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Stories are light. Light is precious in a world so dark. Begin at the beginning. Tell a story. Make some light.

Kate DiCamillo, The Tale of Despereaux
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You’re never going to kill storytelling, because it’s built in the human plan. We come with it.

Margaret Atwood
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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

Technical Digital Project Manager

Remote Position - Reports To: Project Management Team Lead

What You’ll Do

Champion Clarity
The Technical Digital Project Manager is critical to our digital projects running smoothly and our teams setup to succeed. Everything you‘ll do—from weekly project updates, to checking on invoicing or coordinating with developers and designers—will be in the service of continually pushing for clarity. You hold the keys of the scope, schedule and budget, what power, and with great power, comes great responsibility—responsibility to keep all things clear.

Keep It Moving
We’re looking for a strategically minded, and technically proficient project manager who is able to coordinate collaboration, advocate for and when necessary adapt internal process to keep things moving forward. You understand the phases of a digital project, and the typical challenges that accompany them. When those challenges pop up, you love finding ways to adapt and ensure a project reaches the finish line within the defined parameters.

Connect The Dots
This role is a tether that holds our internal and external teams together. In this role you’ll work closely with principals, directors, strategists, designers and developers. We have a great internal team, but we also lean on vendors and contractors—you’re the one who holds it all together and ensures communication is happening, all in service of that clarity we talked about earlier.

Grow Forward
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. We want you to grow, we want you to have a growth mindset and we’ll look to support that growth.

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.
  • Communicate weekly status updates and timelines
  • Facilitate contract reviews with internal teams through a robust kickoff when a contract is executed.
  • Guide team leads to fully spec and build out their project with the right supporting team whether it’s developers, designers, animators, or testers
  • Communicate project plans for software development and system deployment projects
  • Work closely with the accounts team to make sure they’re working in tandem to meet the client’s needs within the defined parameters.
  • Use sound judgement in all communications—ensuring that Principals, Directors and Strategists are up to date on project activities.
  • Follows internal processes and keeps quality assurance docs up to date
  • Meets with Director of Production to review project status and discuss potential project roadblocks
  • Test systems independently prior to customer testing to ensure correct functionality across a broad range of situations, and specifically for the customer’s setup
  • Conduct system walkthroughs with the customer, explaining the expected flow, talking through any possible issues with the system or the process, and escalating those issues to the appropriate channels
  • Ensures that a quality product/service is delivered by facilitating design reviews
  • Replies to team communication in a timely manner
  • Drives projects to final stages of completion by keeping the team on track
  • Keeps updated project budgets and timelines
  • Creates robust reports on the conclusion of a project for team review
  • Facilitates project reviews on project completion to help indicate wins and areas of improvement

For success in your first six months, you will…

  • Actively work with teams and leaders to improve process.
  • A growing capacity to juggle multiple projects.
  • Developed strong relationships within the digital team, but also made a proactive effort to connect with Storylanders outside of your day-to-day work.

WHAT YOU’LL BRING TO THE PARTY

Skills and Qualifications

  • You never saw a problem that didn’t have a solution—you love solving challenges internally and externally.
  • You’re favorite word combo is “on-time and on-budget”.
  • You love getting stuff done and the people who get it done. 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 exceptional written and verbal communication skills. Bonus points for a sense of humor!
  • 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’re responsive in serving others and anticipate what’s next.
  • You have legit experience and success managing the complete life cycle of digital projects (from conception to launch), whether that’s apps, websites, games, etc.
  • You’re knowledgeable about each phase of a digital project planning, building, testing,
    releasing, operating, monitoring—you know, all the “ings”.
  • You’re no stranger to source control concepts such as branching and merging or
    software life cycle gates (QA and load testing).
  • You’re adaptable, flexible and nimble—when you can’t go this way, you go that way.
  • You’ve not lost in Office and you’re a quick student—especially of new project
    management software.
  • You’re capable of asking developers questions on technical topics, able to comprehend technical blockers and great at distilling technical information in ways that help everyone understand project impacts.
  • You’ll be right at home working with cause-based and Christian, faith-based clientele (for projects under our sub-brand studio, PlainJoe).
  • You have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
  • You’re fluent in English—equally able to write or present.

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 themed-entertainment and attraction market through the Storyland Studios brand and Christian-based charitable organizations through PlainJoe Causes.

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

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

Fill out the form and provide us with a cover letter on why you are interested in working at Storyland, along with your resume and any relevant portfolio information.

Cheers!

