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Sector Leader, Cultural + Performing Arts

Department: Architecture
Location: Washington, DC

The best integrated design firm in the world has an opening for a Cultural + Performing Arts Sector Leader.  


  • Washington, D.C.

As a Sector Leader at DLR Group you will be responsible for advancing our dynamic, nationally recognized Cultural + Performing Arts Sector in the Washington DC region. DLR Groupís Cultural practice includes work on interpretative and art museums, outdoor performing arts venues, and new and historic theaters in the United States and Asia. Clients include Disney, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Nederlander Group.

DLR Group is 100% employee-owned and as such youíll enjoy the opportunity to have ownership in the Firm. We rely on all our employee-owners to apply their acumen to grow the Firm successfully.

Position Summary: 

You will work closely with the Cultural + Performing Arts Global Sector Leader and collaborate with other Sector-based staff to lead the pursuit, award and execution of work.

The successful candidate will: 

  • Work closely with Business Development staff to nurture client relationships, develop new business, and secure new clients.
  • Review projects with managers to ensure quality and profitable project performance and implementation. 
  • Establish annual business goals, strategies and tactics in collaboration with the Global Sector Leader and Regional Leader. 
  • Provide thought leadership within the firm as well as to cultural institutions.
  • Attend industry events, business development events, interviews, and client meetings.
  • Identify, review, interview and select potential candidates for sector-specific positions. 
  • Guide career plan reviews for sector-specific staff and business development staff.
  • Achieve annual profit and growth goals.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Architecture or equivalent. 
  • Broad experience with museum planning and/or theater planning. 
  • Keen understanding of Cultural design industry standards and practices. 
  • Ability to work both independently and effectively in a cross-disciplinary team atmosphere and across multiple offices.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. 
  • Strong client, project management, and time management skills.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Professional Licensure.
  • AIA or equivalent accreditation. LEED accreditation a plus.

DLR Group is a 100% employee-owned firm. Our brand promise is to elevate the human experience through design. This promise inspires sustainable design for a diverse group of public and private sector clients; local communities; and our planet. DLR Group fully supports the initiatives and goals of the 2030 Challenge and is an initial signatory to the AIA 2030 Commitment. Visit and follow us on Twitter, and at LinkedIn.

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