Bluecadet is looking for a CONTRACT Project Manager to manage complex experiential design projects, which include a combination of media (motion graphics, film), digital interactives, physical design, and environmental graphics, from acquisition through execution. Our ideal candidate is an adaptable person, always looking to improve. Making people happy matters to you. Problem solving makes you feel alive. You can communicate with all walks of digital life, and you don’t shy away from difficult conversations. You thrive in a role where you bring the project team together to solve problems, reduce uncertainty, remove obstacles, eradicate waste, maintain momentum and make people happy.
This is a six-month, on-site engagement with the potential to extend or convert based on business needs.
Bluecadet is an award-winning, internationally-recognized experience design agency focused on producing transformative digital products and environments. We work with cultural institutions, universities, and mission-driven organizations and brands. Past clients include MoMA, Harvard, Princeton, The Smithsonian Institution, Doctors Without Borders, National Geographic, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
This position is based in our New York City office. Bluecadet offers competitive salaries, medical and dental insurance, 401(k) participation, paid time off, company holidays, paid parental leave, and the opportunity to work in a dynamic, growing and fun environment. We have a gorgeous office, a relaxed dress code, and encourage work/life harmony. People of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Manages the day-to-day running of creative and development teams - facilitating and leading productive conversations. Performs regular check-ins with creative and technical teams.
Creates, manages and oversees detailed project plans and documentation including contracts, SOWs, changes of scope, schedules and budgets, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring feasibility.
Serves as one of the primary points of communication with the client.
Serves as one of the primary points of communication with vendor teams and/or subcontractors.
Creates and maintains thriving client relationships.
Leads project status meetings and updates with internal teams, partners, and clients.
Collaborates with teams to define product specifications and functional requirements. Helps lead the discovery phases of projects and determine project approach and scope.
Assigns tasks to team members and manages production of work throughout the project lifecycle.
Minimizes exposure to risk by identifying potential scope creep and working with internal teams and clients to mitigate risks.
Uses appropriate methods to manage changes in project scope, schedule and costs.
Ensures resource availability and allocation including weekly tracking, updates and reporting on project utilizations and budget burns.
Measures project performance using appropriate systems, tools and techniques. Reports and escalates to management as needed.
Manages and participates in testing and quality assurance for all deliverables. Ensures projects are delivered to a high quality standard.
Ensures team members are set up for success and have everything they need to get their work done. Checks in frequently and ensures open lines of communication.
Comfortable engaging with content and creative side of project work in order to best support team.
Contributes ideas to projects and actively participates in team meetings.
Manages clear and thorough capture of team meeting notes and provides follow-up tasks and to-dos to team members.
Contributes relevant subject matter expertise in project area (e.g. film production, web design and development, interactive application user experience).
Establishes and manages partnerships with third parties/vendors, when relevant.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree required
3+ years of professional experience
At least 2 years of experience producing digital media projects such as touchscreen kiosks, mobile apps, interactive installations, websites, films
Demonstrated experience managing complex projects