Creative Services Manager

Listing start date: 06/16/2022

Listing end date: 07/05/2022

Salary: $60,000/year

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Position Description

Provides management support to the Head of Creative Services at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Manages production priorities and master production schedule for all projects initiated by the various museum departments; ensures the editorial standards of the museum in keeping with the museum Style Guide and proofreading ephemera. Assists the Head of Creative Services with brand implementation and helps manage approved shifts in the institutional identity. Manages the flow of copy, design, and approval of all printed materials. Ensures that open communication is facilitated among the Creative Services department and museum staff.


  • Builds, manages, and maintains the production schedule for all museum design projects, including considerations for cost and deadlines and approval flows; tracks status of projects, manages deadlines, and keeps department staff apprised of scheduling shifts.
  • Works with Head of Creative Services to organize and manage an efficient file management structure for design files.
  • Works with Head of Creative Services to manage a digital workflow software that aids in facilitating the status of all design-related projects.
  • Works with internal staff to ensure the timeliness of project completions.
  • Works with museum job managers and the Head of Creative Services to ensure that museum projects are complete and approved when submitted for design, adhere to anticipated length and format, and are delivered on schedule.
  • In coordination with the Head of Creative Services, manages communication with printers and other external resources during the development and execution of design pieces.
  • Using standard editing and proofreading marks, carefully implements edits and proofreads all copy for museum text informed by the Chicago Manual of Style.
  • Inputs edits and corrections into master files; helps manage, update, and monitor adherence to the Style Guide.
  • Oversees approval process for copy, artwork, illustrations (including photographs), mockups and proofs in conjunction with various job managers.
  • Expands skill set as necessary in order to help the department maintain effective operation as related technology evolves.
  • With the Head of Creative Services, manages relationships with outside vendors and internal departments as it relates to Creative Services, including preparing estimate requests for projects, completing purchase orders, photography orders, check requests with job managers, and expense reports.
  • Assists with the competitive bid and negotiation process with vendors and suppliers.
  • Works closely with Registration to handle internal rights and reproduction requests as they relate to Creative Services projects.
  • Work with Development and/or Registration to ensure that any and all promotional/grant-related language and/or artwork (i.e., logos) are included in design pieces as required. (credit lines change in process)
  • With the Head of Creative Services, prepares the departments budgets.
  • Maintains confidentiality.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • n/a

Skills and Requirements

  • Fundamental knowledge of reference books for editors and editing procedures, especially The Chicago Manual of Style; a strong interest in publishing, editing; research skills and knowledge of American art are advantageous.
  • Excellent organizational skills, a strong command of proper grammar and writing, and meticulous attention to detail are imperative.
  • The ability to communicate clearly and effectively is essential, whether face to face, by phone, or with the written word.
  • Must be reliable, a self-starter, and able to work congenially with others.

Key Characteristics/Traits

  • Critical attention to detail;
  • Ability to multitask, managing multiple projects at a time.
  • Deadline oriented; works well under pressure and on short deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to work effectively with a variety of professional colleagues.
  • Willingness and ability to learn quickly; organized, with a strong ability to productively self-manage.
  • Must be familiar with Chicago Manual of Style and using editing software tools such as Track changes (Word) and editing in Adobe.


  • BA degree, required, preferably with an emphasis in English, or a related field; knowledge of American art history ideal.
  • Knowledge of production management as it pertains to both copyediting and graphic design; 5-7 years of working closely with a graphic designer.
  • Must be computer proficient and be able to learn new software. Essential software includes MS Office Suite and Mac OS X (preferred platform will be accommodated).
  • Advanced knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Photoshop.
  • Fluency in Spanish, both in writing and speaking, is desirable.

Other Job Requirements

  • Successful completion of background and drug screens.

Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. Therefore, if much of this JD describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply for this role.

Application and application questions must be completed in full for consideration.