Playground Designer

Amsterdam
Full-time
Salary: €26,000.00 to €52,000.00 /year


Earthscape is an award-winning, design-build firm that specializes in amazing, commercial, custom, contemporary timber playgrounds. Our main office and fabrication shop are located 1.5 hours west of Toronto, just outside of Elmira, Ontario. A second office is in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Our playgrounds are installed all over the world.

The playgrounds we design and build are custom, site specific and inspiring. Before going further, you must check out our website to see what you would be involved in creating.

A Playground Designer sounds like an amazing job, right?! It is!! Does anyone specifically train to be a playground designer? We’ve never met anyone who has…but we believe the right person for this role will likely have a background in Industrial Design.

We are currently looking for a Playground Designer to focus on early concept development. Your fellow team members have training in industrial design, landscape architecture, architecture and engineering. Ideally you will have experience working collaboratively with designers from different disciplines.

You will be involved in all aspects of the creative design of children’s play spaces. Our clients include internationally renowned Landscape Architecture firms; as well as cities, towns and municipalities; schools; non-profit organizations; and child care centres.

The nitty gritty:

§ you have academic training in a design discipline (preferably Industrial Design) with strong illustrative skills (hand sketching is key)

§ you have a kid-centred approach to life; in reading about this job you’re already dreaming about play spaces

§ you are abundantly creative but also have a strong intuition for constructability

§ you’re able to be creative within the rules; playgrounds must meet safety standards so our designs must be adapted to meet these regulations

§ you communicate with contagious passion and energy when making public presentations to explain your designs

§ you are proficient with Adobe design software and 3D modelling software; bonus points if you have worked in AutoCAD

What’s in it for you?

This job will offer you the opportunity to design the world’s most innovative playground projects in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. You will have the opportunity to develop and refine a wide variety of skills with a collegial team who are young, dynamic, and experienced. Teammates have an impressive range of backgrounds and knowledge; above all they are fun and dedicated to creating amazing playgrounds.

Our team are rewarded by a combination of:
-profit sharing and share ownership;
-a flexible and fun work environment;
-passionate, hard-working, collaborative colleagues;
-contributing to world-class projects;
-competitive salaries + benefits.