Employment and Volunteer Opportunities for Students and Recent Grads
MASS LAB
Architecture Internship 

Description
Join us! We are looking for Architecture interns!
Are you looking for an internship in an international architectural firm?

What we offer
As an intern you will form an integral part of the architecture team. You will work on office projects and participate in architectural competitions. MASSLab offers a dynamic, creative and informal work environment and has an open, friendly and inspiring office culture.

Who we are looking for
We are looking for a creative and innovative candidate who understands architecture, and project development and/or conception. You should be in the third year or higher of your college or university studies (in a subject such as architecture, urban planning, interior design, landscape, and so on) and you'll be willing to work full-time. The required language is English.

Who we are
MASS Lab is an award winning practice, based in Porto, operating in the fields architecture, planning, urban space, landscape design, interiors and construction.

The company was established in 2014 and currently employs 16 full time staff under the creative direction of the three Partners.

As part of the new generation of Portuguese architects revitalizing the Oporto School tradition, MASS Lab in recent years distinguished themselves on both the national and international scene through highly profiled projects, exhibitions and publications.

Apply
Applications, including a CV and a portfolio (PDF and no larger than 5MB) can be sent to: jobs@masslab.pt.
 
Posted on April 16, 2019

ENVY PAINT AND DESIGN
Retail Sales Associate

Are you a Decorators White CC-20? Does good design fill you with Peace And Happiness 1380? Is your career ready to start a New Age 1444? Are you available from Early Sunrise 2084-60 til the last Night Train CC-720 home? If so, we’re Pining For You 1512.

This ain’t no Smoke & Mirrors CSP-105. If you’re looking for a new Jojoba AF-460, consider making some Green With Envy 2036-30. We’re Huntington Beige HC-21 for some new Soul Mates 1179 to Come Sail Away 846 with us Under The Big Top 1675 of our design centre! - Yours Truly 1317, the team at Envy Paint and Design.

WE'RE HIRING! Seeking an energetic, passionate, and colour savvy Retail Sales Associate who is inspired to serve customers in our showroom. We currently have one full-time position available, Thursday evening and weekend availability is a requirement. Candidates are asked to pop into our location with a copy of their resume or it may be emailed to arthur@envypaintanddesign.com.
 
Posted on April 15, 2019

CUNNINGHAM BUSINESS INTERIORS LTD.
Design/AutoCAD Technician

Established in 1964, Cunningham Business Interiors Ltd. has over 50 years of experience in the business and home office furnishings industry and is one of Winnipeg's leading suppliers.

We are currently looking for a Design/AutoCAD Technician. If you are someone who is highly self-motivated and works well in a team, we would like to hear from you.

Responsibilities

  • Support sales staff in creating floor plan drawings, 30 typical and renderings as well as creating working drawings using contract furniture specific software
  • Industry and office furniture knowledge an asset
  • Can accept and interpret drawing requests from sales team and respond quickly with accurate presentation quality drawings.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet strict deadlines.


Requirements/Assets

  • An understanding of interior construction and the ability to read construction documents and specifications
  • Hands-on experience with Microsoft Office, AutoCAD and an enthusiasm for learning new software programs. 20/20 Technologies experience a plus
  • A Certificate or Diploma in Design/Drafting, or a combination of education and experience required.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • The ability to execute tasks efficiently when multitasking and quick thinking are required
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment


Please forward resume and contact info to rwc@cunningham.mb.ca
 
Posted on April 12, 2019

5468796
New Graduate / Architectural Intern

Positon Duration: 9 months [with potential to lead to a permanent position], full time
Start Date:
August

POSITION OVERVIEW

5468796 is looking for an artistically talented architectural intern for a full-time position in a fun and inspiring environment. Our office is full of passionate people and the project scales and types vary widely, but challenging the status quo, experimenting with new ideas and delivering exceptional outcomes regardless of the project scale or budget is always our goal. The position is suited for a teamminded, new graduate [M.Arch or B.Env.D] or an architectural intern.

