Primary Purpose: The Graphics Manager is responsible for the overall design of the Museum’s graphic identity and visual communications. This position works closely with
internal customers (including Development, Education, Curatorial, Special Events, and Visitor Services departments) and external vendors. The primary goal of this position is to design and manage production of Museum’s graphics according to approved graphic standards while also ensuring that accuracy, quality control, timeliness, and budget requirements are met.
Concept, design and develop creative graphic solutions from idea to
Work within the Communications team to refine and contribute to the
Museum’s visual strategy for both print and digital channels.
Make recommendations on how to strengthen the Museum’s brand
identity graphically while respecting Museum’s current and existing
brand and ensuring consistency throughout Museum.
Manage and maintain graphic files, including logos and other branded
Manage internal signage, labels, and special project requests and
designate the work to appropriate employee/freelancer.
Manage in-house production and graphics designer as well as any
Freelance Designers being used for general Museum branding materials
and/or exhibition design.
Responsible for maintaining in-house equipment (programs and printers)
and materials and supplies needed for equipment.
Responsible for generating all in-house design projects from print and
digital marketing collateral to advertising and educational gallery guides
and membership materials.
Works closely with Content Manager (Editor of the Museum magazine)
on the concept and design of each issue of the Chrysler Museum
Advise on layout, typefaces, color, style for branding, creating logos,
mood boards, visual identity support for marketing campaigns,
advertisements, creating templates, style guides, rack cards, flyers,
Work closely with Communications Coordinator to develop efficient
process for communication flow between design, project management,
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and various stakeholders (customers).
Responsible for all graphic special needs and visual accessibility
requirements (ADA compliance) for Museum.
Supports Museum programs, goals, initiatives and mission to bring art
and people together.
Performs other duties as assigned or required.
Skill Sets / Experience Requirements:
5+ years of experience in graphic design
Associate’s degree in graphic design or equivalent experience.
Strong portfolio of design work, showing various solutions for multiple
types of stakeholders.
Willingness to learn about the Museum culture and immerse yourself into
our vast collection.
Strong project and time management skills.
Excellent communication and presentation skills.
Experienced in managing graphic designers and art directing.
Expert skills and knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud design software
(InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Acrobat) and InCopy.
Knowledge of papers and printing processes essential; local vendor
management experience a plus.
Experience working independently and effectively with others, managing
deadlines, budgets, clients, and vendors.
A strong understanding of design principles and the ability to convey
various stakeholders’ needs through graphic design.
High level of creativity.
Proficient with technology and Mac systems.
Ability to think outside the box to seek innovative solutions and new
Ability to both accept and provide feedback.
Excellent proof-reading skills.
Education & Experience Preferred:
Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, visual communications, fine arts, or
related MFA preferred.
Video experience: able to lead creative concept development,
storyboarding, filming, and editing of videos.
Motion graphics experience: able to develop professional and creative
motion effects for our videos and website.
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Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and link to
online portfolio or four to five PDF samples (less than 4 MB in combined
file size) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use subject line: Graphics
Manager + your name. No phone calls please.
NOTE: We will not respond to submissions without design samples or
This position will be based in a busy office environment and will be subject to
Must be able to climb ladders and work at varying heights. Must be able to lift
and carry delicate and awkward items weighing up to 25 lbs. without assistance.
Requires intermittent standing, walking, sitting, squatting, stretching, and
bending throughout the workday. Must be able to see and hear, or use
prosthetics that will enable these senses to function a\
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and link to online portfolio or four to five PDF samples (less than 4 MB in combined file size) to email@example.com. Please use subject line: Graphics Manager + your name. No phone calls please. NOTE: We will not respond to submissions without design samples or online portfolios.