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Project Draughtsperson, Royal Shakespeare Company

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Job Summary

We are looking for an experienced Project Draughtsperson to join our Drawing Office at our Scenic Workshops in Stratford-upon-Avon. This role requires you to take responsibility and ownership of technical designs for our theatrical productions by producing 3D CAD models and construction drawings.

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced Project Draughtsperson to join our Drawing Office at our https://www.rsc.org.uk/about-us/how-we-make-theatre/scenery - Scenic Workshops in Stratford-upon-Avon. This role requires you to take responsibility and ownership of technical designs for our theatrical productions by producing 3D CAD models and construction drawings, sharing and developing them with departments across the RSC, including creative and production teams.

This role is based in a small team, in a fast-paced environment, producing an average of 14 shows per year across our main theatres in Stratford-upon-Avon, touring shows with our national partners and transferring shows to theatres nationally and internationally. You will be working to demanding deadlines so you must have the ability to remain calm and positive under pressure.

This is a full-time, permanent role, where you will be working 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday with occasional weekend and evening work. The role is based at our Scenic Workshops in Stratford-upon-Avon, where the majority of your time will be spent, remote working could be available, this is subject to your line managers' approval.

First interviews are likely to be held online in the week commencing 10 June and the second stage will be in person in the week commencing 17 June and will include a CAD test.

The RSC strives for excellence, and values creativity, inclusivity, sustainability, collaboration, and accountability.

The Royal Shakespeare Company (no. 212481) is a registered charity.

Job Requirements

  • Highly proficient using Inventor, 3D CAD software, Fusion or similar.
  • Significant project management experience in a scenic drawing office or comparable CAD environment within a theatre or events environment.
  • Excellent organisation, communication and time management skills.
  • An understanding of scenery construction techniques and knowledge of constructions materials, their properties and uses.

Job Responsibilities

  • Managing projects, within agreed timelines and in collaboration, to develop and realise the technical design specification.
  • Displaying excellent communication skills and acting as a facilitator between creative designers and others to determine the scenic and installation requirements for productions.
  • Producing 3D CAD designs using Inventor in the context of our detailed 3D theatre models.
  • Producing ground plans and sections using Inventor, schemes and costing drawings, construction drawings for wood and metal-based structures.
  • Monitoring the construction of scenery in the RSC workshops.
  • Working within agreed budget limitations and working to implement and develop the RSC's Theatre Green Book standards within every production.
  • Participating in pre-production meetings with Workshop Heads of Department to ensure that Supervisors and Production Managers are briefed on on-site construction techniques and that method statements and risk assessments are completed for items of scenery

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How to Apply

All applications should be made online using the RSC website. If you need any assistance when applying, please email jobs@rsc.org.uk

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