JOB: Graphic Design Coordinator, McGuire Center, Gainesville FL

Florida Museum of Natural History,Wall of Wings display,Gainesville Florida McGuirePosted March 20.

Job Description:

The Graphic Design Coordinator (GDC) is responsible for managing graphic design efforts for the entire Museum, including the Director’s Office, Exhibits and Public Programs (EPP) division, the Research and Collections (RCC) division and the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity. This position serves a pivotal role in helping the Museum establish a coordinated, cohesive graphic identity throughout all of its communications. The GDC serves as “art director” for the Museum, working to ensure that both in house and outsourced communications projects meet standards for quality and consistency in an effort to more effectively and professionally serve all Museum audiences. The GDC works closely with the Marketing/Public Relations and museum Webmaster in order to streamline communications efforts. The GDC performs, oversees and coordinates graphic design and production for all Museum departments, with supervisory and some budgetary responsibilities. The GDC assists clients with creative conceptualization, planning and production schedules in an effort to help clients reach project goals and to meet deadlines. This position is responsible for managing/supervising graphic design staff, interviewing and hiring as necessary in order to meet the needs of the Museum. The Graphic Design Coordinator reports to the Associate Director of Museum Operations, and will formulate and recommend policies, procedures and priorities of the graphics department in an effort to best serve all Museum departments and the Museum as a whole.
Will be required to supervise/manage all graphic design staff.
Occasional but infrequent weekend and evening hours are required for special projects.

Minimum Requirements:
Master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization; or a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two years of appropriate experience.
This is a time limited position.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Bachelor of Arts degree and college level graphic design training; at least 3 years of experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
• Knowledge of principles and practices of graphic design.
• Skilled user of computerized graphic design programs: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign.
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community, and to be part of a team process.
• Supervisory experience.
• Team leadership experience.
• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
• Ability to create and produce graphic materials using a range of media, methods, techniques, and equipment.
• Knowledge of graphic layout and photographic requirements and procedures.
• Ability to analyze graphic and scientific/technical information and create interpretive illustrations.
• Knowledge of printing and/or reproduction processes and techniques.
• Budget development and management skills as related to the production of new digital or traditional media communications.
• Ability to analyze and interpret user graphic requirements.
• Knowledge of printing procedures and requirements.
• Ability to develop print and/or reproduction specifications.

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