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Senior Graphic Designer

Company: New England Aquarium
Location: Boston
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

Under the direction of the Creative Director, the Senior Graphic Designer provides complete graphic design services that support and enhance New England Aquarium's internal and external brand and messaging around our mission and conservation work. Design projects include digital and print collateral, as well as signage and graphics for Aquarium exhibits, Aquarium departments, constituents, and programs. New England Aquarium has implemented comprehensive safety protocols for employees and visitors to minimize the risk of COVID-19 exposure. In addition, we now require employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a reasonable medical or religious accommodation is requested and approved. SCHEDULE This is a full-time regular position offering a comprehensive benefits package. The schedule will be Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm with the option for a hybrid schedule, working some days on-site and some days remotely. Remote days are only available for residents of MA, NH, ME, and VT. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS * Designs and supervises production of Aquarium publications and collateral materials (digital and print), from conceptual design through production and delivery. * Designs and supervises exhibit graphics in collaboration with exhibit design teams. * Develops and oversees schedules and adheres to established budgets for publications in collaboration with in-house clients. * Coordinates and supervises freelancers and vendors. Establishes scope and solicits bids for services from vendors (such as printers, photographers, and exhibit graphic fabricators/installers) and monitors their work on behalf of the Aquarium. * Maintains overall design standards for marketing materials to ensure consistency in design and quality of production. * Performs other position-related duties, as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS Minimum Training and Experience * A Bachelor's degree with a major in fine arts or graphic design * 5+ years of job-related experience or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities * Strong knowledge and expertise in using Adobe Creative Suite software (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) to produce pieces listed under primary responsibilities/functions. * Experience working with printers and fabricators, including bidding procedures and review of offset printing and fabrication of two and three-dimensional environmental graphic products. * Familiarity with current materials and techniques used in the production of printed materials. * Strong knowledge of marketing and communications disciplines. * A strong design portfolio. * Must be able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, be an astute problem solver, and a team player. * Motivated, flexible, and willing to take on new responsibilities and initiatives. * Strong communications, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills. * A cover letter is required with a link to a portfolio and can be uploaded with the online application. For more information and to apply online please visit: New England Aquarium is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer as defined by the EEOC.

Keywords: New England Aquarium, Boston , Senior Graphic Designer, Design, Graphic Design & CAD , Boston, Massachusetts

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