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Resident Design Assistant - The Old Globe

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Resident Design Assistant - The Old Globe


The Old Globe, a Tony Award-winning theatre and one of the country’s leading regional LORT B+ theatres, seeks a Resident Design Assistant with a strong background in technical theatre. Position works in the scenery department and aides scenic designers and technical staff in support of The Old Globe’s 15 show season.

The Old Globe is known for producing a broad range of work from Shakespeare and the classical repertoire to world premiere musicals and plays, touring productions, and Arts Engagement events. In this role, you’ll get to work with some of America’s best scenic designers, directors, and creative teams working in our three theatres located in San Diego’s beautiful Balboa Park. This position is an excellent opportunity to work at the highest level in regional theatre.

The Resident Design Assistant is responsible for ensuring scenic design documentation is current, accurate and accessible. They assist scenic designers by facilitating communication, drafting details, completing model making tasks, coordinating site visits, and shipping sample and model pieces. They assist the scene shop by coordinating accurate plan and section documentation, material choices, finishes, and architectural details. The Resident Design Assistant will attend design meetings, production meetings and attend tech and dress rehearsals and previews.

Must be fluent in AutoCAD, Vectorworks, and Adobe Creative Suite. Must have scenic design skills, model-making skills, scenic art experience, and knowledge of period styles.

Must be available for overtime as needed and evening/weekend work. May be required to help dress sets, run errands, and assist the scenic artists. Must be able to lift 30 lbs., work at moderate heights, and have a valid driver’s license. Employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption would apply.

Pay rate is $22.00 per hour. Full-time hourly position with benefits including 401(k), vacation, health insurance, and paid holidays.

The Old Globe is actively committed to fostering a culture of equity, diversity, inclusion, & access in all areas of our operation. By making intentional, actionable steps, we strive to make The Old Globe a place where theatre makers, employees, volunteers, audience members, and community members of all identities and backgrounds belong. The Old Globe welcomes candidates who demonstrate a commitment to these goals. We strongly encourage people with the following identities to apply: BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, people living with disabilities, and those from other historically and presently marginalized groups. Multilingual candidates are also strongly encouraged to apply.

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