Mission & Overview (Summary)
The Project Manager is responsible for understanding the creative, production and installation processes enough to develop the multi-disciplined project approach and creating project/phase schedules, budget, and resource plan. The Project Manager is the primary project lead actively coordinating and managing project activities, and managing all necessary resources throughout the entire project, from initial scope discussions with the client, through the effort that is contracted, and engages in discussions regarding any further design services Thinkwell can offer. The PM is also responsible for building and maintaining client relationships and managing the client’s expectations throughout the project lifecycle and beyond. This primarily means that the PM shall ensure that the balance of client design expectations and their project target budgets are reasonably met and communicated throughout the process while leading and managing the team through the design and implementation efforts. The PM is the focal point of communication and manages the project from beginning to end including budget, costs, schedule, risk management, insurances, general work performance, and quality, and overall progress against the plan.
Functions & Responsibilities
Knowledge & Skills (Minimum Requirements)
Education & Experience
5 to 10 years of previous project management or producing experience at a high level of responsibility, with a minimum of 2 years of management in themed entertainment, museums, theatre, or related entertainment industry.
Practiced in negotiating in ways that result in win/win agreements and outcomes.
Bachelor's degree in Project Management, Stage/Production Management, Business Administration, Themed Entertainment, or a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
As a member of the Thinkwell Group, you may be asked to participate in the ongoing development of the department. This participation may include:
Representation of Thinkwell Group at "industry" functions and conventions, including serving on convention panels or as a speaker;
Representation of Thinkwell Group as a competitor in design competitions;
Investigation and development of new technologies (or new applications of existing technologies) for use in Thinkwell projects;
Participation in the creation of department-specific marketing material as required;
Participation in the implementation and management of Thinkwell intern and educational outreach programs.
Headquartered in Los Angeles with offices and studios in Beijing, Abu Dhabi, Montreal, and Riyadh, Thinkwell Group is a global experience design and production agency specializing in the creation and master planning of theme parks, destination resorts, major branded and intellectual property attractions, events & spectaculars, museums & exhibits, expos, and live shows around the world.
To create innovative and creatively successful experiences in a collaborative environment of fun and mutual respect, while exceeding our clients' expectations, resulting in success for all involved.
Equal Opportunity Employment
Thinkwell is an equal employment opportunity employer. Thinkwell prohibits discrimination based on race, color, age (over 40), gender (including gender identity, gender expression, and an individual who is transitioning or has transitioned), sexual orientation, national origin (including language use restrictions and possession of a driver’s license issued under Vehicle Code section 12801.9), ancestry, citizenship, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), marital status, registered domestic partner status, military and veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. It also includes the perception that anyone may have any of those characteristics or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. Thinkwell also promotes and supports wage equality based on gender, race, ethnicity and all other protected characteristics. Equal employment opportunity will be extended to all persons in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, including recruitment, hiring, upgrading, training, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, leaves of absence, discipline, layoff, recall, termination and other terms and conditions of employment. Thinkwell will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance. In accordance with applicable state and federal law, Thinkwell will attempt to reasonably accommodate qualified applicants and individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would create an undue hardship. Any qualified applicant or employee with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to apply for a job or perform the essential functions of the job should contact Thinkwell Group's Human Resources Department and request an accommodation. Thinkwell will engage in an interactive dialogue with the applicant or employee in an effort to determine whether reasonable accommodations that will not result in undue hardship to the Company can be made.