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University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Employers By State in 2021.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Posted Job Title
Graphic Designer

Job Profile Title
Designer, Publications

Job Description Summary
Under the supervision of the Art Director in the Marketing & Communications Department, the Graphic Designer develops strategically driven, brand-compliant, creative collateral for all areas of the Penn Museum. Projects include digital materials for the website, marketing campaigns, social media, emails, ads, and animated promos. They also design a variety of print materials including flyers, brochures, event programs, invitations, sections of Expedition magazine, banners, and outdoor graphics.

Job Description

Under the supervision of the Art Director in the Marketing & Communications Department, the Graphic Designer develops strategically-driven, brand-compliant, creative collateral for all areas of the Penn Museum. Projects include digital materials for the website, marketing campaigns, social media, emails, ads, and animated promos. They also design a variety of print materials including flyers, brochures, event programs, invitations, sections of Expedition magazine, banners, and outdoor graphics.

The person in this role also supports Marketing & Communications needs with occasional onsite photography and is responsible for the digital asset management of an image database. They also assist with maintaining the Museum's on-site wayfinding system. The ideal candidate incoporates DEIA (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility) principles into communicating the Museum, ensuring that the institution's visual language reflects and engages audiences of diverse backgrounds.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required skills

 

 

  • Associates Degree in digital design, graphic design, or a related field required
  • At least 2 years of design and production experience for digital and print
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite software on a Mac platform, specifically Indesign, Photoshop, Spark, and After Effects
  • Basic video editing skills for designing and producing short digital promotions
  • Ability to work within established brand guidelines and maintain design consistency across media platforms
  • Basic photography skills including familiarity using a DSLR camera and image editing experience
  • Candidate must be organized and detail-oriented with an ability to meet tight deadlines and handle multiple projects at once.
  • A collaborative spirit and ability to work effectively with others as part of a team.

 


Preferred Skills

 

 

  • BFA/BA preferred in digital design, graphic design, or a related field
  • Strong asset management and organization skills for file management
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS, responsive design, and web accessability
  • Working knowledge of print and digital production processes and optimizing final files for delivery
  • Project and vendor management experience.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and project management software

 


Application Requirement:

A Cover Letter and Resume/CV are required to be considered for this position. Please upload your Cover Letter where it asks you to upload your Resume/CV; multiple documents are allowed.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
University Museum

Pay Range
$36,401.00 - $65,521.00

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.

University Benefits

 

 

  • Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family's health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
  • Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.
  • Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn's Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.
  • Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family—whatever your personal needs may be.
  • Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you're newly hired, you won't have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.
  • Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That's why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.
  • Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.
  • University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University's libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There's always something going on at Penn, whether it's a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you're right in the middle of the excitement—and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.
  • Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.
  • Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.
  • Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.
  • Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.




To learn more, please visit: https://www.hr.upenn.edu/PennHR/benefits-pay


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