Join the APE Studio Team
High-energy team making extraordinary playgrounds possible in collaboration with creative clients and international colleagues. APE Studio offers an unusual opportunity to contribute to significant landscape projects and to influence the design of outdoor play spaces for children and their communities. The Project Manager oversees a portfolio of playground projects and works in tandem with designers and the APE Studio team to bring significant playground projects from concept to realization.
APE Studio is changing the landscape of play in America. Together with our international partner, Richter Spielgeräte GmbH, we collaborate with landscape architects and other playground planners to create some of North America’s most beloved and award-winning spaces for play, most recently Gathering Place in Tulsa, OK. Visit our website at www.apeoriginal.com to learn more about our work and approach.
The Project Manager plays a key role in active projects at our playground planning and sales firm. You will have primary oversight for playground projects in your portfolio and you will assist the principal in charge of special projects, including major destination playgrounds. Responsibilities include direct client communications, planning consultation and preparing proposals, managing contacts and schedules, detailed record keeping, quoting, logistics, and tracking. Our team collaborates closely on all aspects of our work in a small, fun, and fast-paced office, and so from time to time you will be asked to jump in to assist with other projects in progress. In addition, you will help plan and coordinate special initiatives relating to a range of topics, both administrative and educational. Your professional experience, personal interests, and project needs will determine other specific duties.
This position is ideal for a motivated, detail-oriented individual who thrives in a busy environment and enjoys creative mental gymnastics. We are looking for candidates with at least one year of project management experience, preferably related to landscape or construction projects. Candidates must have the ability to read construction drawings as well as competence with Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and experience with AutoCAD.
Successful candidates will demonstrate
- Strong organizational capability, attention to detail, and flexibility of thought
- Ability to work independently and solve problems proactively
- Capacity to manage multiple projects at different stages of development
- Enthusiasm for teamwork, resilience when faced with difficulty, and a sense of humor
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Demonstrated understanding of the design and construction process
- Proficiency with Mac OSX, Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel and PowerPoint, Adobe Creative Suite, AutoCAD
- Professional and polished demeanor / attire
This position is open to candidates in the New York City area only. During the current COVID-19 situation, however, we will accommodate remote working.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV and brief writing sample to [email protected] No phone calls, please.