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1909 Graphic Designer, Minnesota Historical Society (St. Paul, MN)
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Website: https://www.mnhs.org/jobs

1909 Graphic Designer, Minnesota Historical Society (St. Paul, MN)

JOB TITLE: Graphic Designer 
LOCATION: History Center - 345 W Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55102 COMPENSATION: $61,588.80 annual minimum 
STATUS & HOURS: Full-time, regular (approximately 2,080 annual hours) position. 
BENEFITS: Eligible to participate in State Employee Group Insurance Program and a retirement program with employer contribution. Generous vacation and sick time accruals with additional paid holidays. 
DESIGNATION: Bargaining Unit AFSCME Local 3173 
POSTING DATE: June 7, 2024 
DEADLINE DATE: Open Until Filled 
TO APPLY: Interested applicants must apply online at the Minnesota Historical Society’s career center at www.mnhs.org/jobs and include a resume and cover letter by the application deadline date. 

DESCRIPTION: This position exists to create, support, and adapt the visual identity of the Minnesota Historical Society in advertising, print materials, signage, digital media, and any platforms where MNHS has a presence. The position also works within a creative services team to manage relationships, assets, style guides, best practices, and quality control. 

SUMMARY OF WORK: 1) Lead design of visual materials (including digital and print ads, brochures, flyers, posters, reports, etc.) consistent with program objectives, brand guidelines, and budgetary constraints; 2) Coordinate with internal and external partners to create efficient workflows; 3) Source and maintain approved visual assets for use on multiple platforms; 4) Provide quality assurance and advise on visual brand direction; and 5) Serves as catalyst for proactive change, ensuring that MNHS uses the latest and most effective design to market and communicate its services to the public. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 
- Bachelor’s degree in a related field, plus seven years of experience, or equivalent

- Proven design or production experience in seeing projects from conception to completion

- Mastery of layout design and photo editing tools (Adobe Creative Suite, including InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects) 
- Proven experience with the layout for longer-format projects, (e.g. annual reports, multi-page booklets) 
- Working knowledge of digital file formats, which tools to use, and when to work with them

- Ability to organize simultaneous projects, set priorities, develop budgets, and meet deadlines while managing creative ideals. 
- Working knowledge and experience with Google Workspace or Microsoft Office tools

- Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills. 
- Strong attention to detail and project management skills. 
- Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure and with high work standards and tight time deadlines.
- Must be self-motivated, and be able to work with others as a team. 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 
- Proven design and desktop publishing experience in a variety of print formats from brochures to large-format. 
- Experience with a variety of design processes and methodology 
- Experience with video and motion graphics 
- Design experience in an agency setting (e.g. ad/marketing/PR) or internal marketing department.

- Familiarity with digital asset management 
- Familiarity with digital encoding and file compression 
- Experience in copywriting and editing. 
- Familiar with project management software (Trello, Asana, Teamwork, Smartsheets, Basecamp, etc.). 

Should you have questions with the application process, email humanresources@mnhs.org

At MNHS, we don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on diversity for the benefit of our employees, our products and services, and our community. The Minnesota Historical Society believes that an inclusive culture among our team members is critical to our success as a historical society and museum, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. The Minnesota Historical Society is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and employer.



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Posted: June 12, 2024
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