SPFX Senior Technician, Themed Entertainment

Our client, a leading themed entertainment design, engineering, and fabrication firm, is looking for a skilled Senior Technician skilled in special effects design and fabrication to join their team! In this role, you'll use your strong technical theming background and your proven leadership skills to work on a variety of top level attraction effects: you'll review blueprints, develop daily and weekly plans and goals, conduct daily inspections to ensure work is completed to an acceptable quality control standard, monitor progress, and provide hands on support in the testing, installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of themed elements. 

You should have: 
- an Associate's degree, or an appropriate vocational trade related education and certifications
- minimum five years of experience in fabricating, installation, and troubleshooting in technical theatre, props, or theming, with three years of experience within a supervisory role
- extensive experience with carpentry, cabinetry, machining, and welding
- thorough knowledge of and experience with the Microsoft Office Suite, AutoCAD, and SolidWorks
- excellent communicative, collaborative, project management, and time management skills

This is an on-site, full time opportunity in the Los Angeles, CA, area, with some travel required, and compensation between $25-30/hr, DOE. For consideration, please send your resume to recruiter6@11thr.com.  

Lead Technician, Theme Parks 

Our client, a leading themed entertainment design, engineering, and fabrication firm, is looking for a skilled Lead Technician to join their team! In this role, you'll use your strong technical theming background and your proven leadership skills to work on a variety of top level attraction effects: you'll successfully supervise assigned resources and projects, develop daily and weekly plans and goals, conduct daily inspections to ensure work is completed to an acceptable quality control standard, monitor progress, and provide hands on support in the testing, installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of themed elements. 

You should have: 
- an Associate's degree, or an appropriate vocational trade related education and certifications
- minimum ten years of experience in fabricating, installation, and troubleshooting in technical theatre, props, or theming, with five years of experience within a supervisory role
- extensive experience with carpentry, cabinetry, machining, and welding
- thorough knowledge of and experience with the Microsoft Office Suite, AutoCAD, and SolidWorks
- excellent communicative, collaborative, project management, and time management skills

This is an on-site, full time opportunity in the Los Angeles, CA, area, with some travel required. Compensation DOE. For consideration, please send your resume to recruiter6@11thr.com.  

Theming Designer

Our client, a leading custom creative design house, is looking for a Theming Designer to join its team! In this exciting role, you'll use your creative skills and understanding of industrial design and 3D rendering to contribute to the creation of exciting props and special effects for use in theme parks, film, retail, hospitality, and more!  In addition to your design expertise, you'll also use your knowledge of fabrication, materials, and installation to participate in pre-production and design meetings, determine design details and specification, and ensure that creative intent is honored. 

You should have: 

- a minimum two years of experience in solid modeling and creating 3D forms [experience with Keyshot a plus!]                                                                                                                                      - thorough knowledge of and experience with the Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite
- proficiency in Solidworks, AutoCAD, Rhino, Zbrush, Fusion 360 and/or Maya
- experience with construction and construction methods beyond the drawing stage
- knowledge of construction and fabrication methods, with in field installation/operation experience 

This is an on-site, direct hire opportunity in the Chicago, IL area, with compensation dependent upon experience. Relocation available for the right candidate. For consideration, please send your resume AND portfolio to recruiter3@11thr.com.

Engineer Generalist

Our client, a leader in virtual reality experiences, is looking for an Engineer Generalist to join their team! In this dynamic role, you’ll work on hardware and software projects related to VR headseats and devices: you’ll use your notable knowledge and experience in electronics, product design and drafting, technical direction, and mechanics to assist in the crafting and development of leading edge guest experience technology! 

You should have: 
- a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Entertainment Technology, or a related field
- proven experience designing and engineering electronic hardware systems including prototyping and testing
- thorough knowledge of and experience with the Microsoft Office Suite, AutoCAD, and/or Solidworks
- top notch communicative, collaborative, and project management skills 

This is an approximately four month freelance role in the Los Angeles, CA area offering remote work flexibility [two days per week are required on-site]. Compensation DOE. For consideration, please send your resume to recruiter3@11thr.com. 

IAAPA President and CEO

Overall Responsibilities/Position Description:

The President and CEO has executive management responsibility for the affairs of the association and performs the duties assigned by the Board of Directors.

The President and CEO serves as:

- Member of the executive committee and board of directors as a non-voting member.
- Liaison to the executive committee, board of directors, and compensation committee.
- Secretary to the association.
- Director on the IAAPA Foundation board of directors.
- Public facing executive with consistent presence at events worldwide.

The following are essential abilities and qualities that must be present to be successful in the position:

Leadership:

Progressive and modern leadership of member staff, communication with key stakeholders, being one of the primary ambassadors of the association.  This includes:

- Recruiting, motivating, and retaining staff in accordance with the association’s human resources guidelines.
- Serving as spokesperson to the media, legislative and regulatory bodies, and consumers to effectively represent, protect, and promote the industry, including the industry’s outstanding safety record.
- Directing and implementing the development of a global legislative and regulatory agenda that protects the industry and the association.
- Overseeing the development and implementation of the association's professional development program to ensure industry operational excellence.
- Inspiring staff and members to execute a forward thinking, progressive development of the association.

Strategy: 

Drive the strategic direction – and constant development and progress - of the association, in co-operation with the Board of Directors. This includes:

- Developing and implementing the association strategic plan in consultation with the IAAPA strategic planning committee, executive committee, and board of directors.
- Execute the strategic plan with a progressive, results oriented goals and objectives in mind.

