Temporary - Communications Assistant: Graphics and Poster Distribution

Job description

Requisition # 2018-9133
Department Lewis Center for the Arts
Category Communications and Public Relations
Full-Time / Part-Time Temporary
Application Deadline 9/9/2018


The Part-time Communications Assistant-Graphic Design and Poster Distribution will join the team of the Lewis Center for the Arts' Office of Communications during the academic year (August 2018-May 2019) to provide promotional support for the courses and events presented by the Center's Programs in Creative Writing, Dance, Music Theater, Theater, Visual Arts, including Film and Video, and the Princeton Atelier.

The Communications Assistant is responsible for: 1) assisting with design of posters, flyers, print ads, playbills and programs, and other collateral material, and 2) assisting with managing and expanding the Lewis Center's visibility on campus and in downtown Princeton through the timely distribution of posters and flyers.

This is an exciting entry-level opportunity for a highly motivated, detail-oriented, flexible individual in a fast-paced, high volume environment requiring planning, prioritizing, and a positive attitude. Work schedule both offers and requires flexibility. Maximum 20 hours per week, ideally spread over 4 days.

Applicants must attach or submit links to 3 recent samples of their graphic design work. Please specify what contributions you have made for each piece (graphic design, writing, and/or photography, etc.).


  • Assist in designing and/or adapting posters, flyers, digital and print ads, playbills and programs and other collateral material under direction of the Lewis Center's Graphic Designer meeting set deadlines
  • Post flyers, posters, and other materials throughout the University campus and in locations in downtown Princeton in buildings, on bulletin boards, and at outdoor locations/kiosks based on a list of approved posting locations and in a timely manner under direction of the Lewis Center's Communications Associate
  • Occasionally deliver and retrieve printed materials, large format posters and banners to/from a variety of campus/town locations
  • Interact with staff across the Lewis Center and University
  • Coordinate and delegate tasks to student workers as needed
  • Maintain a flexible work schedule and respond as needed in shifts between priorities in design and in distribution (on average these two responsibilities are each 10 hours/week)
  • Other tasks as required


Essential Qualifications
  • Associates degree in graphic design or visual arts
  • A minimum of one year of graphic design experience (or equivalent)
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Strong attention to detail and proofing
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate as part of a team and with faculty, students and staff
  • Excellent time-management skills and ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • Ability to travel on foot and carry materials/supplies around campus and in town

Preferred Qualifications
  • Photography skills
  • Working knowledge of the Princeton campus and the town of Princeton
  • Ability to learn/use project management software/systems
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Interest in the performing, literary, and/or visual arts

Be advised that you will be contacted only if there is further interest in your application. The candidate dashboard may not display status updates for this requisition.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Salary Grade

TMP, 001

Standard Weekly Hours


Work Schedule, If Other Than Standard Hours

20 hours/week

Eligible for Overtime


Benefits Eligible


Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


Estimated Appointment End Date


Physical Capacity Exam Required


Valid Driver's License Required


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Posted: 8/11/2018
Application Due: 8/18/2018
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