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Notre Dame, Indiana
United States

Employment Type
Full Time

Posted on September 16, 2022

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University of Notre Dame is looking for a Senior Graphic Design Specialist

Job Description

The next Senior Graphic Design Specialist will continue a tradition of award-winning excellence by actively living the marketing team's vision for the role of design at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (DPAC). You will generate solutions that create and protect brand equity through design choices meeting the missions and strategic priorities of the center and the University of Notre Dame. Actively contribute to a strong marketing team under the creative leadership of the Creative Program Director and report directly to the Director of Marketing and Communications. Achieve a compelling, inclusive vision for each season's creative design strategies and tactics. You bring several years of challenging experience to this role, allowing you to excel in a dynamic, deadline-driven environment with the ability to organize, prioritize, and manage multiple projects.

As the center approaches its 20th anniversary, you will join a diverse and committed staff that does incredible work and has a fantastic time doing it with pride. We are at DPAC to become a leader in the performing arts and build authentic relationships reflecting the spectrum of our campus and the South Bend community. Apply if you want to be creatively challenged and contribute to the center's evolution as a campus and community resource.

Responsibilities include:

  • Creation of original branded digital and print materials, such as artwork for various social media and display ad platforms, short- and long-form videos, animated gifs, playbills, posters, books, direct mail, traditional advertisements, signage, and website artwork.
  • Photographic documentation of live performances, residencies, master classes, and portraiture with a DSLR camera.
  • Video documentation through interviews, rehearsals, and performance.
  • Final video editing and typographic animation.

Requires expert understanding of graphic design through typography, color, composition, illustration, photography, and brand guidelines. Ability to think abstractly, conceptually, strategically, and tactically in developing creative design solutions. Working knowledge and application of Adobe Creative Suite with emphasis on Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Final Cut Pro within a Mac-based environment.

Full-time position with hybrid option possible. However, this role will require being in the office daily for a period of time to complete onboarding and training. After this period of time, a hybrid schedule is an option for the incumbent.

To apply: To assure full consideration, submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, link to an online portfolio, and names of three references (include phone numbers and email addresses). Apply at the link below.. Notre Dame is an affirmative action/equal opportunity University encouraging diversity.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design or related field.
  • Minimum of 4 years of progressive professional experience in graphic design and brand development or related field.
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (primarily Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, and After Effects).
  • Experience with high-speed and/or live performance photography and videography with strong video editing skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in or familiarity with higher education, especially the performing arts.
  • Current understanding of digital and social media trends, and applications.

About Notre Dame:
The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Catholic university located in Notre Dame, Ind. For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Notre Dame has received Honor Roll distinctions as one of the top 10 higher education workplaces in the country in the Chronicle of Higher Education's annual "Great Colleges to Work For" survey...and we are proud of it!

This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed online.

Equal Opportunity Employment Statement
The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).

Application Process:
Applications will be accepted via link below (click the "Apply Now" button) until October 16, 2022. For additional information about working at the University of Notre Dame and various benefits available to employees, please visit our website. The University of Notre Dame supports the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career Assistance Program in place to assist relocating spouses and significant others with their job search. 

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