RESPONSIBILITIES
The successful candidate is expected to work as a team member in an assisting role directly under a project architect or a Principal on a variety of project types and scales from project conception to completion, including schematic design, design development, construction documents phase, tender, and construction administration phases. The candidate would also be expected to provide expertise in visualization of various projects and design elements and therefore proficient skill in 3D modelling and rendering software is a must. The position will also include scale model–, construction document–, and presentation materials production.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • M. Arch or Bachelors degree in architecture or closely related design field.
  • Work experience experience in an architectural practice is an asset but not a requirement.
  • Expertise in 3D modelling + rendering: Sketchup, Rhino, V-ray, etc
  • Proficiency in any CAD program (knowledge of Vectorworks is considered an asset], Photoshop, InDesign, Pages, Numbers.
  • Design talent, ability to communicate + diagram key concepts
  • Good organizational + clear communication skills, verbally, in writing, graphically, and in drawing format
  • Team-minded with a go-getter attitude, ability to roll with the punches and get things done
  • Interest in design culture and the larger purpose of architecture
  • Ability to self-edit and receive constructive critique

For further details click here.

5468796 is an innovative, fast growing practice in a unique niche market. Our future looks very bright, and so could yours… it’s inspiring around here! We’ve also work hard to build a workplace where people feel like part of a family. If you share our values, we’d love to talk.

If you qualify for this position, we encourage you to apply by submitting a cover letter and a resume to johanna@5468796.ca and a link to your portfolio.
 
Posted on April 3, 2019

CROSBY HANNA & ASSOCIATES, SASKATOON, SK
Project Support and Administration Position

This full time permanent position will provide support to Crosby Hanna & Associates’ Landscape Architects during project design and construction phases of various landscape projects. This position will allow the team member to be an integral supporting and coordinating influence during all levels of design development and tender and construction administration in various landscape projects. Design support will be a minor role of this position, but a strong understanding of the design and construction processes is an asset for applicants.

Tasks may include, but are not be limited to:

  • Supporting Project Landscape Architects throughout the planning, design and construction phases of various landscape projects.
  • Assisting with or conducting product research and budgeting exercises
  • Preparing or assist with drawings preparation (AutoCAD), presentation renderings (various programs) reports, cost estimates, etc as needed.
  • Attending meetings with Project Landscape Architect as requested and organize ongoing communication/collaboration with the project consulting teams, including preparation and issue of meeting correspondence.
  • Supporting tender administration tasks, meetings, reviews etc., including preparation of supporting documentation.
  • Supporting contract administration tasks, meeting, reviews, site visits, progress claims, regular correspondence, project revisions including the preparation of supporting documentation.
  • Assisting with preparation and issue of post-construction documentation.
  • Providing various clerical and general office duties, as directed by the Project Landscape Architect or Partner/Office Manager.

Conditions of work
Most work will be within our Saskatoon office location, but applicants will need to have a willingness and ability to travel to and around project sites with a group or alone, if requested. A reliable vehicle for travel and a valid Class 5 driver’s license is required.

We are looking for applicants with strong team working and communication skills, with the ability to self-monitor workload and priorities. Applicants with advanced critical thinking skills and the ability to improve production and efficiencies for their teams in a positive and motivated manner are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will possess excellent written and oral communication skills, strong time management and organizational skills, and the ability to prioritize and achieve results for multiple projects and changing
project needs.

We are looking for applicants with either a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture or related field or Diploma in Landscape Architectural Technology or related technical field from a recognized post-secondary institution and/or 3 years of experience in professional landscape architecture, landscape architectural technology or related field, or a
combination of the above.

Position is available immediately and candidates will be reviewed upon receipt of applications. Start date and compensation will be negotiated with successful applicant.

Applications: Please apply online here

If you have any questions, please contact Marilyn Gould at mgould@crosbyhanna.ca

Posted on April 2, 2019

UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA: CAMPUS PLANNING OFFICE
Student Technician – Interior and Exterior Space Inventory

The Student Technician position will be a four-month term position in the
Campus Planning Office.

