Digital Graphic Designer

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Position Title: Digital Graphic Designer
Department: Creative Services
Reports to: Creative Services Manager and Director
Position Status: Salaried full-time, Exempt

Purpose:

Provides graphic and digital design services Zoo-wide. 

Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Must be able to meet deadlines, stay within budget, and follow all direction from supervisors, senior staff and clients.
  • Creates and produces video to support the company’s marketing and educational strategies.
  • Fulfills and archives all Zoo video footage requests.
  • Fulfills design requests from all departments of the Zoo, including print materials, exhibit interpretives and interactive opportunities.
  • Fabricates signs using in-house equipment and tools (large format printer, laminator, vinyl cutter, mount & paint).
  • Develops visual design and format for digital projects (e.g., website, electronic ads, electronic media, and email campaigns).
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Performance Factors:

  • Relationships with Others: The employee works effectively and relates well with others including superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the Zoological Society. Exhibits a professional manner in dealing with others, and works to maintain constructive working relationships.
  • Provides excellent customer service in the areas of guest relations and park beautification:
    1. Answers visitor inquiries or finds someone who can;
    2. Is knowledgeable of location of exhibits, restrooms, concessions, rentals, etc.;
    3. Disposes of litter and waste throughout the park and zoo facilities.
  • Attendance and Dependability: The employee can be depended on to report to work at the scheduled time and is seldom absent from work.  Employee can be depended upon to complete work in a timely, accurate and thorough manner and is conscientious about assignments.
  • Communication and Contact: The employee communicates effectively both verbally and in writing with superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the Zoological Society.

Education/Experience/Knowledge/Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree or Associates degree in graphic design (4) year college or university or equivalent with 1-2 years’ experience in the field.

  • Demonstrate a strong Artistic ability and high level of creativity.

  • Highly proficient with design software programs such as Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Premier Pro, After Effects and WordPress.

  • Word, PowerPoint, Keynote and Excel experience is helpful.

  • Ability to effectively present ideas both verbally & visually in group settings.

  • Ability to solve problems and multi-task.

    Physical Requirements:

    • Manual dexterity to operate office machinery such as personal computer, telephone, facsimile machine, copier, calculator, etc. is required. 

    • Position is primarily sedentary, usually sitting for long periods of time in an office setting, but occasionally requires working outdoors in various weather conditions.

    • Must be available to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.


    Submit resume, cover letter, Salary requirements, and Portfolio to:

    Zoological Society of Pittsburgh
    Human Resources Department
    One Wild Place
    Pittsburgh, PA 15206
    EOE
    Or email HR@pittsburghzoo.org