The Senior Designer reports to the Director of Marketing and will oversee the strategy and execution of internal creative design for the Museum through the direction and execution of graphic design in print, digital and other media channels.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Serves as primary creative design strategist as well as executes graphic design on the Museum’s print, digital and other media channels.
Directs the Museum’s Design Manager and works with the Marketing and Membership Coordinator to assign projects, manage workflow and ensure that creative standards and deadlines are met. Mentors the Design Manager to enhance performance, expand capabilities and build a skilled and knowledgeable creative team.
Partner with the Director of Marketing to understand business objectives and direct the creative team to ensure creative services are needs are met and deliverables are completed on time, and within brand standards.
Provide a high level of creative collaboration, cross training, inspiration, mentorship and motivation to team members, both staff and contractors.
Develops, designs and delivers creative strategies and projects for ongoing business operating teams.
Participates in new development creative work and manages the execution of creative deliverables.
Champions brand positioning, graphic design standards and copy/style guide adherence, at every point of customer contact. Sets and maintains the integrity of creative standards.
Develops relationships with, selects and manages external vendors, freelancers, photo companies, print services and other outside partners.
Collaborates with Director of Marketing and key stakeholders in all CMNH areas, to understand, facilitate and deliver creative services work, and develop integrated strategic marketing plans and programs for the Museum.
Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, Graphic Communications or Marketing. five (5) to seven (7) plus years of related job experience in creative design and layout.
Intellectual curiosity and a passion for science, nature and conservation.
Ability to be an outstanding ambassador for the Museum.
Professional demeanor, tact, diplomacy, discretion, good judgment, strong insight and instinct, maturity and sophistication.
Ability to work with an interdisciplinary professional team, including high-level division and department directors.
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite products, and CRM software such as Blackbaud, Constant Contact, and other donor database software, web platform development software, webpage creating software, graphics and photo imaging software, video creation and editing software, marketing software, and project management software.
Knowledge of cloud-based collaborative applications such as Dropbox, Basecamp, Google Apps, iCalendar, Outlook and related programs.
Ability to multi-task and efficiently prioritize assignments while working independently.
Ability to perform all job responsibilities as assigned with or without reasonable accommodation.
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