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At PGAV Destinations, we create remarkable places.

Places to work, places to learn, places to discover, and places to play.

We know that exceptional destinations can only be made by people who possess that rare and unforgettable blend of creativity, professionalism, and experience. We also know that the best destinations are designed on a foundation of diverse perspectives and expertise. We encourage our people to find their own niche, and we support their continuous learning and growth by strongly advocating licensing and accreditation with resources, tutoring, and financial support.

Working in PGAV Destinations' offices

PGAV Destinations designs attractions, exhibits, and experiences that enrich lives. Using intuition, intellect, and imagination, PGAV Destinations help clients create enduring memories in the minds of their guests. PGAV is recognized as the leading master planner and designer of theme parks, zoos, museums, aquariums, heritages sites, destination retail, and brand-based celebrations.

Creating A Best Self

PGAV Destination’s culture focuses on empowering and celebrating employees through professional and personal development programs. One initiative, PGAV Go, offers a stipend for employees to do whatever they feel is best for their professional growth. From classes and conferences to international travel and inspiring animal encounters–every employee comes back with knowledge to share with their colleagues.

Always Learning

PGAV believes that the best destinations are designed on a foundation of diverse perspectives. Our staff works with experts to better understand the wide range of subjects that come with each unique project. Every day presents something new for our artists, architects, storytellers and strategists to discover, whether it’s learning about the day-to-day lives of astronauts or the anatomy of a narwhal. Each and every detail is taken into account to create work that clients love.

STEM Meets Design

You may not have gone to school for engineering or mathematics, but today, STEM relates to a broad range of disciplines. With cutting-edge technology solutions, the PGAV Destination designers are able to bring 3D renderings to life. When creating cultural exhibits in related fields, our architects use science as a basis for storytelling. The connections between STEM and design grow more and more apparent with every project, and lead to unique, exciting and innovative experiences for clients.

Giving Back

Each and every day at PGAV brings the opportunity to discover the world through new lenses, and those opportunities are especially clear on Volunteer Day. Each year, employees dedicate a day to giving back to local organizations that make the city we call home a better place. Petting dogs, playing with kids, planting tulips–there are many opportunities for employees to get out of the office, serve the community and have a little fun.

Dreamers, thinkers, and makers.
Meet our team.

Join the team.

We’re always looking for talented individuals specializing in architecture, exhibit design, landscape design, environmental graphics, sculpture, industrial design, urban planning, and other creative fields. Check back often to see our open positions.

In the meantime, please feel free to send your resume, portfolio, and one-page cover letter (maximum file size 9 MB) to Debbie.Weber [@] PGAV.com.

CREATIVE WRITER/STORYTELLER

PGAV Destinations is seeking a self-motivated and highly creative individual with a good understanding of tourism, hospitality, design, and architecture. The candidate must be able to learn quickly, be collaborative, have a strong work ethic, and be able to execute or work on multiple projects simultaneously as required.

We need a Creative Writer/Storyteller with an excitement for the travel and entertainment industry and a conversational tone, to be a voice for our brand by developing engaging content for our online and other media marketing and outreach programs. You must be able to write in several different formats, including newsletters (key to this role), blog posts, marketing materials, and social media posts. Your goal will be to create cohesive messages that promote our services to our current and future clients and staff.

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Education and Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, communications, creative writing, marketing, or similar discipline
  • 3+ years of writing experience in a similar role, preferably creative writing in the tourism industry

Skills

  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
    • Long form, short form, and in-between
  • Excellent attention to detail in writing, reviewing, and editing
  • Research acumen:
    • Ability to take an idea and research, flesh it out, and propose it to the team
    • Image research skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Expertise in grammar and punctuation
  • The ability to accept feedback and edit suggestions
  • Familiarity with navigating social media
  • Self-motivated and detail-oriented
  • Additional skills that would be a plus:
    • Press release writing
    • Interviewing
    • Photography
    • Videography

Job Requirements

  • Function as a teammate with 1-10 other staff members on a project
  • Contribute to brainstorming sessions and research and analyze topics
  • Collaborate with marketing team, project task force, and senior team
  • Write content for our newsletter, blog, social media pages, marketing materials, and advertising
  • Communicate with managers about edits before final publication
  • Meet deadlines
  • In-office position at our office in St. Louis, Missouri

To apply, send your resume, portfolio, and one-page cover letter (maximum file size 9 MB) to debbie.weber@pgav.com.

Apply now.

To apply, send your resume, portfolio, and one-page cover letter (maximum file size 9 MB) to debbie.weber@pgav.com.

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

PGAV – Peckham, Guyton, Albers & Viets, Inc.
Located in St. Louis, Missouri, PGAV is a global professional firm, specializing in planning, architecture, design, and destination consulting. Our staff of more than 120 professionals has successfully executed projects in more than thirty-five states and on five continents. As we begin our sixth decade of practice, we remain committed to the highest standards of quality, innovation, and thought leadership in all markets that we serve.

POSITION:
PGAV is seeking a full-time Executive Assistant to perform a variety of administrative tasks and support the company’s various teams.

