We’re Hiring: Design Assistant and Operations Manager

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Henhouse Design, a leading Halifax-based design firm, is seeking two organized and creative team members for the newly created roles of Design Assistant and Operations Manager.

Established in 2001, Henhouse is a full-service firm dedicated to high quality, thoughtful design — from whole-house renovations to interior decorating and styling. We’re a small but mighty team with big plans for the future, so upbeat energy and personality fit are important to us.

If either of these positions sound like you or someone you know, please get in touch at info@henhouse.ca — we’d love to hear from you! 

Design Assistant
We’re looking for someone with a genuine love of design and decorating, and an attention to detail that will help make our projects shine.

Key tasks for this role include:
• Create mood boards for clients with direction of Senior Designer
• Source products online and at local retailers
• Build and update budget spreadsheets
• Maintain relationships with a variety of stakeholders, from suppliers and clients to trade partners and the Henhouse team
• Compile sewing and upholstery workroom documents
• Assist with styling of photoshoots and project installations with direction of Senior Designer
• Pick up and return items as requested; a car and valid license are a must.

Operations Manager
The ideal candidate is extremely organized and self-driven, with sharp project-management skills and an ability to anticipate next steps and help us stay ahead of the process.

Key tasks for this role include:
• Streamline and manage the purchasing and tracking system for a variety of projects with immediate and long-term turnaround times (this includes arranging pick-ups and deliveries, tracking client orders, and updating budgets)
• Organize and cross check all purchase invoices with Senior Designer for end-of-month invoicing
• Complete light bookkeeping
• Maintain and warehouse inventory with information and photos for team (including costing and mark-ups)
• Follow up with sub trades and vendors to maintain project timelines.

What Henhouse offers for both roles:
• The opportunity to join a creative and passionate team, and contribute to a growing business
• The ability to work from home and keep regular business hours (average of 20-30 hrs/week; max 40 hrs)
• Flexible vacation time (4 to 5 weeks/year), depending on team/client schedules
• Attractive hourly rate commensurate with experience