Exhibit Graphic Designer

Company Name: 

Pacific Science Center


200 2nd Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

Contact Name: 

Sam Freier

Job Description: 

Exhibit Graphic Designer



Part time; Regular; Non-exempt


Department:  Exhibit Development

Reports to/ Division:  Exhibits

Purpose/ Summary:  Conceptualize, design, and oversee the production of effective and engaging graphics for exhibit content panels, instructional panels, labels, digital experiences, and exhibit environments.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with the exhibit development team to brainstorm how graphics can best support the guest experience. Suggests creative and cost-effective design solutions.
  • Conceptualizes and designs exhibit graphics for interactives, content panels, signage, and digital displays. Conducts image searches, manipulates photos and text, and creates illustrations as needed. Oversees the graphic printing process and fabrication of specialty graphics and scenic elements.
  • Assists project management by managing timelines and working with vendors to obtain bids, coordinating graphics production, and keeping accurate records for all financial transactions. Processes all financial paperwork in a timely and organized manner.
  • Supports the work of the exhibit development team by creating presentation materials, conceptual drawings and collateral materials as needed.
  • Maintains an organized archive of final designs, including details of materials, vendors, and costs.

Position Requirements: Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Graphic Design Theory (Typography, Color Theory, Composition & Layout)
  • Effective design in a museum environment that enhances the guest experience
  • ADA guidelines and best practices for user interface design and accessibility in exhibit spaces
  • A variety of print materials and their appropriate application in exhibit and environmental design



  • Excellent time management skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient with Adobe programs, particularly InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator


  • Microsoft Office proficient (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Basic HTML and CSS


  • Illustration
  • Photography
  • Simple animation using Flash or After Effects

Ability to:

  • Ability to excel in small team environment
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, prioritize, and complete projects under tight deadlines
  • Ability to work with employees at all levels
  • Act as a team player and have a positive mental attitude
  • Maintain organized digital project files


  • Three to five years Graphic Design experience
  • Print production experience, including preparing files for print and working with vendors (quotes, proofs, invoicing)
  • Experience conducting image and media asset research through public domain and stock sources; understanding of licensing/permissions.

Physical Demands/ Working Conditions:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to handle objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear.  Occasional boxes may need to be lifted including boxes of printed materials. Exposure to dust, fumes, and chemicals may also be expected. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.  The position works in both an office and the Science Center environment. The noise level varies from low to moderate.

Position will require flexibility during peak activity periods when design needs are increased. This position often require multi-tasking and the ability to work specific shifts, rotate shifts, or rotate work assignments/tasks as needed.


This position description generally describes the principle functions of the position and the level of knowledge and skills typically required.  It does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee, and it is subject to change as the needs of the employer and the requirements of the job change.



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