Established in June 2011, The Campus Planning Office is an administrative unit reporting to the Associate Vice President (Administration). The Campus Planning Office guides physical development and manages space resources at the University of Manitoba through two related, yet distinct processes: Space Planning and Campus Planning. Space Planning includes functional programming and space analysis to identify units’ space needs to ensure efficient and optimal use of campus space. This also includes a review of space utilization and administration of a space inventory (interior and exterior) at the University. Campus Planning includes exterior physical development of the University’s campuses and lands (buildings, open spaces, transportation systems, landscape, and proposals for new development). This includes the creation and implementation of campus plans and the alignment of development processes with those plans.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Student Technician will work with the Space Inventory Coordinator to assist in maintaining the Interior Space Inventory. The successful candidate will continue conducting a space inventory of the University’s interior facilities to collect space data. The Student Technician will then enter this information into the Interior Space Inventory and Photo Database. The successful candidate will also make continuous updates to the Database to ensure a high level of accuracy. Work undertaken by the Student Technician will aid in identifying program synergies, working towards maximizing building program efficiency with the ultimate goal of improving resource efficiency at the University.

In addition to assisting with the Interior Space Inventory Database, the Student Technician may work with the Landscape Planner and Space Inventory Coordinator to aid in the creation of an Exterior Space Inventory.

The Student Technician may also be required to assist with other Campus Planning Office operational duties when necessary.

Job Duties and Key Responsibilities
Interior and Exterior Space Inventory – Field Data Collection and Database Updates

  • Work with the Space Inventory Coordinator to categorize and assess interior and exterior spaces on campus.
  • Work independently while conducting site surveys to ensure space data and floor plan accuracy.
  • Enter and ensure accuracy of space data while using Microsoft Excel.
  • Photograph space and follow file naming processes and organization.
  • Use AutoCAD to measure area, highlight room allocations and functions.
  • Occasional travel between the Fort Garry and Bannatyne campuses may be required.


QUALIFICATIONS

MINIMUM FORMAL EDUCATION/TRAINING REQUIRED
Bachelor of Environmental Design required. Interior Design or Architecture stream preferred.

EXPERIENCE

  • Experience in the realm of space planning and design required.
  • Experience with Graphic design required.
  • Any work experience that demonstrates ability to work independently, to manage deadlines and prioritize work tasks will be considered an asset.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.


SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills are essential.
  • Strong attention to detail is required.
  • Strong coordination and time management skills are required.
  • Proven ability to prioritize multiple projects at the same time is required.
  • Satisfactory work record, including satisfactory attendance and punctuality, is required.
  • Proficiency with AutoCAD is required.
  • Proficiency with Adobe creative suite (especially InDesign and Illustrator) is required.
  • Proficiency with MS Office, Outlook, MS Word, and Excel is required.


APPLICATION SUBMISSION DETAILS
Application Deadline Date (EXTENDED): April 25, 2019
Proposed Start Date: April 29, 2019 – May 6, 2019
Submit applications to Campus Planning Office: anna.kowalski@umanitoba.ca
Contact information: 204-474-7818

Posted on April 2, 2019

UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA: CAMPUS PLANNING OFFICE
Student Technician – Exterior Space Inventory and Landscape Planning Support

The Student Technician position will be a four-month term position in the
Campus Planning Office.

Established in June 2011, The Campus Planning Office is an administrative unit reporting to the Associate Vice President (Administration). The Campus Planning Office guides physical development and manages space resources at the University of Manitoba through two related, yet distinct processes: Space Planning and Campus Planning. Space Planning includes functional programming and space analysis to identify units’ space needs to ensure efficient and optimal use of campus space. This also includes a review of space utilization and administration of a space inventory (interior and exterior) at the University. Campus Planning includes exterior physical development of the University’s campuses and lands (buildings, open spaces, transportation systems, landscape, and proposals for new development). This includes the creation and implementation of campus plans and the alignment of development processes with those plans.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Student Technician will work with the Space Inventory Coordinator and Landscape Planner to assist in the creation of an Exterior Space Inventory. This position will require the successful candidate to work both in the office and outdoors conducting field data collection using a mobile GIS-based device. The Student Technician will also be required to make qualitative assessments of greenspaces and natural areas in addition to noting the physical characteristics of the exterior environment. Data gathered by the candidate will assist in understanding the existing properties of the University’s exterior spaces, and will inform other ongoing initiatives related to the preservation and enhancement of the campus landscape. The Student Technician will work with the Space Inventory Coordinator to update and maintain the current Interior Space Inventory database. The Student Technician may also be required to assist with other Campus Planning Office operational duties when necessary.

