Intermediate Interior Designer

Business Development

Do you love hospitality design? Does working in a design office that is collaborative, relaxed and fun fit your lifestyle?

Earls Kitchen + Bar is hiring an Interior Designer to join our in-house, award-winning Store Design team at Earls Head Office in historic Gastown. This person will have a passion for restaurant design.

What makes Earls unique? We're unchaining the chain - meaning each restaurant is customized for that location and guest. Through local art, custom furniture, and custom lighting, our restaurants are notable for their unique personalities.

Our group is committed to innovation, and we seek to stay on the leading edge with every new project.

What else do we offer? How do access to leadership courses and goal setting programs sound?

And if you seek peer-to-peer collaboration, we've got that too. Our designers work closely with each other, our operations group, and the construction team, exposing to them all the facets that create a successful restaurant environment.

The person best suited for this role will be a progressive thinker who loves design and architecture. You take direction well, and love working in a collaborative environment. You are detail oriented, self motivated and have strong communication skills. At Earls Kitchen + Bar, we pride ourselves on being authentic – and this value applies to the people we hire, the food and drinks we prepare, the locations we create.

Please note: This is a one year contract position.


Earls Kitchen + Bar is a family-run business, launched by father and son, Leroy Earl “Bus” Fuller and Stanley Earl Fuller in the early ‘80s and is also one of North America’s most successful independent restaurant groups. There are about 7,000 employees at 69 locations from Vancouver to Miami. Earls started with a simple idea: a laid-back burger and beer joint. Earls' early success was based on innovation, the best ingredients and great service.

While keeping these core values, Earls has become a trend setting high end restaurant group known for ‘unchaining the chain’ with customized new build locations, and innovative improvements to existing restaurants. We are a force to be reckoned with in the restaurant industry where employees and partners feel a strong sense of pride representing the Earls brand.

  • Competitive base salary
  • Comprehensive health care benefits (including a healthy lifestyle spending account)
  • Earls 50% discount card for food and drinks at all Earls Kitchen + Bar and JOEY Restaurants locations
  • Leadership programs with career development and opportunity for advancement
  • Awards and recognition
  • Team building events
  • Assist in execution of site-specific design vision that will allow every new store design and renovation to effectively express the brand and provide functional excellence.
  • Execute the delivery of floor plans and conceptual designs for multiple projects.
  • Develop 3D models of conceptual designs for effective execution of working drawings (construction document packages.)
  • Deliver unified and stunning articulations of the brand by executing furniture, fixtures, and equipment package and producing purchase orders for custom items.
  • Engage and develop junior designers and design interns.
  • Pursue the best interest of the company through understanding of financial performance.
  • Manage, with support, project schedules of assigned new builds and renovation projects.
  • Liaise, with support, with consultants and architects on assigned projects.
  • Education: Degree or Diploma of Interior Design
  • Experience: Minimum 3 years experience as a Junior Interior Designer
  • Technical: AutoCad, Sketchup, Microsoft Office software
  • Execution of designs, floor plans and conceptual designs at a project level
  • Ability to execute multiple designs under tight deadlines
  • Sourcing and planning of Furniture, fixtures and equipment
  • Millwork detailing
  • Current knowledge of industry trends in retail store and restaurant design
  • Current working knowledge of building and compliance issues
  • A great sense of humour
  • A passion for food - we like to eat around here (sometimes wine is involved)
  • Appreciation of good design
  • Has a pulse on social, pop-culture, and what is happening in the world
  • Open to personal development and growth
  • Inspired by a face-paced and energetic environment
  • Big team player – able to support those around them

Be sure to include the job title in the subject line. We look forward to hearing from you.

Earls is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace, free from discrimination. We believe bringing together people of all backgrounds, experiences and abilities is essential to our success, and brings us closer to living our purpose to Make Life Awesome.

All employment decisions inclusive of recruiting, hiring, compensation, promotions and terminations are based on qualifications, competencies and merit, without the consideration of any legally protected ground. Reasonable accommodations are available upon request.

This is a great opportunity to join our amazing design team! Our studio is located at the Earls Head Office in historic Gastown. Earls is a collection of independently compelling restaurants, we are not 'cookie cutter.' We constantly innovate and set the bar high for ourselves and our peers. Earls offers incredible opportunity for growth, both personally and professionally. Apply now!

Wendy Tait

Managing Director - Design

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