Chicago Scenic Studios is currently hiring experienced entertainment professionals to join our full-time Technical Design and Drafting Team.
Chicago Scenic TD&D is seeking motivated individuals with extensive 3D modeling and drafting experience in AutoCAD or Inventor and advanced knowledge of fabrication techniques for live entertainment.
Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate their ability to work quickly and accurately to deliver detailed drawings for simultaneous projects within stringent time constraints. They will have strong leadership skills and be effective communicators both visually and verbally. They must also be able to adapt quickly to company work methods and standards.
Direct Supervisor: Technical Design & Drafting Manager
Pay is hourly and commensurate with experience.
Required Education / Experience:
Master’s degree in technical theater, Industrial Design or similar AND/OR Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years professional experience in a regional theater, commercial scene shop or similar environment.
Please send your resume and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Required Skills / Competencies: • Proficiency in 3D Modeling & 2D drafting with AutoCAD • Ability to read and interpret architectural and engineering drawings. • Basic knowledge of wood & metal construction techniques for entertainment, themed environments and/or exhibits & displays • Basic knowledge of theatrical rigging techniques & structural design for theater • Basic knowledge of construction materials, hardware and adhesives • Proficiency with Microsoft Office • Strong ability to communicate verbally and visually • Availability to work extra hours and weekends as needed.
Preferred Skills: • Hands-on fabrication experience • Proficiency in Inventor, SolidWorks or similar parametric modeling programs • Aptitude with Adobe Creative Cloud products • Ability to design or troubleshoot Fluid Power, electrical and motorized systems • Experience with CNC / CAM software Required Education / Experience: • 2+ years professional experience in a regional theater, commercial scene shop or similar environment. • Bachelor’s degree or comparable work/apprenticeship experience.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About Chicago Scenic Studios, Inc.
Chicago Scenic is the 40-year innovator of immersive, powerful experiences that delight people and get them talking. As one of the premiere scenic fabrication and design studios in the Midwest, we’re a unique mix of collaborative storytellers, producers, designers, maker geniuses, project managers, and much more. Our wide experience includes everything from the design and fabrication of museum exhibits to set construction, scenic construction, and exhibit installation for corporate branding and events, museums, theatre, and TV/Film.