Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.
Five years of progressively responsible graphic design experience in a museum, agency, or interdisciplinary design firm required.
A combination of related training, education, and/or experience will be accepted.
Experience working closely with production and collaborating with designers/producers across digital, interactive, and 3D/environmental design fields.
Hands-on knowledge of managing design and production workflow within an organization or firm, including specifying materials and finishes, developing estimates, budgets, and contracts, as well as developing graphic, proofing, production, and installation schedules.
Staff management experience preferred.
Expert command of Adobe Creative Suite (primarily Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign), and the ability to communicate rough concepts through digital or hand sketches.
Comfort designing for print or digital formats.
Familiarity with spatial design and construction, using 3D design tools such as Sketch-up or Vectorworks, and/or reading floorplans a plus.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Exceptional typographic skills and a strong visual aesthetic.
Expert knowledge of design and production methods.
Ability to quickly visualize design concepts; articulate in presenting design ideas and providing input to others; eager and open to questions and input from a range of stakeholders.
An understanding of multiple design disciplines.
Commitment to user-centered design and demonstrated knowledge of accessibility guidelines.
Highly organized and detail-oriented with ability to prioritize tasks, anticipate and manage conflicting deadlines (for themselves and others), coordinate complex and overlapping project schedules.
Genuine excitement for collaboration with colleagues across numerous departments (and museums)—and for playing a key role in fostering an inclusive, collaborative culture.
An interest in learning from the experiences of others is critical.
The staff sits is in a non-confined office-type setting in which they move about at will. The environment for this position is clean and comfortable but includes minor annoyances such as noise, odors, drafts, etc.
In the course of performing this work, the incumbent will:
Spend substantial time utilizing the computer.
Spend time in exhibition galleries and storage closets as needed.
Must travel via personal vehicle or public transport to off-site meetings and facilities.
Should have valid drivers license.
May periodically need to lift up to 25lbs.
Operate a computer using Adobe Creative Suite (primarily Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign), Microsoft Office, and accounting software.