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Job Location(s) 
US-FL-Ft. Lauderdale
Seminole Property 
Seminole Gaming - Corporate
Design & Construction
Position Type 
Full Time

Opportunity Details





In addition to its two Seminole Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos, the Seminole Tribe owns and operates the five Seminole Casinos in Coconut Creek and Hollywood, on the Southeast coast in Immokalee near Naples, on the Brighton Reservation north of Lake Okeechobee, and on the Big Cypress Reservation south of Lake Okeechobee.


The Seminole Tribe has long been recognized for innovation in its gaming and other businesses. It opened the first high-stakes bingo hall and casino in the United States in 1979. That facility was the forerunner of the Indian Gaming movement throughout North America.


Analysts believe today’s Seminole Tribe operates one of the most profitable gaming enterprises in the world. In March 2007, the Seminole Tribe of Florida acquired Hard Rock International, the first transaction of its kind by an Indian tribe. Hard Rock International is one of the most globally recognized music, entertainment, leisure and dining brands. It includes the world’s largest collection of authentic music memorabilia. The deal also includes licensing or franchise agreements for additional restaurants, hotels and Hard Rock Live performance venues.


Under the direction of the Vice-President Development (VP), the incumbent is responsible for overall design development of projects.




  • Must adhere to the Seminole Tribe’s Policies and Procedures.
  • Leads effort in developing comprehensive programs for new project developments.
  • Works effectively with Senior Management team, internal Development team and Operations team in developing project scopes and direction.      
  • Assist Director of Pre-Construction Services with project budget development (as needed).
  • Assist VP with the solicitation, interview and selection of all architects, designers and consultants.
  • Review/assist with the development of all design-related proposals and agreements.
  • Manage the design process, working with design team to source and select interior materials, finishes, and furnishings; create project specification documentation and assemble presentation boards.
  • Prepare and maintain project budgets including FF&E, A&E, AV, casino furniture, and other categories based on the individual project.
  • Communicate and collaborate with external project team designers and Development Department personnel as well as consultants and contractors.      
  • Conduct site visits, monitor the installation of interiors, and write field reports (out of town travel may be required.)
  • Establish design schedules and milestones with consultants.       Set up/attend weekly or regularly scheduled design development meetings.
  • Manage consultants from Schematic Design (SD), to Design Development (DD) to Construction Drawings (CD).
  • Ensure drawings and designs are completed on time and adhere to the established specifications and standards.
  • Review design progress drawings with Senior Management, property General Managers and all internal department heads (with the Director of Pre-Construction Services).
  • Obtain milestone approvals from the Director of Pre-Construction Services.
  • Monitor design consultants for adherence to budget criteria and time scheduling.
  • Advise on the development of design standards.
  • Manage employees to meet standards to maintain a high quality workforce.
  • Be a positive, approachable and accessible team leader that brings a mentoring energy to the team.
  • Be available to direct reports and internal team members.
  • Work in a collaborative manner for success.
  • Maintain high morale and low staff turnover rate.


  • B.A. Degree in Architecture, Interior Design or related field certification.
  • 5+ years experience in casino / hospitality design or related field, including management of staff.
  • Knowledgeable about principles of design, construction, engineering, and building regulations.
  • Experienced with standard concepts, practices, and procedures specific to Interior Design.
  • Experienced in programming, space planning, and detailing specific to Interior Design.
  • Ability to review plans, specifications, shop drawings and material samples.
  • Creativity in the development of hospitality design related interiors.
  • Ability to work independently, and to manage independent teams.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Acrobat, and graphic design programs such as Power Point, Photoshop, or similar.
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD and Revit for the coordination with project team CAD interior designers desired.


 Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to communicate effectively with guests, team members and management in both written and verbal form.
  • Able to self-start and persist with specific courses of action while exhibiting high motivation.
  • Able to make decisions on available information and take action.
  • Able to organize time and work efforts effectively with minimal supervision.
  • Able to relate to routine operations in a manner that is consistent with established protocol. Able to maintain a mature and professional attitude while dealing with time demands, able to work with tight deadlines.
  • Attention to detail imperative.



The Tribal Council gives preference in all of its employment practices to Native Americans. First preference in hiring, training, promoting and in all other aspects of employment is given to members of the Seminole Tribe who meet the job requirements. Second preference is given to members of other federally recognized Native American Tribes who meet the job requirements.


As part of Seminole Gaming’s employment process, final candidates will be required to obtain gaming licensure by completing a background check with Seminole Gaming Compliance and Regulations, prior to an offer being extended. These background checks may include, but are not limited to:


  • Credit Check
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Drug Screen    


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