Spatial Director

Job Summary

Bluecadet is looking for an exceptional spatial designer who can lead and direct our growing team architects and visual designers in the design of exceptional visitor experiences. This role will have a focus on finding new and meaningful ways to integrate technology and be responsible for leading a team, developing collaborative processes, participating in the development of concepts, pitching those concepts to clients, and directing the spatial design of our immersive media spaces.

 

It’s a dynamic job. One day you may be concepting ideas and leading a concept pitch. The next, you can be heads-down designing the next award-winning space.

You will work with CEOs, producers, copywriters, visual designers, spatial designers, film directors, account managers, and other creative talents on a daily basis. In order to be successful in this role, you must be collaborative, have a positive attitude, be resourceful and believe that you can do more with less.

Attention to detail, great people skills, persistence in establishing processes and best practices around the design of media architecture, and the ability to manage multiple ambitious projects at once are required.

 

Bluecadet is an award-winning, internationally-recognized experience design agency focused on producing transformative digital products and environments. We work with cultural institutions, universities, and mission-driven organizations and brands. Past clients include MoMA, Harvard, Princeton, The Smithsonian Institution, Doctors Without Borders, National Geographic, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Job Details

Requirements

  • An exceptional portfolio that demonstrates expertise in architecture, exhibit design, and/or theatrical design
  • 5+ years of experience designing spaces, with a focus on integrating storytelling and technology
  • 3+ years of experience leading teams in the design of spatial experiences.
  • Experience working with specialties such as lighting design, AV hardware design, sound design, etc.
  • Must have excellent workshop, presentation and communication skills
  • The ability to work quickly, efficiently, and accurately within all required technical software (Rhino, Revit, Adobe Creative Suite, etc.)
  • Experience working with presentation software such as Google Slides and Keynote is a plus!
  • Strong understanding of branding strategy a plus
  • Detail-oriented
  • The ability to collaborate across internal teams and clients
  • Advanced experience managing the creative development process in a client-services environment.
  • Strong ability to prioritize work and resources across engagements based on short and long-term needs.
  • Proven mentoring, supervisory, and team-building skills.

 

Responsibilities

  • Concept and design innovative spatial and interpretive approaches for existing clients and prospective clients
  • Lead concept and new business pitches
  • Lead workshops that invite effective collaboration, and energizes clients

 

  • Build a world-class team of spatial designers capable of designing exceptional experiences for a wide range of purpose-driven clients
  • Advocate for the team on a leadership / agency level
  • Collaborate with the new business team on agency language around positioning our spatial services
  • Work with director of production to ensure strong pairings of team w/ appropriate projects
  • Direct opportunities with partners and freelancers when needed
  • Offer budgeting expertise when appropriate
  • Mentor spatial team, including internal performance reviews and 1 on 1s
  • Find opportunities to standardize and codify spatial design methods and processes

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