We currently have 2 vacancies:
2 x Junior Lighting Designers
We are an independent design consultancy working mainly in hospitality and retail. We are a close-knit, friendly and supportive team with an exciting working environment with a wide range of stimulating projects, personalised training and development, a competitive salary and a company pension scheme. Also we normally bake a cake for your birthday.
Our current portfolio includes hospitality, retail, workplace and other projects in 31 countries across 4 continents. Dealing with projects from conception to completion, you will learn through working alongside senior experienced lighting designers on complex projects. This is an exciting opportunity for candidates with no to little experience in lighting or lighting-related fields to join the team.
You need to have: a university degree in Lighting Design or Architecture, Interior Design, Product Design or similar. Or even just something really cool and random. Candidates should be proficient in as many of these as possible; AutoCAD, Photoshop, Microsoft Office, Dialux/Relux and Adobe InDesign, Revit. Previous work experience in a lighting design consultancy is greatly advantageous, but not essential if you have other talents. You should be creative, independent, organised, have good presentation skills, self-motivated and hardworking, and above all have passion for lighting and design.
We are committed to equal opportunities. Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK; we will not be able to obtain a visa for you. Independent applicants only, please. No agency appointments considered.
Note: Just to be completely clear; we are not product designers. We don’t design light fittings, in the same way that architects do not design bricks. We create well-lit architectural spaces using light.
Please send your CV and portfolio immediately.
Office Manager / Administrator / Marketing person (part time)
Based in central London (Holborn), award winning architectural lighting design consultancy. Our current portfolio includes hospitality, retail, workplace and other projects in 43 different countries across 4 continents. Elektra are seeking a creative and enthusiastic individual to join our talented and experienced team.
It’s a varied role, as it will be the only non-design person. We’d envisage the successful candidate doing most of these things (in order of importance):
- Writing fee proposals and pitches for projects (training given)
- Business profitability / management accounts and preparation of KPI’s and weekly project statements (training given on this too), feeding this information back into the project proposals
- Social media and marketing to increase our visibility
- Updating the website and our portfolio with new projects
- Preparing the monthly newsletter
- Managing the huge untidy pile of lighting samples we have in the dark corners of the office and returning them to their manufacturers
- Keeping our database up to date
- General admin stuff such as booking flights for us
There’s probably more you can do and we’d like a proactive person who takes responsibility. You should be analytic, numerate yet good with social media, and a level headed administrator. We need you to be organised, self-reliant and proactive. If you are good at presentations we can build that in.
Initially we’re envisaging this as a part time role and were thinking about 5 days a week, between 10-3 (so would suit for example someone with school age children). However this is negotiable and we are flexible to some extent, so be upfront about your preferences.
How To Apply:
For either position, please send your CV and for the design position in addition your portfolio to:
Neil Knowles, Elektra Lighting Design: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are committed to equal opportunities. Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK; we will not be able to obtain a visa for you. Independent applicants only, please, no agencies.