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Creative & 3D Motion Design Business Season 2024 – 2025 Student Associate Program

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

Who are we hiring?

As the Creative Design Student Associate, you will assist in the research, conception, and documentation of large-scale immersive experiences for Sphere Studios Creative Design Services team. This role is for an enthusiastic and hardworking individual eager to work within a creative and design development framework, delivering mood boards, concept art, and motion tests.

What will you do?

Student Associate Program Overview 

We believe in developing talent and helping to create the leaders of tomorrow. One way we do this is through our Student Associate Program. This program is designed to create real, valuable opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to learn, grow, and explore MSG Entertainment, MSG Sports, and Sphere. As a Student Associate, you will gain valuable experience that will be applicable throughout your career. While participating in the Student Associate Program, students will have the opportunity to work with our employees to get a full understanding of the business. We also provide additional learning and development opportunities through an executive speaker series, mentorship program, career development workshops, and other social events.

Role Responsibilities

  • Participate in creative ideation and brainstorming sessions to explore the visual development of creative concepts both physical and digital within experiences at Sphere.
  • Research and collect benchmark examples of experiences, installations, and shows, relevant to project creative.
  • Participate in stakeholder review/feedback sessions with Art Director and Production Manager and support documenting feedback.
  • Create documentation and supporting materials necessary to production, fabrication, and engineering teams.
  • Participate in developing and creating prototypes or proof of concepts
  • Attend and report in team scrums and planning sessions, reviews and debriefs of projects.

What do you need to succeed?


  • Awareness of innovative, emerging and engaging experiential concepts and designs across multi-media platforms
  • Demonstrated progression in visual storytelling in your portfolio
  • Deep knowledge of current visual, design, and animation trends
  • Proficient with the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Proficient with a 3D animation platform such as C4D
  • Strong visual and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with teams and individually


  • Studying Digital Media, Animation, Architecture, Film, or relevant field
  • Familiarity with other 2D/3D animation platforms (e.g. Houdini, Maya, Nuke, Unreal Engine etc.) a plus


  • Must be available to work minimum 21 hours a week (3 business days)/maximum 35 hours a week. Must be available October 2024 – April 2025.
  • Role is based in Burbank, CA. No location flexibility.

Application deadline is May 1, 2024 at 11:59 PM EST. 

A resume is required for submitting an application. 

When applying, please select “College/Universities” when asked “How did you hear about this opportunity?” and then select your respective institution. 

Hourly Pay Range
$22.50$28.50 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.