Sphere Entertainment

Senior 3D Artist

Sphere Entertainment

Posted May 15 / Burbank, CA / Full time / Hybrid

Sphere Entertainment Co. (NYSE: SPHR) is a premier live entertainment and media company. 

The Company includes Sphere, a next-generation entertainment medium powered by cutting-edge technologies to redefine the future of entertainment. 

The first Sphere venue in Las Vegas opened in September 2023. 

In addition, the Company includes MSG Networks, which operates two regional sports and entertainment networks, MSG Network and MSG Sportsnet, as well as a direct-to-consumer and authenticated streaming product, MSG+, delivering a wide range of live sports content and other programming. More information is available at sphereentertainmentco.com.

Who are we hiring?

Enthusiastic, skilled and reliable 3D/CG generalist artist with passion for creating content for the largest screens in the world! 

This 3D/CG generalist role requires experience across every aspect of 3D: camera tracking and layout, modeling, texturing, rigging, animation, particles, dynamics, lighting, and rendering, with expert-level skills in one or more of those areas.

Working closely with leadership in creative development, production, post-production, and playback, this position is ideal for good communicators with a positive attitude and creative problem-solving. 

This role is part of a production artist group exploring and developing a unique language for Sphere, in collaboration with a creative development team.

What will you do?

  • Work directly with the Realtime Supervisor to develop and adhere to 3D/CG methods and techniques that will assure the highest quality end results.
  • Ideal candidates have an appetite for creative execution and are forward-thinking and technologically inclined and have interest in being a part of an ambitious, innovative project requiring collaboration and teamwork.
  • This role is part of a production artist group exploring and developing a unique language for Sphere, in collaboration with a creative development team.

What do you need to succeed?

  • Proficiency equivalent to 10+ years of experience working as 3D/CG generalist.
  • Previous work experience in VR or spherical projects desired.
  • Expert user of Maya or Houdini, plus working knowledge of other 3D software and tools.
  • Expert knowledge of lighting and rendering and experience with Redshift. Knowledge of Arnold and V-Ray also desirable.
  • Expert knowledge of real-time software toolsets and creation and rendering of that content in those DCCs (Unreal Engine).
  • Experience managing asset creation and use across numerous shots and sequences.
  • Positive attitude and proven track record in creative problem solving with expressed interest in new technology and processes.
  • Software agnosticism a plus; adaptability to new pipelines and utilization of provided tools is critical.

Pay Range: $118,000—$160,000 USD

At MSG, we recognize the importance of upskilling employees’ talents and strengths so they can drive their careers forward. We are proud to offer a robust set of tools and resources to help employees understand their interests and purpose, harness their talents and obtain the skills they need to reach the next step in their careers. Growth and longevity for our employees are top priorities here.

We value diversity and are looking for extraordinary employees of all backgrounds! MSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, sexual and reproductive health choices, national origin, citizenship, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. In addition to federal law mandates, MSG complies with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in all locations and will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required.