Interior Designer

Columbia, SC

Posted: 11/6/19
Deadline: 11/30/19
Salary: $42,976 - $49,215

About This Organization

University of South Carolina

Founded in 1801, The University of South Carolina is a public research university located in Columbia South Carolina. It is the state’s flagship university, governed by a board of trustees appointed by the governor and state lawmakers, and led by Bob Caslen, President and senior officer of the Columbia Campus and the entire USC system since 2008. The University has received many distinctions, among which are consistently being rated as: a Kiplinger’s and Princeton Review “Best Value,” a U.S. News top twenty “Living and Learning Community program”, a U.S. News top twenty “University 101 program to watch”, and one of only 32 public universities to earn the Carnegie Foundation’s top-tier designations in research activity and community engagement.

Job Duties

Reporting to the Director of Construction and Renovation for University Housing, this position provides interior design services for various types of construction projects for the University of South Carolina Division of Student Affairs and the Department of Housing. This includes assisting with interior design for a comprehensive housing operation that supports 7,200 beds distributed through 36 campus residence halls and houses, occupying approximately 2.1 million square feet of space at the main Columbia campus. Construction and Renovation is comprised of the Director, Associate Director, and three designers who develop and design spaces which create a welcoming living and learning environment for students.

The interior designer assesses and develops housing system-wide space plans, arrangements and upfit; develops and manages interior design projects including furniture layout, selection, finish color and material selections and provides support services to other C&R team members, as required. Other duties include meeting with internal clients to establish design criteria and budget, project programming, space planning and specification of finishes and furniture; developing creative designs utilizing AutoCad and formulating the necessary documents, plans and specifications to complete the projects while working within budget and time constraints and implementing work flow procedures and follow department standards.

Required Qualifications

Minimum qualifications include a master’s degree in related field and 2 years related experience, or bachelor’s degree in related field and 4 years related experience.

Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design (accredited program) and 4 years related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired is preferred. Knowledge of FAMIS and PeopleSoft software preferred. Working knowledge of AutoCAD and Microsoft Office computer programs is strongly preferred. Knowledge of Americans With Disabilities Act. Minimum of 4 years’ experience in interior design field to include space planning, furniture specifications and finish selections preferred.


$42,976 - $49,215

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