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Merlin Entertainments is a business built on fun. We're Europe's Number 1 and the world's second-largest visitor attraction operator. As you can imagine, running our business calls for a lot of different talents. We love what we do and if you're as serious about fun as we are, rest assured an exciting career awaits.
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Studios Manager
New York, New York, USA
New York, New York, USA
United States
Competitive
Full time
20 Nov 2018
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Take a starring role with A-listers at Madame Tussauds New York

Do you have the Magic in you to create memorable experiences all for the love of fun? Do you wish to cast a spell of laughter and enjoyment to the people around you? Want to join a team that creates smiles and memories globally on a daily basis. Then you have the magic to be Team Merlin at Madame Tussauds New York!

About The Role
Manage the day-to-day operation of the studios department including figure maintenance, figures experiences and launches, health and safety, brand scores, and oversee a team of studio artists. The studio manager will be responsible for the maintenance of over 200 life-like wax figures and a team of studio artists. The ideal candidate will have experience with oil painting, coloring, sculpting and wardrobe as well as a minimum of 2 years of supervisory experience.

Responsibilities:
* Daily inspection and maintenance, including coloring, sculpting, painting and wardrobe, of over 200 wax figures
* Oversee team of studio artists, set schedules, objectives and project timelines as well as cross training among all cores in figure maintenance
* Work directly with the US Figure Maintenance Manager to develop weekly & monthly action plans and ensure completion
* Work with global partners and the US Figure Maintenance Manager to ensure all figures are maintained against global brand standards
* Consistent communication of all studios related items to NY team
* Assist in new figure launches and experiences
* Manage annual studio budget, purchasing for studio related items and finding cost saving solutions
* Maintain studio environment and storage, including materials, wardrobe, working stations, figures, etc.
* Oversee shipping needs for figures such as coordinating the transit company, packing & securing and communication
* Ensure brand excellence and achieve annual brand scores
* Develop, reward and encourage the studio team
* Ensure Merlin Health & Safety procedures are followed at all times.

About You
* College degree preferably in an art and/or related field, or equivalent experience.
* Experience in the following fields: oil painting, costume repair and design, plaster, hair styling or wig repair.
* Experience of 2-4 years in a manager or supervisory level theater environment
* Knowledge of computer applications, i.e. Microsoft Excel and Word a must.
* Excellent communication and motivational skills.
* Proven ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and multi task as necessary.
* Great organization skills, detail oriented and self-starter.
* Ability to work with people from all levels of discipline.
* Open to new learnings and quickly adapts to change.

About The Benefits
In return you will find a competitive salary and benefits package (including a medical, vision, dental, life insurance and 401(k) matching plan offering), share program opportunities, and benefit from free entry to all of our Merlin attractions which also extend to family and friends. In addition, you can expect continued growth of joining an exciting, global organization.

About Us
Madame Tussauds is the ultimate celebrity fun day out, where else can you get up close and personal with A-List celebrities, sporting legends, political heavyweights and historical icons and relive the lives, events and moments that made the world talk about them.
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