Jobs / Senior Art Director
EN: none
JP: none
Employment Type
Full time

Job Description

Responsible to manage the design process and Art and Design team, plus execute innovative design solutions for marquee projects produced by Entertainment including but not limited to all Live Shows, limited-time attractions, and park-wide decoration packages.


  • Responsible for the design vision and execution of all concepts for New Projects and reoccurring Projects in Blue Sky phases as well as occasionally executing final design packages for presentation making sure they meet client expectations and Universal Studios Japan standards.
  • Manage the Art and Design Staff to include Senior Scenic Designers, Senior Graphic Designers, AutoCAD Draftsmen, Sketch-up Artist, Illustrators, Senior Art Supervisors, Creative Consultants and Graphic Designers.
  • Oversee hiring and work assignments.
  • Ensure compliance of design staff EHS training.
  • Oversee Design goals through staff work production.
  • In collaboration with the Producers, manage the design calendars, schedules and deadlines to make sure design teams hit all requirements.
  • Understand and actively participate in Environmental, Health & Safety responsibilities by following established UO policy, procedures, training and team member involvement activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Responsible to manage the design process and creative team, plus execute innovative design solutions for marquee projects produced by Entertainment including but not limited to Halloween Horror Nights, Christmas Parades, All Live Shows, Meet and Greets, Temporary Attractions, Parkwide Decorations, Capital Entertainment projects and Special Events throughout Universal Studios Japan.



  • 3-5 Years: Experience in Theatrical Design Management Required.
  • 7+ Years: Experience in Theatrical Design/Theme Park Design Presentations Preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Bachelor’s degree required. Theatrical Design or Theme Park Design Preferred


  • Conceptual illustration, Drawing and Drafting Skills Required.
  • Experience working with Sketch-up/AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator required.

About the Company

USJ LLC (USJ) is a member of the NBCUniversal Group. NBCUniversal, a member of the COMCAST Group, one of the world's leading media conglomerates, is one of the leading entertainment companies in the U.S. In addition to NBC and other television stations, the company also owns Universal Pictures, a film production company, and other companies that produce appealing entertainment content. Universal is one of the leading entertainment companies in the United States. One of the destinations for these contents is Universal Destinations & Experiences, which operates theme parks in five areas around the world as of November 2022.

We, U.S.J., LLC, operate Universal Studios Japan, the theme park that boasts the highest number of visitors among the Universal Studios theme parks loved around the world. Universal Studios Japan is the world's premier entertainment destination, a theme park featuring a variety of world-acclaimed ride attractions and show attractions. Since its opening in 2001, the park has continued to innovate, and in recent years has accelerated its evolution to become the world's premier entertainment destination. The hotel has become a major landmark in the world of entertainment and leisure, attracting many guests from Japan and abroad. We will continue to take on the challenge of creating world-class experiences that consistently exceed the expectations of our guests.