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Arup Theatre Consulting Intern (Available June 2024) in New York, New York

Theatre Consulting Intern (Available June 2024)


Americas Region

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A Future with purpose

At Arup we’re dedicated to sustainable development and to do socially useful work that has meaning. Our purpose, shared values and collaborative approach has set us apart for over 75 years, guiding how we shape a better world.

We solve the world's most complex problems and deliver what seems impossible, with curiosity and creativity. We’re a thriving and growing organization which offers you many possibilities to shape a better world, and your future.

The Opportunity

  • Contributing to the planning and execution of performing arts projects from the outset and through all project stages.   

  • Providing support of design, and specification for the design components of performing arts projects including venue planning, performance lighting system planning, performance sound, video and communications and performance machinery and rigging   

  • Participating in the design and specification of theatre equipment and help plan the building from the perspective of venue operations and production  

  • Developing and managing specifications, narratives, programs, documentation for performance equipment bid   

  • Contributing to the development of venue equipment and construction budgets   

  • Contributing to compliance with relevant codes and standards   

  • Reviewing documents incorporating theatre equipment for technical compliance with program and specifications   

  • Contributing to the integration of theatre equipment in the design of performing arts buildings   

  • Undertaking theatre equipment commissioning tasks under supervision of the project manager    

Is this role right for you?

We’re looking for current students who are curious and ready to evolve how you think and work. Our strength comes from how we respect, share and connect our diverse experiences, perspectives and ideas. At Arup, you belong to an extraordinary collective – in which we encourage individuality to thrive. If you can share your knowledge and ideas and encourage others to do the same; whilst having a desire to deliver excellent services for clients – we’d like to hear from you.

*Required:   *

  • Currently pursuing Bachelor's degree in Architecture, engineering, or technical theatre   

  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA or higher   

  • Experience in one or a combination of the following skills: theatre planning and programming, theatre equipment design for performing arts buildings, performance lighting and systems design, performance rigging and stage machinery systems design, theatre performance sound, video and communications system design   

  • Experience in theatre, theatre consulting, production management or technical theatre    Proven ability in technical document preparation and presentation   

  • The ability to prioritize effectively, balance assigned work and exceptional organization skills required for our constantly evolving environment   

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills essential for team-based working  

  • Presentation skills with colleagues and clients of all levels   

  • Candidate must be eligible to work in the US without the need for employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future to be considered for this role    

*Preferred:  *

  • Currently pursuing Master's degree in Architecture, engineering or technical theatre   

  • 3.5 GPA or higher   

  • Experience in AutoCAD, Revit, Rhino, will be an advantage   

  • Experience in theatre, theatre consulting, production management, technical design or technical theatre   

Our team’s notable projects

  • Little Island, New York  

  • Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts, North Carolina  

  • Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, California   

  • Royal Opera House,Covent Garden

What we offer you

Each year, Arup seeks out students from around the world for our summer internship program. We look for diverse students with inquisitive minds and the desire to challenge themselves. Our interns learn quickly, are natural problem solvers and thrive on innovation. You will work alongside talented professionals and contribute to the success of real projects. In addition to on-the-job experience, we offer learning sessions with top leadership, site visits to local projects and social events.

New York City Hiring Range - The good faith base salary hiring range for this job if performed in New York City, NY is $26.00 to $37.00 per hour. Please note hiring ranges for candidates performing work outside of New York City, NY will differ.

Flexible Working - We believe that flexible arrangements create a more inclusive way of working that supports our diversity and the wellbeing of our people. Options for remote work are available throughout the program.

Next Steps

We will be reviewing our candidates for this position on a rolling basis. Once you have applied you will be evaluated and potentially moved on to the next round, at which point a member of the talent resourcing team will reach out to you directly to begin the interview process. For any status updates regarding your candidacy please be sure to check your candidate portal.

Different people, shared values

Our internal employee networks support our inclusive culture – from race, ethnicity and cross-cultural working to gender, LGBTQ+ and disability – we aim to create a space for you to express yourself and make a positive difference - Discover more about life at Arup at

Arup is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, spouse of protected veteran, or disability.



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