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Project Manager
US-Based (Remote)

Ralph Appelbaum Associates is seeking a full-time US-based Project Manager. This position is remote.

The Project Manager will be a highly motivated problem-solver with a proven history of successfully running projects in museums, exhibitions, and other cultural or corporate visitor center projects from conception to completion, or similar experience in similar architectural or construction industries. In coordination with senior staff, the position is responsible for helping to ensure that each project is completed on time, on budget, and to the highest standards.The candidate must be self motivated, have excellent communication skills, and be able to balance the artistic integrity of the design with the financial requirements of the project.   Further, the candidate must be able to coordinate across several internal design disciplines (architectural, graphics, lighting, content, research, media etc), and be adept at steering multiple-faceted client teams to consensus.


  • Oversee the management of multiple projects;
  • Experience in management of design/ build projects is a plus;
  • Oversee the RAA contract, work plans, staffing plans and project fees;
  • Manage contracts with sub-consultants and freelancers;
  • Monitor project progress, and ensure milestone deliverables conform to contractual requirements; 
  • Ensure that the projects are delivered on time and within budget;
  • Flag and resolve schedule or budget issues;
  • With senior staff, serve as client liaison for reporting project progress;
  • Enter and maintain project data in RAA’s PM software, Deltek Vantagepoint;
  • Prepare workplans and staffing schedules across disciplines;
  • Manages project invoicing with RAA’s accounting team;
  • Report project status to Director of Project Management;
  • Coordinate the flow of information between disciplines;
  • Maintain personal utilization targets.


  • BA, other advanced degree, or equivalent years of experience;
  • 5+ years of project management experience in architecture, interior design, arts administration, or other comparable field;
  • PMP or equivalent certification preferred;
  • Excellent time and task management and organizational skills;
  • Strong negotiation, management, and leadership skills;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Workspace;
  • Knowledge of Deltek Vantagepoint a plus;
  • High degree of familiarity with contract documents and subcontract documents, including typical terms and conditions;
  • Demonstrated on-time and on-budget project delivery;
  • Experience working concurrently with multiple stakeholders;
  • Ability to work efficiently across a wide range of activities and projects;
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.


RAA offers a competitive benefits package to our full-time staff, including: medical, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; 401k enrollment; generous paid time off. Additional benefits are offered at no cost to employees, including short- and long-term disability and life insurance. Flexible benefits are also available for employees to make tax-advantaged contributions toward medical expenses, transportation and parking costs, and childcare.

How to Apply:

Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we cannot personally respond to each applicant. Qualified candidates will be contacted via email regarding our interview process. To apply for this role, please send a cover letter, CV, and portfolio to humanresources@raai.com.