Part-time Sales Associate Positions



  • Compensation: Approx $12/hr
  • 10-25 hrs per week – and they will work around your class schedule
  • Apply at (I hope this link works – I tried to take you to the page of the position posting) If not, go to the RH website–>Careers. Make sure you select the Aurora location.

Restoration Hardware Store

Here is the official posting from Restoration Hardware:

At RH, we believe deeply that the “right” people are our greatest asset. RH is a curator of design, taste and style in the luxury lifestyle market. We offer our collections through our retail galleries, source books and online at The RH brand platform includes RH, Modern, RH Baby & Child, RH TEEN and RH Contemporary Art. We value innovation, taking risks and boldly going where no company has gone before. We believe you’re either striving to get better or allowing yourself to get worse-there is no such thing as staying the same. The power of innovation comes from leveraging the creative minds and spirit of all our people, at all levels of the organization. We embrace those people who have the courage to put forth new ideas and breathe new life into our company. Innovation is at the core of what we do.


  • Live Our Values: People, Quality, Service and Innovation
  • Commit to a higher level of customer service for our clients
  • Be willing to engage and create an excellent customer experience
  • Use skills and knowledge to assist in customer purchases and decisions
  • Possess the ability to work well with a team of people to achieve goals
  • Be willing to work a flexible work schedule, including some nights and weekends


  • Live Our Values: People, Quality, Service and Innovation
  • Commit to a higher level of customer service for our clients
  • Possess the ability to work in a warehouse setting, with some heavy lifting required
  • Possess the ability to work with safety protocols as a top priority
  • Possess the ability to work with a team of people to achieve goals
  • Be willing to work a flexible work schedule, including some nights and weekends

We believe that service starts inside the organization and embrace a concept called “People First.” At RH, you will receive generous benefits, an incredible product discount and plenty of opportunity for career advancement. Simply put, it means “if we expect our people to deliver first-class service to our customers, we must first deliver first-class service to our people.” Restoration Hardware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, or any other status protected by Federal or State law or local ordinance.


Kitchen Designers Needed – Zip Cabinets

They are located in Villa Park, near North Avenue & Rt 83, with a satellite location in Lisle.


FULL-TIME DESIGNER POSITION – Salary + commission depending on experience & qualifications.

PART-TIME DESIGNER POSITION – could be used as an Internship to meet NKBA requirement – $12-$16/hr, depending on experience & qualifications.

If interested in applying, provide resume and cover letter to Joe Zhang via email at:


Kitchen designers are responsible for creating and renovating kitchens to ensure that the design meets the requirements of their clients. The designs must be convenient and comfortable for the people who will use and live in them. They can design kitchens for homes and commercial establishments such as restaurants, hospitals, hotels and cafeterias.


  • Plan the functional aspects and the visual look of the kitchen spaces for their clients.

  • Deal with clients first: discuss the details of the project, draw the plan according to the client’s needs, prepare an estimated cost for the project, talk with architects, work with subcontractors, order the appliances and materials to be used and spearheaded the overall kitchen installation.

  • Plan for the whole aspect of the kitchen including layout, color, lighting, cabinets, floor coverings, appliances, work spaces.

  • Illustrate detailed plans either through hand drawings or computer software.

  • Understand how to read blueprints, building and fire codes, and stay current on the latest design trends.

  • Be able to do both bathroom and kitchen designs in residential and commercial areas.

  • Develop and sell design solutions for clients, which includes strategic pricing and project management skills.


Sharp, creative eye, good listening, drafting, and layout skills. Ability to use computer software, laser scanners, and architect scale. Knowledge of building construction and industry trends, communication skills, administrative skills.


Offices, design sites, flexible work schedules are required to meet with clients


Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in interior design/kitchen & bath design. An art or design background could also be useful.


Job Posting TOMS-PRICE







Are you an Interior Designer looking for the freedom to manage your career like your own business? Are you looking for the freedom of design that our 100+ vendors can offer you?   Are you looking to have a balance in your work – life?  Are you interested in working full-time or part-time with only one weekend day a week?  Toms-Price offers this and more to our employees.  Toms-Price Home Furnishings is a highly-respected home furnishings retailer which provides quality furnishings and superior design services to our customers.  We are currently recruiting for Interior Designers for both part-time and full-time positions.  Our stores are in Bloomingdale, Lincolnshire, Skokie, South Barrington, and Wheaton, Illinois.   Candidates must be willing and able to work at least one weekend day and one evening per week. We offer new employees an hourly rate plus commission. We also offer experienced hires a higher straight commission plan if they prefer.

We offer employees the freedom:

  • of design with 100+ vendors to choose from

  • to manage their career like it is their own business

  • to manage your work-life balance by offering both full-time and part-time positions.

Candidates must be willing and able to work at least one weekend day and one evening per week. We offer new employees an hourly rate plus commission. We also offer experienced hires a straight commission plan, at a higher commission rate, if they prefer.

Job duties:

  • Work directly with customers to facilitate sales.

  • Meet minimum sales accountability levels as determined by management.

  • Issue price quotes and product information as needed.

  • Follow up on all written price quotes as appropriate on a regular basis.

  • Maintain awareness of all current store and special vendor promotions.

  • Provide follow up on customers’ purchase orders for changes, status checks, cancellations, etc.

  • Enlarge pool of potential customers by word of mouth, emails, direct mail, social media, or any other method approved by management.

  • Provide superior customer service by following up with customers to ensure design specifications have been met, providing necessary communication and support in assisting the Customer Service Department with customer issues as appropriate.

