As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for five consecutive years.Meany Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Washington fosters innovative performances that advance public engagement, cultural exchange, creative research and learning through the arts. Meany Center provides opportunities for diverse artists, community, students and faculty to connect in the discovery and exploration of the boundless power of the arts to create positive change in the world. The Center is located at Meany Hall for the Performing Arts on the UW Seattle campus and presents over 20 international performing artists each season, in addition to numerous campus and community events.POSITION SUMMARYThe Graphics Specialist is responsible for implementation and application of visual components that represent the Meany Center brand and contribute to ticket revenue, attendance, donations, education and patron experience goals. An integral member of the marketing and external relations teams, the Graphics Specialist serves a cross-functional role in support of all Meany Center departments and operations.RESPONSIBILITIESServe as the lead brand manager for visual applications of the brand; train and advise staff on brand guidelines and style; ensure brand standards are met and maintainedDesign and produce graphic collateral, advertising, display and digital media communications, including but not limited to brochures, programs, postcards, invitations, signage, posters, email templates, stationaries, blogs, social media graphics and advertisingCreate or source illustration for donor and patron engagement events and initiativesCreate visual assets for use in digital mediaCreate and present design briefs for major projects and facilitate project onboardingCreate and manage design project production schedules; ensure deadlines are metProduce performance program books: create page plans, coordinate image submissions, layout pages, and coordinate ad placement and production with publisherSolicit print and production bidsReconcile project expenses with accepted bids; handle bookkeeping for design and print projectsCreate original content for digital media, including photos, animations and short form videosSchedule, coordinate and art direct photo shoots with contract photographersAssist with sourcing and adapting photography and video for print and digital applicationsServe as the liaison with artists, vendors and agents to coordinate copy and image submissions, as well as usage rightsOversee photography, video, design and photo/video release archivesServe on External Relations and Social Media teamsServe as Meany liaison with UW Creative Services and College of Arts & Sciences design teamsStay up to date on UW brand initiatives, design trends and best practices for print and digital content creationOther duties as assignedREQUIREMENTSBachelor's degree or equivalent experience in graphic design, communications or related field 2+ years of experience in graphic production and design training in principals of layout, design and typographyProficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Premiere Rush; HTML; Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel; PowerPoint; and social media platformsKnowledge of web design and usability best practicesDemonstrated videography and photography skillsClear verbal communicationStrong organizational skills and ability to juggle multiple projects successfullyMust have solid knowledge of printing processesKeen attention to detail and troubleshooting skillsAbility to manage production schedules and meet deadlinesAbility to work both independently and collaborativelyMust work well in fast-paced, dynamic work environmentDESIRED QUALIFICATIONSAn appreciation and knowledge of the performing artsApplication Process:The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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