We’re looking for a full-time Drafter (auditorium design) to join our team in New England. New York-based candidates will also be considered.
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 Drafter (some scenic design or other production design experience preferred) and the salary range presented here is for the Drafter 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
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.
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 are looking for a creative, passionate person with theatrical design experience or design experience in the architectural field. You are someone who is comfortable working on several projects at the same time and who has good time management skills; allocating the necessary time for each project and meeting deadlines is crucial to our work. While experience in architectural design is a plus, the eagerness to learn this area of design is essential. The right match for our team will enjoy working with others in a team environment, have knowledge 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.
We’re looking for someone who will contribute their own perspective, skills, and experience to our projects. Preferred skills and experience:
Entertainment design experience
Work in AutoCAD and BIM platforms (mainly Revit) (required)
Experience in industry-standard software platforms such Rhino 3D, Adobe Creative suite; Sketchup is a plus
Familiarity with current 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
Fluency in Microsoft Office programs
Proof of legal right to work in the United States
Fluency in English, both spoken and written
Valued but not required skills and experience:
Spanish, Portuguese, or Mandarin language skills
Comfort with client-facing communications like sales calls and presentations
Experience with animation rendering in Twin Motion, Rhino, Grasshopper
While you’ll be office based most of the time, the job may require occasional travel in the US.
What we offer
The annual salary range for this role is $60,000 – $75,000, depending on your level of experience. In addition, we offer excellent benefits including company-paid health, dental, and vision coverage for employees and their families; 401(k) with match; generous PTO and company-paid holidays; employee-directed engagement funds; cell phone reimbursement; and more.
If you’re interested in this position, please email your PDF cover letter and resume [email protected] and put “Auditorium Design Drafter search” in your subject line.