Graphic/Digital Designer – National Black Theatre

Part Time @#blkcreatives
  • Post Date : March 3, 2023
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Job Detail

  • Location (City / State)
    Remote / Harlem, NY
  • Remote Option? Yes
  • Industry Media, Art & Design
  • Experience Level Mid Level
  • Salary $25K - $50K

Job Description

Background / Overview: Since its founding in 1968, National Black Theatre (NBT) has continuously served as a hub for the next generation of Black theatre artists by providing training, creative development and opportunities to showcase their work. NBT produces transformational and dialogue-generating theatre that successfully shifts inaccuracies around African Americans’ cultural identity by telling authentic, intersectional stories of Black life. In 2020, NBT began a major building redevelopment project that will enable it to sustain and grow its mission exponentially.

NBT is seeking a part-time Graphic/Digital Designer to translate NBT’s compelling mission, messages and brand into imaginative visual vehicles that engage its community in its work. This person will design routinely for NBT’s social media and other digital platforms, along with seasonal printed materials, to promote its programs, impact, values and partnerships, with the goals of increasing awareness, supporting community, engaging audiences in innovative ways, building new partnerships, raising funds, and driving ticket sales. This is a non-exempt role, with an hourly rate in the range of $30.00, reporting to the Marketing & Communications Director. NBT is operating a hybrid schedule, with most staff present in its Harlem office 2-3 days/week, but is open to this role being remote.

This role is expected to require 15-20 hours of work per week, with the opportunity to expand to full time.

Responsibilities:

The Graphic/Digital Designer’s responsibilities include but are not limited to:

● Design materials that transfer easily from digital to print and vice versa that promote and generate interest in NBT’s artistic and organizational activities, including signage, programs, flyers, posters, social media graphics, advertisements, website graphics, and other items as needed

○ Develop 2-3 creative ideas per project, for the full team to respond to and refine collaboratively

○ Oversee team revisions and final layout to ensure precision, accuracy and consistency

● Edit video clips

● Manage production deadlines and external print vendors

● Collaborate with NBT’s Leadership Team to develop the direction of imagery that captures the spirit and vision of upcoming seasons as well as innovative ways to execute that direction

● Work with NBT’s Alternative Learning & Social Impact team to design graphics and educational materials that support NBT’s holistic model of production, e.g., installations for dramaturgical exhibits

● Work with NBT’s Marketing Coordinator to analyze varying effectiveness of different types and kinds of designs in audience engagement

● Work with NBT’s Development team to layout and design presentations decks that are geared toward potential funder audiences

● Organize and archive season content in a manner that makes it readily accessible

● Attend full team staff meetings bi-weekly Experience/Skills The ideal candidate for this role is a highly creative and skilled graphic designer with a passion for NBT’s mission, and 3-4 years of experience working within the arts & culture or nonprofit sector. Specifically:

● Three to four years of experience in digital marketing

● Demonstrated creativity and documented immersion in social media engagement

● Strong visual storyteller; sharp curatorial eye to align images with NBT’s brand identity

● Ability to support creative ideas with a sense of strategic vision and rationale

● Keen attention to detail

● Ability to work independently as well as in a team-based work environment

● Excellent communication and collaboration skills

● Demonstrated track record of delivering high-quality work on tight deadlines; experience with project management software a plus

● Technical facility with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and AfterEffects) and portfolio of samples to ;demonstrate range of abilities

● Experience generating and manipulating 1 -2 min video assets; ideally using Final Cut Pro and portfolio of samples to demonstrate range of abilities

● Familiarity with Mail Chimp, WordPress/Squarespace

● Familiarity with social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, TikTok)

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and portfolio or link to previous work to apply@nationalblacktheatre.org listing “Digital Designer” in the subject line.

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