Now Hiring: Senior Hospitality Interior Designer

Full Time, Salaried Position at Jacki Arena Interiors, Inc. in Safety Harbor, Florida (Tampa Area)

Who You Are

If you’re a designer who is able to work on full projects from concept to installation, believe design spaces should tell an essential, human story and have a desire for work-life balance, then you’re the designer we’re looking for!

Who We Are

Jacki Arena Interiors is an industry leading full-service interior design firm that has implemented creative design solutions for hospitality projects throughout the United States and the Caribbean since 2001.  We are a boutique firm with big hearts and a strong focus on Design That Makes a Difference.

What You’ll Do

At JAI, every team member has a personal space to express themselves. They each work on multiple projects, at various stages of the design process, while efficiently managing deadlines and unexpected challenges. They know how to communicate with a wide variety of clients, architects, vendors, and contractors, and enjoy working with people as much as design.

Does all of this sound exciting to you, including a culture of work/life balance? Then we want you on our team!  If you meet the following qualifications and want to join our JAI family, please contact us:


  • Lead project team in the creative process to meet client directives, standards, budget and schedule
  • Prepare presentations for clients and brands, as needed
  • Create client budgets and budget options
  • Assist with client meetings
  • Complete conceptual and schematic design phases
  • Create FF&E specification packages
  • Create full sets of ID documents to include plans, elevations, and details
  • Work with procurement companies to ensure the purchasing process goes smoothly
  • Responsible for project management, administration, and observation
  • Process shop drawings and finish material submittals
  • Responsible for effective delegation to other team members
  • Travel as required on a per project basis


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design
  • Minimum 3-5 years of hospitality interior design experience required
  • Enthusiastic, articulate and professional
  • A spirit to teach and mentor less experienced designers and interns
  • Ability and adaptability to handle various projects, meet deadlines and change priorities when necessary
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Solid organizational and multi-task skills
  • Experience with creating project budgets and schedules
  • Experience with selecting and sourcing FF&E, and working with manufacturers
  • Exceptional client service
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Proficient in Revit, AutoCAD, Photoshop, Adobe Creative Suite, MS Office
  • Familiarity with Spexx Documentation System is a bonus
  • A desire for work-life balance and flexibility in schedule

Our Values:

JAI is committed to designing spaces that make an impact in the lives of all who experience them and feels that telling a human story through the design of a space is essential to creating Design That Makes a Difference.  Jacki Arena leads a well-rounded team of individuals who offer decades of experience, and believe in a mentorship business model that allows her team to influence up-and-coming interior designers.  


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