  • Maintain customer files, floor plans, etc.

  • Attend store and vendor sales meetings as requested.

  • Attend periodic trips to manufacturers as requested.

  • Stay abreast of design trends within the home furnishing industry.

 We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

Please e-mail your resume, with subject line “Resume for Interior Designer / Sales Associate Position”, to: Barbara Erickson at



And the winner is…. Allison Schutz

Allison Schutz

Congratulations to COD Interior Design student extraordinaire Allison Schutz for taking home the top student award – and $2000 honorarium – at the 5th Annual IIDA Illinois Chapter RED Awards. There are numerous categories for professionals, but only one student award.

The competition is open to all Illinois Architecture and Interior Design firms and any student from an interior design program in the state of Illinois.

Allison’s project was a restaurant, Ganache, and was completed for the Contract Design Studio last spring. Be sure to check out her submission which has been posted in the main 3rd floor lobby.

Three other COD students also submitted fine projects in the competition. We hope to get them printed and posted in the Interior Design hallway so everyone can see the excellent work done by our students.

RED Program



An NKBA member Kitchen & Bath Studio in St. Charles is looking to hire someone in a full-time designer/sales position. Must be proficient in AutoCAD. A perfect opportunity for kitchen and bath grads, or soon to be grads!

Full-time position

Salary & Commission

Please contact Terry Dowling




If you are waiting for an email replay from Jane… send it again ;)

Remind me

This is me.

I had bronchitis before spring break and may have missed seeing a message or two. Or Ten. Or more. Then I was gone over break, with no access to my email. I feel fine again, but haven’t been able to go back and see everything that came in while I was sick or on break. That’s why I thought I’d better write this post.

And from now on, if you are still waiting for a reply after a few days, please resend your email. I receive over a hundred emails a day and have classes, meetings, and other responsibilities to juggle. Even when I’m not sick or gone, it can be hard to keep up with them. Don’t  hesitate to check by emailing again. Never think that I am intentionally ignoring your message. I sincerely try to do as much as I can and care about all of our students. I just have a lot of balls to keep in the air.

Just wanted you to know.

Kitchen & Bath Designer – Home Depot in Carol Stream

The Home Depot in Carol Stream is looking for a Kitchen & Bath Designer. One of our grads is currently a K&B designer there and tells me that they would like to hire another designer ASAP.

If you have completed the K&B courses and are interested in applying, you should submit an application on-line at

Then I suggest that you email the department supervisor, Dianna Zychowski, to introduce yourself and let her know that you have applied. You could also ask her any additional questions related to the job. Her email address is:

Kitchen & Bath Internship at LaMantia Design & Remodeling in Hinsdale


LaMantia Design & Remodeling has just moved into their new showroom in Hinsdale – on Ogden just west of the Tollway – and it is beautiful. I took a tour yesterday, when I met with one of their lead designers about the internship opportunity, and it would be a fabulous place to work.

They are looking for someone who has completed at least one of the Kitchen & Bath courses since the intern should able to work with K&B drawings, equipment, and materials. Knowing the Chief Architect computer program is also a plus. They need someone ASAP, but hours can change after the spring semester is finished and you may have more time.

Duties: Assist lead designer in all phases of the project. Each project will have a Lead Designer and a Selections Specialist/Designer. LaMantia understands that this will be a learning opportunity for the intern, but also a chance for the intern to contribute to their business. The intern could be called upon to assist with:

  1. Retrieving appliance specifications and updating project files
  2. Updating client selections on spreadsheet files
  3. Compiling the “Warranty Packet” given to each client upon the completion of a project (this covers warranties and care information, which is very important for K&B designers to understand –> a great learning opportunity).
  4. Sitting in on client meetings
  5. Shadow designer on project leads & home visits
  6. Answering Phones
  7. Greeting clients in the showroom
  8. Filing

You would need to be available to work some (not all) Saturdays. This is a busy day in the residential remodeling industry.

This is a paid position, at least at minimum wage, but with consideration given if previous experience (sales, customer service) would be a factor.

There is potential to grow with the LaMantia organization.

If you are interested, please contact Gina Mazzone. Include your email cover letter and a resume. She is a COD grad and has been with LaMantia for 15 years. You will not need to have a final/finished portfolio, but you will need to show examples of your work.

Interior Design Jobs & Internships


To: Interior Design Students

From: :)ane

Subject: Interest vs. Committment

I’ve been posting job opportunities on this blog for many years now, and will continue to do so. But I am always surprised (and sad) to learn that nobody inquired about or applied for a particular job.

The design industry is finally doing very well again. There are more opportunities than ever. Firms are searching for good candidates to hire.

I think it’s time for you to decide. Do you really want a career as an Interior Designer?

A few years ago, you could use the economy as an excuse – because there just weren’t many jobs out there. But that is no longer true. All of us on the COD Interior Design faculty are not just “interested” in giving you a quality education. We are COMMITTED to preparing you to succeed. And we even find job opportunities for you. But you have to take it from there. You will gain valuable experience from any internship or job that you do.

Please… think about this: Are you committed to your success? It takes commitment to find success. What can and should you do to make that happen? If you decide that it is time to take that next step, to use what you learned in the classroom within a workplace setting, that is great. Apply for jobs.

But I’d also like you to remember one additional thing… that you are a representative of the Interior Design program at COD. Do your best to make us proud and represent other students who will be following in your footsteps. We want everyone to know that COD has an excellent Interior Design program and prepares amazing students!!!