Theatre Projects creates flexible and intimate gathering spaces. While we’re best known for the performing arts spaces we’ve designed or renovated, we also have considerable expertise in creating versatile spaces for the education, convention, corporate, and other live entertainment sectors. There’s a noticeable energy in every space we design—they nurture human interactions, creativity, and a strong sense of togetherness.
We believe healthy, vibrant communities attract exciting people and experiences, and we work hard to create innovative and inclusive spaces to meet the needs of each community. Our global team of over 60 experts specialize in venue planning, design, performance technology, strategic planning, and venue operations. We’re a talented group of people who care passionately about what we do—and we enjoy being part of the creative process. To find out more about who we are and what we do, continue to explore our website and browse our social media channels!
What we’re looking for
We’re looking for a full-time Consultant (auditorium and seating design) to join our team in New England; candidates local or willing to become local to the New England office will be preferred. Please note that proof of full COVID vaccination is required for employment with the US company.
The level of seniority we’re looking for in this position is Consultant (3-6 years scenic design or other production design experience) and the salary range presented here is for the Consultant level. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in Revit.
This job posting represents an ideal combination of skills, but we understand that great team members come with varied backgrounds, and we don’t want to miss out on interesting people. If you meet some, but not all, of the skills and experience below, we encourage you to send your cover letter and resume and tell us why you’d be a great fit.
Responsibilities of the role
We are looking for a creative, passionate auditorium and seating designer who has theatrical and architectural design experience with strong knowledge of the construction and design process. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary design team working with owners, architects, and project managers to deliver high-quality auditorium design, room shaping, and seating layouts for spaces such as performance venues, immersive environments, themed entertainment, education, corporate, and public gathering spaces. You will collaborate closely with experienced designers to ensure we are delivering the best possible experience and solutions for our projects with a very high level of accuracy.
You are someone who is comfortable working on several projects at the same time, with task switching, and who has good time management skills; allocating the necessary time for each project and meeting deadlines is crucial to our work.. The right match for our team will enjoy working with others in a team environment, have an understanding of the needs of temporary productions and permanent installations, have a passion for the performing arts, and show compassion and empathy when explaining technical concepts to non-technical people.
As part of the job, we’ll expect you to:
▸ Prepare design narratives, advisory documentation, and construction documents and contribute to their coordination with the overall project team
▸ Prepare specifications for seating systems and seating equipment
▸ Coordinate with the design team to determine the system requirements and ensure systems are integrated with the architecture and other trades
▸ Commission systems once the design has been installed
▸ Work on research for products and manufacturers
▸ Use and maintain the methods and tools outlined by Theatre Projects’ standards and practices guidelines
▸ Participate in team meetings, cross-departmental duties as assigned, and collaboration sessions
▸ Provide onsite services as required by the project scope
▸ Occasionally create renderings and animations using software such as Rhino, Sketchup, Revit, and Enscape
▸ Learn and apply architectural best practices and approaches to your work
▸ Contribute to office activities, initiatives, and learning programs
▸ Assist with creating standards and completing tasks assigned to you
We’re looking for someone who will contribute their own perspective, skills, and experience to our projects. Specifically, we’re looking for someone with some combination of the below:
▸ Entertainment design experience
▸ Work in AutoCAD and BIM platforms (mainly Revit)
▸ Experience in industry-standard software platforms such Rhino 3D, Adobe Creative suite; Sketchup is a plus
▸ Knowledge of building and accessibility codes and standards
▸ Ability to communicate complex concepts to clients and internal teams in an engaging and interactive way
▸ Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines with an accurate work product
▸ Ability to take guidance and directions from supervisors
▸ Ability to problem-solve and prioritize tasks from multiple sources
▸ Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment
▸ Proof of legal right to work in the United States
▸ Fluency in English, both spoken and written
Our project work is international, so if you speak a foreign language, that’s a bonus. While you’ll be office based for the majority of the time, occasional travel is expected.
What we offer
The annual salary range for this role is $70,000 – $85,000, depending on your level of experience. In addition, we offer excellent benefits including 100% health, dental, and vision coverage options for you and your family; 401(k) with match; employee engagement funds, and more.
Auditorium design team culture: We believe our success is powered by our people, so our team culture is aimed toward being supportive, encouraging, and uplifting. As we seek new ways to create spaces that tell a story, include everybody, and become a focal point for the communities and cultures our spaces serve, we’re dedicated to finding the most creative and innovative solutions possible.
If you’re interested in this position, please email your PDF cover letter and resume to [email protected] and put “Auditorium Designer” in your subject line.
Theatre Projects is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, gender nonconforming people, racial and ethnic minorities, and LGBTQ+ people are especially encouraged to apply, as we find these groups to be underrepresented in our industry. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.