Junior Interior Designer

Urban Architectural Initiatives, RA, PC Urban Architectural Initiatives, RA, PC Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Wed, Dec 7 '22Posted on:

UAI is seeking a full-time interior designer to work in collaboration with our in-house Interior Designer.  The ideal candidate is eager to contribute in a meaningful way to the firm's large-scale projects and in turn grow in their interior design career. Responsibilities vary from day to day and may include the following tasks: 

  • Assisting the Lead Interior Designer with Finishes, Furniture, Fixtures & Accessories research 
  • Assembling Material Board/Packages 
  • Creating Digital Presentations w/ Interior Renderings 
  • Communicating with vendors to obtain additional information on products 
  • Picking up and returning samples to showrooms and galleries 
  • Maintaining organization of sample library  

Position requirements:

  • Graphic design experience, proficiency with Adobe programs, Microsoft Office Suite, etc,
  • Willingness to learn new tasks
  • Attend site visits, installations as needed
  • Ability to assist in all aspects of the design specification process (sourcing, quoting, creating proposals, executing orders, and follow up)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Interior Design or related field
  • Interior Design Experience: 2 – 5 years (Preferred)
  • Revit: 1- 2 years (Preferred)
  • Enscape/Lumion: 1 year 

Must be authorized to work in the United States. This position requires work primarily in office, but also in the field, based upon the schedule set with the lead designer. UAI’s office is located in the Woolworth Building (Broadway & Park Place in downtown Manhattan), easily accessible by public transit. Accommodations may be made for remote work up to 2 days per week.   

Employer paid benefits:

  • Aetna health insurance (6 plans) - company covers partial premium, depending on plan chosen, after two months of employment
  • Dental insurance (3 plans) - UAI partial payment
  • Paid vacation, sick & personal time

 Optional benefits, employee paid:

  • Vision insurance
  • 401(k) plan
  • Discounted Class Pass program
  • Connect-Your-Care discount transit program
  • One Medical free membership + additional health advice and benefits programs

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, work samples, and salary requirements.  Must reside in the New York metropolitan area to be considered.  

Salary: $56,000 - $63,000 commensurate with experience

 Company Description: 

Urban Architectural Initiatives (UAI) is a minority-owned, vibrant, and diverse group of professionals united around the idea that great architecture is not only for the privileged few and can help all people lead a healthy, happy, and dignified life. 

Urban Architectural Initiatives RA PC (UAI) is a design-oriented architectural and planning firm formed in 1996. Our work encompasses community facilities, educational, residential, health care, religious, commercial, transportation, historic restoration, and urban revitalization projects. The practice draws on the varied experiences of its principals and staff, combining a strong interest in urban building types with a broad and in-depth knowledge of the construction industry. Completed and ongoing work extends from the five boroughs of New York City to the metropolitan, tri-state area.  

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