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PA and project administrator
at 6a Architects

6a architects has an opportunity for a PA and project administrator to join its London team.

6a architects is looking for a dynamic, proactive and switched on PA and project administrator to support the directors and wider studio in the daily running of a busy architecture practice. The position is integral to the studio and the successful individual will work closely with the two founding directors and colleagues, providing administrative assistance across a range of projects. German language skills will be considered favourably, as one of the directors teaches at ETH Zurich in Switzerland. The role will suit someone with a genuine passion for architecture and/or the arts who is keen to be at the heart of a fast-paced creative environment and enjoys a multi-faceted role.

Hours: 9am-6pm, Mon – Fri

Salary: 22-28k per annum dependent on experience.

The PA and project administrator role is diverse with a range of responsibilities, including but not limited to:

PA responsibilities

  • arranging domestic and international travel for the directors and studio
  • scheduling meetings and managing the directors’ hectic diaries in Outlook
  • drafting and responding to correspondence on behalf of the directors
  • editing essays, lectures and other texts
  • assisting with Swiss university arrangements (scheduling visiting lecturers, external events, etc.)

Project administration and PR coordination

  • researching, writing and formatting PPQs/EOIs
  • coordinating text and image assets from colleagues
  • liaising with the external PR firm to ensure the accurate and timely supply of press assets
  • submitting project tender and award applications online
  • layout and production of practice literature (profiles booklets, project pamphlets etc) in InDesign
  • coordinating and assisting with press events
  • regularly updating the website

Studio support

  • answering calls and taking messages for colleagues
  • acting as gatekeeper, screening all calls and requests to directors
  • preparing for studio visits and meetings
  • taking minutes, typing up notes and distributing actions

The successful application will have the following skills and attributes:

  • highly organised and pro-active
  • an ability to manage multiple complex projects and diaries with changing priorities and deadlines
  • the ability to act with discretion at all times
  • strong writing skills and close attention to detail in all work
  • Adobe InDesign skills (other Creative Suite skills useful)
  • German language skills are an advantage
  • a genuine interest in and enthusiasm for architecture, the arts and the wider world
  • previous experience in a similar role

To apply, please send a CV (no more than two pages) and a short covering letter outlining your suitability and relevant experience for this specific role to using the ‘apply’ link below.

Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis, so early applications are advised.