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Graphic Designer

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Nov 30, 2021

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus)
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Graphic Designer & Multimedia Specialist

Job no: 528428
Work type: Classified Staff
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Communications/Public Relations/Marketing, Music/Dance

Department: School of Music and Dance
Classification: Graphic Designer
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $18.66 - $28.35 per hour
FTE: 1.0
Review of Applications Begins
Position closes December 17, 2021
Special Instructions to Applicants
Along with your online application, please upload the following:
  • A cover letter highlighting how your knowledge, skills, and experience qualify you for the requirements, competencies, and, if applicable, preferred qualifications outlined in the job posting.
  • Two varying samples of your best work - preferably including layout or design for a print publication. These can be uploaded as the "additional document."

    Please note, as part of the application process, you will be asked to provide the names and contact information of at least three professional references.
    Department Summary
    The School of Music and Dance (SOMD) has an enrollment of more than 800 music and dance majors and minors, a faculty and staff of 85, and approximately 70 graduate employees. A wide variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are offered, from the baccalaureate through the doctorate, including programs in dance, music performance, collaborative piano, music education, composition, theory, musicology, jazz studies, piano and string pedagogy, conducting, music technology, and music with a liberal arts emphasis. The school is known for being the only comprehensive school of music and dance in the state of Oregon. It is also home to the internationally recognized Oregon Bach Festival and ChamberMusic@Beall performance series.
    Position Summary
    The School of Music and Dance (SOMD) Graphic Designer and Multimedia Specialist (Specialist) serves as the primary print and digital designer for all SOMD projects. The Specialist works closely with the Director of Strategic Communications & Marketing and SOMD Communications team in promoting events and academic departments to prospective and current students, parents, alumni, donors, and community members by creating visually impactful imagery.

    The Specialist produces communications with a view to creating cohesive and consistent messages utilizing visual communication and visual identity principles. This position also supports SOMD auxiliary programs such as Community Music Institute, ChamberMusic@Beall, and the Grammy-winning Oregon Bach Festival.

    The Specialist is the principal artistic content creator and is responsible for generating several new original pieces of communications artwork throughout the year. They will have a keen sense of artistic identity and vision, with an ability to adapt and conform to university design standards. They will have technical knowledge of industry-standard design software, interactive and digital media, photography, web design, and illustration. The candidate will have a wide range of experience manipulating their artwork to different mediums, a desire to create something from nothing, and the professionalism to work with a variety of stakeholders on projects of varying size and importance.

    The ideal candidate will have an understanding and/or appreciation for the performing arts; they will also have the ability to multitask and prioritize, and the desire to contribute to a positive office culture.

    Additional duties include shared management and maintenance of the SOMD website and social media channel and occasional basic photography and/or videography.
    Minimum Requirements
  • 4 Years of Graphic Design experience OR
  • Associates Degree + 3 years of Graphic Design experience OR
  • Bachelors Degree + 2 years of Graphic Design experience

    *Degree may be in Graphic Design, Graphic Art, Fine Art, or closely related field.
    Professional Competencies
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community
  • Extremely well-organization and have an eye for detail
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects and competing priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to meet goals and timelines
  • Commitment to excellence in creating materials for constituents
  • Think critically and solve problems, good judgment, and discretion in handling confidential or sensitive information
    Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of Drupal
  • Experience in higher education and/or arts advertising
  • Skills in photography, video and/or audio editing, and/or animation
  • Proven track record with original design concepts, collaborative work with other designers, and work for both print and digital mediums
  • Superior skills with Adobe Creative Suite and website management
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, email marketing, and other electronic forms of communication
  • Experience with social media platforms, including art creation and advertisements for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and others

    FLSA Exempt: No

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

    This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union.

    University of Oregon students and employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For additional information see:

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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