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Job opening:


Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Taylor Architecture Group (TAG) is a Northern-based architecture and engineering firm with a focus on community design work, especially for First Nation and Inuit communities, throughout the Far North. We have an immediate opening for a Junior/Intermediate Interior Designer in our Yellowknife Office.

TAG’s head office is located in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Most of our senior personnel are based in Yellowknife and coordinate remotely with project teams in our satellite offices (Whitehorse and Ottawa). In total, we are a team of about 30, including architects, engineers, interior designers, and support staff.

Taylor Architecture Group operates as a cohesive team. We focus on creating positive working relationships & mentorship opportunities, and maintaining open lines of communication – while developing design work through an iterative, integrated, and process-driven practice. The successful candidate will join an established network of designers and will contribute skills to support the success of ongoing projects. Ideally, this person will be enthusiastic about teamwork and will foster positive relations with client groups, while being technically proficient in their field.

Project work ranges through large-scale civic, educational, and institutional facilities, as well as smaller-scale commercial or residential projects. TAG’s projects are located throughout Canada’s Northern territories and generally in small, remote communities; short-term travel will be a requirement of the position.



Work directly with the interior design lead, and collaborate with architectural team leads if necessary, to assist in:

  • Development of design and documentation, such as floor plans, elevations and details, millwork drawings, furniture, and finish plans.

    • Interior floor plans

    • Finish plans (such as floor seaming plan and reflected ceiling plan)

    • Furniture plans

    • Interior elevations and sections

    • Millwork drawings and details

    • Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment (FF&E) Schedules

    • Signage and wayfinding

    • Other, as required by projects.

  • Production of 3D models, interior renderings, and presentation materials.

  • Creation and updates of project specifications.

  • Request of samples, creation, and assembly of sample boards for interior finishes and furniture.

  • Maintain the organization of the sample room library documents and materials, research, and database management of existing and new materials and products.

  • Tender and Construction Administration services, including attending project meetings, taking minutes, updating communication records, and coordinating site reviews and reports with other consultants.

  • Assist on-site services such as-built measurements, furniture inventories, site reviews, and reports.

  • Develop and coordinate FF&E schedules, door and door hardware schedules, finish schedules, etc.

  • Undertake project research including cultural, site, and material investigations, communication with manufacturer and distributer representatives.

  • Work may include occasional travel to remote communities in the arctic and sub-arctic; candidates should be comfortable with travel in small airplanes.


  • Graduated from an accredited Interior Design program, or related field (such as Architectural Technology with interior design experience).

  • Required experience: 1-3 years in interior design, preferably Multi-Unit Residential, Healthcare, Workplace, or Educational work.

  • Proficient in:

    • Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)

    • AutoCAD

    • Revit (familiarity and experience would be an asset)

    • SketchUp or similar program for 3D creation and renders.

    • Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook)

  • Ability to work as part of a team.

  • Ability to work proactively.

  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent verbal and communication skills.

  • Excellent self-organization skills.

  • Knowledge of interior construction types, details, and procedures.

  • Knowledge and familiarity with finish materials, fabrics, furniture, and product selection.

  • Familiarity with developing commercial office furniture inventories, specifications, and schedules.

  • Familiarity with the National Building Code of Canada and life safety concerns.

  • Driver’s license

It would be beneficial, but not required, for the proponent to have some experience in the following:

  • Northern experience

  • Knowledge of CSA B651

  • Bluebeam Revu

  • Hand drawing/rendering

Length of Contract:

This is a full time (37.5 hr/week), permanent position located in Yellowknife, NWT.


Moving Costs:

A moving expense stipend will be provided by TAG. Temporary housing is available upon arrival in Yellowknife until the candidate secures permanent housing.


Salary and benefits:

Salary and benefits to be commensurate with experience; full benefits package available.


How to apply:

Please submit your CV and portfolio to

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