Full time/Exempt/40 hours a week, Monday through Friday incorporating occasional evenings and weekends as needed. The Museum is an EOE.
The Nevada Museum of Art (Museum) seeks a Designer who is a highly creative, engaged, responsive, versatile and strategic design professional who possesses exceptional visual design and typographic skills along with advanced problem-solving capabilities. The Designer will build upon a history of elevated scholarship and creative work produced by the Museum by instilling design-centric thinking into the daily workflow and creative processes. The Designer is an integral member of the Communications Department, working closely with an outside Creative Director on a wide range of projects including but not limited to the ongoing maturation of the visual identity, design supporting exhibitions and programs, publications, website and digital initiatives, marketing and social media assets, and online publishing platforms. The position will advance the role of design at the Museum as the organization continues to expand its reach to national and international audiences, and to build and sustain public interest, awareness, and support for its mission. The Designer will continually strengthen the brand and voice of the Museum. The position reports to the COO/Deputy Director.
The Museum’s award-winning visual identity and publications have been recognized by I.D. Magazine, Communication Arts, and Print Magazine, as well as being a three-time recipient of the Frances Smyth-Ravenel Prize for Excellence in Publication Design awarded by the American Alliance of Museums.
TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Design and manage the production of printed and digital materials in support of the Museum’s many programs and objectives; collaborate with colleagues from Curatorial, Education and Public Programs, Membership, Advancement, Shop and other departments on successful implementation; ensure the museum’s ability to communicate effectively and creatively with all target audiences.
- Design and manage the production of custom graphics, communication materials, and digital assets, including but not limited to publications and print materials, web page layouts and graphics, animated graphics, social media and video assets, email templates, marketing graphics and identities, print advertisements, digital signage, online ads, and online publishing initiatives.
- Assist with the development and implementation of large-scale design and publishing initiatives including but not limited to the visual identity, website, book design and fundraising materials.
- Work closely with an outside Creative Director, contractors and Museum leadership to establish and maintain the Museum’s standards for publication and digital production.
- Develop and maintain an accessible graphic identity across all platforms.
- Provide collaborative direction and support for web-related images and typography, marketing graphics, video, social, and digital assets, and online publishing initiatives; collaborate or oversee regular design contributions from internal and external designers and contractors.
- Design and oversee the production of printed matter including but not limited to exhibition graphics, brochures, invitations, posters, identity programs, catalogues, signage and wayfinding; supervise pre-press production and press checks, and communicate production issues affecting design, schedule, or budget.
- Design and oversee the production of select branded merchandise and other items created for commercial purposes.
- Set and manage production schedules and budgets, supervise and mentor interns and design volunteers, and work collaboratively to ensure the timely completion of the Museum’s deliverables.
- Participate in the on-going discussions of design in the local, national, and international community.
- Other duties as assigned.
DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
- Education and Experience: A bachelor’s degree or equivalent in graphic design
- 3–4 years professional design experience with an emphasis on print and digital design; or comparable mix of education and experience.
- Excellent visual design and typographic skills.
- Exceptional communication, problem-solving, and organizational skills, and the ability to work collaboratively with others including external creatives, designers and contractors.
- Ability to balance several projects simultaneously, manage and complete projects on scheduled deadlines, work alongside others, and manage/mentor others.
- Awareness and understanding of current issues and trends in contemporary design, technology, and the arts.
- Experience in comprehensive design standards related to institutional or corporate identity.
- Experience in print design standards as well as the press and production process.
- Experience in digital video, broadcast and motion graphics, web design, and interactive media.
- Possess understanding of online publishing, communication and social media trends.
- Experience working with project management tools.
Please submit cover letter, résumé, application, and portfolio.
Apply by visiting Nevada Museum Of Art - Job Opportunities (paylocity.com)
SALARY AND BENEFIT INFORMATION
$60,000-$65,000 DOE Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, 401K
ABOUT THE NEVADA MUSEUM OF ART
Founded in 1931, the Nevada Museum of Art is the only art museum in Nevada accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). Co-founded in 1931 by Dr. James Church, an early climate scientist, humanist, and lover of art, the Museum has long understood the importance of examining how humans interact with their environments. The present Museum facility, designed by architect Will Bruder, opened in 2003 in the heart of Reno’s downtown Liberty district. The four level, 70,000-square-foot building is inspired by geological formations in northern Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, and serves as a visual metaphor for the institution’s scholarly focus on art and environment. The Museum’s proximity to the San Francisco Bay Area, the Sierra Nevada, Lake Tahoe, and the surrounding Great Basin desert region places it at the nexus of both awe inspiring scenery and a rapidly changing landscape. It is an ideal place for dynamic conversations about the ways humans creatively interact with environments.
The Center for Art + Environment
The Center for Art + Environment is the research arm of the Museum, an internationally recognized research center whose mission is to be a global leader in supporting the practice, study, and awareness of creative interactions between people and their environments. The Center assembles unique archives that reveal the breadth of artistic practices that artists use to intervene in stressed environments, to work with scientists and indigenous peoples, and to explore some of the harshest places on the planet. The Center holds archives that represent the work of more than 1,200 artists working on all seven continents, including materials from prominent artists Michael Heizer, Walter De Maria, Ugo Rondinone, and Helen and Newton Harrison.
The Museum is currently planning an expansion of its current facility that includes the construction of a new, 60,000 square foot facility specifically for enhanced education and research purposes. The Education and Research Wing will increase access to the Museum’s extensive art, archive, and library collections, adding opportunities for engagement beyond the current footprint. The new wing will double current capacity to serve pre-K to 12th grade students, educators participating in professional development, and scholars undertaking academic research. The timeline for completion of this project is 5 to 7 years.