How to write an Interior Designer job description

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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Interior Designer job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimise your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialised, consider including the specialisation in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

Examples of Interior Designer job titles

    Interior Designer
    Junior Interior Designer
    Interior Designer (with AutoCAD proficiency)
    Interior Designer (Part-Time)
    Interior Architect

Interior Designer job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of an Interior Designer job summary

If you’ve got a keen eye for design and always have your finger on the pulse of industry trends, then we want to hear from you. Our firm is interested in hiring an experienced Interior Designer to work at our local client site. The Interior Designer will be part of a collaborative team of Engineers, Architects and Design Assistants. The successful candidate will provide design team leadership in all project phases from initial development to completion and assist in the design and documentation of interior spaces.

Interior Designer responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organisation and who the employee reports to.

Examples of Interior Designer responsibilities

    Work with interior design team to develop design solutions
    Research concepts and materials to support design team on technical issues influencing concept development
    Work within timely schedules to coordinate the completion of tasks through to final project completion
    Conduct on-site observations and provide recommendations to help streamline ongoing design projects
    Prepare and participate in client presentations
    Select furniture, materials, decor and finishes while keeping within budget

Interior Designer qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

Examples of Interior Designer skills

    Bachelor’s degree in interior design, architecture or related discipline
    5+ years’ relevant interior design experience
    In-depth knowledge of furniture systems and finishes
    Demonstrated understanding of basic principles of space planning
    Able to develop and present design concepts
    AutoCAD proficiency required
    LEED accreditation an asset
    NCIDQ accreditation required

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