Island Point Interiors, a well-established Port Douglas based interior design studio, is experiencing exceptional growth, and seeks a Design Studio Manager. This position requires leadership and efficient management of the design team in all aspects of project fulfilment.


  • you will liaise between owners, contractors, subcontractors, the design principal, and any other relevant parties
  • you are required to carefully plan design projects, using industry best practice 
  • you will need to demonstrate excellent project management skills, as well as a strong creative flair in interior design and decoration 
  • you will be managing multiple design projects simultaneously, and be able to handle pressure, stay organised and multi-task effectively  
  • candidates should have a strong sense of self-accountability, meticulous attention to detail, excellent judgement, positive energy and infectious enthusiasm


  • lead meetings as required, manage project performance, and provide feedback to Design Principal
  • plan and effectively monitor project benchmarks, deadlines and relay to Design Principal
  • participate in strategic meetings
  • manage project budgets and provide weekly financial reporting
  • ensure quality assurance throughout project lifecycle
  • prepare design proposals as required


  • demonstrated ability to apply proactive, innovative and consultative approach in interaction with all clients, designers and developers
  • demonstrate good judgement and excellent communication skills in a fast-paced environment
  • displays excellent grooming, presentation skills and communication skills
  • identify opportunities for new processes, workflows and business solutions
  • demonstrated history of building and maintaining strong client relationships
  • demonstrated past experience in handling multiple clients with varying project deadlines
  • use time-management skills to achieve goals while working under tight deadlines
  • ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • advanced computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite and MYOB Accounting software

This is a full-time position based in Port Douglas.  The Design Principal is open to the opportunity to invite the successful applicant to take equity in the business on favourable terms.

Please contact Janet Mackay via email for remuneration package and further details.