The Creative Manager is an important position for the Foundation; the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of tasks and creative projects, with minimal supervision.
The primary purpose of this position is to design and organize material and layouts for the quarterly Friends Journal, publications sold in the Museum Store (three Foundation books and an annual souvenir calendar), and the Foundation’s Annual Report. This position works closely with the Editor, Publications Office, who originates and organizes the content for these publications.
The incumbent will also be expected to provide graphic support to all Foundation business units (Development, Food Service, Museum Attractions, and the Museum Store) on a variety of internal and external projects across multiple media.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Supervise the general layout of each quarterly Friends Journal issue including:
the placement of articles within each issue;
selection of photos necessary to support each article chosen for publication;
design of the graphics/composition of each issue, including its cover, table of contents, and all inserted material; and
completion of individual page layouts for proper and aesthetic appearance.
Confirm all the overall quality standards are set and met for the publication.
Assure that the above requirements are completed on a timely basis in order to meet the deadlines of the Friends Journal master schedule.
Foundation Annual Report
Collaborate with staff, vendors, and volunteers to develop, design, and lay out the themes and concepts for the Foundation’s Annual Report. Coordinate as needed for copy development, photographic support, printing, and mailing.
Printer and Vendor/Agency Selection and Management
Coordinate with printers and vendors/agencies regarding the actual production of any Foundation materials to assure production and distribution is completed within preset deadlines and budgets.
Digital and Print Visual Design
Coordinate with Foundation and NMUSAF staff members to provide visual design guidance for the website, newsletter, social media, advertisements, flyers, signage, forms, certificates, gift items and other media as needed.
The person must possess a high level of proficiency in graphic design and layout using components of the Adobe Creative Suite, preferably on a Mac platform (primarily InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat).
Excellent photography, videography and editing skills.
Creative flair, originality, and strong visual sense.
Strong knowledge and understanding of the digital media landscape, including various social media platforms and web design technologies.
Excellent visual, verbal and written communication skills.
Outstanding eye for detail; concern for quality throughout design and production process.
Reliable, organized, detail and deadline oriented.
Ability and willingness to learn new applications and work collaboratively.
Excellent skills in coordinating and tracking projects for internal and commercial print production.
Experience with Microsoft Office Suite.
Ability to triage and prioritize tasks based on deadline and importance.
Visual Design: 4 years
Creative Director: 4 years
Photo and video editing: 4 years
Copywriting & Art Direction: 4 years
Degree preferred, preferably in a design, marketing, or a communications field.
The Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc. is an IRS Section 501(c)(3) non-profit State of Ohio corporation, not legally connected in any way to the United States Air Force. It was founded in 1960 with a charter to raise capital funds to support the United States Air Force Museum (now the National Museum of the United States Air Force, NMUSAF) with construction and expansion, and for other Museum acti...vities and programs not funded by federal appropriations. The Foundation accrues funds through business operations within the Museum, proceeds from investments, and dedicated fundraising.