Production Engineer - Technical Designer

Lincoln Center - New York, NY /
Production /
/ On-site
Weekly Rate - $1644.59 per CBA

The Metropolitan Opera seeks an experienced Local One I.A.T.S.E. Technical Designer or qualified candidate willing to join or work in the union, with experience working on the development of new production builds. The Production Engineering Department is responsible for the technical design of all scenery, including traditional flats and platforms, rigging, machinery, electrical and automated effects.  The successful candidate will be comfortable designing traditional wood and metal (steel and aluminum) repertory scenery.

Primary Responsibilities:

    • Design engineering and drafting of assigned production projects, with a focus on traditional scenery for large scale grand opera in a repertory setting, including as built documentation upon completion. 
    • Maintain bill of materials and order non-stock material as needed per project. 
    • Create associated engineering paperwork including but not limited to risk assessment, stability reports, rigging loads.
    • Interfacing with outside vendors and suppliers.
    • Interface with outside shops and internal departments.
    • Learn and maintain knowledge of current Met Opera House stage and production systems.

Skills & Responsibilities:

    • Bachelor’s degree in theatrical technology or equivalent professional experience required. 
    • 5+ years working as a technical designer.
    • Mastery of traditional stagecraft with proficiency in stage rigging. 
    • Expert in Autodesk Inventor.
    • Working ability in Autodesk AutoCAD and MS Office.

Physical Demands:

    • Strong attention to detail.
    • Strong analytical ability.
    • Strong mathematical skills.
    • Must be able to work well in a high-pressure/fast-paced environment.
    • Must be able to work successfully with a variety of personality types.
    • Must be able to learn and adapt to a changing work environment.
    • Must be able to work successfully both independently and as part of a team.
The Metropolitan Opera believes that diversity is critical to our success and growth as a leading performing arts institution and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the communities we serve.

The Metropolitan Opera is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and existing employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, citizenship status, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.