Seeking Talented Individuals

Hotopp is always accepting employment inquires regardless of hiring needs. Our practice of crafting highly engaging experiences, attractions, branded environments, and exhibits provides career opportunities in design, management, marketing, communication design, fabrication, and administration. We are always seeking talented individuals and we encourage you to submit your cover letter, resume and work samples. Please submit PDFs of your cover letter, CV, references, and work samples to jobs@hotopp.com

Please see our “helpful hints” section below.


Current Openings


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LOCATIONS

New york, NY

Experienced Drafter/Renderer

We are seeking an experience drafter/renderer for an immediate opening in our New York office. This is an hourly contract position with possible opportunities for full-time work.

Qualified applicants must be available to work at our New York location weekdays, with full-time availability preferred. They will ideally have a drafting background in theatrical design, branded environments, or architecture, but those with experience in interior design or other industries may also apply.

Responsibilities will include drafting bid and design drawings for project construction and rendering images under the supervision of an associate designer. 

Minimum qualifications:

  • Proficient to advanced skills using AutoCAD (2010 +) to develop construction drawings from existing 3D models
  • Ability to create and edit 3D models in AutoCAD and/or Rhino, based on rough sketches from a designer and the project’s design parameters
  • At least 3 year professional experience as an AutoCAD drafter, preferably in a multi-user environment
  • Understanding of drafting standards and the ability to conform to existing company-wide drafting practices
  • Ability to render an image from a 2D or 3D model
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to be a team player and comfortable with collaboration
  • Strong time management and organizational skills

Interested applicants should submit:

  • Cover letter with a brief description of experience level and availability
  • Résumé
  • 3 references
  • Several work samples including:

o   CAD drafting, particularly examples demonstrating 3D proficiency in AutoCAD

o   3D modeling samples, generated in either AutoCAD or Rhino

o   Rendering samples

Work samples may be submitted as a PDF or as a link to a web site. Please provide information about the software used with all submitted samples.

**Please note we weight the samples heavily when considering applicants. Resumes will not be considered without providing the requested sample material, at time of initial submission. The more you can show us about how you approach and execute work, the better we will be able to determine your qualifications for this position**


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ALL LOCATIONS

Design Intern

Interested applicants should e-mail:

  • Cover letter with a brief description of experience level and availability

  • Résumé and references

  • Several work samples including:

    • CAD drafting

    • 3D modeling

    • Relevant examples of other design or assistant design work if available

Work samples may be submitted as PDF or as a link to a web site.

Email: jobs@hotopp.com 

**Please note we weight the samples heavily when considering applicants. Resumes will not be considered without providing the requested sample material, at time of initial submission. The more you can show us about how you approach and execute work, the better we will be able to determine your qualifications for this position**


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HELPFUL HINTS

Initial Contact

1. The hiring department is made up of full-time designers and project managers, so it is difficult for us to respond effectively to phone inquiries. Please correspond with us by e-mail.

2. We respond best to concise, well organized resumes, with examples of your design work attached. We prefer cover letters that are short and to the point, and only accept digital submissions.  Please no unsolicited hard copy submissions.

3. We also accept links to online portfolios.

4. Please email work samples as a compressed PDF that can be easily printed as 8 1/2×11 or 11×17 format without compromising your presentation. Please email your application to jobs@hotopp.com and ensure it can be opened and printed from either Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat. We will not accept attachments larger than 10Mb (smaller is better), nor compressed folders. Please make sure that the submission does not require downloading from a third-party website and that it is easy for us to review.

4. We will send you an email confirming receipt of your submission. If we determine that your skill set and experience match any current openings, we will contact you to schedule an interview.

The Interview

1. We are an office of design generalists interested in hiring people who are drawn to all aspects of our diverse practice. This includes conceptual design, management, client relations, construction documents, overseeing consultants, mentoring less experienced designers, and overseeing on-site construction. We will be looking for a passion for design combined with the ability to work on a team.

2. Interviews typically last about half an hour. It is critical we see examples of your design abilities and working documents, please pre-select those examples that you feel best describe you and your abilities.