Join our Board!

We’re looking for new Board Members

We invite you to apply for an open Board position for the 2020 AIGA Philadelphia Board. All positions are volunteer positions. The term is January 2021 – June 2022.

Our Review Process

As part of our ongoing effort to remain diverse, equitable, and inclusive, all identifying markers (name, school, business, etc.) will be removed from application materials to allow for the most objective review of skills and experience. The AIGA Philadelphia Board will review these edited documents to determine who is the best candidate for the position.

About Us

Founded in 1914 as the American Institute of Graphic Arts, AIGA is now known simply as “AIGA, the professional association for design.” In 1981, a group of Philadelphia designers formed AIGA Philadelphia, the first local chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts. AIGA Philadelphia’s purpose is both integral and complementary to the national organization: to provide the highest standards within the profession and the business community and to stimulate interest and understanding of graphic design and visual communication through lectures, exhibitions, and other activities.

We recognize diversity through professional backgrounds, years of practice, areas of professional experience, economic level, cultural background, age, ethnicity, place of origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, and cognitive and physical abilities. 

AIGA is the profession’s oldest and largest professional membership organization for design—with more than 70 chapters and more than 18,000 members—we advance design as a professional craft, strategic advantage, and vital cultural force.

Open board positions

Board Resources Director

As the Board Resources Director, you will provide administrative support for the board in order to optimize workflow. The Board Resources Director will record the minutes of all meetings of the Board and provide sufficient notice and meeting reminders. The Board Resources Director shall have custody of all applicable records of AIGA Philadelphia. The Board Resources Director shall keep a correct and permanent record of the Chapter contact list, including Membership, and maintain appropriate and accurate accounts and records of all Chapter activities. The Board Resources Director shall perform such other duties as may be assigned by the President or the Board of Directors.
>>>Learn more & apply by November 24

Community Engagement Director

As the Community Engagement Director, you will lead efforts in maintaining and growing the local community. The Community Engagement Director will focus on developing and maintaining our creative community. They will create a retention strategy and collaborate with different members of the board to engage existing members and create networking spaces for them within the chapter. The Community Engagement Director will facilitate membership recruitment and retention, but the focus will be on the local community, with equal access for AIGA members and non-member.
>>>Learn more & apply by November 24


As the Treasurer, you will manage the chapter’s financial resources and financial planning. The chapter will rely on this position to perform risk management and provide recommendations on how the board is utilizing funds for chapter initiatives. The Treasurer is the guardian of the chapter’s accounts and financial records. This position will be responsible for all cash management procedures.
>>>Learn more & apply by November 24

Social Media Chair

As the Social Media Chair, you will grow our social reach by developing creative content and messaging for our various social media channels. The Social Media Chair will work with the Communications Director to execute communication strategies and keep membership engaged by developing exciting content for our monthly newsletter.  We are looking for someone who will maintain a strong online presence while continuing to expand our brand.
>>>Learn more & apply by November 24

How to apply

We are very excited to review your application. Please follow the steps below and you should hear from our team within 72 hours. All documents and questions should be submitted to Bernardo Margulis at

  1. Letter of Intent: please submit a one-page letter of intent explaining why you are interested in the role and what makes you particularly qualified for the position. 
  2. Current Resume and Contact Information
  3. Two professional reference statements: may be current or former supervisors or colleagues. 
    1. This is a short statement (250-500 words)  that speaks to the skills required for the role, and why the candidate is a fit.

All applications due by November 24, 2020.

By aigaphiladelphia
Published November 2, 2020