19 Jan 2017

Full-Time Job Art Director – Graphic Design and Advertising

The Museum of Modern Art (Job Poster) – New York, New York, United States

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Job Description

Works as part of internal design studio supporting the Museum’s brand and identity, exhibitions, marketing campaigns, advertising, and all other communications across the Museum. Contributes creative solutions and stewardship of brand and visual identity across multiple communication platforms, including the Museum and its exhibitions, programs, events, retail, video, digital, and MoMA PS1. Helps manage, mentor, and lead a team of designers and senior designers to smart, considered solutions that meet the needs and goals of the departments and the Museum as a whole. Serves as lead on multiple projects, including marketing campaigns, advertising (print and online), signage, exhibition graphics, and print collateral. Assists creative director in managing a team of designers, a copywriter, a production team, and outside vendors. Oversees budget, daily work routine, and design production of exhibition graphics and print collateral. Meets with departmental clients to discuss scope, design, budget, and schedule of projects. Presents preliminary designs, comprehensives, and complete layouts and storyboards for review and approval for exhibitions, video/animations, invitations, brochures, advertisement campaigns, signage, posters, newsletters, and magazines. Initiates brainstorming sessions with design team and clients. Works with internal and external members of exhibition design team (curators, curatorial assistants, Exhibition Design and Production team, video producer, art handlers, output service bureaus, silkscreen installers, wall graphics installers) to design, prepare, and install exhibition graphics, such as exhibition identity, title walls, wall texts, graphics murals, photo blow-up reproduction, video, interactive media, and object labels. Manages exhibition budgets. Produces complete and final mechanical files for printer. Verifies files match all printer specifications. Reviews proofs and makes all necessary revisions until final product is delivered. Reports to Associate Creative Director.

Bachelor’s or master’s of fine arts in graphic design and six to eight years design and production experience, including three to four years as a senior designer, art director, or equivalent. High level of creative talent and conceptual development with excellent design and typography skills. Team player with the willingness to collaborate with people across all departments. Excellent design ability with thorough knowledge of advertising, exhibition design, print production, and video production with additional experience in storyboarding and concept development for video and animation. Excellent organizational skills. Outstanding ability to manage multiple tasks. Excellent job management, strategic planning, and interpersonal leadership skills. Proactive problem-solving proficiency. Ability to work well under pressure. Adept at finessing outstanding working relationships with a wide variety of personality types. Thorough knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (CS5.5 and CC) and InCopy. Additional knowledge of Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, After Effects, Apple Final Cut Pro, HTML, and CSS preferred. Proficiency with Microsoft Office.


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If you would like to submit your resume and cover letter for consideration, please choose one of the following options:

By e-mail: jobs@moma.org (most preferred option)
By fax: (212) 333-1107
By mail: The Museum of Modern Art
The Department of Human Resources
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019

Please be advised that due to the high volume of applicants, we are only able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit the needs of the open positions. Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at The Museum of Modern Art.



• Job Title: Art Director – Graphic Design and Advertising
• Job Type: Full-Time Job
• Employer: The Museum of Modern Art
• website: artjobs.artsearch.us/job-listings/moma-museum-of-modern-art-ny/
• Location: New York, New York, United States

Job Categories: Museum and Gallery. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: advertising, arts administration, design, director, exhibition, graphic design, MOMA, and museum. Location: New York. Job listing expires in 28 days.