Job Duties and Key Responsibilities:

Exterior Space Inventory – Data Collection & Assessment

  • Work with the Space Inventory Coordinator to categorize and assess exterior spaces on campus using GIS software.
  • Working independently outdoors using a mobile device to collect information related to the physical characteristics of campus exterior spaces.
  • Ensure mobile data collection is updated and stored within GIS geodatabase.
  • Conduct individual assessments of greenspaces & natural areas and record observations.
  • Photograph and categorize exterior spaces using mobile application.


Project Support – Landscape Planning and Interior Space Inventory

  • Assist the Landscape Planner with projects related to the Exterior Space Inventory.
  • Work with the Landscape Planner and various stakeholder units to integrate unit priorities into strategic documents.
  • Work with the Space Inventory Coordinator to categorize and assess interior and exterior spaces on campus.
  • Work independently while conducting site surveys to ensure space data and floor plan accuracy.
  • Enter and ensure accuracy of space data while using Microsoft Excel.
  • Occasional travel between the Fort Garry and Bannatyne campus may be required.


QUALIFICATIONS

MINIMUM FORMAL EDUCATION/TRAINING REQUIRED

  • Bachelor of Environmental Design required. Landscape and Urbanism stream preferred.
  • Graduate enrolment within the Faculty of Architecture.


EXPERIENCE

  • Experience in the realm of landscape planning and design required.
  • Experience with Graphic design required.
  • Some experience with GIS software required.
  • Any work experience that demonstrates ability to work independently, to manage
  • deadlines and prioritize work tasks will be considered an asset.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.


SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills are essential.
  • Strong coordination and time management skills are required.
  • Demonstrated familiarity of best practices within urban design and landscape planning & design required.
  • Proven ability to prioritize multiple projects at the same time is required.
  • Satisfactory work record, including satisfactory attendance and punctuality, is required.
  • Working knowledge of GIS is required.
  • Proficiency with AutoCAD is required.
  • Proficiency with Adobe creative suite (especially InDesign and Illustrator) is required.
  • Proficiency with MS Office, Outlook, MS Word, and Excel is required.


APPLICATION SUBMISSION DETAILS
Application Deadline Date (EXTENDED): April 25, 2019
Proposed Start Date: April 29, 2019 – May 6, 2019
Submit applications to Campus Planning Office: anna.kowalski@umanitoba.ca
Contact information: 204-474-7818

Posted on April 2, 2019

BLUE MOON FURNITURE

Sales Associate

Dynamic, Multifaceted Sales Associate
Blue Moon Furniture is looking to fill a multifaceted sales associate in our furniture and decor showroom. The ideal candidate will show interest and proficiency in additional tasks and responsibilities as well as a desire to move up within the company.

The ideal candidate will enjoy a job with a variety of sales, organizational roles, tasks and be keen to help support our team in many different ways. A background in design and architecture is an asset. We supply design-focused furniture and decor to high end clients, architects and interior designers. Our work atmosphere is energetic, creative, fun and always busy. The ideal candidate is driven to succeed, teachable, humble, coachable with a positive, upbeat attitude.

We are looking for a competitive sales professional who is passionate about Blue Moon Furniture products.

Candidate must have the following skills:
Outstanding oral and telephone communication skills, supporting team player to help our furniture and decor sales, problem solver with the ability to process and resolve issues quickly, great writer who loves helping our customers, strong computer skills, able to lift 50 pounds, ability to make complicated situations simple and painless, great written skills, a desire to progress in a career in sales, zero call reluctance and the ability to
ASK FOR THE SALE.

