INTERIOR DESIGNER – Yellowknife, NT / Whitehorse, YT


TAG is seeking an Interior Designer to join our multidisciplinary team of architects, designers, and engineers. Projects include small scale commercial work as well as mid to large scale educational, hospitality, and civic facilities. The successful candidate must have strong drafting capabilities and be able to work well in a team environment. Drafting work will primarily be related to interior elements for renovations and new construction. Other work will include material research and pricing, sample board assembly, Construction Administration desktop and site duties, and digital renderings and other presentation materials. The successful candidate will have some experience in the building design and construction field and strong time management and organizational skills, and be expected to learn on the job under the direction of experienced designers and architects.


  • Assist senior interior designer and architectural team leads in:

    • Computer-aided drafting - interior plans, elevations and details, millwork drawings, furniture and finish plans

    • Producing renderings and presentation material

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

    • Creating and updating specifications

    • Assistance with development of program and design report information (preparation, transcribing and organization)

  • Assist with selection of finishes, assemble sample boards

  • On-Site: as-built measurements, furniture inventories, assist with site walkthroughs

  • Assist with construction administration duties – shop drawing reviews, communication and coordination with contractors and clients during construction process under supervision of team lead

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

  • Work collaboratively with multidisciplinary project teams

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


Credentials and Skills:

  • Interior Design Degree from an accredited interior design program (CIDA-accredited)  

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in commercial or institutional interior design

  • Proficient in:

  • AutoCAD

  • Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)

  • Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook)

  • Excellent verbal and communication skills, self-organization skills

  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines for multiple projects

  • Knowledge of interior construction typical details and design & construction process

  • Understanding of National Building Code 2015 and Life Safety, Accessibility concerns

  • Knowledge and confidence with selection of appropriate finish material and product selection for commercial and

  • institutional environments

  • Fluent in English

Beneficial but not required, skills include:

  • Sketchup and Podium

  • Hand drawing/rendering

  • Revit design and documentation

  • Sustainability designation (LEED, LF Accreditation, WELL AP, etc)


Length of Contract:

Candidate will begin at an agreed upon start date. This is a full time (37.5 hr/week) position, in either Yellowknife or Whitehorse. 


Moving Costs:

A moving expense stipend will be provided by TAG. Short-term housing is available upon arrival in the community until the candidate secures permanent housing and covid self-isolation requirements are completed.


Salary and benefits:

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


COVID Considerations:

The Yukon and the NWT require a 2-week self-isolation period upon arrival for anyone who is relocating here from outside the territory. If necessary, this will be completed with a remote work setup during the candidate’s isolation period.  Please identify with your application if you would be relocating from outside of the NWT.


How to apply:

Please submit your CV and portfolio to

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