We’re looking for new Board Members

We invite you to apply for an open Board position for the 2023-2025 AIGA Philadelphia Board. All positions are volunteer positions. The term is March 2023 – June 2025.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Friday, February 24, 2023.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Monday, March 6, 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

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.

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Professional Development Co-Chair

The Professional Development Co-Chair will lead the chapter’s efforts in supporting our professional members improve and advance in their careers. The Professional Development will focus on events, workshops, lectures, and discussions that help our members through the arch of their careers, including but not limited to industry best practices, portfolio and resumé development, career advancement, etc. The Professional Development Director will lead the committee that will produce a professional development conference every two years (formerly @in: The In-House Conference).

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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.

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Sponsorship Director

The Sponsorship Chair will provide operational support to the Strategic Partnership Director and ensure that the board maintains partnership commitments.

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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.

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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 ssutton@philadelphia.aiga.org.

  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.