The College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) is one of the largest academic units on the UW Seattle campus, employing over 1400 tenure-track and research faculty, in 43 departments and centers, and generating an average $120 million dollars in sponsored research each year. CAS is comprised of 4 major divisions – Arts, Humanities, Social Science and Natural Science – whose cutting-edge research spans from malaria treatment to solar energy to human rights. CAS is home to diverse music, art, drama, dance, digital arts academic units and degrees, and runs one performance hall (Meany) and two major museums (Henry Art and Burke). CAS academic programs support more than 22,000 undergraduates and 2600 graduate students. The College occupies over 1 million square feet of space spread across campus and off-campus facilities in more than 50 buildings.
As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.
UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty.
Meany Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Washington fosters innovative performances that advance public engagement, cultural exchange, creative research and learning through the arts. Meany Center provides opportunities for diverse artists, community, students and faculty to connect in the discovery and exploration of the boundless power of the arts to create positive change in the world. The Center is located at Meany Hall for the Performing Arts on the UW Seattle campus and presents over 20 international performing artists each season, in addition to numerous campus and community events.
Diversity, equity, inclusion and access (DEIA) are priorities at Meany Center. We aspire to build and sustain an inclusive and equitable environment for everyone who works and engages with Meany Center. Staff members are expected to respect diverse ideas, races, genders, sexualities, abilities, cultures, religions and traditions, and they are encouraged to learn how to interrupt behaviors that hinder our work towards anti-racism and our DEIA efforts. Black, Indigenous, people of color, LGBTQIA+ people, people with disabilities and people from other historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. We are also interested in learning about your professional growth goals connected to DEIA as they relate to this position
POSITION SUMMARY The Graphics Specialist is responsible for implementation and application of visual components that represent the Meany Center brand and contribute to ticket revenue, attendance, donations, education and patron experience goals. An integral member of the marketing and external relations teams, the Graphics Specialist serves a cross-functional role in support of all Meany Center departments and operations.
Serve as the lead brand manager for visual applications of the brand; train and advise staff on brand guidelines and style; ensure brand standards are met and maintained
Design and produce graphic collateral, advertising, display and digital media communications, including but not limited to brochures, programs, postcards, invitations, signage, posters, email templates, stationaries, social media graphics and advertising
Create illustrations or source stock illustrations for donor and patron engagement events and initiatives
Create visual assets for use in digital media
Create and present design briefs for major projects and facilitate project onboarding
Create and manage design project production schedules; ensure deadlines are met
Solicit print and production bids
Reconcile project expenses with accepted bids; handle bookkeeping for design and print projects
Assist with creating original content for digital media, including photos, animations and short form videos
Schedule, coordinate and art direct photo shoots with contract photographers
Assist with sourcing and adapting photography and video for print and digital applications
Serve as the liaison with artists, vendors and agents to coordinate copy and image submissions, as well as usage rights
Oversee photography, video, design and photo/video release archives
Serve on External Relations and Social Media teams
Manage and mentor the marketing department’s design intern
Serve as Meany liaison with UW Creative Services and College of Arts & Sciences design teams
Stay up to date on UW brand initiatives, design trends and best practices for print and digital content creation
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in graphic design, communications or related field
2+ years of experience in graphic production and design training in principals of layout, design and typography
Proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere Pro; Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint; and social media platforms
Knowledge of web design and usability best practices
Demonstrated experience designing with video and photography
Clear verbal and written communication
Strong organizational skills and ability to juggle multiple projects successfully
Must have solid knowledge of print design conventions and printing processes
Keen attention to detail and troubleshooting skills
Ability to manage production schedules and meet deadlines
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
Must work well in fast-paced, dynamic work environment
Experience with Adobe After Effects
Awareness of AP Stylebook
Experience with Google Drive: Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides
An appreciation and knowledge of the performing arts
Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.