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We are, as a species, addicted to story. Even when the body goes to sleep, the mind stays up all night, telling itself stories.

Jonathan Gottschall
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We are, as a species, addicted to story. Even when the body goes to sleep, the mind stays up all night, telling itself stories.

Jonathan Gottschall
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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

PlainJoe as a Storyland Studio is an equal opportunity employer. We value and celebrate people and honor their individual stories. We believe differences broaden our perspective, strengthen our team and enable us to produce a better product. We do not discriminate based on age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

Interior Designer

Reports To: Interior Design Lead

We are seeking an Interior Designer to join our diverse and growing team. In this role, you will play an integral part in conceptualizing, designing, and implementing extraordinary interior spaces that deliver immersive experiences that lift the spirit. You will work closely with our talented team of designers, architects, and engineers on projects that range from mixed-use, to corporate offices, houses of faith, themed entertainment projects, hotels, museums, restaurants, and retail spaces.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Vast Project Reach, with a Focus: Over the course of your time with us, you will have the opportunity to work on the design of interior spaces for multiple project types, including themed entertainment projects, however much of the focus of this position is related to more traditional architectural spaces for hospitality and mixed-use projects.
  • Design Documentation: Provide design documentation in various forms such as graphic illustration, imagery boards, color renderings, research, and technical documentation for assigned projects, including specifications of all materials and furnishings through each phase of design and production.
  • Technical Tasks: Perform various technical tasks including color & material design, REVIT support, and furniture, fixtures, and equipment (FF&E) design
    and specifications.
  • Creative Conceptualization: Consistently bring innovative and appropriate ideas, designing elements that fit the space for maximum impact.
  • Space Planning: Provide expert support for space planning and broad spatial organizational concepts, specifying materials, systems, equipment, and furniture.
  • Client Interaction and Presentation: Support and deliver client presentations in conjunction with Producers and other Creative Leaders.
  • Trend Analysis: Regularly follow trends in Hospitality, Architecture, Themed-Attractions and Interior Design.
  • Cross-Team Collaboration: Collaborate across teams and departments
    with ease.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design, Architecture, or related field.
  • 5-8 years of professional experience in interior design, with a focus on mixed-use, churches, hospitality, and/or retail environments.
  • Proficiency in design software such as Revit, SketchUp, Adobe Creative Suite, etc.
  • Exceptional creative and technical design skills.
  • Strong understanding of construction methodologies, materials, and regulatory compliance.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively in a team environment, and to communicate effectively with clients and stakeholders.
  • A portfolio that demonstrates a range of creative and technical work.

Preferred:

  • NCIDQ, LEED, or other related industry certifications.
  • An understanding of the church related architecture and programming
  • Some experience with immersive and interactive design elements and thematic showset design.

PlainJoe as a Storyland Studio is an equal opportunity employer. We value and celebrate people and honor their individual stories. We believe differences broaden our perspective, strengthen our team and enable us to produce a better product. We do not discriminate based on age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

CONTROLLER

Reports To: CFO

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, variance analysis, 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 with quality and 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.
• 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.
• You’re a self-starter and time zone flexible since you’ll likely be working from home and in a different time zone than other team members.

Preferred Skillset
• You have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, specifically.
• You have experience with Quickbooks online.
• 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 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 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

PlainJoe as a Storyland Studio is an equal opportunity employer. We value and celebrate people and honor their individual stories. We believe differences broaden our perspective, strengthen our team and enable us to produce a better product. We do not discriminate based on age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.