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Posted Job Title
Exhibit Graphic Designer
Job Profile Title
Designer, Publications Senior
Job Description Summary
Open to all, the Museum is home to remarkable objects and powerful stories that emerge from its extraordinary expeditions across the world. Discover the cultures of Africa, Asia, the Americas, and the Mediterranean, from the very first cities of the Middle East to the kings of ancient Egypt; from prehistoric Mexico to the lives of Native American communities today. Experience the mystery of the ancient past, gain an understanding of our shared humanity, and find your own place in the arc of human history.
Under the general supervision of the Head of Exhibitions, the Exhibit Graphic Designer is responsible for conceptualization and implementation of design solutions for temporary and permanent exhibition elements from concept to completion in a wide range of graphic applications including: environmental graphics, collateral materials, video titling, multimedia interfaces and tools. The Exhibit Graphic Designer plays a lead role on any given exhibition project, working as a key member of an integrated, highly collaborative team that includes content developers, curators, researchers, exhibit designers, audio-visual designers, and fabricators. Under the direction of the Head of Exhibitions, he or she presents visual solutions to the exhibition team and helps to communicate strategies behind design ideas and executions. Working both internally and with outside print and multimedia vendors, the Exhibit Graphic Designer ensures graphic elements are produced on time and within budget.
Develop schematic concepts for design approach including approaches for exhibition logos, style guides, text panels, murals, specials, and overall branding identity of exhibition elements.
Fully design and prepare all final graphic element packages including exhibition labels, text panels, murals, specials, multimedia elements, small printed materials, etc. for all for permanent and temporary exhibits and displays
Hold meetings with exhibit team, especially exhibition interpretive planners and designers to create a design that visually supports exhibition themes, cultural understanding, and promotes content accessibility for visitors to the Museum.
Supervise the production of graphics with outside vendors, creating graphic packages circulated for RFPs, communicating intended outcomes, and coordinating installation schedules.
Manage the overall sharing and organizing of files for exhibition presentations in book and/or digital format, specifically as related to milestone deadlines within the exhibition process.
Manage the organization of all exhibition files to a cohesive archive of each exhibition including photo documentation of the exhibition, compilation of all related materials and organization of final files into archived online database.
Oversee graphic installation with preparations team and outside vendors.
Responsible for positive and helpful interactions with Museum visitors, acting as the Museumâ™s host, answering questions and providing assistance as needed to ensure our guests encounter a welcoming atmosphere.
Perform additional duties as assigned.
Qualifications Bachelorâ™s degree in Graphic, Communication Design, or related field with 3 years experience required or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience quoting and managing print jobs as well as working with vendors essential. Must be organized and detail-oriented with an ability to meet tight deadlines and handle multiple projects at once and strong oral and written skills. Experience designing graphics for exhibitions and working in/or with museums preferred, with an emphasis on collaborative working environments. Demonstrated ability in designing for print and multimedia applications with proficiency working in the Macintosh platform and a good working knowledge of the latest versions of the Adobe Suite, specifically InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint is recommended. Knowledge of materials and production methods used to create exhibit graphics required, with a demonstrated success in visually communicating to a wide variety of audiences.
Office, library, computer room
Typically sitting at a desk or table
Occasional lifting 25-50 lbs.
Bachelor's Degree required; Major (optional) Graphic Design
3 to 5 years, or equivalent combination of education and experience
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
$42,953.00 - $77,315.00
Affirmative Action Statement Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.
Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Internal Number: JR00006298
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