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March 03, 2023

Hecker Guthrie are seeking an organized and personable individual to join their team as Practice Manager to cover maternity leave.


Hecker Guthrie is an award winning interior design practice located in the heart of Richmond. As a key member of the Studio Leadership Team, you'll be joining a group of passionate individuals, led by Principals Paul Hecker and Hamish Guthrie. Working in a dynamic and creative environment, your role will involve close collaboration with internal and external stakeholders to manage all elements of the Studio, from new business inquires to client and project oversight, from business and financial reporting through to recruitment and HR. This is a great opportunity to play a valued role within a supportive and close knit team of 16 (plus our beloved Studio dogs!)

This is a full time (37.5h per week) role, which will likely run from mid-May 2023 until late July 2024 (TBC).


Strong verbal and written communications skills,

Confident with Microsoft Office Suite - Word, Excel, Outlook,

Organised and proactive, able to multi-task and prioritise,

Experience in sales and negotiation,

Experience managing a medium sized team,

Experience in administration and operations,

Prior experience in a design firm desirable, but not required.


- New Business - receive and filter inquiries, maintain accurate records. Coordinate and attend client meetings, author fee proposals and submissions, negotiate financial and contract terms.

- Studio Resourcing and Billing - together with Associates, plan resourcing of the design team to all projects across the Studio to ensure the team are working to capacity and output is in line with financial budgets.

- Business Reporting - monitor and report on all aspects of business health including billing forecasts, new inquiries, project status and profitability, HR issues.

- HR - foster and maintain good communication across the team, ensure adequate staffing levels, recruitment and onboarding, performance management, direct oversight of administration assistant.


Supportive environment and great team culture.

Generous paid annual leave entitlements.

Training and development opportunities.

Varied and rewarding role. Please only apply for this role if you have full rights to work in Australia with no limitations / sponsorship requirements.

To apply: Send your resume with a cover letter introducing yourself to

Applications close: 31st March 2023

Applications without a considered cover letter will not be shortlisted.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted – thanks for your understanding!

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