Scenic Construction Draughtsperson

Posted 08 July 2024
Salary £35k - 43k per year
Job type Permanent - Full Time
Discipline Buildings
Contact NameClaire Shinar

Job description

This is an exciting opportunity for a Scenic Construction Draughtsperson to join our prestigious client in the construction of scenery and stage design.
The Job
Our client are seeking to appoint an experienced Scenic Draughtsperson to prepare, amend and update scenic construction drawings in order to assist the Head of Construction in the realisation and production of scenery.
You will have extensive experience in the use of AutoCAD 2D and 3D for structural drawings within a built environment and ideally have experience in temporary structures for theatres, festivals, events, live music or similar.
Key Accountabilities
Draughtsperson duties to include:
·Produce detailed specification and construction drawings of scenic elements, using AutoCAD, Photoshop and/or manual drawing skills as appropriate.
·Produce technical specifications for scenic elements, research special materials / construction methods and order items as required.
·Provide, communicate and distribute drawings, photographs and information to workshops, production and technical departments and contractors.
·Maintain accurate production records, including quotations, materials and hours, orders, invoices and timesheets etc. as well as a thorough archive of digital and analogue production drawings/photos as required.
·Maintain workshop stock sheets on a regular basis, sending this information to production and finance departments.
·Cost and estimate time and materials from design drawings and models.Essential Skills, Knowledge and experience.
Person Specification:
·Extensive experience in scenic construction draughting
·A detailed understanding of theatre structural engineering, metalwork, carpentry and scenic construction
·Demonstrable 2D and 3D AutoCad (or equivalent) skills and knowledge of Photoshop
·Ability to use and Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook
·Strong face to face and telephone communication skills; able to communicate clearly and effectively with a range of internal and external contacts including designers and contractors
·Able to work as part of a team and the ability to work to own initiative, particularly in the absence of the Head of Department and Workshop Foremen
·Able to plan and organise a busy and varied workload, to work under pressure with a high level of organisational proficiency, ensuring that project deadlines are met while keeping routine tasks up-to-date.
Please apply as soon as possible to be considered for this position or for a confidential conversation about this opportunity, please contact Claire on 02393 876 031.