Join our Board!

We’re looking for new Board Members

We invite you to apply for an open Board position for the 2021AIGA Philadelphia Board. All positions are volunteer positions. The term is July 2021 – June 2023.

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

Education Director

The Education Director is a connector who unites our students, student groups, educators and our community through a variety of resources and programming. You will create programming and initiatives targeted at students and educators in the fields of design and visual communications. 

>>Learn more & apply by May 20th

Programming Director

The Programming Director partners with the Board to prepare an annual programming schedule that supports the chapter’s mission and vision, while meeting the needs of the local creative community. The Director helps identify potential programs, speakers and issues of interest based established initiatives and goals. The Programming Director offers support to other board members in producing events, including evaluating event proposals to make sure they support the board’s objectives.

>>Learn more & apply by May 20th

Special Events Director

The Special Events Director is responsible for leading two signature biennial AIGA Philadelphia events on alternating years: the Community Awards (including Fellows and Fresh) and the Philadelphia Design Awards.

>>Learn more & apply by May 20th

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 Stef Sutton 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.

Application Extended:
All applications due by May 26, 2021.

By aigaphiladelphia
Published May 3, 2021