Graphic Designer

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Graphic Designer

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Posted Job Title
Graphic Designer

Job Profile Title
Temporary Employee - Non-Exempt

Job Description Summary
This is a part-time position that will require a regular weekly schedule of 20 hours and be paid at $26/hour. The Graphic Designer reports to the Senior Associate Director of Marketing & Communications and will work closely with all members of the marketing department.

Job Description

The Graphic Designer is responsible for the creation and production of design materials for Penn Live Arts.

Essential Functions:

Develop concepts for and design all collateral materials, including but not limited to direct mail, print ads, web ads, postcards, brochures, program books, flyers, inserts, posters and signage. Make certain the Penn Live Arts brand is reflected in all materials. Manage and update the department's production schedule, communicating frequently with project owners and ensuring design deadlines are met. Develop relationships with vendors such as printers and paper companies, and secure aggressive bids and cost-effective printing solutions. Work with finance department on invoice and purchase order process for design materials. Manage and maintain graphic files, including Penn Live Arts logos, photos and art, as well as sponsor logos and artist photos.


Bachelor's degree in graphic design, communications or related field, or equivalent experience. Minimum two years of experience in business environment as a graphic designer, preferably in the performing arts and/or non-profit sector. Experience quoting and managing print jobs, as well as working with printers required.


Expertise in the Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) working on the Macintosh platform. Ability to develop and execute projects from concept through production. Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize work in order to meet deadlines. Ability to interact positively with others in a team-oriented environment. Excellent attention to detail and ability to consistently and accurately proof own work. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Penn Live Arts

Pay Range
$7.25 - $155.75

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 may be required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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