Knott's Berry Farm
Buena Park, CA
Theme Park / Cruise Ship

Expires: 04/30/18

Job Dates

Full Time


TBA biweekly

Knott's Berry Farm has a FULL TIMKE opening in its PARK ENTERTAINMENT Division for a Scenic Designer. This position will report to the Manager, Entertainment Design.

To provide scenic designs for the development of theatrical shows, sets, scenery, special events, park graphics, and special decor; to provide and budget estimates of scenic, set dressing and prop cost; and to Art Direct and provide technical consultation to labor force in the proper implementation of these designs.

Must be 18 years old or older.

Efficient in Vectorworks, Painter, Illustrator, Photoshop and Microsoft Office.

Knowledge of Theatrical lighting, special effects, properties, audio and costuming terms, systems, organizations and structures.

Ability to pass a mandatory (or random) drug test, per Company policy, unless prohibited by state or provincial law.

Ability to pass a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, credit, criminal, DMV, previous employment, education and personal references, per Company policy, unless prohibited by federal, state, or provincial law.

Ability to work nights, weekends, special events, and holiday periods to meet business needs.

Meet deadlines set by Manager, with proper and accurate drawings and illustrations that communicate the design vision.

Attend scheduled production meetings to communicate design ideas and solve issues. Meet regularly with Production personnel outside scheduled meeting times to provide further information and guidance.

Maintain expenses within or below budget by assisting with the show elements purchasing process. Look to implement ways to expand and maximize revenue opportunities in show production.

Assist in proper documentation and record keeping of design projects, such as generating "as-builts."

Maintain professionalism and productivity within show production departments. Assist and advise hourly staff on proper technique and procedures as needed.

Provide special event development such as Halloween Haunt, as a designer, ensuring conceptual and operational integrity.

Contribute to show development projects and special events as appropriate and assigned, in the role of designer, art director, artist and/or general collaborator. Including hands-on assistance when needed.

Provides guest service according to Cedar Fair standards when serving the guest or working with subordinates, including initiating guest interactions, answering questions and giving directions.

Maintains cleanliness and safety in assigned work area and performs all duties in compliance with Cedar Fair Safety guidelines and requirements and reports all unsafe or unusual conditions to supervision.

Meets scheduling availability requirements, including nights, weekends, and holiday periods to meet business needs.

Meets Cedar Fair's attendance requirements as outlined in Cedar Fair's attendance policies.

Adheres to Cedar Fair's Rules of Conduct including specific costuming and grooming standards as outlined in Employee Guidelines and other park/division specific policies and procedures.

Other duties may be assigned.

Ability to work with employees, contractors, vendors and guests in a positive, productive and professional manner.

Ability to design, and complete design package, including: conceptual drawings, drafting ground plans + elevations,construction drawings, paint, prop and special effects elevations, in scale for practical implementation.

Ability to communicate creative ideas by drawing, artist rendering, computer generated picture, creating models and/or in other visual mediums.

For immediate consideration, please submit your resume and a PDF version of your portfolio to techjobs@knotts.com and put the phrase "resume for Scenic Designer" in the subject line of your email.


Scott Mills

Area Manager of Creative Design + Stage Management


Business Address

8039 Beach Blvd

Buena Park, CA 90620

Posted: 03/19/2018 20:48:23 EST

Last Updated: 03/19/2018 23:00 EST

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