Assistant Graphic Designer—Design
(Full-time, permanent, non-union position)
We are seeking an Assistant Graphic Designer to design exhibition graphics, way-finding signage, and related print and electronic materials.
Requirements: The ideal candidate will have a clean yet innovative visual style that can interface with our own graphic identity/stylebook. The individual must have a degree in graphic arts, design, or a related area; and two to four years of experience designing graphics for another museum or arts organization, with a portfolio of produced work. She or he must be highly collaborative and comfortable working with a wide range of Museum staff, including exhibition designers, curators, editors, interpretive materials managers, educators, technology designers, public information officers, and digital imaging specialists; acutely attentive to overall production of materials, such as fine detail, neatness, leveling, and final installation appearance; and able to juggle multiple projects effectively in a fast-paced environment. The candidate must demonstrate fluency in the use of InDesign, InCopy, Photoshop, and Illustrator in an Apple environment; have a dynamic approach to typography, color, shape, and imagery; and show superior skills in color matching and mixing across media (print vs. paint vs. on-screen). He or she is expected to recognize editorial marks and correction language with ease; be familiar with numerous production methods, including inkjet and laser printing, silk-screening, vinyl graphics, transfer type, banners, durotrans, and four-color print production; and possess effective written and verbal communication skills.
Responsibilities: The Assistant Graphic Designer designs exhibition graphics for twelve to sixteen art exhibitions per year, including title walls, illustrated didactic panels, extensive object labels, maps, timelines, brochures, mural prints, and environmental displays; collaborates with the Visitor Services department on effective way-finding and exhibition directionals (may include maps and other drawn materials); designs distributed materials, including exhibition invitations, media preview materials, postcards, response cards, and envelopes; regularly formats images and directs design and art elements for our website; meets all production and installation deadlines while maintaining a balanced project budget; and performs other duties, as assigned.
Work schedule: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with flexibility as needed
Salary: Title and salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package.
To apply: Please send a cover letter, résumé, salary history, work samples, and web links via mail to Brooklyn Museum, Department MY, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn NY 11238-6052. All applications for this position must be mailed.