firm with offices in the US and Europe.  We imagine, design and create immersive experiences and environments  that lift the Spirit.

From our shared background at Walt Disney Imagineering, we learned the art, craft and science of experience design—of telling stories in space. Our team of over 100 veteran Imagineers, strategists, marketers, artists, animators, designers, and developers craft connected stories and create truly immersive experiences.

We’re a fun-loving family that loves what we do and leads with our heart. We serve the themedentertainment and attraction market through the Storyland Studios brand and Christian-based charitable organizations through PlainJoe.

We care about the life and development of our people and want to come alongside you to  care for you in your pursuits. We offer full-time Storylanders:

Retire Well

  • 401k: 100% match up to 4% of compensation. Eligible after 6 months of employment

Stay Healthy

  • Health: Storyland covers 100% of employee insurance premium
  • Dental: Storyland covers 100% of employee insurance premium
  • Vision: Storyland covers 100% of employee insurance premium 

Rest Assured

  • Life Insurance: Policy of $50,000. Storyland covers 100% of employee life insurance premium
  • Long Term Disability: Storyland covers 100% of employee LTD premium 

Enjoy Life

  • Open PTO Policy: Storyland offers paid time off. Approval is contingent on the employee’s work performance and the impact on their team