Librarian

At Elkus Manfredi Architects, we are committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and sustainable culture that defines our firm’s identity and core values, firmly rooted in belonging with a resolve to educate, advocate, and unify. We are seeking talented individuals who share our convictions and core values: client service, design excellence, and a collaborative spirit.

Elkus Manfredi Architects is focused on creating dynamic, connected, sustainable environments that foster a sense of community, from the smallest workplace to urban neighborhoods.

 

The Position

We are looking for a Resource Librarian who is able to:

 

  • Work independently and as part of a team.
  • Manage and organize physical and virtual materials libraries and resources for the firm.
  • Communicate, coordinate and collaborate across disciplines.

 

Duties and responsibilities

The Librarian will be responsible for carrying out the activities to support materials library management (interior, and architectural) which include:

  • Research the latest design trends, products, materials, publications, and periodicals.
  • Procure, update and file reference and sample materials, and be a resource for all project teams.
  • Define and implement a strategy for standard materials library content including sustainability criteria.
  • Work with project teams to research products and materials that meet LEED and/or WELL project requirements.
  • Assist interior designers with a variety of project-related tasks such as creating furniture and finish schedules, and prepare materials for presentations.
  • Administer project archiving and storage standard processes.
  • Organize trade shows and setting up lunch & learn presentations with vendors and industry experts for the interiors group.

 

Education and Experience

The successful candidate will have:

  • B.A. or previous library experience required.
  • Subject knowledge of the fields of Architecture and Interior Design.
  • Possess strong vendor relationships and contacts within the design industry.
  • Knowledge of and experience using a variety of internal and external research and product. resources to seek out future trends, and review new products and innovations.
  • Basic understanding of sustainability standards such as LEED and WELL.
  • Possess an open communication style.
  • Strong writing and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Internet research capabilities, and cataloguing skills.

 

Bonus Qualifications

  • Experience selecting products to achieve material credits under LEED, WELL, Living Building Challenge and other sustainability programs for commercial projects.
  • Experience using databases such as Mindful Materials and Declare as well as an understanding of sustainable materials labels and documentation such as HPDs and EPDs.
  • Sustainability credential(s) such as LEED AP, WELL AP, or Fitwel Ambassador.

 

If you are interested in a career with Elkus Manfredi, please email a cover letter and resume to:

InteriorsCareers@elkus-manfredi.com