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Senior Technical Designer, Live Events

Joy Speedby on Nov 20, 2017
Solomon Group Productions, LLC
New Orleans, United States
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Annual Salary : $80,000.00 - $90,000.00
Job Description
Solomon Group is searching for a collaboratively-minded Senior Technical Designer for Live Events to add to our expanding Fabrication Department. This is a full-time position based in New Orleans, Louisiana, one of the fastest-growing cities and employment markets in the country.

The ideal candidate has an impressive background in the production of all types of live events including, but not limited to, festivals, concerts, corporate meetings, trade shows, brand activations, and private functions. This person must have the ability to interpret client-submitted designs/concepts and transform them into professional shop drawings that our fabrication team will utilize to create the needed elements using standard, conventional building methods. The person who will thrive in this position knows how to think “outside the box” to solve difficult problems. The ability to work quickly and to design and adhere to the project’s budget is a must. Solomon Group’s Sr. Technical Designer for Live Events will oversee several projects at a time utilizing detailers from our drafting pool.

● Create working drawings for fabrication with due consideration of budget, shop efficiencies, and deadlines.
● Work with Project Teams to identify design challenges and develop solutions.
● Help plan and implement a fabrication workflow for multiple projects happening simultaneously.
● Develop SOP for coordination, scheduling, and distribution of designs to the CNC Department.
● Conduct/attend site visits and on-site work as necessary.
● Travel as needed to plan and execute Solomon Group’s fabrication projects.
● Help to create and communicate clear, accurate information to the craftsmen on the floor.

● Proficiency with both 3D and 2D drafting programs of various types (including SketchUp, AutoCAD, VectorWorks and Illustrator).
● Experience with corporate, live performance, brand activation, trade show, theatrical settings, and private event design and fabrication techniques.
● Experience working with a wide range of materials including wood, acrylic, aluminum, steel, composites and laminates.
● Proficiency with Mac computers and operating systems.
● Strong communications skills.
● A valid driver’s license.

Salary commensurate with experience. Solomon Group provides a competitive benefits package including health insurance, paid time off, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, and more.

Solomon Group is an award-winning entertainment design and production firm based in New Orleans, Louisiana. The company provides all of the essential services needed to create spectacular live events, brand activations, themed attractions, broadcast environments and architainment projects. Our talented, in-house team includes designers, project managers, fabricators, and technicians who dream up and deliver stunning entertainment productions for a variety of national and international clients.

Solomon Group is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The company has frequently been named one of the area’s “Best Places to Work” by New Orleans CityBusiness magazine. And for the past four years (2014-2017) Solomon Group was listed on the Inc. 5000 as one of America’s fastest-growing private companies.

To be considered for this full-time position in New Orleans, Louisiana, please visit our Careers page at

NOTE: You will be asked to submit examples of shop drawings from prior projects you have detailed.

Solomon Group does not accept phone calls or walk-in applications.
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