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Web/Graphic Designer - Charles Library

Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

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Reporting to the Assistant Director, Outreach and Communications, the Web/Graphic designer oversees and implements design projects for units in the University Libraries and University Press. The Web/Graphic Designer is responsible for design projects related to library promotional materials, the website, and digital and print publications such as newsletters, annual reports, and mailings; provides input and expertise on policies and procedures related to design and user experience, and takes initiatives to identify problems and seek solutions.  Works with colleagues in various departments to create and produce website designs and interactive web animations using audio and video segments and specialized software and digital production equipment. Provides technical advice and guidance, and serves as liaison to production staff, authors, publishers, clients, and/or printing representatives on University graphic standards, copyright requirements, design, and technical graphics issues. Performs other duties as assigned.

Temple University Libraries serves the Temple community and beyond, including more than 37,000 students; over 2,000 full-time faculty; and researchers and visitors on Main, Center City, and Health Sciences Center campuses in Philadelphia and on our Ambler and Harrisburg campuses. We are committed to providing research and learning services, offering open access to our facilities and information resources, and fostering innovation and experimentation. Our collections total more than four million physical and digital titles, over 275,000 print and electronic journal subscriptions, and more than 700 research databases. We also collect, preserve, and provide access to a broad universe of special collections, including rare books, manuscripts, archives, photographs, and more. As part of our library enterprise, the award-winning Temple University Press supports our mission to advance learning and scholarship.

Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design or related field and at least one year of related experience.  Experience with concept, design and file prep for printed materials, brochures, newsletters, etc. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills and Abilities:
•Proficiency using graphics design software (e.g., Photoshop, Flash, QuickTime); desktop publishing software (e.g., InDesign, Illustrator).
•Proficiency in MS Office software (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
•Familiarity with design for open source content management systems.
•Proficiency in HTML5 and CSS3. 
•Knowledge of the equipment, principles, and techniques of artistic design and display, as well as current techniques and materials used in graphic illustration.
•Knowledge of the printing industry for preparation and layout of artwork for specific printing and bindery requirements.
•Understanding of communications technologies and production, including but not limited to printing, exhibit production, and website development.
•Ability to prioritize multiple projects to meet critical deadlines.
•Must be detail and deadline-oriented.
•Must possess strong organization/communication skills.
•Must have strong proofreading skills.
•Demonstrated ability to use and maintain digital equipment.

•Familiarity section 508 and WCAG2.0AA/AAA web accessibility standards
•Knowledge of front-end website performance optimization and SEO.
•Familiarity with user testing, user needs assessment, and user experience (ux) based design principles. 

Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Main Campus-Charles Library
Job: Staff
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular


One of the nation’s top urban public research universities, Temple University is a dynamic workplace in the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant cities. Founded in 1884 as a night school for the working-class men and women of North Philadelphia, for 130 years Temple has retained its core mission of being a beacon of educational opportunity to students of every background, while adding a national and global reputation as a leader in education, research and real-world oriented instruction.

With nearly 39,000 students and 290,000 living alumni, Temple has a major impact on its region and on Philadelphia, the nation’s 5th largest city. One in seven college graduates in the Philadelphia area holds a Temple degree, and the university is the 4th largest provider of professional education in the nation (law, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and podiatry). Temple offers 17 schools and colleges, 399 academic degree programs, 17 Division 1 intercollegiate men’s and women’s athletic teams, as well as nine campuses including international campuses in Italy and Rome.  

Like the students the university serves, Temple’s approximately 8,000 employees are hardworking, diverse and energized by the vibrant and supportive work environments across the university, all aligned towards advancing the teaching, research and service missions of Temple University.

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