Graphic Designer

Company Name: 

Anchorage Museum

Address: 

625 C Street
Anchorage, AK 99501

Contact Name: 

Ann Kjera

Phone: 

(907)929-9217

Email: 

akjera@anchoragemuseum.org

Job Description: 

The Anchorage Museum’s mission is to be a museum for people, place, planet, and potential, in service of a sustainable and equitable North, with creativity and imagination for what is possible. We welcome diverse perspectives, recognize all are enriched when a diversity of voices, viewpoints, and skills are included and engaged in the work we do, and are committed to creating an anti-racist, fully inclusive organization.

Are you a designer looking to expand your skills and be part of an award-winning team? Then the Anchorage Museum is the place for you. The Anchorage Museum is a progressive and dynamic place where design takes a leading edge in thinking about our place, our land, and our people and we are currently seeking a Graphic Designer. The incumbent is responsible for playing a key role in design, with an emphasis on graphic and visual design, and will work to achieve excellence through design throughout the Museum, include design programming, design initiatives, exhibition design, environmental design, graphic design, web design, photography and videography, publication design, product design, architectural renderings, and the production of branded materials.

Please include 3 – 5 professional work samples with your application.

Essential Functions

  • Work as a member of an integrated team that includes other designers, content providers, exhibition technicians and others
  • Work to ensure design goals are met, with consideration of Museum brand, vision, values, mission, and major initiatives
  • Research and develop a clear understanding of the project's intent (audience, governing thought, requests from upper management, etc.), time management, and the ability to design within the budget and schedule parameters
  • Initiate creative ideas for the Museum
  • Work with the Museum team to support institutional design requirements, goals and production needs within the Museum
  • Work with Marketing and PR to ensure that design collateral aligns with Museum brand guidelines
  • Understand exhibit design and space planning
  • Participate in the design process for exhibition components that support and illuminate the exhibition goals, content, and design intent
  • Participate in design programming and exhibition installation while bringing substantive, innovative design/interpretative ideas to the table early in the exhibition-planning process
  • Participate in technical design and the design of multimedia projects (technology design in exhibitions, exhibitions website, interactives and other)
  • Work on graphic design and environmental graphics for print, web, film and new media
  • Production and implementation of a variety of materials for exhibitions, the building and offsite projects, including text panels, signage, wayfinding, and creative elements

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent design conceptualization and execution
  • Ability to think and design in print, web and three-dimensionally
  • Ability to work with a variety of individuals and agencies
  • Ability to work independently and organize time efficiently to meet deadlines
  • Strong leadership qualities and abilities
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects with changing priorities as required
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to prepare images
  • Excellence in typographic treatment
  • Ability to thrive in highly creative, high volume, multi-tasking environment, with projects of multiple scales and multiple audiences
  • Ability to work well as part of a collaborative team
  • Ability to receive feedback and direction

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in graphic design, visual design, exhibition design or related field
  • Three to five years of professional work, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, as graphic or environmental designer in a fast-paced work environment
  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office software for project administration is required
  • Technically savvy, with practical knowledge of a variety of design software programs, such as the Adobe Creative Suite, including in-depth knowledge and capabilities in Illustrator, Indesign, Photoshop
  • Demonstrated experience in Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro, and additional experience with web design preferred
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with ability to plan and manage projects with deadlines

In addition to your application and resume, please submit 3 – 5 professional work samples

For a full job description and to apply, go to www.anchoragemuseum.org/about-us/employment, and complete an employment application, and submit it along with a resume and cover letter. Applications may also be submitted via email or mail.

Please note we are unable to accept resumes in place of an employment application.
 

LOCATION:
Anchorage Museum
Attn: Human Resources

employment@anchoragemuseum.org
625 C Street, Anchorage, Alaska 99501
(907) 929-9217 tel

The AMA will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex or marital status or who is a 'qualified individual with a disability,' as that phrase is defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act. AMA will take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed and that employees are treated during employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, marital status or physical or mental disability.