CST seeks a highly motivated Graphic Designer/Production Artist who is detail-oriented when it comes to production and places the utmost value on maintaining consistent design/brand standards in their work. This role collaborates with the creative team of arts lovers that make up the Theater’s administrative team. Working closely with Marketing Director, Senior Designer and theater leadership, the Graphic Designer/Production Artist translates business strategies into compelling visual communications solutions. This vital member of our team initiates and develops design/concepts through final production files, with support from the Marketing Assistant for Advertising and Publications.
DESIGN SKILLS AND EXPERTISE
BA in Graphic Arts/Design
1–3 years professional experience designing for print, advertising, web, email, video and social media
A portfolio that demonstrates creative ability and keen eye for layout, type, photography and color
Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite software, especially InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
Advanced proficiency with pre-and post-production process for print and digital
Demonstrated success bringing concepts to life through unique creative solutions and flawless execution
Proven ability to maintain consistency of design and brand standards
Comfortable taking instructions from a Senior Designer/Leadership to create work that aligns with communication goals
ORGANIZATIONAL AND WORK SKILLS
Consistently deliver highly effective creative in a fast-paced, budget-conscious environment
Able to quickly and efficiently adapt design across multiple media formats
Manage competing projects and shifting priorities to meet deadlines, all with a professional demeanor and positive attitude
Present, rationalize and articulate design ideas through superior verbal and interpersonal skills
A willingness to engage with and understand the Theater’s communication strategies/challenges to better inform design decisions
Equally comfortable working independently or as part of a group
Organized approach to managing graphic project archive, stock image library and fonts
Participate in staff meetings and brainstorming sessions—bringing fresh ideas and a new perspective
Remain current on industry trends and technology
An appreciation and enthusiasm for the performing arts
Application Deadline: October 2, 2017. Qualified candidates are requested to submit a resume, salary history, link to online portfolio, and a brief cover letter describing your interest, experience, and how you heard about this position. (Word and PDF files preferred)
Candidates of interest will be contacted by a representative of the Theater. Please no calls, mailings or faxes. Chicago Shakespeare Theater is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all to apply.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation is commensurate with qualification and experience, and is competitive with prevailing compensation for similar positions within the non-profit performing arts industry. Benefits include medical and dental insurance, vacation pay and sick leave and personal time, and a 403(b) retirement program.
Situated in downtown Chicago on Navy Pier, Chicago Shakespeare Theater has risen since its founding in 1986 to become a leading international theater company and recipient of both the Regional Theatre Tony Award and three Laurence Olivier Awards. Guided by the partnership between founder and Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and Executive Director Criss Henderson, the Theater is dedicated to creati...ng extraordinary productions of Shakespeare and other classics, new works, musicals and family programming; to unlocking Shakespeare’s work for educators and students; and to serving as Chicago’s cultural ambassador through its World’s Stage Series. Through a year-round season encompassing more than 650 performances, Chicago Shakespeare attracts 225,000 audience members annually. During 2016, the Theater spearheaded Shakespeare 400 Chicago, one of the world’s largest cultural festivals inspired by Shakespeare’s legacy. In 2017, the Theater opens its innovative new performance venue, The Yard.