The Graphic Designer and Web Editor will work with the Marketing and Design Manager to assist in executing the creative for Oklahoma Contemporary’s marketing, advertising, exhibition design and print collateral related to the organization and its various programs. They will also work with the Director of Communications and other leadership to handle day-to-day management of the website, building compelling new pages and sections, tracking analytics, updating information, refreshing pages and content, editing copy and more.
The ideal candidate will have strong design portfolio, communication, writing and editing skills and a background in design, communications, journalism, web editing, public relations and/or marketing. Art and/or nonprofit experience a plus. Team player a must.
Essential Job Functions
- Work with the Marketing and Design Manager in creating pieces to promote, market and advertise Oklahoma Contemporary, its current and future programs and special events.
- Develop graphics, across a wide variety of platforms and vendors, which are used to grow awareness for and drive traffic to Oklahoma Contemporary exhibitions, public programs and educational efforts, both free and ticket- or tuition-based, in person and digital.
- Draft, revise and design Oklahoma Contemporary’s print and online collateral materials, including advertising, billboards, mailers, presentations, promotions and signage for individual departments.
- Work with Communications staff and various departments and programs to create successful marketing campaigns.
- Assist in growing the visual look and feel of branded events, programs and promotions, including logos as needed, and ensure consistent messaging and image, both visually and verbally, across print and online platforms.
- Work with in-house departments and vendors to complete advertising and print jobs.
- Edit and maintain all sections of Oklahoma Contemporary’s website.
- Design compelling landing pages, write snappy copy and drive visitors to visit in person, register for classes and camps and attend events.
- Create and update pages within the CMS.
- Write and edit web and promotional copy, including alt text for images.
- Ensure information presented on the site is current and correct.
- Maintain a calendar of events and programs, using it to rotate information and events on and off various pages.
- Upload and embed videos and other content. Edit photos for the web. Monitor livestreams and other digital programs.
- Work with all departments on their web needs.
- Track web analytics and create reports.
- Assist in various Communications and outreach projects and activities and other duties as assigned.
Essential Job Requirements and Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred but not required.
- Minimum of three years’ design experience.
- Strong graphic design portfolio, including brand and original design.
- Deep familiarity with trends, technologies and methodologies in graphic design, web design, production, etc.
- Experience working on websites and within content management systems. Experience with Craft a plus.
- Strong writing and editing skills.
- Experience working with Google Analytics.
- Ability to think creatively and innovatively.
- Excellent oral and written communication, graphic design and interpersonal skills.
- Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite.
- Experience in SketchUp is a plus.
- Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite of programs, with a strong knowledge of Powerpont and Word.
- Experience managing projects large and small.
- Interest in nonprofits and/or the arts.
- Ability to work independently with modest supervision.
- Ability to multi-task and prioritize multiple projects, often with shifting priorities and requiring collaboration across many departments.
- Able to clearly and precisely express complex ideas with interesting and compelling angles.
- Demonstrate curiosity, creativity, drive for excellence and attention to detail.
- Possess confidence, patience and flexibility in a rapidly evolving environment.
- Highly receptive to feedback and coaching.
- Ability to work independently with modest supervision.
Limitations and Disclaimer
The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis. Nothing in this job description is to be construed as a contract of employment. All job duties are subject to change as business needs necessitate.
Other Requirements and Working Conditions
May require some nights and weekend work. Use of a computer/monitor, telephone and copier daily. Physical requirements: Lifting/Carrying - heavy work may include routine lifting of a maximum weight of 50 lbs. - combination of sitting, standing, walking and driving on a frequent basis.
Oklahoma Contemporary is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or veteran status.
Submit a cover letter, resume and five to seven examples of your best design work here.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Unfortunately, because of the volume of applications we receive, we are not able to give status updates. If you are invited for an interview, you will be contacted directly by the hiring manager by July 22, 2021. Anticipated start date is August 2021.
Salary commensurate with experience; excellent benefits package, including healthcare, dental, vision and retirement plan.
About Oklahoma Contemporary
Oklahoma Contemporary is an inclusive center for the arts where people of all ages and backgrounds can experience art, encounter new ideas and ignite their creative potential. Through visual art exhibitions, performances, public programs, community-building initiatives, outdoor installations and special events, Oklahoma Contemporary creates opportunities for everyone to come together in celebration of contemporary culture and artistic expression. With year-round classes and seasonal youth camps across multiple disciplines, the arts center’s education programs encourage youth and adults to express their ideas across a variety of media and learn new skills. Oklahoma Contemporary believes that art is for everyone and places accessibility and education at the center of all programming. Admission to exhibitions is always free. Oklahoma Contemporary is a regional 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1989 by businessman and philanthropist Christian Keesee and Kirkpatrick Foundation Director Marilyn Myers.
Oklahoma Contemporary strives to demonstrate leadership by modeling excellence and best practices for inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility. We believe in the power of human creativity and value the opportunities for connection and learning that exist when cultures and communities come together in collaboration and understanding.
We commit to championing policies and practices that value diversity, foster cultural equity and create an accessible and inclusive environment. Oklahoma Contemporary does not discriminate based on race/ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, socioeconomic status, geography, citizenship status or religion. We recognize our strengths lie in the broad range of people who contribute their time and talents to our mission and are dedicated to creating a safe, inclusive place for them to explore creativity.