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Lead Interiors Specialist

Ball State University
Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 20, 2024

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Position Title

Lead Interiors Specialist

About this Opportunity

Ball State University welcomes applications for our Lead Interiors Specialist position.

Our Statement on Inclusiveness

At Ball State University, inclusiveness is one of the enduring values and informs all of our work. We define ‘inclusiveness’ as a commitment ‘to respect and embrace equity, inclusion, and diversity in people, ideas, and opinions.’ As such, this value incorporates a commitment to inclusive excellence and freedom of expression.

Benefits and Community

Ball State University offers an excellent benefits package for eligible positions. Click here to explore options.
  • Affordable Healthcare

  • Retirement

  • Tuition Remission (For eligible employees, their dependents, and spouse)

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • Professional Development

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Length of Assignment

Full-Time At-Will

Position Function

Oversee and lead interior projects including but not limited to furnishings, flooring replacements, and window treatment replacements. Specify, estimate and purchase campus furnishings for offices, conference rooms, classrooms, public lounges, and dining halls. Select finishes and materials for in-house interior remodels. Coordinate materials standards, and provide final approval in collaboration with the design team on material selections made by contractors. Provide solutions to concerns regarding space, function and ergonomics.

Minimum Education

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in interior design or architecture, or related field.

Minimum Experience

Five years of interior design, furniture specification, and materials selection.

Minimum Other

Knowledge of AutoCAD and CET software; excellent oral and written communication skills.

Authorization to work in the US

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Preferred Education

Master’s degree from an accredited institution in a related field.

Preferred Experience

Ten years of interior design experience; five years in higher education.

Preferred Other

Professional affiliation to networks focused on interior design, university planning, and/or facilities maintenance. Knowledge of University archives processes and drawing documents. Knowledge of necessary building and ADA codes. Knowledge of material sustainability and environmental impacts.

Pre-Employment Screening

Requires successful completion of a background check and education verification.

Position Title(s) Supervised

Student Design Assistants, Design Interns

Required Certifications

EEO Statement

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

About Ball State University

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 20,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 270+ undergraduate and graduate programs. Many of our master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees rank among the best in the nation. We engage students in educational, research, and creative endeavors that empower our graduates to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives enriched by lifelong learning and service, while we enhance the economic, environmental, and social vitality of our community, our state, and our world.

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Department Information

Salary Range is between $55,000-$65,000.

Department Email or Phone Number

Duties & Responsibilities



Job Duty

In collaboration with the Interior Designer and University Architects identify, plan, budget, and design interior projects on campus as assigned.



Job Duty

Distribute and oversee interiors projects including furnishings, flooring replacements, and window treatments replacements. Serve as liaison to programs/departments, and/or requestor of services.



Job Duty

Provide recommendations to University Architects regarding the selection and procurement of furniture, fixtures, and equipment ( FFE ) for capital projects and in-house projects as well as oversee the installation of those items; track FFE orders and delivery schedules.



Job Duty

Coordinate and communicate building infrastructure requirements, such as electrical/data locations, as they relate to FFE items with various University technical staff members.



Job Duty

Prepare drawings and specifications using CAD and furniture design computer software; prepare furniture layouts for classrooms, laboratories and other common area spaces on campus; work with the Space Office and Central Stores on furniture moves.



Job Duty

Provide solutions to departments for furniture orders; meet with department staff to understand furniture needs; provide budgetary costs for available versus product costs; facilitate chair sample testing.



Job Duty

Recommend appropriate materials for replacement; assess product costs versus available budget; maintain tracking system for carpet purchases, installations, and billing; prepare flooring specifications for bidding purposes.



Job Duty

Assign and review work, orient and train staff, and make recommendations in all areas related to supervision, including but not limited to interviewing and selection, compensation, discipline, performance appraisal, and training and career development of staff personnel; student design assistants and/or design interns.



Job Duty

Approve invoices for purchases. File and track warranty claims, repairs, and modifications to existing furniture.



Job Duty

Research new products and materials and determine if they meet campus standards; communicate information on sub-standard products to purchasing.



Job Duty

Maintain finishes and equipment product and sample libraries that clients can view and that serve as resources for architects.



Job Duty

Prepare as-built interior finish reference reports and resources for campus buildings.



Job Duty

Develop and document campus standards for interior products and related installation processes for use by Facilities Planning architects and designers.



Job Duty

Maintain professional communication with campus clients to gather project information; assist with interior design options and solutions; provide information for accessibility requests.



Job Duty

Perform other related duties as assigned.

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Open Until Filled


Information regarding transcripts

The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.

Special Instructions Summary

Information for Applications Requiring a Cover Letter

In support of your application for this position, please prepare and submit a cover letter that describes how your qualifications and experiences align with the elements of the position description (or leadership profile). In your cover letter, please also describe how you have demonstrated a commitment to our University’s enduring values , including inclusiveness, which we define as a commitment ‘to respect and embrace equity, inclusion, and diversity in people, ideas, and opinions.’

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Undergraduate Transcripts
  2. Master's Transcripts


Ball State

Founded in 1918 in Muncie, Indiana, the public research university has grown to more than 22500 students

Spirited and motivated, we learn, grow, and take flight. Our faculty and staff—everyone in our community—embrace students as learning partners from day one. In classrooms and labs, in immersive learning projects, on the sports fields—with creativity and determination—Cardinals Fly. We are grounded in our values, lifted by our knowledge, and go confidently upward toward ever greater opportunities. Ours is a simple promise: to challenge each other to excel. And with Beneficence as our guide—We Fly.


We are committed to excellence through a talented and diverse faculty and staff. Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We engage students in educational, research, and creative endeavors that empower our graduates to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives enriched by lifelong learning and service, while we enhance the economic, environmental, and social vitality of our community, our state, and our world. We are excited that you want to join us in these endeavors!

The university offers excellent benefits, including health care and retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, and generous time off with pay. 

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