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, references and work samples to jobs@hotopp.com

Hotopp offers a competitive base pay with a full benefits package including: medical/dental coverage, PTO, 401k, and employer funded transit.

Please see our “helpful hints” section below.


Current Openings


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LOCATION

SAN DIEGO, CA

Designer/Drafter

We are seeking an experienced designer / drafter to join our San Diego office, starting in January 2018. This is a Temp to Perm opportunity which will provide you, the employee and us the company, a 3-month period to evaluate the working relationship to ensure it is a good fit. During this evaluation period, hours will vary as needed but will primarily be a 30 to 40 hour a week position.

Qualified applicants will ideally have a background in theatrical, television, attraction, or branded environment design, or a related field.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting with the design of props and scenic elements, with direction from a lead designer, creative director, and/or project manager
  • Drafting of bid and design drawings for project construction
  • Project research, organization, and documentation
  • Studio assistant tasks, including file organization and archiving, research, basic IT tasks, supply management, and other general office duties
  • Depending on experience and skills, additional design and art direction responsibilities may also be available to applicants with relevant experience

An ideal applicant will demonstrate:

  • Ability to communicate design concepts via computer‐generated and/or hand drawings
  • Proficient skills in Adobe Creative Suite with emphasis on Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator
  • Proficient skills using AutoCAD (2015 or newer) to develop construction drawings from existing 3D models, with a minimum of 1 year’s professional drafting experience, preferably in a multi‐ user environment
  • Experience with design and management of theatrical props
  • Understanding of general construction and production practices, preferably those specific to theatre, events, attractions or a similar field
  • Understanding of drafting standards and the ability to conform to existing company‐wide drafting practices
  • General knowledge of basic IT and CAD software installation practices, and ability to troubleshoot minor software problems
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to be a team player and comfortable with collaboration
  • Ability to take initiative, while adhering to project parameters and direction from project leads
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

The following additional skills are preferred, but not required:

  • 3D modeling in AutoCAD or Rhino
  • 3D rendering in 3ds Max

Interested applicants should submit:

  • Cover letter with a brief description of experience level and availability
  • Résumé and references
  • Several work samples including:
    • Photos, drawings, renderings or other examples of design and/or assistant design work
    • CAD drafting
    • 3D modeling and/or 3D rendering work if available

Work samples may be submitted as 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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LOCATION

SAN DIEGO, CA

 

AutoCAD Drafter/Modeler

We are seeking experienced AutoCAD Drafters/Modelers for temporary part-time and full-time positions. Work will begin in late February 2018 and continue through June or July, with potential opportunities for ongoing work thereafter, and the possibility of a permanent position beginning in the summer. As a member of our team, you will be responsible for drafting bid and design drawings for project construction, under the supervision of an associate designer.

Qualified applicants must be available to work at our San Diego location a minimum of 30 hours per week, during weekdays, with full-time availability preferred. They will ideally have a background in theatrical design, branded environments, or architecture, but those with experience in interior design or other industries may also apply.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Proficient to advanced skills using AutoCAD (2015 +) to develop construction drawings from existing 3D models
  • Ability to create and edit 3D models in AutoCAD, based on rough sketches from a designer and the project’s design parameters (familiarity with modeling in Rhino is also a plus, but AutoCAD modeling is required)
  • At least 2 years’ 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
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to be a team player and comfortable with collaboration
  • Strong time management and organizational skills

Interested applicants must submit:

  • Cover letter with a brief description of experience level and availability
  • Résumé and references
  • Several work samples including:
    • CAD drafting, particularly examples demonstrating 3D proficiency in AutoCAD
    • 3D modeling samples, generated in either AutoCAD or Rhino

Work samples may be submitted as 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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LOCATION

SEATTLE, WA

Designer/Drafter

We are seeking a designer /drafter for an immediate opening in our Seattle office. This is an hourly contract position with possible opportunities for full-time work. Applicants must be available to work at our Seattle location weekdays, with full-time availability preferred.

Qualified applicants will ideally have a background in theatrical design, branded environments, events, attractions or architecture. Those with experience in other industries (graphic design, environmental design, interior design and industrial design) may also apply so long as work samples and evidence of capability, as requested below, are provided.

As a member of our team, you will help us to develop rough ideas into viable design solutions, aid in creating renderings and pitch materials, draft bids and design drawings for project construction, and provide design support during project execution.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Proficient to advanced skills in Adobe Creative Suite with emphasis on: Photoshop, In Design, Illustrator and After Effects
  • Proficient to advanced skills using AutoCAD (2010 +) and Revit 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 2 years 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
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Capacity to be a self-starter
  • Be a team player and comfortable with collaboration
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task

Interested applicants should submit:

  • Cover letter with a brief description of experience level and availability.
  • Résumé
  • 3 references
  • Several work samples including:
    • CAD drafting, particularly examples demonstrating 3D proficiency in AutoCAD
    • Revit drafting
    • 3D modeling samples, generated in either AutoCAD or Rhino
    • Rendering samples

Work samples may be submitted as 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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LOCATION

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. 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.