REQUIREMENTS
• Bachelor’s Degree required
• Work experience as an Executive Assistant for a minimum of five years
• Experience in the architectural field is a plus
• Proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe Pro
• A team player who has strong communication, collaboration, active listening, and problem-solving skills
• Discretion and confidentiality
• Ability to organize a daily workload by priorities
• Must be able to meet deadlines in a fast-paced quickly changing environment
• A proactive approach to problem-solving with strong decision-making skills
• Be an integral part to help execute on a varying range of projects
• Comfortable adjusting to different work styles and management styles
• Adaptable and accommodating of work interruptions and ad hoc requests
• Ability to focus and function in an open workspace
• Work in office in downtown St. Louis

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Support various projects from the initial contract through the project’s completion.
• Schedule and coordinate client meetings.
• Coordinate travel: domestic and international travel arrangements, prepare itineraries, plan logistics, and submit expense reports.
• Construction Administration: Maintain Submittals and RFI logs for the project team.
• Assist other executive assistants and receptionist with excessive tasks when needed.
• Provide proofreading, grammar checks, and editing.

To apply, send your resume and one-page cover letter (maximum file size 9 MB) to debbie.weber@pgav.com.

Apply now.

To apply, send your resume, portfolio, and one-page cover letter (maximum file size 9 MB) to debbie.weber@pgav.com.

ARCHITECT

PGAV Destinations is seeking a self-motivated and highly creative individual with a good understanding of the technical aspects of architecture. The candidate must be able to learn quickly, be collaborative, have a strong work ethic, and be able to execute or work on multiple projects simultaneously as required by Project Leads. Project work will include all levels and phases of design from concept through construction documentation and construction administration.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s or Master of Architecture from an accredited college or university
  • 3-6 years of experience in an architectural firm

Skills

  • Great hand and digital sketching abilities
  • Proficiency in Revit, AutoCAD, and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Proficiency in 3D modeling software such as Rhino, SketchUp, and/or 3ds Max is preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Knowledge of Code and ADA with ability to perform code analysis
  • In depth understanding of architectural building systems

Job Requirements

  • Ability to travel as needed
  • Communicate thoughts and ideas with the project team and clients
  • Strong ability to coordinate detailed conditions with the consultant team
  • Ability to be self-directed at times and problem-solve without continued daily direction
  • Licensure preferred but not required
  • Ability to lead small-scale projects and an internal team of 1-3 people from Schematic Design thru Construction Administration in collaboration with a Project Manager or Senior Project Architect

To apply, send your resume, portfolio, and one-page cover letter (maximum file size 9 MB) to debbie.weber@pgav.com.

 

Apply now.

To apply, send your resume, portfolio, and one-page cover letter (maximum file size 9 MB) to debbie.weber@pgav.com.

ENVIRONMENTAL GRAPHIC DESIGNER

PGAV Destinations is seeking a highly creative, experienced environmental graphic designer to work with the design and illustration of graphics for immersive brand and thematic environments. The candidate should have exceptional graphic design skills in addition to an understanding of the design process from concept through implementation.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, architecture, industrial design, or related field
  • 3-5+ years of experience in environmental graphic design or related industry

Skills

  • Strategic, hard-working, creative, conceptual, and a problem-solver
  • Ability to concept and sketch ideas by hand
  • Powerful communication and presentation skills
  • Proficient in Adobe CC Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, CadTools, FileMaker Pro, and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience with 3D rendering software including SketchUp, Revit, and/or Cad is preferred
  • Excellent understanding of architectural scales, sign drawings and documentation, and coordination with other disciplines
  • Experience working with fabricators and managing the shop drawing process
  • Ability to work on a number of complex projects to meet budget and schedule

To apply, send your resume, portfolio, and one-page cover letter (maximum file size 9 MB) to debbie.weber@pgav.com.

 
Apply now.

To apply, send your resume, portfolio, and one-page cover letter (maximum file size 9 MB) to debbie.weber@pgav.com.

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER

PGAV Destinations is seeking a self-motivated and highly creative individual with a good understanding of the technical aspects of architecture. The candidate must be able to learn quickly, be collaborative, have a strong work ethic, and be able to execute or work on multiple projects simultaneously as required by Project Leads. Project work will include all levels and phases of design from concept through construction documentation and construction administration.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s of Architecture from an accredited college or university
  • 1-3 years of experience in an architectural firm

Skills

  • Great hand and digital sketching abilities
  • Proficiency in Revit, AutoCAD, and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Proficiency in 3D modeling software such as Rhino, SketchUp, and/or 3ds Max is preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Knowledge of architectural building systems

Job Requirements

  • Ability to travel as needed
  • Function as a teammate with 1-10 other staff members on a project
  • Contribute to and sometimes lead coordination efforts with consulting team
  • Be a main contributor to documentation efforts from schematic design through construction administration
  • Understand ADA and code requirements
  • Begin development of architectural details with minimal to no oversight or direction
  • Report to a Project Architect or multiple Team Leaders for weekly assignments

 

To apply, send your resume, portfolio, and one-page cover letter (maximum file size 9 MB) to debbie.weber@pgav.com.

Apply now.

To apply, send your resume, portfolio, and one-page cover letter (maximum file size 9 MB) to debbie.weber@pgav.com.

 

Position salaries and compensation are commensurate with ability and experience. All applicants must be proficient in English, willing to travel, and able to work from PGAV headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, genetic information, or veteran or military status.

 

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