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

SEATTLE, WA

Revit Coordinator and Drafter

We are seeking a Revit Coordinator/Drafter for an immediate opening in our Seattle office. This is a temporary position, starting immediately for up to one year. Hours may vary from week to week but will primarily be 40 hours per week. Full time hours are preferred, but part-time is possible for the right person.

As a member of our team, you will develop the production process and coordination of 3D computer models and construction drawings. You will need to be able to work well within an in-house design team, as well as be required to regularly collaborate with other local and remote Revit/CAD/BIM teams.

You will be responsible for ensuring drawing quality control with respect to architectural and Hotopp Standards and the extraction/coordination of model information (BIM). You will also need to produce professional quality drawings as needed.

Qualified applicants will ideally have a background in architecture. Preferably 2 to 4 years’ recent experience in the development of 3D BIM models within Revit and 2D construction drawings for architectural projects. Additional experience with AutoCAD preferred.

Ideal candidates will demonstrate:

  • Ability to prepare complete, concise and organized BIM models and Construction Drawings
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • A self-starter
  • Ability to be a team player, comfortable with collaboration
  • Strong people, time management, and organizational skills 

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience working in a Revit Workshare environment
  • Experience working with C4R and BIM Team 360
  • Creating custom families / schedules / symbols as needed
  • Able to manage and expand Hotopp Revit libraries as needed

Interested applicants should submit: 

  • Cover letter with brief description of experience level and availability
  • Résumé
  • 3 references
  • Work samples including:
    • CAD drafting, ideally several examples
    • 3D modeling 

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

Design Production Manager

We are seeking a Design Production Manager for an immediate opening in our Seattle office. This is a temporary position running through approximately August 2019. Hours during this time may vary from week to week but will primarily be 40 hours per week.

The Design Production Manager supports the daily operations of the creative team and the process towards project completion. They will be responsible for keeping schedules, keeping the studio abreast of upcoming deadlines, coordinating internally with project design partners and other production jobs that fall outside the job description of the other studio personal.  This job also requires daily and weekly management and upkeep of staff hours, tasks, and expenses related to a specific project. This person will need to have strong experience in managing people, projects and teams, preferably specific to themed entertainment design.

Essential Job Functions

  • Manage the daily work schedule of the creative department on specific project needs
  • Develop and maintain communications to ensure timely and accurate communication to the internal team
  • Ensure all work is delivered on or before deadline
  • Communicate and problem solve with all departments involved in all scopes of the project
  • Uses tools to monitor working hours, plans and expenditures
  • Attends meetings, participates in conference calls and assists with notes and follow-up
  • Responsible for sharing updated drawing sets with internal project partners
  • Fulfills various administrative tasks as requested
  • Learn and put into practice the basics of scheduling/tasking a project via Workbook software

Key Competencies

  • Excellent skills in team leadership, project scheduling, problem solving & design coordination
  • Strong computer skills in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Proven leadership skills and the ability to work in stressful conditions under tight deadlines
  • Exceptional organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines
  • Excellent communications, interpersonal relationship and customer service skills
  • Management and/or supervisory experience in the themed entertainment, event, or creative marketing industries
  • Working knowledge of client-facing design/creative process is a plus
  • Ability to analyze and problem-solve effectively; able to offer solutions to resolve issues
  • Strong multi-tasking and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated willingness to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

Required Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Theater Design/Production, Communications, Project Management or another related field
  • Requires at least 5 years of experience in managing a creative team/projects.
  • Production and technical experience outside the classroom is a plus

Travel

  • Must be able to travel based on project-related needs

Interested applicants should submit: 

  • Cover letter with brief description of experience level and availability
  • Résumé
  • 3 references 

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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.