Out of Work Architects and Designers Job Search Websites

Here are some job search websites out of work Architects and Designers can use to find new jobs.

The list below of job search websites and resources does not include every job search website, however, these are online resources that I have personally used and have experience with using that I feel comfortable recommending. Good luck!!

LinkedIn Jobs

Harness LinkedIn’s Jobs search database that will allow you to search by seniority level and geographical location. For Architects and Designers in the A&E industry, be mindful many IT positions share the same job title as ours. Also, be mindful that many open positions on LinkedIn, you have the option to apply using your LinkedIn profile – be certain to update and completely infill your LinkedIn profile prior to applying.

AIA Career Website

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has a career search and open position webpage that you can leverage. You are able to search by experience level and geographic location. Be mindful, not all open architectural positions will make it to this website. Only open positions that firms decide to advertise on this website.

AIA Salary Calculator

The 2019 AIA Salary Calculator is good resource and point of reference for those looking to advance their career and have an understanding of their architectural salary based on their experience level. While this data is roughly a year old, it gives you insight into salary targets you should be striving for.

Ladders

For my fellow mid-level to senior Architects and Designers, check out the Ladders website. Ladders is a website that is focused more on senior level individuals looking for and previously making six figure salaries.

CareerBuilder

I have found, during my own job search routine, the Careerbuilder.com website to be a little more intuitive than some of the other job search websites.

Indeed

Indeed.com, in my personal opinion, is a job search website that has some of the better notifications and frequent updates for those looking for open positions in their current or new geographic locations.

Archinect

If you’re searching for an architectural position in a large city/large market, I suggest using the Archinect website. A tip – not required – create your free personal profile on this website prior to applying or searching.

Salary.com

Salary.com is not only a good resource to cross validate your potential worth, it also has a job search component.

About the Author J. Daniel Jenkins, AIA, NCARB is a licensed Architect, Theme Park Design Consultant, and former Senior Project Design Manager at Walt Disney Imagineering with over twenty years of subject matter expertise and design team leadership experience. Jenkins is the creator of themeparkarchitect.com who's goal is to teach individuals about theme park architecture and design, how to become theme park architects and designers, and discuss themed entertainment industry related topics. For nearly a decade, Mr. Jenkins has worked in the themed entertainment industry on new themed entertainment attractions, theme park lands, and new theme parks. Upon leaving Walt Disney Imagineering, Jenkins started his own Design Management Consulting company where he has consulted with and provided subject matter expertise and project leadership for new, confidential projects for several themed entertainment companies. Mr. Jenkins holds a five-year Master of Architecture degree from the Savannah College of Art and Design and a Virtual Design and Construction Certificate from Stanford University.
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