Management:

Robust and professional hands on management of trade shows, the Board of Directors and committees, business planning, and the association’s finances. This includes:

- Developing and implementing the association’s annual business plan in consultation with the senior leadership team to support the association’s strategic plan.
- Developing and managing the operating and capital budgets in accordance with association fiscal policies.
- Overseeing the production of the association's three worldwide trade shows that provide value for the participants and operate profitably.
- Leading the construction project for the association’s new global headquarters in Orlando.

Global Thinking:

Ability to implement the association’s strategic platform on a worldwide basis. This includes:

- Directing worldwide efforts that promote safety as our number-one priority.
- Overseeing the association's regional offices and the effective execution of the association’s global strategy.
- Overseeing a membership marketing and development strategy that ensures a stable and growing membership and delivers value to the members.
- Cementing the global reach of the organization by ensuring each region sees the consistent and unifying value of the association.

Qualifications:

- Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree (Business Administration, Law, or equal).
- 8-10+ years of corporate managerial experience.
- Experience with strategically growing and improving a large organization.
- Experience in working in a global context, outside North America.
- Strong language and communications skills.
- A passion for the amusement and attractions industry.
- An ability and willingness to travel extensively, up to 50% of the year, inclusive of holidays and weekends.

This is a full-time, on site executive role located in Orlando, FL. Relocation is available and provided for the right candidate. For consideration, please send your resume to recruiter3@11thr.com.

Architectural Talent [Entertainment]

Our client, a notable entertainment company, is looking for top tier Architecture Talent to join its team! You'll use your architectural chops and construction administration experience to support large scale project development: you'll create full architectural drawings, sketches, and models, monitor field construction to identify and resolve inconsistencies between execution and design intent, assist with managing and coordinating between third party vendors and internal teams, and ensure that deliverables are met on time with your guidance and suggestions on budget, design, schedule, code requirements, selection of resources for the projects and different strategies for execution. You’ll also assist with proposal documents, the pre-qualification and selection process of potential Architecture and Engineering vendors, responding to questions during the proposal process and the analysis of the development for vendors. This is an excellent opportunity to develop with an entertainment leader!  

You should have: 
- a Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management, or a related field [a Master's degrees in these areas preferred] 
- a minimum 7-10 years experience in project/construction management, with an emphasis in large scale projects [experience in entertainment a plus!]
- thorough knowledge of and experience with AutoCAD, Sketch Up, Microsoft Office, & the Adobe Creative Suite
- proven experience with forecasting & budget allocation
- excellent communicative, collaborative, analytical, and organizational skills
- a valid Architect's or Engineer's license a plus! 

These are full-time opportunities in the Orlando, FL, area, with compensation around 100-120K, DOE. For consideration, please send your resume to recruiter6@11thr.com.

Global Retail Operations Executive - Experiential/Attractions 

Our client, a leader in virtual technologies and experiences, is looking for a seasoned Global Retail Operations Executive to join its team! In this multifaceted role, you’ll use your experience in attraction or retail operations to spearhead efforts to create destination guest-experience centers: you’ll oversee site development, lead a national team of operations managers and employees, create and establish operational processes and procedures, and manage all licensing and franchising deals to ensure that all franchisees uphold company standards in delivering quality guest experiences. Working alongside senior management, you’ll use your practical, hands-on knowledge to develop operational plans based on time and budget parameters, set pre-opening project timelines as well as weekly and monthly benchmarks to ensure all operational teams are on track, create a staffing model which maximizes the guest experience while adhering to financial goals, and monitor team performance to provide feedback and coaching when needed, to ensure employee growth and success. You will be perfecting the guest experience model, then scaling it to global proportions, replicating that perfection for each market. You’ll also participate in the development of pricing strategies, promotions, and advertising campaigns to drive maximum revenue. This is an incredible opportunity to share your talents with a leader in an emerging space, and be a crucial member of the team driving consumer VR experiences! 

You should have: 
- a Bachelor’s degree, with a minimum 10 years experience in the opening and management of technology enabled entertainment venues and/or multi-unit retail spaces or FECs
- top notch project management skills, including budgeting
- experience with the build, opening and execution of new attractions or experiences
- experience scaling and opening multi-unit attractions, FECs or ticketed experiences
- the proven ability to liaise with all levels of internal and external partners, and manage successful third party relationships
- the ability to travel as needed

This is a full-time, onsite role in the Los Angeles, CA area, with some travel required. Relocation provided for the right candidate. For consideration, please send your resume to recruiter3@11thr.com. 

Creative Director - Theme Parks

A global themed entertainment company is actively seeking an experienced In-Field Creative Director for an exciting project! In this role you will bring your knowledge of media based attractions and rides through to full production and installation on an international project. You’ll liaise with cross functional teams [designers, programmers and vendors], collaborate with producers and drive the project and team through all phases to successful completion. This is a 2 year contract role located in China.

You should have:
- A minimum of 9+ years of experience in themed attractions
- Experience with dark rides and media based attractions
- Deep knowledge of the design and technology requirements and elements for large scale media based attractions
- Experience working on international projects
- A proven record of successful in-field implementations of attractions
- Ability to collaborate with various disciplines inclusive of scenic, programming, lighting, AV and others
- A valid passport and ability to obtain a Chinese visa [assisted]

This is an immediate fulltime contract role for 24 months with relocation to China. Relocation, visa processing, housing and transportation will be provided. For consideration, please send your resume and portfolio to Recruiter3@11thr.com