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Graphic Design Manager, Moss Arts Center

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Work type: Staff
Senior management: Executive VP & Provost
Department: Center for the Arts at VT
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Categories: Visual Arts/Design/Creative Technologies

Job Description

Reporting to the Moss Arts Center’s Director of Marketing and Communication, the Graphic Design Manager is responsible for all design projects for the Moss Arts Center and Arts@VirginiaTech. The manager creates or oversees all digital, print, and video projects from conception to completion, and ensures a fresh and compelling visual identity within Moss Arts Center and Virginia Tech brand standards, creating consistently excellent designs across a broad range of print and digital work. The Graphic Design Manager is expected to demonstrate top-quality creative design in a demanding, high-volume environment, and must be able to think strategically, exercise pragmatic professional judgment and independent decision-making, provide solutions that align with objectives, deliver projects on time and within budget, and contribute to creative strategy.

Required Qualifications

- An outstanding design portfolio that demonstrates creativity and innovation in print and digital design.
- Experience successfully managing a high volume of design projects with careful attention to details and deadlines.
- Experience with all aspects of production, including design, content development, editing, proofing, distribution, and budget management.
- High proficiency with the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat).
- Experience with brand identity systems and brand expression.
- Professional experience in graphic design, advertising, communications, photography or video production, or inhouse agency setting, or a related setting; or equivalent experience in an academic environment.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, graphic design, web design, or related discipline or significant related professional experience.

Preferred Qualifications

- Familiarity with Virginia Tech brand.
- Significant experience with print publications.
- Web design and web development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript) experience.
- Experience with motion graphics and animation for video.
- Experience managing workflow within a project management system.

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Salary Information

$50,000 - $55,000

Review Date

May 10, 2023; applications accepted until position is filled

Additional Information


The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.


About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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