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Arup Graduate Theatre Planner (Available June 2021) in New York, New York

Graduate Theatre Planner (Available June 2021)


Americas Region

6 days agoPost Date

Start Here, Go Anywhere! Are you looking for an opportunity to shape a better world?

During your career at Arup, you’ll have the chance to engage in a fulfilling career and work with some of the most highly respected engineers and specialists in the world. You’ll also get the opportunity to work on exciting and significant projects, delivering quality work that has a positive and lasting influence on the community and the environment.

Responsibilities of this specific role will include, but not be limited to the following:

• Contributing to the planning and execution of performing arts projects from the outset and through all project stages.

• Providing support of design, specification and non-licensed engineering services for the design components of performing arts projects including lighting, performance sound, video and communications and performance machinery and rigging

• Participating in the design and specification of theatre equipment and help plan the building from the perspective of venue operations and production

• Drafting architectural lighting specifications and drawings

• Developing and managing specifications, narratives, programs, documentation for performance equipment bid

• Contributing to the development of venue equipment and construction budgets

• Contributing to compliance with relevant codes and standards

• Reviewing documents incorporating theatre equipment for technical compliance with program and specifications

• Contributing to the integration of theatre equipment in the design of performing arts buildings

• Undertaking theatre equipment commissioning tasks under supervision of the project manager



• Bachelor's degree in Architecture, engineering, or technical theatre

• Minimum 3.0 GPA or higher

• Must not require sponsorship, now or in the future to be considered for this role

• Experience in one or a combination of the following skills: theatre planning and programming, theatre equipment design for performing arts buildings, performance lighting and systems design, performance rigging and stage machinery systems design, theatre performance sound, video and communications system design

• Experience in theatre, theatre consulting, production management or technical theatre

• Proven ability in technical document preparation and presentation

• The ability to prioritize effectively, balance assigned work and exceptional organization skills required for our constantly evolving environment

• Strong interpersonal and communication skills essential for team-based working

• Presentation skills with colleagues and clients of all levels

• Must not require sponsorship, now or in the future to be considered for this role


• Master's degree in Architecture, engineering or technical theatre

• 3.5 GPA or higher

• Experience in Revit, Rhino, Radiance, Vectorworks or WYSIWYG will be an advantage

• Experience in theatre, theatre consulting, production management, or technical theatre

• Experience in Adobe Illustrator or Creative Works

• Additional computing skills: Max/MSP, Unity Game Engine, Steam VR, Python, Node.js, HMTL/CSS/SASS, React.js, Tone.js, MongoDB, WebVR, JavaScript/jQuery, Processing, Arduino, World viz / Vizard engines, C# / C++, Ableton Live, Sound design – Foley, Music for films, Interactive / Generative sound design, Any audio plugin programming background

Notable Projects

Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world's most prominent projects across our industry. We offer a broad range of professional services to clients around the world that combine to make a real difference to our clients and the communities in which we work.

• 2nd Avenue Subway, New York

• Dulles International Airport Expansion, Washington, D.C.

• Gerald Desmond Bridge, Los Angeles

• Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building at Dudley Square, Boston

• WW Grainger Headquarters, Chicago

• Uptown District Mobility Improvement, Houston

• Nasher Sculpture Center Garden, Dallas

• Transbay Transit Center, San Francisco

• LEED Platinum Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Headquarters, Seattle

• Queen's Way West Revitalization, Canada

• Agora Convention Centre in Bogota


Upon joining Arup your journey is likely to be varied and rewarding, giving you the opportunity to make a positive difference in the world. Outlined below are a few of the benefits Arup has to offer you as a FT employee of the firm:

• Global Profit Share - paid out bi-annually

• Personal Health Insurance

• 401(k) - with a dollar for dollar company match up to 10%

• Paid Time Off (PTO)

• Tuition reimbursement

• Professional Membership and Certification reimbursement

• Short Term and Long Term Assignment Career Opportunities around the Globe

Arup is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment where our people are encouraged to grow. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

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