Position: Graphic & Web Designer

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Website: Please Touch Museum

Job Description:
Please Touch Museum is a non-profit organization, seeks a Graphic & Web Designer, is responsible for conceptualizing, creating, and implementing design solutions that have a high visual impact, attract new and diverse audiences and communicate museum messages effectively, while elevating and maintaining consistent presentation of the museum’s visual brand identity. The position manages all creative elements related to the museum’s visual, experiential, web and digital communication needs and works on a wide range of projects that include but are not limited to promotions, advertisements, marketing and fundraising collateral, invitations, web graphics, email and digital communications, internal and external signage, wayfinding and exhibit graphics. This position is responsible for website updates, ensuring the museum site is current and fresh. Additionally, this position oversees and sources photography, and develops and maintains photo archives.

  • Designs, conceptualizes and creates graphic and digital materials, from concept to production
  • Coordinates scheduling, processing and handling of collateral/artwork from conceptualization to completion, manages workflow of deliverables
  • Assists Senior Director, Marketing & Communications to establish and maintain procedures for project requests
  • Elevates and maintains consistent presentation of the museum’s visual brand identity
  • Aids in developing and maintaining museum graphics and web style guide
  • Develops templates and graphic formats which build on museum branding standards
  • Participate in efforts to improve quality of website and other electronic publications; updates, maintains and publishes the website content and graphics
  • Ensure that all design elements, templates and finished solutions work within a variety of browser types and screen settings along with the constraints set by development and design
  • Monitors and maintains the museums web-based project management software (Basecamp)
  • Develops and maintains relationships with printing vendors, negotiates rates and manages bids and contracts; and tracking of budgets

  • Bachelor’s degree with emphasis on Graphic Design, Art, Advertising/Public Relations with a strong emphasis on graphic design or related area
  • Minimum 3 years experience in graphic and web design work, preferably in a museum or cultural institution
  • Proficient in digital and web design with 1 to 2 years multimedia and interactive content design experience; advanced demonstration of experience in graphic design
  • Experience creating design solutions that speak to children and families; website content management experience
  • Illustration experience a plus; complete understanding of design to print and web process; broad knowledge of art and design fundamentals
  • High level of initiative, problem-solving and project management capabilities; highly organized with meticulous attention to detail
  • Maintain workflow of projects in web-based project management software; proficiency in design applications
  • High level of proficiency in Mac computer programs, Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign)
  • Basic knowledge of web content management systems; additional knowledge of PC
  • Basic knowledge of HTML; web software a plus
  • Full understanding of web design skills and excellent communication skills
Benefits and Salary:
Please Touch Museum offers an excellent work environment with emphasis on play, a comprehensive benefit package, and competitive salary.
To Apply:
Please mail your cover letter including your accomplishments, current portfolio, resume and salary requirements to: Director of Human Resources, Please Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA 19131; Fax to: (215)-581-3182
Email: employment@pleasetouchmuseum.org
Office phone: (215)-581-3189 EOE