As a media design and production firm that specializes in creating immersive exhibits for museums, you can only imagine that life as a Cortina Productions employee is unlike any other job. Working in such a fast-paced and creative industry means that Cortina is on the cutting edge of technology, and the team here always has its fingers on the pulse of what’s happening next.
There are no formulas or standard templates for the work they create. Instead, it’s all about taking a great, innovative idea and finding a way to make it work—no matter how impossible it may seem. As Director of Film Editing and Animation Amanda Scherer says, “We’re constantly pushing the boundaries of technology. We’re thinking newer, bigger, better.”
Cortina employees are driven, passionate, and imaginative, and the company expects an incredibly high standard of work. But, the company also recognizes that employees deliver the highest quality projects when they feel motivated and inspired by what they’re working on—and they’re able to share that ambition with the people they work with. So, Cortina maintains a culture that fosters collaboration and imagination. “The culture here is very creative, engaging, and collaborative,” shares Bryan Heisey, Director of Software Development. “We take pride in working together to create interactive experiences.”
While the environment is fast-paced and, at times, high-pressure, Cortina also knows how to keep things light. Every year, they organize “Museum Madness” at the office, where employees are allowed to dress casually—so long as they’re wearing museum t-shirts. The month also includes tons of contests, where employees can win different prizes like spa passes and baseball tickets.
To sum it all up, life at Cortina involves hard work, collaboration, and a large serving of creativity. But, you know you’ll never be bored. “I’ve been at Cortina for three years,” says Becky Varni, Coordinating Producer. “And I’ve never done the same project twice.”
Check out Cortina Productions’ offices, then go get your next job.
Kat is a Midwest-based freelance writer, covering topics related to careers, self-development, and the freelance life. In addition to writing for The Muse, she's also the Career Editor for The Everygirl, a columnist for Inc., and a contributor all over the web. When she manages to escape from behind her computer screen, she's usually babying her rescued terrier mutt or continuing her search for the perfect taco. Say hi on Twitter @kat_boogaard or check out her website.More from this Author