Monday, January 7, 2013

Opportunity: Zach Theatre Seeks Part-Time Graphics Designer

Zach Theatre Austin TXseeks Part-Time Assistant Graphic Designer, Department: Marketing

Designer works directly with ZACH’s Marketing Director and Art Director and also collaborates with Education and Development Departments. Responsible for projects, many of which will be focused on marketing ZACH’s theatrical productions with specific requirements regarding copy and elements that must be included on each piece.

Minimum Required Education: Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design or related degree

Minimum Required Experience: 4+ years solid design and production experience in agency, non-profit or corporate business; Experience as a working freelancer is a plus

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Strong knowledge of entire Adobe Creative Suite on Mac platform;
Strong layout skills and knowledge of style sheets
Ability to prepare files for press, ensuring proper color management and font usage
Photo editing skills including color correcting, clipping and combining
Excellent planning and organizational skills
Ability to make changes in a timely manner
Impeccable attention to detail
Ability to work independently
Strong communication skills
Copy writing and editing skills are a plus
Illustration skills are a plus
Knowledge of Dreamweaver, html and email marketing programs is a plus
Prior experience in a theatre environment is a BIG plus!

Essential Job Functions:
Projects range from ads to flyers, signs and ongoing program layouts, to audience guides, direct mail, brochures and more. Other assignments will focus on ZACH’s educational programing (classes, camps and shows for children) and on projects for the Development department (direct mail, capitol campaign materials, fundraising appeals and special events materials that include signage, flyers, invitations, etc.)

Layout/design postcards, direct mail, brochures, program inserts, forms, fliers etc. Copy, logos and essential graphic elements and a ZACH style guide will be provided and in many cases, templates or past pieces can be used as a starting point.

Projects will also include creating graphics for Z-Mails (ZACH’s weekly email to patrons) and modifying an HTML template to send out for proofing.

Other Information: Position requires 30 hours a week to ZACH projects, working on-site in the Marketing Department

Please submit a letter of interest, design samples (or a link to your portfolio) and resume to No phone calls please.

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