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 Team Leader

Reports to: CEO

Oversees: Marketing Coordinator(s) and Marketing Graphic Designer(s)

Collaborates with: Principals & Project Managers

The Portico Group seeks a full time Marketing Team Leader who will implement our marketing, public relations and business development initiatives as well as lead the marketing team.

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 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 primary functions of the Marketing Team Leader will be to:

  • Lead the marketing team.
  • Write and edit proposals, awards submittals, presentation submittals, etc. Assist the team as required in the proposal process.
  • Strategize and champion marketing, PR and business development initiatives.
  • Manage ads, awards, prospects, booths, conferences, RFP’s, cut-sheets and memberships.
  • Manage marketing data using Deltek Vision (CRM) and Synthesis software.
  • Develop and manage the marketing budget.
  • Implement strategic marketing goals.
  • Manage external communications such as conferences, social media, website and client relationships.
  • Minimum Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years of experience in the marketing field, including experience with design/engineering firm(s).
  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, business or related field.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills, including the ability to generate original writing for proposals, press, articles, awards and papers.
  • Effective leadership of a small team.
  • Experience managing and leading business development initiatives, in close collaboration with firm leadership.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and on several projects simultaneously.
  • Experience with Word, Excel, Adobe Creative Suite, and Deltek Vision (CRM) software.
  • 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 Team Leader") or mail to:

    Dawna Moini, HR Administrator The Portico Group 1500 Fourth Avenue, 3rd Floor 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.

    The Portico Group, 1500 4th Avenue, 3rd Floor, Seattle, WA, 98101-1670
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