Set Builder - Long Island

May 18, 2024
Manhattan, United States
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

At Rockstar Games, we create world-class entertainment experiences.

A career at Rockstar Games is about being part of a team working on some of the most creatively rewarding and ambitious projects to be found in any entertainment medium. You would be welcomed to a dedicated and inclusive environment where you can learn, and collaborate with some of the most talented people in the industry.

Rockstar is seeking a Set Builder with experience in both fabrication and production of sets and props, who will provide support to our performance capture studio facility in Bethpage, Long Island. During pre-production you will be involved in the planning and fabrication of stage sets and custom props, in addition to technical tools designed specifically for our performance capture studio.

During production you will coordinate and execute various set changes throughout the day, building and striking sets continuously. Your focus will be to ensure all stage elements are accurately built and placed so that they match their virtual counterpart. Much of this work is done on-set within a high pressure and fast-pace environment. You and your work will often set the pace of our production on a busy stage. 

An unconditional focus and high energy level will be required along with the ability to prioritize multiple requests at once from various disciplines such as animators and directors. In addition to on-set responsibilities, the successful candidate will help maintain a functional and safe facility, performing repairs, improvements, and organizational tasks. 

This is a full-time, in-office position based out of Rockstar’s performance capture studio in Bethpage, Long Island. 


  • The Performance Capture team at Rockstar is responsible for storyboarding, directing, and capturing all live actor data for use in Cinematics and in-game animations.
  • As a global Performance Capture team at Rockstar, we collaborate with animators, directors, and artists from around the world, working to the highest standards to produce the substantial range of character animations required for our ground-breaking AAA games.
  • We work with bleeding-edge technology to both inform and capture our actors’ movement, facial and audio data to create photo realistic content in our games.
  • We fabricate sets, customize hardware, create props, and utilize every tool possible to achieve the highest standards for our shoots.
  • We capture the core data that serves as the backbone for story and in-game character animations across all of Rockstar’s titles.


  • Coordinate props and set builds for our performance capture studio.
  • Custom prop fabrication.
  • Upkeep of workshop, prop and production areas.
  • Product research and development.
  • Facility maintenance and repair.


  • 2+ years production experience.
  • Ability to physically lift and move heavy objects and equipment.
  • Strong interest in both animation and production.
  • Highly motivated and passionate about the projects at hand.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be extremely organized and responsive.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize tasks and get the job done efficiently.
  • Must possess disciplined workflow practices with the ability to multi-task and prioritize.
  • Tremendous reliability & commitment to quality work and performance.
  • Ability to stay calm, work hard, and be dedicated to finding solutions even under the tightest of deadlines and most stressful situations.
  • Strong technological problem-solving skills and a high level attention to detail.
  • Thorough knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel).


Please note that these are desirable skills and are not required to apply for the position.

  • Proficiency in steel and aluminum welding and all areas of carpentry.
  • Thorough understanding and passion for Rockstar's games.


Please apply with a resume and cover letter demonstrating how you meet the skills above. If we would like to move forward with your application, a Rockstar recruiter will reach out to you to explain next steps and guide you through the process.

Rockstar is committed to creating a work environment that promotes equal opportunity, dignity and respect. In line with this commitment, Rockstar will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified job applicants with disabilities during the recruitment process in order for such applicants to be considered for the position for which they are applying, as well as to qualified employees to enable them to perform the essential functions of their roles. If you need more information about Rockstar’s reasonable accommodation policies or process, or need to request an accommodation, please contact the Human Resources Department.                                   

If you’ve got the right skills for the job, we want to hear from you. We encourage applications from all suitable candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, belief, race, or any other protected category.

The pay range for this position in New York State (inclusive of New York City) at the start of employment is expected to be between the range below* per year. However, base pay offered is based on market location, and may vary further depending on individualized factors for job candidates, such as job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations. Subject to those same considerations, the total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a bonus and/or equity awards, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an "at-will position" and the company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation or benefit program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.


*NY Pay Range
$55,700$70,000 USD
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