Pre-Employment Application

Resource Library Coordinator for accomplished interior design firm
Chicago, IL  60613

The resource library is the heartbeat of our design firm -- every project and every designer relies on the resource library for inspiration, samples, information, and pricing. Keeping those resources organized, up-to-date, and easily accessible is key to our ability to successfully execute projects.

If this sounds interesting make sure that you are:

  • Organized and neat

  • Efficient at managing multiple priorities with different people in tight time frames.

  • Comfortable communicating inside and outside the company via email, phone or face-to-face.

  • Knowledgeable about materials and resources for interiors projects.

  • Tenacious in research, digging until you find that perfect resource that makes a job.

  • A degreed interiors designer with a working knowledge of AUTOCAD, and MS Office (including Outlook).

Everyday will be different as you coordinate visits from FF&E reps, research new materials or sources, work with designers as they pull samples for a job, review the sources in the library to make sure they are up-to-date and well organized, order samples for ongoing projects, and keep the library area neat and organized through it all. You can see why organization and attention to detail are essential. You must be able to build relationships with reps and sources so that they will move heaven and earth for our projects. While working with 6 - 8 design teams, priorities may shift quickly; you need to shift with them.

This position does NOT have design responsibilities but successful candidates could transition into a design role from this position. Alternatively, it’s perfect for a seasoned designer who is re-entering the workforce but not interested in actively designing.

Mary Cook Associates was founded in 1986 to provide the highest quality interior design services to hospitality, golf, and recreation properties as well as the nation’s largest developers. The firm is known for its ability to combine high quality execution (with a deep understanding of demographic, geographic and historical influences) to create boldly diverse looks specific to the needs of our clients.  

We will offer $35K - $40K to the right candidate along with with health insurance, paid holidays and 401K.


Please complete the following information.  Then press the "Submit Application" button at the bottom. You may attach a resume at the bottom of the page. We recommend that you attach an MS-Word document. You have 45 minutes to complete the application.

Mr. Ms.
First Name: *
Last Name: *
Street Address: *
Address 2:
City: *
State/Prov: *
Zip/Postal Code: *
Phone 1: *
Phone 2:
Phone 3:
E-mail Address: *

We may contact qualified applicants by phone. What is the best time to contact you? (Choose one)
8:30am - 11:30am
11:30am - 2:30pm
2:30pm - 5:30pm

Which phone number should we use first?
Phone 1
Phone 2
Phone 3

High School
Some College
College Graduate
Some Graduate School
Advanced Degree

Provide the name of the institution from which you received your highest degree

How many years of design experience do you have?
6 or more

In your current or most recent design position, how frequently are/were you in AutoCad?
I live in it.
I'm in it every day.
I'm in it at least once a week.
I hardly ever touch it.

Tell us what you do to find a solution when you're faced with a challenge finding a resource for a project (besides searching on google).

Describe the process you use to create your designs. What work didd you perform? What support did you have?

What past experience have you had collaborating with interior design professionals to create outstanding spaces? Describe the collaboration.

Pick the phrase that best describes you:
Creating and maintaining order is second nature to me.
My friends come to me for help getting organized.
I'm organized when I need to be.
I need lots of support to stay organized.

Tell us what you think the challenges of being a resource coordinator are.

What makes this role (library resource coordinator) a significant one in a design agency?

Is your work viewable online? If so, please provide the link here.

Where did you learn about this open position? (Indicate the website, job board, referring individual or newspaper.)


Provide two references (no family members):
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Phone Number:

Reference #2

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Provide us with your recent employment history:

Employer #1
Employer Name:
Job Title:
Employer #2
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On what date can you start?


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