Art Director, Lawrence Hall of Science (7467U) #23096
Lawrence Hall of Science
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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: April 28, 2017
Position will remain open until filled.
The Lawrence Hall of Science is the University of California, Berkeley's public science center and museum. Our mission is to inspire and foster the learning of science and mathematics for all, especially those who have limited access to science. Since opening to the public in 1968, we have researched, designed, and shared innovative science learning programs, products, tools, and experiences that reach millions of students and educators each year. Hall programs serve the community here in Northern California and then are disseminated widely. The Hall's educational materials and services are used in all 50 states and on every continent except Antarctica.
The Lawrence Hall of Science, UC Berkeley's Public Science Center, is seeking a creative and dynamic Art Director to design, produce, and manage the majority of the digital and print materials emanating from the Hall. The position creates or manages projects across a wide range of applications from initial concept through to final digital and print formats. Digital media includes the Hall website, digital display advertising, electronic newsletters, digital billboards, and design support for Hall social media, exhibitions, videos, and apps. Print design projects include science center collateral such as brochures, booklets, letterhead, presentations, invitations, marketing and fundraising materials, as well as signage for display on the exhibit floor, and labels for exhibits and programmatic materials. The position works closely with program managers and Hall leadership to understand communication needs, determine appropriate media, and create strong, cost-effective visual materials that clearly and effectively communicate ideas and information. As a key leader on the Hall marketing and communications team, the position oversees brand management, making sure all materials seen by the public adhere to the Hall brand, managing the look and feel of Hall-branded communications materials including electronic assets. As appropriate, the position will create designs that incorporate both the Hall brand and the UC Berkeley brand and may create program specific logos or other aspects of visual identity for educational materials, apps, exhibits, and related items including promotional materials, making sure Hall brand is reflected in final designs.
Advanced design, creative and artistic skills.
Expert knowledge and technical skills in Adobe Creative Suite.
Advanced knowledge of production processes for a variety of media and knowledge of vendor requirements for a variety of products.
Advanced skills to devise broad design ideas, present them to departmental clients, and produce results on time and within budget.
Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
Advanced interpersonal communications skills, including active listening skills and skills to work effectively within teams and to effectively provide advanced design advice and consultation to clients on all aspects of visual communications.
Critical thinking skills, advanced organizational skills and proactive problem-solving/problem resolution skills.
Ability to lead and mentor others in the department.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience.
Salary & Benefits
Salary range is $60,200 - $91,600. For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Candidates selected for interview will need to bring a portfolio of work for review.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see: http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf
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