Please note, all opportunities require the commitments below. Please describe each of these items in your cover letter for consideration:
- Ambition, independence, creativity, and desire to inspire others
- Driving around town for meetings, dropoff/pickup packages, etc
- Some level of construction experience
- Willingness to do construction or labor
- Tolerance with working in foul weather, cold environments, and unconventional office settings
- Willingness to walk quickly across town (10 blocks or more)
- Basic computer troubleshooting and knowledge of PDF files, Word, and Excel
- Understanding of drafting conventions and preferably AutoCAD knowledge
- Your own windows laptop computer
- Two-week employment trial period
Project Assistant: The successful applicant will have experience doing construction, a strong interest in design, familiarity with AutoCAD/Photoshop/Sketchup, and at least 1-year experience working in an office. Typical job responsibilities include managing project records, assisting at meetings, drafting drawings, updating drawings, sketching, rendering, modeling, code research, and occasionally running errands, troubleshooting computer issues, and doing light construction work.
Summer Internship: The successful applicant must have a minimum of 2 years completed within an architecture or design program, and the ability to be flexible, open to new ideas, desire to be creative, and the willingness to help out when asked. Typical job responsibilities include participating in jobsite meetings, recording meeting notes, taking photos at jobsites, running errands, printing, keeping files organized, researching codes, updating drawings, doing renderings, and building models. The internship is paid for all billable activities, but the internship is intended to be more of a learning opportunity.
1-day Job Shadowing: Josh PS does encourage job shadowing for those hoping to learn about the profession. No experience is required, and this opportunity is generally offered once per month on a first come, first served basis. A typical day may include watching an architect work on a computer, talk on the phone, sketching, attending meetings, and probably swearing at printers. Transportation is the responsibility of the applicant. Contact Josh PS to get on the waiting list.
DISCLAIMER: Employees must understand that the construction industry is very volatile. A client can cancel a project at any time due to a myriad of reasons such as budget, feasibility, lease agreements, etc. In a small company such as Josh PS, this can cause the workload of an employee to suddenly stop, and a temporary or permanent layoff is possible. There is a lower likelihood of this in a larger company, but the employee accepts this risk. Smaller companies such as Josh PS also offer a more comprehensive work experience than a larger company since the employee will be immersed into all aspects of the profession instead of just one aspect which is typical of a larger company. This will enable our employees to learn more, gain more relevant experience, and become mature designers quickly.