Graphics Designer

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Posting Details

Posting NumberS03692PWorking TitleGraphics DesignerDepartmentGeorgia Museum of ArtAbout the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

Opened in 1948, the Georgia Museum of Art is accredited by AAM and is a member of AAMD. As both a university museum and the official state museum of art, the museum offers programming for patrons of all ages as well as free admission to the public for all exhibitions. The museum carries out an ambitious exhibition and acquisition program, organizes its own exhibitions in-house, creates traveling exhibitions for other museums and galleries, and hosts both domestic and international traveling exhibitions. Approximately 80,000 people visit the museum each year. To fulfill the legacy of its founder, Alfred Heber Holbrook, the Georgia Museum of Art strives to provide art for everyone, removing barriers to accessibility and seeking to foster an open, educational and inspiring environment for students, scholars and all visitors. As a repository and educational instrument of the visual arts, the Georgia Museum of Art exists to collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret significant works of art and the museum shares the mission of The University of Georgia to support and to promote teaching, research, and service.
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College/Unit/Department websitePosting TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRSEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleFull/Part timeFull TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information

Monday – Friday, 8:00 am- 5pm
Occasional weekend and/or night hours possible.

Advertised Salary$35,000Posting Date08/07/2019Open until filledYesClosing DateProposed Starting Date09/15/2019Special Instructions to ApplicantsLocation of VacancyAthens Area EEO Policy Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Position Information

Classification TitleTechnical Design Paraprofessional/ProfessionalPay GradeFLSAJob FamilyFTE1.0Minimum Qualifications

Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree; two years of publishing, experience in book design and production or the equivalent in education and experience.
Five years of related design experience preferred. Major in graphic design, art, or printing technology.

Position Summary

The Book Designer reports to the Director of Communications and designs and typesets approximately 4 to 6 books a year (including covers), as well as brochures and invitations. This person also communicates with printers about technical specs

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Thorough knowledge of book design, typesetting, and manufacturing techniques and procedures. Expert knowledge of InDesign CC, Photoshop, Acrobat, and other standard design and publishing software on the Mac platform. Strong communication and organizational skills. Ability to balance multiple tasks simultaneously.

Physical Demands

Sitting for long periods of time at a computer terminal. Lift boxes weighing approximately 20 pounds.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?YesDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?NoDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, or patient records)?NoCredit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



Designs and typesets book interiors and covers, in a wide variety of styles. Inputs all corrections for select books. Prepares all mechanicals for printer in keeping with vendor requirements. Selects paper and binding materials to fulfill functional, artistic, and budgetary requirements.

Percentage of time70 Duties/Responsibilities


Designs and typesets event invitations, programs, save-the-dates and other event-related ephemera, as well as rack cards, tourism-promotion materials, the museum’s quarterly newsletter, and multi-page brochures, in a wide variety of styles. Inputs corrections. Prepares all mechanicals for printer in keeping with vendor requirements. Selects paper and binding materials to fulfill functional, artistic, and budgetary requirements.

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    Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    1. Resume/CV
    2. Cover Letter
    Optional Documents




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      Posted: 8/9/2019
      Application Due: 10/8/2019
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