The tasks in this position include:


Sales Associate: Interact with customers via email, phone, chat, and social media channels and return all messages within 24 hours. Speak with customers face to face when they stop by. Create floor plans, configure furniture layouts to clients requests, make suggestions, match fabrics and materials, listen to needs and determine solutions. Record pertinent customer information, inform customers of product and/or live event details. Respond to problems or concerns to the customers’ satisfaction. Continually study and learn how to better and more efficiently serve our customers and most importantly ask for and CLOSE THE SALE. Take direction and be in close communication with management.

Additional Duties May include the following, especially where candidate shows proficiency:

Logistics:
Organize deliveries, liaison between clients and delivery people, help with delivery pick ups, sign for deliveries.

Visual Merchandising:
create display concepts and floor plans. Assist display set up and continually improve and maintain displays to make beautiful & shop-able store.

Furniture Maintenance:
clean, oil and polish products when needed.

Content Creator: assist in content creation from brainstorming to execution. Take photos, brainstorm ideas, write copy and post content.

Web Design / Maintenance: assist with website maintenance, posting pictures, updating, products and blog posts, showcasing current events. Contribute ideas for more efficient organization and greater visual appeal.

Design/Drawing: create appealing and functional floor plans. Assist in custom design pieces and drawings. Create spec sheets and technical drawings. A proficiency in illustrator and photo shop is an asset.

Film Making: Assist in filming and editing videos.

Please submit resume to sales@bluemoonfurniture.ca.
 
Posted on March 14, 2019

MURAL MENTOR
Summer Position

The Mural Mentor recruits and works with local youth to create a mural within the West End community. The Mentor must be artistically talented and have the temperament, enthusiasm, sensitivity and patience to work with youth of varied ages. The Mentor will also work on public art projects in the community.

The Mentor will teach the youth basic painting skills and art techniques and work with them throughout the mural painting process to build feelings of community pride. The youth learn responsibility and teamwork and gain a sense of accomplishment by creating a project that will remain in their community for years to come.

This is an excellent opportunity for art students to gain career-related experience and exposure. The West End BIZ Mural Program is internationally recognized and award-winning. A formal unveiling with media release will take place at the completion of the mural.

MAIN AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

  • Recruit youth from local schools and community programs;
  • Create a preliminary design for approval, under the West End BIZ’s direction;
  • Paint an outdoor mural with the assistance of youth;
  • Track youth attendance;
  • Promote Mural Mentorship program and other BIZ initiatives;
  • Make minor repairs to existing murals
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Note: Mentor is not responsible for youth/group supervision, only instruction.

QUALIFICATIONS
The Mentor must be enthusiastic, creative, self-motivated, hardworking and punctual. He/she must have the discipline to work effectively while unsupervised. Must have good verbal communications skills. Must have some artistic education and/or experience with painting. Prior mural experience an asset. Prior experience in teaching and/or working with children an asset. First Aid/CPR an asset. Must be able to produce a clear criminal records check and child abuse registry check. A brief portfolio of relevant work will be expected during the interview process.

HOURS OF WORK / WAGES
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm, 35 paid hours per week
$14.25 per hour plus vacation pay
The term runs from May 6 to August 23, 2019

TO APPLY
Please submit a cover letter and resume to the West End BIZ by e-mail to jenna@westendbiz.ca fax (772-8604) or in person at 581 Portage Avenue, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:30 pm.

Applications will be considered as received. Only those selected for interview will be contacted.

For further details please view our Mural Mentor Job Description
 
Posted on March 12, 2019

KESAY
Design Consultant

Kesay is looking for a talented individual that is passionate about design and furniture!

Kesay Design Consultants specialize in furniture, spatial planning and providing our Client’s with in-home design consultations to help curate their space. The goal of our Design Consultants is to provide luxury design services for reimaging an entire room to an entire home and beyond. Kesay Designers understand lifestyle, environment and proper function of a space to create a beautiful, timeless interior for all Clients.

