We are always interested in reviewing the resumes and work samples of potential employees.

If you’d like to join our team please submit a letter of introduction, a resume (including references) and samples of your work if applicable. Materials can be submitted via e-mail as PDF attachments. Alternatively, hard copies may be delivered to our street address below. An Equal Opportunity Employer, MIG | Portico offers excellent benefits and competitive salaries.

Submit materials to hr@porticogroup.com.

Open Positions

Content Developer / Interpretive Planner

MIG | Portico is seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic professional, interested in contributing to a boutique exhibit design studio within a 220‐person, nationally recognized planning and design firm.

  • Opportunities: mission‐driven clients; project leadership and professional growth; travel; and a collaborative design environment.
  • Clients: Museums, visitor centers, zoos, aquariums, public gardens, outdoor play and learning environments, and other visitor‐centered organizations.
  • Bring: enthusiasm and energy; an interest in complex projects at all scales; a good understanding of how exhibits get designed and built; a willingness to get good ideas from anywhere; and enthusiasm about project that tell great stories.

MIG has headquarters in Berkeley, CA, with 12 offices in five states. Our employees form a unique company with nationally recognized skills in planning, design, communications, management, technology and science. Our two Seattle offices include architecture, landscape architecture, civil engineering, exhibit design and interpretive planning. Working collaboratively, often in dynamic cross‐disciplinary teams, we bring an integrated approach to the practical implementation of our core values and ideals. Our clients connect people to nature and culture, and we help them do that through design.

The Content Developer / Interpretive Planner will:

  • Develop exhibit content for interpretive projects through all phases of design (Concept, Schematic, Design Development and Construction Documents);
  • Champion an “interpretive approach” to all projects in the early conceptual phase through research and collaboration with content experts and in house design teams;
  • Lead content development during the design process, including the creation of visitor experience goals, a cohesive exhibit storyline, exhibit messages and topics, and exhibit copy;
  • Organize complex content ideas into a unifying interpretive experience;
  • Communicate effectively with the design team, the client team and the fabricators to make sure the big ideas and the content details are considered and incorporated into the design throughout the project;
  • Write about projects once they are completed, in order to communicate their story, features and innovations to a wider audience (for marketing, articles or other collateral material).

Qualifications:

The right candidate will be a researcher and writer, with 5‐10 years of professional experience in Museum Design, Interpretive Planning or Museum Programming. They will be comfortable leading portions of workshops. Our Content Developer / Interpretive planner will act as the designated writer/editor for projects from concept design through fabrication, writing phase reports as well as museum labels, signs, graphic panels and exhibit copy.

Familiarity with the following systems are beneficial: Microsoft Office Suite; Adobe Creative Suite; Deltek Vision Resource Planning.

MIG is an equal opportunity employer actively seeking diversity in our team‐based working environment. Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. We provide competitive benefits and salaries.

Please submit a letter of interest, resume, three references, and a single PDF file of representative work via email to: arupp@migcom.com (reference “Content Developer Position” in the subject line).

Or by USPS
Attention: Content Developer Position
MIG | Portico
1500 Fourth Avenue, #510
Seattle, WA 98101


Project Architect

MIG | Portico is seeking a dynamic young professional, interested in contributing to a boutique architecture practice within a 220‐person, nationally recognized planning and design firm. Opportunities: mission‐driven clients; community‐based and visitor‐centered architectural projects; growth and leadership; travel; and a collaborative design environment. Bring: enthusiasm and energy; an interest in complex projects at all scales, a knack for business development and marketing; a good understanding of how buildings go together; a willingness to get good ideas from anywhere; and thoughts about how good work gets done in a sustainable way.

MIG has headquarters in Berkeley, CA, with 12 offices in five states. Our employees form a unique company with nationally recognized skills in planning, design, communications, management, technology and science. Our two Seattle offices include architecture, landscape architecture, civil engineering, exhibit design and interpretive planning. Working collaboratively, often in dynamic cross‐disciplinary teams, we bring an integrated approach to the practical implementation of our core values and ideals. Our clients connect people to nature and culture, and we help them do that through design.

The Project Architect will:

  • Lead and assist project teams in all phases of architectural design;
  • Serve as Project Manager for projects with a wide range of construction values, which may be across the country or around the world;
  • Manage the architectural detailing and documentation process for diverse project types.

The first project assignment for the successful candidate will be the completion of a museum project that is currently in the Contract Documents Phase. Responsibilities will include:

  • Develop an understanding of the project program, basis of design and documentation to date.
  • Manage the internal MIG|Portico team, including architecture and landscape architecture.
  • Manage the local and on‐location consultant team (Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Lighting, Civil, Retail Consultant, local consulting Architect) to complete and coordinate documents.
  • Review exhibit design documents (work by in‐house team) to evaluate implications for A/E scope and for coordination requirements.
  • Review pricing documents and coordinate with subconsultant team to review by discipline.
  • Oversee Contract Administration phase work throughout construction phase.

Familiarity with the following systems are beneficial:

  • Autodesk products, including AutoCAD And Revit
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Deltek Vision CRM and Opportunities modules

Minimum Qualifications:

The right person will have 7‐12 years of experience, either licensed or directly on the way to licensure. They will have experience with effective and accurate completion of the CD phase, and self‐directed CA management. They will bring experience with projects that include visitor facilities, live and static collections, interpretive exhibits, community buildings, and/or projects with extensive engagement of site design and landscape architecture.

MIG is an equal opportunity employer actively seeking diversity in our team‐based working environment. Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. We provide competitive benefits and salaries.

Please submit a letter of interest, resume, three references, and a single PDF file of representative work via email to: arupp@migcom.com (reference “Project Architect Position” in the subject line).

Or by USPS
Attention: Project Architect
MIG | Portico
1500 Fourth Avenue, #510
Seattle, WA 98101


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