GRAPHIC DESIGNER at DUKE PERFORMANCES / DUKE UNIVERSITY (DURHAM, NC)
Duke Performances — the professional performing arts presenter at Duke University — is seeking a meticulous, imaginative & ever-prompt GRAPHIC DESIGNER to join our dynamic & collaborative team.
JOB DUTIES: 1. Design printed materials for Duke Performances including, but not limited to, season brochures, advertisements (print & digital), postcards, banners, show programs, posters & miscellaneous other promotion. (25%) 2. Define Duke Performances visual brand; articulate & document that brand for colleagues & collaborators. (15%) 3) Maintain all visual elements of Duke Performances' website, updating content on an as-needed basis. (10%) 4) Manage Duke Performances’ e-mail marketing templates, ensuring accurate delivery of visual materials working with e- mail marketing vendor (MyEmma) to ensure efficient delivery of desired look. (10%) 5) Coordinate photo & video documentation of selected Duke Performances' presentations. (10%) 6) Provide design direction to freelance graphic designers / design agencies when volume of Duke Performances' work exceeds a viable threshold. (determined in conjunction with DP Marketing Director & Executive Director) (10%) 7) Work with Duke Procurement Services to secure best rates & highest quality on Duke Performances' printmaterials. (5%) 8) Oversee the distribution of print marketing materials both locally & via USPS. (5%) 9) Assist Duke Performances' Marketing Director on various marketing, public relations & production duties as assigned. (5%) 10) Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein. (5%)
ABOUT DUKE PERFORMANCES Duke Performances is the professional performing arts presenting organization at Duke University DP is committed to presenting willfully eclectic, forward-thinking performing arts of the highest quality. Through superb performances, outstanding visiting artist residencies & the development & commissioning of exciting new work, Duke Performances is forging a culture that vigorously supports live performance & encourages meaningful engagement with the Duke campus & Durham community.
Annually, Duke Performances offers a robust season of 70-80 world-class performances, making extensive use of a network of Duke & Durham venues, presenting artists spanning classical, new music, jazz, Americana, independent rock, international music, theater & dance.
Read more about Duke Performances at www.dukeperformances.org
REQUIREMENTS FOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER at DUKE PERFORMANCES / DUKE UNIVERSITY (DURHAM, NC)
Work requires an elevated aesthetic sensibility, a knowledge & appreciation of the performing arts, an expert facility with typography & a wide ranging mastery of visual styles; these skills are generally acquired through completion of bachelor's degree in either design or studio arts. Seeking a candidate with at least 3 years professional design experience, including work on 40+ page booklets/brochures, multi-platform marketing campaigns & demonstrated engagement with the performing arts. Candidate ought to have experience working as part of a collaborative team.
Required: Mastery of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator & Lightroom. Working knowledge of of WordPress, HTML & CSS.
Desired: Expertise in photography, video & digital editing.
Over the past decade Duke Performances — Duke University’s professional presenter of performing arts — has established a national reputation for showcasing both essential & forward-looking performance. The organization offers a robust & willfully eclectic season of roughly 80 performances across a network of a dozen venues both on campus & in town. Alongside standalone presentations, DP has commis...sioned & developed 40+ new works in music, theater, and dance over the past decade. Additionally, DP has distinguished itself by convening exceptional artist residencies — featuring world-class artists in music, theater & dance — that serve to engage the Duke campus (students & faculty) & the Durham community.