Job Type: Full-time

Job Responsibilities:

•    Meets with Customers and Designers in our design centre to drive furniture
     sales and knowledge
•    Establish rapport with Customers and provide in-home design consultation services.
•    Demonstrates knowledge on current design, colour and furniture trends
•    Creates home furnishing design solutions that are consistent with the Customer’s
      preference, style and budget.

Requirements:

•    Retail experience required
•    Interior design/decorating experience preferred
•    Proven experience with in-home design consulting service and/or related experience in
      the home furnishings/design industry.
•    Must be able to work weekends

We look forward to hearing from you, please note only successful applicants will be contacted for interviews. Please email your resume and cover letter to careers@kesay.ca or apply in person at Kesay Design Centre, 693 Taylor Avenue.
 
Posted on March 12, 2019

CONTEMPORARY OFFICE INTERIORS
Design Support Team

Contemporary Office Interiors, Herman Miller dealer, on cutting edge of ergonomics and workplace comfort seeks B.I.D or B. Env.Design to facilitate corporate planning and furniture selection. Working as part of our Design Support Team, duties include collaborating with the sales team to create floor plans and product specifications. Autocad and digital modelling experience preferred. Outstanding salary opportunities, creative workplace with benefits.

Resume to swerner@coi.bz
 
Posted on February 12, 2019

SUMMIT SEARCH GROUP

Designer / Project Manager

Position Overview
We are looking for a creative, dynamic, and ambitious self-starter to join our client's team as a Designer / Project Manager. Based in Winnipeg you will be focused on developing high-caliber, deeply technical, and aesthetically striking designs.

Reporting to a Senior Designer and working closely with the team, the Designer is responsible for supporting development, design, and execution / build of our projects. This role requires pushing the limits of design and managing complex projects with precision.
 
The Ideal Candidate

•    You are ambitious, creative and passionate. You understand luxury brands and products,
      and know how to conceptualize and design for an international audience.
•    You are goal-oriented in and outside the workplace. You love exceeding expectation, and
      are driven by working with clients through design, sales, and project management.
•    You are a trailblazer. You are an innovative self-starter who is not afraid to think outside the
      box, and put your energy to differentiating us from everyone else in the market.
•    You are a true team player. You can collaborate with colleagues to make ideas, designs,
      and client interactions better.
•    You are multifaceted, working in all aspects of design, quoting, and project management
      (including presentations, material specs, 3D sketching/rendering, lighting, electrical
      and climate control plans).
•    You see the big picture, and can provide general design and administrative support,
      while contributing to a fun and collaborative working environment.
•    You are technical and polished. You can fulfill design duties through producing computer
      models (in Sketch Up), presentation documents (using InDesign), and formal project
      quotes (using Excel), all at client-facing quality levels.
•    You are resourceful. You can conduct new product research and development, and lead
      material/product sourcing and ordering to ensure the best quality at competitive prices.
•    You are diverse. You appreciate both modern and classic design, and know how to infuse
      historic sophistication with current trends in architecture, fashion, and design.
•    You are creative, and can contribute to select graphic design and marketing work.
•    You are a natural “people person”. You understand strong relationships and high quality
      interactions are at the core of developing loyalty and referrals with luxury brand clients.
•    You are constantly identifying new opportunities and keep on-trend with industry shifts.
•    You can multitask, manage stress, and manage time and projects despite a busy
      schedule. You are reliable and dependable, and are an outgoing individual willing
      to go the extra mile.
•    You are flexible. You’re not a “9 to 5” and don’t want to be. You want to grow.
 
Requirements

•    You have 1-5 years of related experience in design, drafting, architecture, planning,
      sales, and/or project management.
•    You must have experience with SketchUp. Experience with Asana and Excel are
      considered an asset.
•    You have a graphic design, environmental and/or interior design, or architecture degree,
      and are looking for more responsibility and a chance to put your talent to work.

To apply or to learn more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Matt Erhard at Summit Search Group at matt.erhard@summitsearchgroup.com or (204) 926-8896.
 
Posted on February 5, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

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