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, The Portico Group offers excellent benefits and competitive salaries.

Submit materials to hr@porticogroup.com.

Open Positions

Marketing and Communications Manager

Reports to: CEO

Collaborative Team: Marketing Coordinator(s), Marketing Graphic Designer(s), Principals and Project Managers

Wanted: An enthusiastic and forward-thinking Marketing professional to join our Seattle-based practice. The Portico Group seeks a Manager who will help to create and steward our marketing, public relations and business development initiatives and energize the firm’s thought leadership and content-based marketing efforts. Excellent writing skills are critical to success in this position!

The Portico Group is a multidisciplinary design firm in downtown Seattle. We are a national leader in the design of visitor-driven facilities. Our mission as a design firm is to connect people to nature and culture in meaningful ways through design of zoos, aquariums, children’s facilities, public gardens, visitor centers, museums, parks and other centers of informal learning. Disciplines include Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Exhibit Design and Interpretive Planning. Current projects are located in the Puget Sound region, across the US and in several countries around the world.

The Marketing and Communications Manager will:

  • Strategize and champion marketing, PR and business development initiatives. With the Principals, develop and implement the strategic marketing plan.
  • Lead the development of content for knowledge-based business development. Engage both experts and emerging leaders in the firm to generate content for internal and external firm resources.
  • Represent the firm externally through conferences and prospective client contacts.
  • Steward the firm’s internal and external brand.
  • Lead and assist the marketing team in production of proposals, awards submittals, presentation submittals, etc.
  • Gather, manage and interpret data using Deltek Vision (CRM)

Management and Experience Areas:

  • Excellent writing/editing skills (development of content and/or adding sparkle to content provided) including the ability to generate original writing for proposals, press, articles, awards and papers.
  • Implementation of strategic marketing goals
  • Development and management of marketing budgets
  • Identification and management of prospects, assembling consultant teams, preparation of project summaries and cut-sheets, and responding to RFPs.
  • Management of advertising, awards submissions, conference participation and booths, and professional memberships.
  • Management of external communications such as conferences, social media, website and client relationships.
  • Familiarity with:
    • Deltek Vision CRM and Opportunities modules
    • Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office Suite
    • Social media
    • Content development
    • Knowledge and thought leadership management
    • Contact/Client management process
    • Internal and external brand management

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Five to ten years of experience in the marketing field, including experience with design/engineering firms and/or the cultural and themed attractions sector.
  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, business or related field.
  • Willingness and ability to travel as needed for conferences and presentations.

The Portico Group is an equal opportunity employer actively seeking diversity in our team-based working environment. Salary is commensurate with talent and experience. We provide excellent benefits and competitive salaries.

Please submit a letter of interest, resume, three references, and 2-3 samples of written work and/or visual portfolio via email to:

hr@porticogroup.com (reference “Marketing and Communications Manager” in the subject line)

Or by USPS:
Attention: Human Resources
The Portico Group
1500 Fourth Avenue, #300
Seattle, WA 98101


Zoo Exhibit Designer

The Portico Group seeks a creative and experienced Zoo Exhibit Designer. The position requires a strong understanding of zoological exhibit design. A background in architecture, landscape architecture or interpretive exhibit design is required.

Position Requirements include:

  • Ability to design live animal exhibits.
  • A working knowledge of artificial rockwork, landforms, water features, interpretive exhibits and viewing structure design.
  • Presentation drawing and sketching skills, with fluency in the use of AutoCAD.
  • Experience with large scale projects.
  • A proven ability to develop and review clear and concise construction drawings.
  • A minimum of four years zoo design experience.
  • Professional licensure is a plus.

  • Email letter of interest, resume and abbreviated portfolio to hr@porticogroup.com or mail to: Human Resources, The Portico Group, 1500 4th Avenue, 3rd Floor, Seattle, WA 98101.

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