Interior Design Assistant

Part-time position (8-12 hours per week)

SWANK is an established interior design firm located in the central New York area and seeks an interior design assistant to assist in all aspects of the design process, both creative and clerical. Excellent design sense and aesthetic is very important.

Candidate must be highly organized and detailed oriented and able to multi-task multiple items and projects at one time. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Answer and direct phone calls, schedule calls and meetings with clients.

  • Provide administrative support and handle any errands and projects that arise.

  • Collaborate with principal designer on design concepts, furniture, rugs, lighting, color stories and mood boards.

  • Coordinate with vendors, manufacturers and trades people in collaboration with principal designer.

  • Oversee & coordinate deliveries and project spreadsheets.

  • Process orders, which includes a strong understanding of accounting and purchase orders.

  • Manage budgets and schedules.

  • Perform site measures, take notes and gather information.

  • Research and source materials and methods of construction.

  • Participate in the selection and specifications of furniture, fixtures and finishes.

  • Coordination and tracking of product with vendors.

  • Obtain pricing for items outlined by principal designer and generate accurate proposals.

  • Other duties as assigned.

 Requirements:

  • Demonstrate ability to effectively utilize space, sketch designs and identify materials and furnishings within a budget.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and prioritize time in a flexible manner.

  • Strong skills in MS Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint).

  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills.

  • Strong understanding of design industry related language.

  • Excellent problem solving and follow up skills.

  • Proactive, resourceful and not afraid to ask questions.

  • Strong and confident communication skills, detail oriented, able to interface well with clients and vendors.

  • Ability to lift 50+ lbs.

Valid driver’s license, automobile insurance and reliable vehicle a must.

Completed or in process of completing Interior Design degree from an accredited university and proficiency in CAD and SketchUp. Revit or 3ds Max skills a plus, but not a requirement.

Please email cover letter and resume to Erika Perez at swank@swankbydesign.com.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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