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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 Marie.Shellenberg [@] PGAV.com.

BIM System Manager

PGAV Destinations is looking for a skilled BIM Systems Manager to provide BIM management, development, education, and technical support across multiple project teams on all phases of project design. This team member would also be instrumental in the coordination of specific design-intensive, complex project issues, and unique design challenges specific to the type of work of PGAV Destinations. A PGAV BIM Systems Manager should be willing to step into a role of firm-wide leadership, future-proofing our BIM practices with strong communication skills to support a multi-office environment.

Specific job duties will include:

  • Develop and/or improve upon corporate standards, libraries, and project workflows both internal and cloud based
  • Development and management of BIM / Revit content to support project teams.
  • Provide hands-on technical support, project support, and education to project teams on a day-to-day basis.
  • Research, development, and implementation of multi software workflow integration practices.
  • Coordination of current & new software rollouts, updates, and plug-in tools with overarching IT Staff.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor or Master of Architecture professional degree or technical degree equivalent
  • Excellent communication, organization, and design skills
  • Excellent computer and graphic skills
  • Expert level proficiency in Revit
  • Revit certification preferred
  • Experience in coordination across multiple software platforms including SketchUp, Rhino, 3ds Max, Enscape and others
  • Experience in other CAD systems including Navisworks, AutoCAD, BSD SpecLink, and Newforma

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

DESIGNER/ILLUSTRATOR

PGAV Destinations is seeking a talented Designer/Illustrator to imagine immersive environments at all scales, from conceptual design through detailed design development. This creative designer will work with project teams on new project development and concept design across a variety of project types. The candidate should have exceptional drawing and painting skills, in addition to a comprehensive understanding of the design process.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s or Masters of Arts degree from an accredited college or university
  • 1-3 years of professional experience in a creative environment

Skills

  • Great traditional and digital sketching abilities
  • Strong understanding of artistic lighting, color, and composition
  • Strong proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, especially Photoshop
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Proficiency in 3D modeling software such as Rhino, SketchUp, ZBrush, and/or 3ds Max (preferred, but not required)
  • Basic understanding of Revit, AutoCAD, or other CAD software (a plus, but not required)
  • Basic understanding of fabrication methods for immersive, thematic environments (a plus, but not required)

Job Requirements

  • Ability to travel as needed
  • Function as a teammate with several other interdisciplinary staff members on a project
  • Develop immersive environments with a wide range of creative direction
  • Report to one or multiple Team Leaders for weekly assignments

To apply, send your resume, portfolio, and one-page cover letter (maximum file size 9 MB) to marie.shellenberg@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.

ORLANDO STUDIO

PGAV Destinations will hire 20 to 30 workers for the new Orlando office. PGAV is finalizing lease negotiations and has not disclosed the studio’s address, but it will be close to Orlando’s theme parks.

We are especially looking to recruit employees early in their careers and graduates of local universities’ theme park design programs.

“One of the great strengths about having an office down there is being able to tap into the strengths and talents that exist in what we consider to be — [and] what’s becoming — the theme park design capital of North America,” said Vice President Ned Diestelkamp, who will run the Orlando office and lead its recruitment efforts.

Apply now.

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

 

Apply now.

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

Apply now.

To apply, send your resume, portfolio, and one-page cover letter (maximum file size 9 MB) to marie.shellenberg@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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