Elevate the human experience through designTM






Senior Theater Planner and Systems Designer

Department: Design
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Job ID: 3202

DLR Group is an integrated design firm that aspires to be the most creative enterprise on the planet. Our brand promise is to elevate the human experience through design. If that challenge is appealing, you're at the right place.

DLR Group operates within a hybrid work model, supporting flexibility between office time and work from home.

The team has an opening for an experienced Theater Planner and Systems Designer.

Location: Chicago, Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, Dallas, or others

Position Summary

As a Theater Planner and Systems Designer at DLR Group you will design performance and assembly venues, their support spaces, and performance-related equipment systems from planning and pre-design phases through construction administration and post-opening services. As part of our integrated design teams, you will help create buildings that elevate the human experience through design.

The successful candidate will work within our Theater Planning and Systems Design team and will be responsible for:

  • Participating in needs assessment and early project planning efforts.
  • Providing architects, engineers, and other project planners theatrical design guidance on mechanical, structural, and electrical requirements for performance spaces and performance equipment systems.
  • Participating in project design reviews, documentation, existing conditions/equipment assessment, and other theatrical design work.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in theater consulting, performance equipment systems design, or related field.
  • Degree from a 4-year college program in theater, engineering, architecture, or related field.
  • Strong knowledge of typical theatrical production practice.
  • Strong knowledge of performance-related equipment systems such as theatrical lighting, rigging, audience seating, etc.
  • An understanding of building systems and construction techniques
  • Proficiency in the use of Revit and/or AutoCAD, Revit is preferred.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Direct experience at a professional or university level with performance production
  • Strong computer, research, problem-solving, and analytical skills.
  • Self-motivated with an ability to work in a team environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Basic knowledge of building codes that apply to places of assembly
  • Basic knowledge of project management principles
  • ETCP certification a plus but not required

DLR Group is an integrated design firm delivering architecture, engineering, interiors, planning, and building optimization for new builds, renovations, and adaptive reuse projects.

We are 100% employee-owned: every employee is literally invested in our clients’ success. At the core of our firm are interdisciplinary teams engaged in every step of project lifecycles. Our teams champion true collaboration, open information sharing, shared risk and reward, value-based decision making, and proficient use of technology to deliver exceptional design. We are pursuing the goals of the 2030 Challenge, the ME2040, and the SE2050, and are an initial signatory of the China Accord and the AIA 2030 Commitment.

Our comprehensive Benefits at DLR Group include: medical, dental, vision, disability, wellness programs, flex spending, paid holidays, and paid time off. We also offer a 401k, employee stock ownership, and bonus opportunities. Compensation considerations are based on location, experience, and skills. The potential pay range for this role is $70,000 - $120,000.

Through our values – commitment, creativity, environmental stewardship, fun, integrity, ownership, sharing, teamwork – we elevate the human experience through design, together.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V





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