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Walter E. Smithe provides an outstanding opportunity for a rewarding career in sales and interior design. Known for our "You dream it. We build it" approach, Smithe clients rely on our designers to guide them through the process of selecting the pieces right for their home and budget. We are looking for talented designers at each of our 11 Chicagoland showrooms. Help build someone's dream. Apply today!

A Day in the Life...

Meet New People: Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of products and services, while guiding clients through their purchase decisions. Connection skills are invaluable in gaining the loyalty of clients.

Market Yourself: Our best designers don't just wait for clients to walk through the door. Explore ways to get your name out there, and bring clients back in. Our uncapped commission structure means the sky is the limit.

Design and Present: create and sell designs through in-home or in-showroom consultations. Smithe has the technology needed to provide accurate quotes, and bring projects to life.


Desired Skills and Experience

  • Entrepreneurial, highly self-motivated, and a strong work ethic

  • Confident, outgoing personality

  • Passionate about design and furniture

  • Open to learn from others

  • Strong communicator with excellent listening skills

  • Computer literacy and willingness to learn new systems



Since 1945

We design for you.

If you need a little help or a lot, our designers are here to help. Complimentary.


You can find it here.

Your style, your budget, over 200 brands, on trend.


It's built right for you.

We work with quality brands you can trust, so you can just relax and enjoy.


We'll stand behind it.

If it's made right, it should last. Service doesn't stop at delivery.

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Chicago Illinois Furniture Store

Walter E. Smithe Furniture + Design serves Chicago, IL and Merrillville, IN and features a large selection of quality living room furniture, bedroom furniture, dining room furniture, home office furniture, and entertainment furniture as well as mattresses, home decor and accessories. Walter E. Smithe's corporate headquarters is located in Itasca, IL and 11 store locations are in Chicago and Indiana. Walter E. Smithe serves Chicago and the surrounding areas of Arlington Heights, Geneva, Glendale Heights, Chicago, Lincolnshire, Merrillville, Naperville, Oak Brook, Skokie, Orland Park, and Vernon Hills. If you're looking for the perfect furniture in the Chicago area to suit your needs as well as your lifestyle, stop by Walter E. Smithe in Chicago or Merrillville today!


Interior Designers in the Chicago area:

Walter E. Smithe is proud to have some of the most well-trained, creative, and experienced interior designers in Chicago. To find a designer near you, click the link below.


Interior Designers in the Indiana area:

Walter E. Smithe Furniture + Design has a fantastic Merrillville location. Check out the link below to meet our Designers.