Today, as one of the most comprehensive and acclaimed institutions for the study of music, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music plays a key role in educating performers, scholars, composers, dancers, and music educators who influence performance and education around the globe. The 180 full-time faculty members in residence include performers, scholars, composers, and teachers of international renown. In addition, many top practitioners and scholars visit the school each year. More than 1,600 students from all 50 states as well as 56 countries study at the Jacobs School. They benefit from the intensity and focus of a conservatory setting combined with the broad academic offerings of a major research university. The Communications Office at the Jacobs School of Music is responsible for providing marketing and communication strategy and in-house full service to all performance venues, departments, and offices across the School. The office promotes student and faculty projects, news, and achievements to the media and other constituencies, supports recruitment efforts, and develops marketing campaigns for the IU Opera and Ballet Theater and other performances numbering over 1,100 per year.
The Graphic Designer & Web Manager is instrumental and a key player in the success of graphic design and website projects at the Jacobs School of Music. Creates designs (electronic, web, and print) and enforces JSoM and Indiana University brand assets and standards. Serves as the graphic designer and design manager for major projects from conception through production; researches, strategizes, conceptualizes, proposes, and designs creative projects for electronic, print, web, and interactive media (large wall graphics, posters, emails, social media graphics, recruiting materials, signage) and also develops templates for posters, emails, and other marketing and communication collateral; Collaborates with offices and departments across the school, university, and outside entities. The Graphic Designer & Web Manager is responsible for web content management, creating and updating content on the JSoM website, providing website consultation to offices and departments across the school, and training faculty and staff on the use of the Website Content Management System (WCMS.) Reports to the Director of Communications. Supervises the day-to-day activities and assigns work to two part-time web and graphic design positions.
REQUIRED: Bachelor's degree in graphic design, fine arts or a related field and two years of related experience.
Previous experience building and updating webpages and working in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. Possess expert-level knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite—especially Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Flash, and Dreamweaver. Have the ability to design in HTML5, CSS, and WordPress. Ability to effectively communicate and exchange information. Able to work independently and within a team environment. Able to independently manage time, multitask, and meet deadlines in a busy environment.
Three years of professional in-house or agency experience in graphic design for both print and digital media; Project management experience; Experience in art direction; Experience training and supervising others; Knowledge of XML and PHP; Creativity, resourcefulness, professional demeanor, and strong communication skills; Familiarity with music (opera, classical, jazz, etc.) and ballet
Salary Plan: PAE
Salary Grade: 2PR
Department: JACOBS SCHOOL OF MUSIC (BL-MUS-IUBLA)
Internal Number: 68109
About Indiana University
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.