Interior Designer I Architect

EF Education AG

  • Date de publication :

    07 août 2023
  • Taux d'activité :

  • Type de contrat :

    Durée indéterminée
  • Lieu de travail :

    8001 Zurich

Interior Designer I Architect

At EF we believe that the world is better when people try to understand one another. Since 1965, we have helped millions of people see new places, experience new cultures, and learn new things about the world and about themselves. Our culturally immersive education programs—focused on language, travel, cultural exchange, and academics—turn dreams into international opportunities.

A career with EF combines the support and opportunity of a large organisation with the spirit and energy of a small business. We look for thinkers and doers - creative, collaborative and motivated people who are excited by architecture, education, communication, and travel.

To team up with our in-house EF Architecture Team in Zürich we are seeking an experienced Architect or Interior Designer.

What you bring with you:

  • Completed studies in interior design or architecture (BA, MA or FH)

  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in design and planning

  • Knowledge of interior design principles, space planing, furniture selection and material specifications

  • Fluency in English, with strong written and verbal communication skills (level C1)

  • Proficiency in planning and modelling in ArchiCAD

  • Strong 3D modelling skills (Cinema4D or SketchUp)

  • Master of the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign)

  • Experience working in an Apple environment

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to effectively convey design concepts to stakeholders and team members

  • Attention to details. Strong emphasis on design quality and a genuine passion for creating innovative design solutions

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced and deadline driven environment

  • Structured, proactive, independent and responsible working style

  • Positive attitude

  • The right to work in Switzerland


  • Co-designing and planning international projects, such as: innovative sales offices, inspiring education spaces and various pop-up’s

  • Analysing spatial requirements and developing efficient and functional floor plans. Maximising the use of available space

  • Creating 3D models to effectively convey the intended design concept

  • Participating in research and selection of appropriate materials, finishes, fittings, furniture and colour schemes align with the project’s design concept and meeting the functional and aesthetic goals considering factors such as durability, sustainability and maintenance requirements

  • Providing samples for approval

  • Collaborating with consultants, furniture dealers, product representatives to meet overall project objectives that enhance the ambience and functionality of interior spaces

  • Effectively communicating design ideas and solutions with stakeholders and team members

  • Preparing visually compelling presentations, including mood boards, concept sketches and 3D visualisations

  • Collaborating with the project team to develop and analyse project budgets. Evaluating the feasibility of design concepts in relation to budget constraints. Monitoring project expenses and track costs against the approved budget throughout all project phases

  • Providing support to local teams during the construction phase including responding to requests, and reviewing plans

  • Staying updated with industry trends and best practices in educational and office design

  • Supporting the team in projects of different typologies, sizes and complexities

What we offer:

  • Personal and industry-specific development and training opportunities

  • Working in an interdisciplinary, international and ambitious team

  • Working in the heart of Zürich at Selnau in beautiful office space

  • The chance to work on global projects

  • Multicultural environment with fun community activities

  • Global career opportunities


  • High-end equipment (MacBook, iMac etc.)

  • Flexible 5 weeks holiday per year

  • Travel insurance through EF

  • SBB annual pass (50% discount on all transport in Switzerland)

  • In house gym, coffee stations, game rooms and more!

  • Discounts for well known brands, restaurants and travel

  • Tuition reimbursement for career development

  • Discounts on all EF products (for you and your family)

To apply:

We look forward to receiving your complete application with a short letter of motivation, CV and a selection of work documenting your previous activities.

Starting date: immediately or by arrangement

About EF Education First

When you join EF, you join a multicultural and diverse community working across more than 600 schools and offices in 50 countries, all with one shared mission of opening the world through education. Whoever you are, whatever you are passionate about—we welcome you and want you to bring that to work every day. Check out more about our culture following this link.

EF is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to inclusion and belonging across race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, caste, parental status, identity, experience and everything else that makes you unique. Founded in Sweden in 1965, EF has school and offices around the world, including hubs in Boston, London, Mexico City, São Paulo, Shanghai, Stockholm, Zürich, and more. Learn more at https://ef.comAbout EF Education First


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