Producer

Remote Position - Reports To: Chief Innovation Officer

WHAT YOU’LL DO

Nurture Healthy Relationships
As a Producer at Plainjoe you’ll be responsible for three crucial components of the studios overall health—nurturing healthy relationships, driving tangible results, and building healthy relationships. Yep, we said the relationship thing twice! We’re a relational organization that relies heavily on a healthy partnership between our Senior Leadership and Producers with the common goal of establishing long-term relationships with clients all while delivering exceptional work.

Steward the Story
Producers ensure that the story’s consistency and integrity are kept front and center for everyone on the project. This is an exciting challenge as the expanse of our work is unique—combining 3 dimensions of storytelling—strategic, interactive, and spatial. Those dimensions cover everything from architecture to branding, to concept illustrations, immersive experiences and digital develop-ment. No matter the project or the discipline, you’ll advocate for each team to mind the story.

Build Client Confidence
It’s often said that a Producer is the “second smartest person in the room on every topic,”. Great pro-ducers having a working knowledge of each discipline while leaning on the specific expertise of the greater team. As the producer, you’re “in-charge” of the project and take ownership of the final outcome and solution. That means you’ll need to become familiar with the client’s industry, business, customers, and pain points. This enables you to field questions on the fly and respond in a way that produces confidence and reassurance.

Grow Forward
We’re hiring someone who will roll up their sleeves and add value on day one, but we also believe in the potential of every employee. We want you to grow, we want you to have a growth mindset, and we’ll look to support that growth.

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.
  • Serve as the primary client contact and work to constantly build relational equity and trust with clients.
  • Partner with brand strategists to help clients find their strategic story.
  • Team up with our group of digital strategists, UX/UI pros, coders and designers to bring web, apps, and other digital projects to life for clients.
  • Act as the owner’s rep on architectural/development and themed entertainment projects, guiding clients through the design and build process.
  • Act as the voice of the client to ensure PlainJoe teams understand the client’s priorities
    and vision.
  • Become knowledgeable of the domains our clients exist in and able to offer guidance
    for decision making.
  • Facilitate strategic and solutions-oriented conversations, bringing in the right studio
    experts to help collaborate when needed.
  • Manage client and company expectations through regular meetings, checkpoints and project workflow/process education.
  • Set up a regular cadence for feedback with Senior Leadership, as appropriate, all along
    the project timeline.
  • Act as the project owner and partner with Project Managers to ensure the project progresses within the project constraints: scope, schedule and budget.
  • Drive account growth by constantly looking at the client’s needs and what comes next.
  • Be a story champion; making sure the Studio team as well as the client stays guided by
    the “Big Idea”.
  • Review all deliverables to ensure they align with client expectations and story.
  • Have a knack for business development, spending about 20% of your time making connections between our Studio and potential new opportunities.

WHAT YOU’LL BRING TO THE PARTY

  • Relational – You understand the power of relationship and strive to build it with both clients and internal team members. You lead with humility, ask meaningful questions, and are a good communicator willing to have the tough conversations.
  • Service Oriented – You respond promptly to customer needs, manage client expectations, provide what’s right rather than just what was requested, and meet commitments.
  • Good Negotiator – You look for the win/win in every situation & know how to close new business.
  • Initiative – You take action on your own without being prompted, volunteering readily, pursuing self-development and anticipating what’s next.
  • Team Oriented – You balance team and individual responsibilities. You’re collaborative, elevate and serve the needs of others and encourage divergent thinking.
  • Analytical – You creatively problem solve both internal and external issues/situations.
  • Flexible – You can adapt quickly to changing Studio and client priorities.
  • You have great written and verbal communication skills. Bonus points for a sense of humor!
  •  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 5+ years of related experience under your belt.
  • You have a strong design sensibility and a keen understanding of what works on different channels, platforms, and outlets.
  • You see feedback as a means to growth, rather than criticism.
  • You have experience working with churches and Christian faith-based clientele.
  • You’re fluent in English—equally able to write or present.
  • You have experience working with budgets and forecasting.

Preferred Qualifications

  • You have a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject matter.
  • You have worked with and provided direction to designers and writers, and even have some working knowledge of HTML, Adobe Creative Suite.
  • It’s a bonus if you have a keen interest in the themed entertainment and attraction
    industry (for potential Storyland Studios clients).

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. Storyland covers 100% of employee life insurance premium.
  • Long Term Disability: Storyland covers 100% of employee LTD premium.

Enjoy Life

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

Fill out the form and provide us with a cover letter on why you are interested in working at Storyland, along with your resume and any relevant portfolio information.

Cheers!