Printed Matter is seeking a part-time Programming & Design Assistant. The position will work closely with Printed Matter’s Programming Manager to support a range of initiatives connected to the organization’s non-profit programs, with a focus on exhibitions and publications. The Programming & Design Assistant should have an interest in artists’ books, excellent writing skills, as well as a proficiency in design software with past experience sending projects to print. This is a part-time, 3-days a week position with an hourly wage of $18/hr.
Provide design support for various Printed Matter programming initiatives, from designing event invitations and promotional postcards to conceptualizing exhibition identities and supporting on corresponding materials (wall vinyl, pamphlets, posters, etc.).
Provide support to Printed Matter’s exhibition program, including cataloging, production assistance for accompanying print material, and on-site install.
Provide support to Printed Matter’s publishing program, including assistance in administering the Emerging Artists Publication Series and other ongoing publication projects.
Provide support on programming-related communications, writing concise texts in connection with Printed Matter events, editions and inventory; laying out email newsletters; and keeping website up to date.
Support with promotional initiatives, including generating press releases and related material to secure coverage of Printed Matter activities; responding to ongoing press inquiries.
Provide day-of support with Printed Matter’s schedule of in-store events, helping as needed with set-up and break-down.
Passion for Printed Matter’s mission
Engagement in contemporary artists’ books and publications and an understanding of the contemporary art publishing world
Experience producing web and print design projects
Excellent organizational skills with great attention to detail
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to multitask, problem-solve, and work in a busy office setting
Proficiency in design software (InDesign, Photoshop) and Microsoft Office
Ability to perform physical work (e.g. lifting boxes of approx. 20 pounds)
Strategic, creative and resourceful
Hands-on, outgoing, personable and customer-service oriented
Professional and diplomatic
Passionate about mission driven work and public service
To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, a two-page writing sample, and five-page design portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply early as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.