VStar Entertainment Group is a Minneapolis-based company founded in 2015 as a result of two substantial acquisitions in the live entertainment industry: VEE Corporation, one of the most respected names in family-friendly entertainment, having delighted millions of children around the world since Sesame Street LIVE’s debut performance in 1980; and Blue Star Media, a leading producer and promoter of consumer shows and events, having promoted more than 2,000 live events across the nation.
These acquisitions have provided VStar Entertainment Group with the unwavering ability to provide clients and partners in the corporate, sports, museum and event marketing industry with a robust portfolio of production and promotion services, backed by over 30 years of experience.
In addition to its touring shows, VStar’s acclaimed production facility creates standout solutions for live events, custom dimensional exhibits, entertainment tours, costumes, and mascots.
VStar produces hundreds of projects per year for clients ranging from Advertising Agencies in the Experiential world, to Target and General Mills in the Corporate marketplace, to the NBA and Fox Sports in the world of Sports, to Universal Studios Japan and Royal Caribbean International in Entertainment.
VStar Entertainment Group, with its years of experience, innovative production, and strategic partnerships is uniquely positioned to expand as a leader in the live entertainment, production services and mascot industries.
We are looking for a Project Manager for our Costumes & Creatures division. The Project Manager will coordinate multiple costume projects from estimation through shipping, ensuring that all schedules, budgets, standards and accounting responsibilities are met. They will also Interact with and serve as liaison between clients, account executives, designers and members of the production team.
Major Areas of Accountability:
Responsible for preparation of bids and estimates for non-VStar tour clients. Works with Account Executives, Shop Manager, Designer, and Art Director to customize costume designs and bids to best meet the clients’ needs and the shop’s capabilities.
Prepares materials list and time estimates prior to initial meeting of the production team. Uses this meeting to confirm with team members the construction techniques and materials and to produce a timeline for the project.
Monitors progress of each project through daily contact with team members and weekly review of labor reports. Participates in weekly supervisors meeting to update status of projects and to discuss scheduling of time and space, labor flow and calendar, and how to make best use of resources.
Works with Account Executives to provide updates and information to clients in a timely manner, providing sketches, photos, and swatches as needed, or arranging in-shop fittings or progress meetings.
Provides Accounting with confirmation of materials used on each project for closeout and organizes construction records for future reference in the shop.
Provides training and coaching to personnel to continually upgrade the level of shop performance. Takes a leadership role in promoting shop safety and awareness.
Monitors quality throughout the entire production process and contributes to the on-going review of materials, techniques and procedures as part of shop growth. Researches new materials that have applications in costume construction.
Analytical and creative mind
Excellent skills in problem-solving and communication
Computer proficiency (Excel)
The ability to work both independently and interactively
Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in costume production.
Ability to complete assigned job responsibilities under minimal supervision, balancing and establishing priorities in relation to workload and time availability.
Willingness and ability to contribute to a positive, team-oriented work environment characterized by helping others during peak workloads and short-deadline projects.
Ability to provide effective work direction as may be required.
Provides positive direction in the development of all full-time labor.
Contributes to a positive working atmosphere and relationship with employees, vendors and clients.