Specialist III, Art Design - Central

Position Details

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

Office of Communications&Marketing

Division Name

Communications and Marketing

Position Title

Specialist III, Art Design - Central

Job Class Code


Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

Job Summary

Auburn University is seeking a talented and innovative designer who, reporting to the Office of Communications and Marketing, will plan, design, create/produce dynamic artwork for print and digital application.

Essential Functions

1. Designs and creates graphics and artistic illustration for print or electronic publications.
2. Advises and consults with central administration, faculty, staff and external entities.
3. Provides original creative ideas and artwork to support project requests.
4. Manages inventory to include ordering supplies.
5. Maintains graphic equipment and printers.
6. May supervise others in the design and production of print, electronic publications or other deliverables.

Education Level

Bachelor's degree from accredited institution.

Field of Study

Journalism, Communication, Fine Arts or related field.

Years of Experience

Four years of experience.

Area of Experience

Experience in printed and/or electronic art work and graphic design.

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Education Level

When a candidate has the required experience, but lacks the required education, they may normally apply additional relevant experience toward the education requirement, at a rate of two (2) years relevant experience per year of required education.

Field of Study

Years of Experience

When a candidate has the required education, but lacks the required experience, they may normally apply additional appropriate education toward the experience requirement, at a rate of one (1) year relevant education per year of required experience.

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

Desired Qualifications

1. Experience in brand development work, including logos and visual identity systems.
2. Technological skills to learn and become proficient in use of department’s creative services workflow and digital asset management systems.
3. Strong interpersonal skills to work effectively with many contacts across campus.
4. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines.
5. Creative thinker with the ability to conceive and execute innovative design ideas.
6. Willingness to accept design feedback, continually work to improve design knowledge/skills and learn new techniques.

Salary Grade


Salary Range

$35,000 - $58,400

Job Category


Working Hours if Non-Traditional

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Posting Date


Closing Date


EEO Statement

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Special Instructions to Applicants

All candidates must provide a link to their portfolio of creative work samples with application.

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Portfolio
Optional DocumentsSupplemental Questions

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