Production Designer

Production Designer

Under the general supervision of the Design Manager, assists with the production of the Portland Museum of Art’s (PMA’s) publications, printed materials, exhibition graphics, business communications, and web and multi-media marketing, supporting museum goals for audience development, communications, constituent relationships, and maximizing revenue.

Position Type: 
Staff Positions
Department/Division: 
Communications
Reports to: 
Design Manager
Essential Job Functions: 
  • Collaborates with the Communications staff to ensure museum’s strategic vision is effectively communicated through innovative, inspiring, and comprehensive design concepts Presents projects, process, and outcomes to various stakeholders and generates museum-wide support.
  • Works with the Design Manager to develop high-quality creative design solutions, creates a consistent and vibrant visual language for the museum, and maintains museum design standards across all platforms.
  • Supports the production schedule for recurring and routine projects by partnering with the Communications Manager to adhere to the production schedules for all design projects. Communicates with staff in the External Affairs division and museum-wide to support and improve systems, workflows, and to ensure production schedules and deadlines for all design projects are met.
  • Creates digital materials and custom graphics for the PMA website, email marketing, social media, on-site plasmas and digital displays, advertising, and PMA Films pre-roll, and more as needed.
  • Designs various types of print collateral including print-ready advertising, banners, signage, invitations, programs mailers and direct mail.
  • Assists the Arts & Education division through the layout and design of object labels, chats, wall texts, and wayfinding, supporting the gallery and exhibition rotations of the museum.
  • Develops products for stakeholders across the museum including PowerPoints and presentations, templates, one sheets, and business communications.
  • Partners with the Communications Manager to maintain and document all relevant design records in accordance with departmental systems. Adheres to systems to ensure quality and consistency in all PMA materials. Contributes to the development, ongoing maintenance, and museum-wide communication of and adherence to PMA brand charter and style guide.
  • Performs routine functions for the department and recommends and implements solutions, such as organization and maintenance of paper and electronic publication files and archives, and organization and maintenance of PMA activity and event photo archives.
  • Fosters relationships and builds philanthropy with patrons at the PMA, as defined by displaying behavior that welcomes all individuals contacted during work.
  • Supports the PMA’s strategic goal to advance a culture of inclusivity and diversity.
  • Performs special projects and other related duties as required, directed, or as the situation dictates.
  • Complies with all Portland Museum of Art safety rules and procedures.
  • Regular attendance at the workplace is required.
Supervisory Responsibility: 
None.
Education and Experience: 
Bachelor’s degree in graphic design required. 1-3 years of graphic design experience required.
Qualifications: 
  • Strong design and typography skills, including a strong portfolio of relevant, completed design work.
  • Ability to communicate ideas, concepts, and visual feedback effectively and manage relationships with vendors and colleagues.
  • Strong problem-solving, oral and written communication skills, including ability to adhere to PMA brand charter and style guide
  • Ability to multi-task, organize work and meet deadlines, with careful attention to detail in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.
  • Ability to establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with coworkers and a variety of individuals contacted in the course of work.
  • Ability to operate computers and specialized software, including Microsoft Office and intermediate knowledge of current Macintosh operating systems, Adobe Creative Suite, and Adobe Acrobat Pro.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion.
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check.
Working Conditions: 
  • The majority of work is performed in a normal office environment not subject to extremes of noise, temperature, odor, etc. Operates computer, various printers, photocopier, scanner, digital camera, paper cutter, and other office and design equipment. Work involves extended sitting, computer use, and small muscle tasks.
Terms: 
The PMA Production Designer position is full time, hourly, non-exempt, employment-at-will position.
To Apply: 
Please email cover letter, résumé, and completed PMA Application for Employment (available at www.portlandmuseum.org), to pd.pma.112019@portlandmuseum.org Job applications will be accepted electronically only and will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

To Apply

Please email cover letter, résumé, and completed PMA Application for Employment (available at www.portlandmuseum.org), to pd.pma.112019@portlandmuseum.org Job applications will be accepted electronically only and will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.