We are often asked if we have any job openings. Others who find us on the Internet ask if they can submit a résumé for consideration.
We are always interested in knowing about talented and experienced people who want to become a member of the Sally team, however, our job openings are infrequent. When openings occur we decide rather quickly, often drawing on recommendations from our associates within this industry. Watch this page for announcements.
Our staff represents many disciplines. Within our production and design departments, we have character and show designers, sculptors, mold makers, finish artists, costumers, electronics technicians, pneumatics technicians, mechanical fabricators, synchronization programmers, carpenters, scenic artists and fabricators, display and exhibit designers . . . just to name the main job classifications.
Careers in Animatronics
We are often asked for advice in planning a career in animatronics. This is a difficult question to answer because the field of animatronics is not just one discipline.
Animatronics is first and foremost entertainment. And, whether your talents lean toward the artistic or the electronic, no one course of study will qualify you as an animatronics specialist.
Animatronics is technology, mechanics and art blended together to create an experience that can entertain or educate or market, or sell, or do all four at the same time.
We know of no single course of study that teaches animatronics per se because there is no single discipline that defines animatronics. It is a craft that depends on the skills and talents of designers, artists and technicians who have a creative flair and feel for what makes people laugh and cry. . .respond and react.
If you are trying to decide what courses to take or what books to read . . . our advice is to follow your heart!
How Do We Make Robots?
We won’t tell you.
Our methods, techniques and systems are proprietary and we guard them quite closely. However, you can look over our shoulder if you would like and see what goes on in our production facilities.
If you want to know more about animatronics and how they have traditionally been designed and constructed, you can find several locations on the Internet with helpful advice.