Graphic Designer

Date Posted: Jan 04, 2019
Application Deadline: Jan 18, 2019

Salary Range: 40K - 60K
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Employee Benefits: Health
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Both
Job Type: Full-time
Career Level: Entry level/ intern

Organization Description

Harbourfront Centre

Harbourfront Centre is a leader in providing internationally renowned programming in the arts, culture and recreation across our 10-acre campus at the heart of Toronto's waterfront. For more than 40 years, Harbourfront Centre has celebrated the best in Canadian culture and the rich mosaic of cultures from around the world by curating over 4000 events annually, from music festivals to contemporary dance, to craft and design to sailing lessons. There is something for everyone at Harbourfront Centre, year-round.



Job Description

Harbourfront Centre is a leader in providing internationally renowned programming in the arts, culture and recreation across a stunning 10-acre site at the heart of Toronto’s waterfront. For more than 40 years, Harbourfront Centre has celebrated the best in Canadian culture and the rich mosaic of cultures from around the world by curating over 4000 events annually across its ten-acre site from music festivals to contemporary dance, to craft and design to sailing lessons. There is something for everyone at Harbourfront Centre, year-round.
ROLE STATEMENT
Position Title:
 
Graphic Designer  
Department:
 
Marketing, Creative Services  
Reporting to:
 
Director Creative Services  
Direct reports:
 
None  
Key Relationships:
 
Designers, Marketing team, Production Specialist  
Type of Employment: Full Time  
 
Summary of Function:
 We are looking for a visual master storyteller who can express our institutional narrative through compelling design that inspires and influences millions of arts and culture aficionados, visitors and supporters of our non-profit. Beyond your proficiency in design, love of typography, and an intuition for user experience, you are driven to create memorable work and enhance the function it serves - be it responsive design for the web, or award-winning festival posters. Ultimately, you are a problem solver, with an eye for details that matter and a passion to come up with innovative solutions to make things (website, email and direct mail, visual brand ID) better. Finally, to be good, you need to be great at managing your creative process. We are a fast-paced, collaborative, and multidisciplinary team that is constantly communicating our message, programs and events across all media and platforms. If this sounds like the playground you want to play in, we want to hear from you.
DUTIES:
Design/ Content Development
  • Develop, design and produce campaign assets to support brand creative guidelines across various media and platforms (digital and print)
  • Design creative components of digital programs, including, but not limited to, web, email, social media, display and other online formats
  • Help define the overall graphic identity of new programmatic and institutional campaigns including festivals and corporate brand identity
Communications & Coordination
  • Collaborate with marketing team and the wider business teams to ideate, develop creative aligned with wider marketing messages and ensure content is used effectively
  • Balance and manage workload according to established department priorities
 
Workplace Health and Safety
  • All staff is required to take reasonable care of their own health and safety and that of other personnel (including volunteers and interns) who may be affected by their conduct.


Requirements:

 
Skills & Requirements
Essential Criteria
  • 2-4 years related experience (agency or client-side) including a focus on digital
  • Strong visual design, design thinking and illustration skills
  • Experience developing, presenting and executing visual concepts, designs and design systems
  • Extensive knowledge and working experience of Adobe Creative Cloud programs: Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
  • Experience in digital/web production and design, with experience in user interface design and an understanding of HTML and CSS techniques, Google Web Designer, and Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Excellent design, production and prepress skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team
  • Strong prioritizing, problem-solving, presentation, communication and presentation skills
  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Graphic Design preferred
  • Is from the Toronto/GTA  area 
 
 
Desirable Criteria
  • Experience in motion graphics and text animation is a plus


How to Apply:

Acceptable Applications must include:
  • A current resume
  • A cover letter including salary expectations and responses indicating how you meet the essential criteria
  • A link to a portfolio or website
 
Qualified applications are invited to apply by:  January 18th, 2019

Please quote Job Reference # 19F01-WC
E-mail: jobs@harbourfrontcentre.com

Harbourfront Centre is committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourages qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Suitable accommodations will be available upon request during the hiring process.