Interior Designer

1 month ago
Design and Construction
Facilities Management and Physical Plant
Full-Time / Part-Time


Princeton University’s Department of Facilities, Office of Design and Construction (ODC), seeks an Interior Designer to join a dynamic team of professional designers. The Interior Designer will report to the Program Manager, Campus Interiors, and be a member of the design team comprising of five interior designers who work in collaboration with ODC Program and Project Managers and with staff in other Facilities departments, including the Office of the University Architect.

 This is a three year term, benefits eligible position.


The Interior Designer will be responsible for projects that range from the selection of replacement furniture for a faculty office to being a part of a team for larger projects with budget responsibilities ranging up to $2,500,000. The emphasis will be on academic spaces, administrative and faculty office spaces and residential living housing and student centers.

The Interior Designer will be instrumental in successfully executing multiple projects, maintaining interior design standards, budgets and records, and reporting to team leadership.

  • Manage a wide range of project types of up to 40-50 small projects annually with an estimated spend of $ 1,500,000.
  • Develop and maintain project budgets, project timelines and files.
  • Oversee installations and completion of furniture, finishes, punch list and project closure
  • Provide monthly status reporting on project portfolio and occasional ad-hoc reports
  • Partner with key internal and external stakeholders to ensure projects are completed on time and within client expectations and within budget.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from an accredited interior design school.
  • Minimum of five years of interior design experience, including project management, in the Interior Architecture/Interior Design Industry. Higher Education and/or corporate in house workplace experience in addition to design studio experience is a plus.
  • Strong knowledge of materials and specifications, furniture sourcing and vendor resources.
  • Basic knowledge of sustainability, ADA and LEED guidelines.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills, specifically with senior management, clients, consultants and contractors.
  • Creative, self-motivated designer with significant technical ability.
  • Highly organized with exceptional attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD and all Adobe programs, Sketch-Up, In-Design and MS Applications (Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint) and willingness to learn new technology.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Higher Education interior design experience, studio and/or in-house
  • Licenses and Professional Accreditation ( LEED AP, CPM, NCIDQ)
  • CPM certification
  • Experience in Revit




Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Salary Grade

ADM, 040

Standard Weekly Hours


Eligible for Overtime


Benefits Eligible


Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


Estimated Appointment End Date


Comments Related to End Date

This is a three year term appointment.

Physical Capacity Exam Required


Valid Driver’s License Required



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