Immediate full-time position for Marketing/Office Assistant
KGP design studio is a small Urban Design Architecture firm in Washington, DC, focusing on the public realm and transportation. We are passionate about our role in the transformation as urban areas step up to the current challenges. We are looking for team members to join us and share these goals. Small but impactful, KGP is changing how we move in, around, and experience DC and the region producing facilities such as major urban spaces/corridors, transit and rail stations, active mobility facilities, TOD plans, and bridges.
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The position for a Marketing/Office Assistant at our Washington, DC office is immediately open for applicants with the following experience:
Goal - to develop and implement a Strategic Marketing Plan for established as well as potential market groups
Establish and Pursue Government references, ie; local, state, and federal registers – in particular DBE listings.
Track sources such as Dodge Reports Construction Marketing, Data’s (CMD) Early Planning leads, and local construction trade newspapers. Other specific examples are the AIA Website and The Business Commerce Daily.
Develop and organize a digital image library of past projects and reference images of relevant projects, details, or technologies.
Develop and organize the boilerplate text of the firm’s and staff’s capabilities as well as catalog previous proposals as a reference for future proposals.
Research, organize data, and produce proposals as well as other marketing tools. This will include graphic as well as written presentation material using the resources that have been developed. Examples of products are specific project proposals for Architecture and Planning projects, Additions to the firm’s portfolio, and advertising mailers.
The principals and other staff will assist in the design organization, and production of these materials when required.
Perform tasks in order to be published in the trade press, newspapers, and other media.
Submit projects for awards.
Organize material and manage the development of the firm’s webpage
Determine beneficial target groups and coordinate advertising as a means of getting the firm’s name out.
Participate in establishing contacts for principals and staff (professional and academic) in designing juries, and writing for journals, magazines, and books.
Help establish contacts for principals and staff to participate in professional and charitable organizations, lectured, and other industry events.
Data Resources – Project Oriented:
Develop and organize data libraries (image and text) as well as conduct research for specific projects, from sources such as the web, published resources, or on-site data collection. This will include photo documentation, for example of transit or residential project sites, or collecting product information for particular projects.
Assist in the development and production of Master Plans, reports, or other projects requiring writing skills, data collection, and evaluation. Graphic layout skills will also be required in producing these presentations.
The principals and other staff will assist in the design, organization, and production of these materials when required.
Office / Project AdministrationAssistance
A minimum of time may be required for office administrative support or assisting principals or staff with administrative tasks.
Developed writing skills - synthesizing information and clearly communicating it.
Experienced in graphic programs and composing documents; Preferably experienced in InDesign, Photoshop, PowerPoint, and Word
An interest in architecture, urban design, and transit is preferred.
This position will require a self-motivated person with a real interest and passion to be immersed in the architecture and urban design realm. Equally the ability to thrive in a team setting will be key.
Contact us to explore your future, grow, learn, and make an impact at KGP. This can be an opportunity to shape the firm’s future.
We apologize in advance if we do not respond to your application. We will contact you if we would like to set up an interview or have further questions regarding your application.
KGP design studio is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and a participant in the U.S. Federal E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
Submit a cover letter, resume, and sample portfolio combined in one (1) PDF file, and include salary requirements and qualifications to work in the United States, and please indicate where you heard about this available position. Attention your cover letter to "HR Manager". Send the file to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Include the position you are applying for and your name in the subject line of your email only ("Architect - Name"). Only candidates that meet our criteria may be contacted. No phone calls, please.
KGP design studio, a design-focused Architecture and Urban Design firm located in DC since 2000. While we are small, we are engaged in a broad range of public and private sector projects, including several high-profile projects in the DC area. Public transit is our focus, including architectural design and planning for transit networks such as Metro or Purple Line to station design for facilities such as Union Station, DC or Penn Station, and NYC. Also, in our purview and a critical component of any of these systems, is public space and facilities incorporating walkability and active mobility. As a result, we work as a collaborative design team with multiple stakeholders on design issues with impact at the scale of the city, public plaza, or a street corridor to architectural or urban design challenges of a particular structure, such as a TOD residential project or a security structure for active mobility.
Benefits include paid holidays, annual leave, maternity/paternity leave, health insurance, SEP retirement plan, professional registration, training and professional development, and annual bonuses. Applicants should have well-rounded skills as well as strong interest in design and transit.