Graphic Designer

Under the direction of the Director of Creative and Interactive Media and the Art Director, the Graphic Designer will perform a wide variety of graphic design functions for the Museum. This includes design and production of brochures, direct mail, invitations, type treatments, signs, advertisements, and web and mobile graphics.

Essential Functions

  • Receive information, ideas, requests, and written and verbal direction from creative director and art director
  • Design and produce a variety of print materials, managing process from start to finish, including participation in client meetings, creating comps, trafficking proofs, securing estimates, and print production supervision
  • Work independently to develop concepts and layouts for new publications; generate multiple solutions for review by supervisors and clients
  • Act as project manager for print publications from initial meetings to delivery to printers
  • Research photography, prepare and crop images for print, web, and mobile use
  • Art direct photo shoots of public events, exhibitions, and Museum visitors
  • Communicate and collaborate frequently with staff members from a variety of departments: education, curatorial, external relations, marketing, retail, exhibitions, and others
  • Communicate frequently with outside vendors—printers, editors, designers, photographers—to assure quality and maintain deadlines
  • Participate in reviews of visual design of Museum website, mfa.org

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or related field
  • Three to five years of experience as a graphic designer
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) and MS Office
  • Strong information design skills, including the ability to take a raw manuscript and assets, and organize into a clear, effective publication
  • Familiarity with design of icons and information graphics
  • Comfort working with project management software like Basecamp and Trello
  • Familiarity with web or interactive design
  • Familiarity with art and art history
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Knowledge of graphic design trends and best practice
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

This is a term position, with full-time benefits, through June 30, 2021.

For consideration, please submit your cover letter and résumé to: resumes@mfa.org. You may also submit your materials via postal mail to: Human Resources Department, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115.

Type
Staff Position
Status
Full Time
Schedule

35 hours per week
Mon–Fri, 9 am–5 pm

Department
Creative and Interactive Media