We are always looking for creative professionals who thrive in a collaborative environment. We are currently seeking to fill the following positions. Please send your resume and work samples (10MB or less) to careers@cwbarchitects.com.

CWB Architects is seeking a Part-Time Studio Assistant. Reporting to the Marketing Director, the Studio Assistant’s primary responsibility will be organizing the firm’s entire database of digital assets — including photography, renderings, and sketches — using our Digital Asset Management platform (DAM). They will establish a consistent taxonomy for file naming and tagging, and they will map out a system of best practices for ongoing maintenance of digital assets.

Additional responsibilities will include archival research, primarily sourcing images and relevant historical documents to be used for marketing content, specifically: project proposals, website content, and social media.

The position will also be responsible for miscellaneous administrative tasks designed to support office culture and team-building exercises.

Long-term projects may include drafting content for web and social media based on archival research; coordinating project photoshoots; assisting with the preparation of press kits; and organizing the firm’s reference library (approximately 500 titles).

NB: This is a temporary position, paid on an hourly basis, for a minimum of three months. A more permanent role may develop out of this position as the needs of the firm evolve.

Responsibilities

Asset Management

  • Import comprehensive library of images and files to Digital Asset Management (DAM) platform.
  • Digitize archive of architectural drawings and sketches; import files to DAM.
  • Establish and deploy consistent taxonomy for file naming and tagging.
  • Reorganize and relabel source files as needed.
  • In partnership with Marketing Director, guide firm on best practices for ongoing maintenance and use of DAM.
  • Provide asset-related support to Project Designers, Project Managers, and Partners.

Archival Research

  • Conduct historical research for select architecture and interior design projects.
  • Source relevant historical images and documents to be used for project proposals, website content, and social media.
  • Secure requisite copyright permissions to repost historical photos.
  • Draft content for web and social media based on archival research.

Miscellaneous

  • Coordinate project photoshoots, including management of deliverables.
  • Assist in the preparation of project-related press kits.
  • Complete various administrative tasks to support office culture and team-building exercises.
  • Organize firm’s reference library of architecture and design publications, including pictorial books, monographs, and periodicals (approximately 500 titles).
  • Establish best practices for ongoing maintenance of reference library.

 Qualifications

  • Superb communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Experience using Digital Asset Management software.
  • Experience using digital archives (e.g., NYC Department of Records, Library of Congress, various university libraries, etc.).
  • Familiarity navigating image permissions, licensing, and copyright protection is a plus.
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Cloud, especially InDesign and Photoshop.
  • Undergraduate degree in English, History, Art History, Communication Studies, Library Science, Archival Science, or similar.
  • 1 to 3 years of relevant professional experience.
  • Experience with social media and/or content creation is a plus.

Please send resume along with a brief cover letter to careers@cwbarchitects.com. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Project Designer is an entry-level position with a broad range of duties depending upon the level of experience. It is a training position for unlicensed architectural school graduates, intent on developing the skills necessary to adequately perform the job of a Project Architect. The basic requirements of the position involve performing various production oriented and project administrative tasks. A Project Designer may be working toward licensure.

A Project Designer will primarily work under the supervision of a Project Architect but may also work directly with a Project Manager or Principal depending on the size of the project. Designers may also work on a variety of project types and for different Project Architects or Project Managers.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Working under the direction of a Project Architect or Project Manager, execute general production and project administrative tasks. Primarily this will involve the preparation of working documents.
  • Attend project team, client meetings, and site meetings as necessary.
  • Assist the Project Architect or Project Manager to maintain project files, specifically CAD files.
  • Prepare presentation drawings, models as appropriate.
  • Prepare schematic design drawings, models and renderings, working drawings and specifications.
  • Assist in project coordination.
  • Take initiative to learn new skills and gain exposure to all aspects of project work.
  • Familiarize self with and adhere to CWB project standards.

Qualifications:

  • First professional degree – B.Arch or M.Arch (recommended but not required).
  • Any work experience a plus including construction experience.
  • General ability to draw and visualize in 3-dimensions.
  • Working knowledge of Photoshop, Vectorworks (CAD), and Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to draw by hand, render or make models is a plus.
  • Demonstrated desire to continue professional development and learn new skills necessary to project advancement.
  • General ability to show good judgment, common sense, readily ask questions, execute work quickly, listen, and take direction.

Salary:

Salary shall be commensurate with experience.