Senior Graphics Art Designer

College Park, MD

1 month ago

*Title: * Senior Graphics Art Designer

Category: Exempt, Regular Department: Communications, Dean’s Office Salary: $68,120 to $85,000, commensurate with experience Benefits: 22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave, 3 Days Personal Leave, 15 Paid Holidays, Tuition Remission, Health, Dental, Vision, and Prescription

As the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Baltimore area, the University of Maryland Libraries serve more than 37,500 students and 4,200 faculty of the flagship College Park campus. The University of Maryland Libraries share the teaching, learning and research goals of the university. Its role as a key academic resource is evident in its service to the academic community and its actionable strategic plan. Recent membership in the Big Ten Academic Alliance is particularly meaningful to the University Libraries and will further propel the university’s ascendancy in academic excellence.

The University of Maryland Libraries are committed to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. We support university and library efforts to create a more just campus environment, understanding the unique, interdisciplinary focus of libraries and archives as collectors and curators of the historical, literary, artistic, and scientific record. We provide collections, services, and programs that reflect the diversity of our community, heighten cultural awareness, and incorporate the histories, experiences, and expressions of those who have been historically marginalized and/or underrepresented. We work to ensure equitable access to our facilities, resources, and services.

The Senior Graphic Art Designer conceptualizes, plans, develops, organizes, supervises, and produces a comprehensive and coordinated graphics program using up-to-date computer hardware and software and other specialized equipment. The position serves as the senior graphic designer; collaborate with internal stakeholders to design and produce engaging on-brand visuals; manage print and digital signage in Libraries facilities; coordinate services for outsourced printing and production; hire, train, and supervise student designers, photographers and videographers; manage the departmental visual identity and creative asset library; and ensure the accessibility of Libraries communications.

A member of the Strategic Communications and Outreach Team (SCOT), the ideal candidate is committed to high-quality, equitable design, smart strategies, and collaborative processes. Communicating with students, faculty, donors, and others requires contemporary and appealing graphics that portray accurate, valuable, and complex information. Responsible for the visual impact of the University Libraries on campus and beyond.

Minimum Qualifications: ● Bachelor's degree in graphic arts/design, or related field ● Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in graphic design including art direction, print and digital design and production, and photo editing. ● Proficiency in visual story-telling and the ability to communicate complex concepts at a glance ● Fluency with current graphic design software and production skills ● Artistic and technical photography skills ● Some experience with videography ● Knowledge of the print production process and equipment ● Demonstrated planning and leadership skills

For the full position description, please go to https://www.lib.umd.edu/about/careers/staff-faculty.

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/101386. No relocation assistance will be provided. You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment. An application consists of a cover letter which includes the source of advertisement, a resume, names/e-mail addresses of three references, and a document for with links to online portfolio(s).

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and until filled. For Best date of consideration, please apply by November 14, 2022.

Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. A prior criminal conviction or convictions will not automatically disqualify a finalist from employment in the position.

Upon the request of the University, Appointee agrees to have sent to the University, upon its request, certified copies of any transcript(s) reflecting the award of degree(s) listed as received on the Appointee’s curriculum vitae. Appointee further agrees to provide to the University, upon its request, evidence of employability as required by the United States Immigration Laws. Appointee agrees that the employment of Appointee is terminable by the University if at any time Appointee fails to provide such evidence.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.