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Market/Service & Location(s)

Public Art & Lighting Design

Des Moines, Iowa

Baseball cap. Fedora. Beanie. Bowler. Literally speaking, there are many kinds of hats. While we don’t ask our people to wear all the literal hats, RDG’s Studio Coordinators do wear a lot of figurative ones. 

We’re searching for the right person to join our team and provide collaborative support to a diverse group of designers and planners. The ideal individual for this role has a strong service mentality, is an ambitious storyteller and is eager to act as a go-to organizational person. The many hats this individual may wear include managing proposals, preparing presentations for clients/potential clients, project documentation, staffing, scheduling, facilitating communications between project teams and reviewing and preparing supporting materials such as contracts. This individual will work closely with leaders/managers of our team of artists and lighting designers to both support our project teams and promote the RDG brand.

Many hats mean lots of opportunities and the chance to do something different each day as part of an inspiring and artistic team. If this sounds like a role you’d like to fill, throw your hat in the ring and apply.

Essential Job Functions: 

  • Work collaboratively with the studio manager and project managers to support the delivery of project services 

  • Manage, development and execution of proposals that surprise and please the eye

  • Create bold presentations that communicate expertise and immerse the audience 

  • Support and manage award submissions and supporting materials

  • Conduct research related to project pursuits and thought leadership content

  • Assist in thought leadership content development

  • Support studio team through staffing, organizational efforts and scheduling 

  • Assist with the management of RDG’s art/collaborative studio facilities

  • Proposal and project support, including document preparation, proofreading, meeting minutes, agendas and project closeout 

  • Collaborate with other studio and marketing coordinators throughout the organization 


  • Strategic-minded team player who can work at a macro and microscale

  • Ability to creatively craft communication

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Understanding of graphic design techniques and principles

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills with the ability to meet deadlines

  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities

  • Ability to work collaboratively throughout the organization

  • Ability to actively listen, learn and ask questions as needed

  • BA in graphics, communications, English, public relations, marketing or a related field is preferred

  • 5+ years of experience preferred

  • Experience with the A/E/C industry preferred 

  • Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud Suite and Microsoft Office Suite with a focus on InDesign, PowerPoint, Excel

  • Experience with creating content, copywriting, and proofreading preferred

Electronic cover letter, resume and portfolio submission only: APPLY ONLINE

RDG is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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