Amherst has taken a leadership role among highly selective liberal
arts colleges and universities in successfully diversifying the
racial, socio-economic, and geographic profile of its student body.
The College is similarly committed to enriching its educational
experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty,
administration and staff.
Amherst College invites applications for the Graphic Designer
position. Given Amherst's distinction as one of the most diverse
liberal arts colleges in the country, the successful candidate will
demonstrate the w ays in which they bring value to and will work
towards supporting a broadly diverse community.
Do you love building visual solutions for a wide variety of
communications challenges? We're seeking a Graphic Designer, who
will join our team of over 20 creative professionals in the Office
of Communications to craft design solutions primarily for print but
could also include designs for social, web, digital screens, email
newsletters, and event promotion. We're looking for someone who is
creative, meticulous, and has strong organizational and
communication skills, as well as the ability to function
efficiently in a fast-paced environment. (This position is eligible
for the College's hybrid work schedule, and during the pilot
period, work can be done either full-time on-campus or as a hybrid
schedule with some work completed remotely in Massachusetts and
some work completed on-campus.)
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities
Technical & Creative: -
Meeting with campus clients to
discuss graphic design projects, make recommendations, and develop
plans to guide each project is a regular part of this position. You
will also review and approve designs developed both in-house and by
outside contractors, including requests for posters, brochures,
postcards, and booklets, as well as requests for College-branded
athletic gear, and requests from the general Amherst community.
We'll also expect you to conduct background research on projects,
implement design ideas, review paper choices, resolve specifics of
photography/art needs, decide on printing methods, and prepare job
specifications for estimates from various freelancers and vendors.
We are looking for a Visual Identity Toolkit (VIT) advocate and
champion, someone who will promote awareness and accurate usage of
the VIT in order to maintain visual consistency across projects and
platforms. As a member of the 5-person Digital Team, you will
collaborate on selecting appropriate artwork and photos for
projects such as the annual calendar, exhibits, and slideshows. And
we know that staying up-to-date with developments in design,
typography, and print production keeps you up at night! Being
conversant and comfortable moving between print and digital
channels as needed is also important to us.
Manages Amherst's College licensing requests
Participates in the maintenance and use of our Digital Asset
Management system. Tracks and coordinates the logistics of print
production, billing, and distribution. Collaborates regularly with
Amherst's Campus Print & Mail Center Participates in
departmental strategy and working meetings.
- Bachelor's Degree. (In lieu of a degree, 7 years of relevant
- 5 years of directly relevant design work experience
- Highly knowledgeable in print design and production, and visual
- Experience crafting digital graphics
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications
- Proficiency in Adobe suite of design tools or equivalent
- Flexibility and strong problem-solving skills
- A customer service orientation
- Occasionally requires work in the evenings or on weekends
- Degree in communications, design, art, graphic design, fine
art, or other relevant field
- Experience working in higher education
- Experience working with digital graphics
- Experience in any of the following is a bonus: photography,
videography, writing, social media, multimedia design, or other
Amherst College offers many opportunities for professional growth
and development, continued learning, and career advancement.
Amherst College requires all employees to be fully vaccinated
for COVID-19 (medical and religious exemptions may
Amherst College is pleased to provide a comprehensive, highly
competitive benefits package that meets the needs of staff and
faculty and their families. Benefits are an important part of our
overall compensation, so it is critical that you review all of the
options to ensure it meets your total compensation requirements.
Click here for Benefits Information .
Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume and cover letter
online at https://amherst.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/Amherst_Jobs
. Please be sure to upload all requested documents prior to
clicking Submit. Applications cannot be revised once submitted.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue
until the position is filled.
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