Production Artist

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The Walker Art Center is seeking a full-time Production Artist, which is a technical and creative role responsible for the execution of design concepts with an emphasis on quick turnaround solutions.  This role collaborates closely with graphic designers to bring concepts to life; executing the designer’s creative vision to ensure all deliverables are produced on time and with the intended integrity.  This role also troubleshoots problems as they arise to come up with creative solutions to ensure things happen the way they’re supposed to.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate closely with marketing partners, designers, image specialist, and project manager on advertising projects – digital ads, signage, brochures, swag, print, and other collateral.

  • Make various formats of supplied artwork production-ready and resolve any artwork issues that arise during production; create pdfs for print/internal review.

  • Prepare final files based on supplied specifications; make various formats of supplied artwork production-ready and resolve any artwork issues that arise during production.

  • Create and maintain series of templates for all recurring projects.

  • Follow a development timeline to ensure deliverables are being completed on time.

  • Maintain up-to-date skills and knowledge of latest production techniques, software, and trends.

  • Troubleshoot problems as they arise with the internal team and/or printer.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this position; they do not purport to describe all functions of the position. Walker employees may be assigned other duties and the essential functions of the position may change or be changed with or without notice.

Experience & Qualifications: 

  • Degree in graphic design with 2 years’ professional design experience, or 2 years related experience and equivalent training and/or education.

  • Background that demonstrates clear knowledge of digital and print production and design.

  • Hands-on experience with digital advertising and content -- website, social, online, and email are required, along with good working knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop and web-development software.

  • Strong typographic skills, layout skills, organizational abilities and excellent file-categorizing prowess; detail oriented and accurate with quick turnaround time.

  • Work effectively with a wide range of people (administrators, artists, colleagues, vendors, community partners, patrons) and handle multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced department independently, and with a team; able to take direction as necessary.

  • Interest in contemporary arts is a plus.

Schedule and Compensation:

  • Full-time (35 hours), Exempt; Salary in the high 30’s to 40k, dependent on level of experience; Flexibility to work evenings and weekends required. 

  • Excellent benefits package, Walker membership and museum discount, and the opportunity to work alongside talented individuals and support remarkable artists, events and programming.

To Apply: include a letter of interest, resume, portfolio link, and 3 professional references directly to the posting itself by visiting walkerart.org/jobs/Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. The Walker is committed to being an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the communities and audiences we serve. We are dedicated to fair and inclusive employment practices for all individuals.

Location: Full-time in Minneapolis, MN
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