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Current Employment Opportunities

Art Director

TO APPLY

Please send your Resume and Cover Letter to HumanResources@Bowers.org

POSITION SUMMARY

The Art Director is responsible for the visual style and images of the Museum. The primary purpose of this position is to develop, produce, and make recommendations for collateral material that will achieve the objectives of the Museum by determining the most cost-effective media and production of informational material including flyers, gallery guides, label copy, invitations, museum newsletter, banners, web site design and other medium.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Determine how best to represent a concept visually through design elements
  • Develop the overall look or style of an advertising campaign for Museum exhibitions and public programs
  • Manage support staff such including Production Artist and seasonal Interns
  • Responsible for creation and production of graphics, layout, and computer-based artwork for assigned internal and/or external communications
  • Prioritize and schedule incoming design and production requests from museum staff
  • Develop assets for social media and web-based communication including e-newsletter and websites
  • Balance branding consistency with fresh designs for online and print-based marketing, including members newsletter
  • Obtain competitive quotes for printing and development of collateral material including banners, invitations, brochures
  • Proofread all collateral material during all stages of production for grammatical and visual errors
  • Maintain knowledge of typography, design, electronic pre-press, print production and electronic publishing hardware and software (charting, scanning, image retouching, illustration, page layout, etc.)
  • Track the progress of all jobs to ensure that deadlines are met
  • Serve as liaison with preferred vendors including printing companies, installation providers
  • Prioritize multiple tasks effectively and perform a variety of deadline-driven projects
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Conduct all responsibilities in a safe manner according to regulations (OSHA, IIPP, etc.)

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this position successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made.

  • Education and/or Experience

  • B.A. degree in Graphic Design or related field, plus three years of experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Other Skills, Abilities, and/or Training

  • Familiarity with industry terms and processes
  • Proficient with Microsoft® Office Suite, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator (web design and programming programs, a plus)
  • Ability to work extended hours and/or weekends, as needed
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work within strict deadlines
  • Good interpersonal skills and desire to be a team player
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written communication skills (i.e. business letter writing, grammar, etc.)
  • Excellent oral communication skills (i.e. ability to deal effectively with others, speak professionally on the phone, etc.)
  • Sense of creativity
  • Familiarity with industry terms and processes

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Regularly required to remain seated in a normal position for long periods of time
  • Occasionally required to stand for long periods of time
  • Regularly required to move about
  • Occasionally required to climb stairs and/or ladders
  • Regularly required to maintain balance while walking, standing, crouching, or running
  • Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or crawl
  • Occasionally required to reach up and out with hands and arms
  • Regularly required to talk and hear; verbally express information or instructions
  • Regularly required to use hands to grasp objects, type, pick up objects, move objects, or hold objects
  • Occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds and carry a distance of 10 feet
  • Occasionally required to push and/or pull up to 25 pounds a distance of 10 feet

Bowers Internship Program

Thank you for your interest in joining the Bowers Museum Internship Program! Our goal is to collaborate with talented students from our neighboring colleges and universities to provide an invaluable hands-on complement to their academic experience. The Bowers Museum offers an array of internship opportunities for students of all disciplines.

Internship

Position Title: INTERNSHIP

Department: External Affairs

Reports to: Vice President of External Affairs

FLSA Classification: Volunteer, Unpaid

To Apply: Send Resume, Cover Letter and completed Internship Application to HumanResources@Bowers.org

Proof of Covid Vaccination Required

SUMMARY

The Bowers Museum Internship Program’s goal is to collaborate with talented students from our neighboring colleges and universities to provide them an invaluable hands-on complement to their academic experience while learning to function successfully in a professional museum office environment.

Candidates will support External Affairs departments on a project-to-project basis; departments include development, membership, education (specifically art projects) and special events.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong computer skills, Microsoft 365
  • Ability to work without constant supervision
  • Duties as assigned
  • Conduct all responsibilities in a safe manner according to regulations (OSHA, IIPP, etc.)

EDUCATION

Currently enrolled in college or university as an undergraduate or graduate student. Must commit to a certain number of hours and a specific schedule for a duration of at least 3 months.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Regularly required to remain seated in a normal position for long periods of time
  • Regularly required to stand for long periods of time
  • Regularly required to move about
  • Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or crawl
  • Occasionally required to reach up/out with hands and arms
  • Regularly required to talk and hear, verbally express information or instructions
  • Regularly required to use hands to grasp objects, type, pick up objects, move objects, or hold objects
  • Occasionally required to lift up to 25 pounds and carry a distance of 10 feet
  • Occasionally required to push and/or pull up to 25 pounds a distance of 10 feet

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The individual is regularly exposed to indoor conditions and moderate noise level; the individual is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather and temperature extremes.

Disclaimer
The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employee assigned to this job.

 

Please complete the Internship Application Form and submit along with your current resume and a brief cover letter to HumanResources@Bowers.org.

External Affairs Internships available with duties ranging from social media and marketing support to research for educational programs and more. Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.

Internships are open to undergraduates, graduate students and recent graduates. Internships are year round, and applications are accepted on a rolling basis, depending upon availability. Interns are asked to commit to a certain number of hours and a specific schedule for a duration of at least 3 months. Internships are unpaid. Due to the unique nature of each department, the qualifications, responsibilities, and duration of each internship will vary. Additional information can be found on the internship application.

Notice: All applicants must show proof of covid vaccination, no exceptions.

 

Internship Application Form

Volunteer at the Bowers

For general volunteer opportunities, please submit your volunteer application with a cover letter of introduction that includes any qualifications and/or experience you may have relating to your area of interest. Email your application and cover letter to HumanResources@Bowers.org.

Opportunities range from assisting with art project preparations and execution for our monthly festivals to conducting onsite surveys and helping with mailing assembly. Volunteer applications are accepted year round and positions are appointed as needed.

Notice: All applicants must show proof of covid vaccination, no exceptions.

 

Volunteer Application Form

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