The Center for the Performing Arts Seeks Design Manager

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The Center for the Performing Arts Seeks Design Manager


Position Reports to:  Vice President of Marketing


The Design Manager for the Center for the Performing Arts and the Great American Songbook Foundation (CPA/GASF) is responsible for overseeing the development and execution of a variety of print, digital, and video marketing communication campaigns, while applying technical knowledge of basic tools to maintain a consistent brand, as well as applying knowledge of the production process to establish and meet deadlines. The Design Manager plays a key role in the marketing department, design team, other departments within the organization and collaborates in a team environment on various projects. Position requires occasional weeknights and weekends.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Create templates for print and web that reflect/maintain all Brand Guidelines as outlined in the Center Brand Style Guide with oversight of projects of a Graphic Design Coordinator performing similar functions
  • Coordinate and manage layout and proofing of a variety of publications (print and digital) and communication materials including campus digital screens, performance programs, event signage, web content, video editing, institutional print material, development campaign pieces, and Songbook Foundation print/media needs
  • Work closely with team members in a creative environment related to graphic design, publications, print and digital production
  • Execute consistent and effective brand messaging across multiple platforms
  • Create, prioritize, and manage project workload and schedules for the organization
  • Research and apply cost-saving methods of print production
  • Directly produce and approve design projects to be completed in-house
  • Provide timely distribution and placement of the completed design projects throughout the venues, including delegation of this task to others within the facility
  • Manage and maintain current image library
  • Collaborate with marketing staff to collect approved artwork and photo/video materials for performing artists
  • Oversight and approval of photography for print, digital, social media, and special events
  • Manage campus digital screen slides and schedules
  • Must be a team player with a positive attitude
  • Knowledgeable in the supervision of video editing, printing, and publication processes, including file prep and finishing, for a broad range of materials

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite in a Mac OS environment
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Functional photo retouching and color correction skills
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and tight deadlines in a professional manner
  • Strong organizational, process-oriented, time-management, flexibility, and logical-thinking skills
  • Ability to build and maintain positive work relationships with management, staff members and external contacts
  • Ability to work weekends, holidays, and occasional after-hours assignments
  • A strong “designer’s eye” to relay large amounts of information in an aesthetically pleasing manner
  • Willingness to learn new skills and master new techniques, while continuing to develop current skills and abilities


  • Problem Solving/Analysis/Decision Making
  • Time Management
  • Written and Spoken Communication
  • Teamwork Orientation
  • Organization
  • Collaboration

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Associate or bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Arts Management, Marketing, Communications, or related field preferred
  • Minimum 4-5 years of graphic design and print production, preferably in a performing arts setting
  • Previous experience supervising projects and a team of full-time and part-time employees and interns
  • Experience working with outside vendors on a wide variety of projects

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time hourly position and will average approximately 40 hours per week over the course of a year.

Flexibility is required, and the schedule varies.


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