BREAKFAST is a world renowned studio known for conceiving, designing, and developing some of the most high-tech kinetic art installations in the world. Our work has found its way into dozens of museums, lobbies, stadiums and public spaces. Now, more than ever, we look to push our capabilities to new heights both in design, engineering, and its impact on the world.
All of our installations and products have been produced with no more than 7 full-time employees, as we believe in operating as a small, nimble, and diversely-talented team. While we plan to expand incrementally, we aim to only invite the best of the best to our small table.
TITLE: Project Director
LOCATION: Brooklyn, NY (DUMBO)
WORKING HOURS: Full Time, Freelance to Full Time.
We’re looking to fill a crucial role here at BREAKFAST that is integral to our company operating at its greatest potential. This is a senior role and we're looking for someone with deep knowledge and understand with building projects. You will be dealing with a lot of external stakeholders, including our customers and their contractors. A background in architecture, engineering, construction or similar area is required.
You will be responsible for ensuring a smooth process (for our team and our customers) from the design and build phase through to the final installation of a given work. You will be the main contact to the clients/customers after a sale has been made, and responsible for gathering and delivering all information to and from them to keep each project on track and up to date. You will own our internal timelines, and should be the first one to uncover any potential timeline issues that could present themselves down the line.
We’re looking for someone who has a passion for technology. One who seeks to understand the inner workings of machines like those we create. Equally, we’re after someone who is hyper-organized and obsessed with having a clear vision of what things will look like 10 steps ahead.
The focus of the job to start will be on Flip-Discs and Brixels installations. You will work with our clients and their contractors to make sure the installation area is prepped to our spec. You will meet daily with the appropriate team members to ensure we are on track to hit each of our milestones. You’re responsible for setting up the shipping, travel, rental of equipment, etc needed by the team for a given installation. Ideally, you are the type to who’s always ready to roll up their sleeves and jump in wherever help is needed.
This hire will report directly to the Co-Founders of BREAKFAST, and work closely with our entire team.
Experience and Skills
10+ years of project lead management experience in construction, architecture, hardware engineering or similar field.
Exceptional communication skills and experience dealing with many stakeholders on large projects.
Crystal clear understanding of construction drawings. CAD experience is a bonus.
Architectural, Construction or Civil/Structural Engineering background is crucial.
Exceptional skills using spreadsheet and project management applications.
Timeline and Task management for teams and projects.
Creative and entrepreneurial mindset, always looking for ways to improve our process and overall business.
Comfort and confidence working with a very small team.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Benefits and Compensation
Work at a company unlike any other in the world, and have the opportunity to make a real impact.
Fun, creative and challenging work environment. Everyone learns something new every single day.
Competitive salary and uncapped commissions.
Health, dental, and vision insurance.
We encourage employees to take as much vacation they feel is appropriate, necessary, and/or desired. There is no theoretical cap, as long as goals are being met.
Free snacks, drinks and beers