Steppenwolf Theatre Company is seeking candidates for the full-time position of Graphic Designer. This individual must be a self-motivated designer with intelligent design skills and a detail-focused sense of typography. This position works on a wide variety of both print and digital materials, in support of marketing campaigns, institutional branding, fundraising campaigns, education materials and other eﬀorts. A successful candidate will be organized, dependable, knowledgeable, detail oriented, able to work both autonomously and as part of a team and possess the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously. The Graphic Designer is responsible for working with the Design Director on a wide range of projects across the organization. This position reports to the Creative Director.
- Create design solutions for print, e-mail, web and signage
- Design program books for the theatre, working with Marketing Assistant
- Work in conjunction with other departments on collaborative projects
- Prepare ﬁles for printing and publishing, gain bids from vendors, review proofs
- Interface with merchants, creative, pre-press, and Project Managers to ensure design approvals
- Partner with Project Managers in meeting deadlines and review of layouts
- Manage deadlines and workload to ensure on-time delivery of all project
- Manage print vendors to ensure timely completion
- Design and coordinate web layout and updates
Steppenwolf Theatre Company is the nation’s premier ensemble theater. Formed by a collective of actors in 1976, the ensemble represents a remarkable cross-section of actors, directors and playwrights. Thrilling and powerful productions from Balm in Gilead to August: Osage County—and accolades that include the National Medal of Arts and 12 Tony Awards— have made the theater legendary. Steppenwolf produces hundreds of performances and events annually in its three spaces: the 515-seat Downstairs Theatre, the 299-seat Upstairs Theatre and the 80-seat 1700 Theatre. Artistic programming includes a seven-play season; a two-play Steppenwolf for Young Adults season; Visiting Company engagements; and LookOut, a multigenre performances series. Education initiatives include the nationally recognized work of Steppenwolf for Young Adults, which engages 15,000 participants annually from Chicago’s diverse communities; the esteemed School at Steppenwolf; and Professional Leadership Programs. While firmly grounded in the Chicago community, nearly 40 original Steppenwolf productions have enjoyed success both nationally and internationally, including Broadway, Off-Broadway, London, Sydney, Galway and Dublin. Anna D. Shapiro is the Artistic Director and David Schmitz is the Executive Director.
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Salary: $35,000 with excellent benefit package for full time employees, including medical, dental, vision insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, vacation pay, paid sick time, personal days, pre-tax Ventra transit benefit program, employee assistance program and 401(k) matching retirement program.