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Graphic Designer

Aperture Foundation is seeking a full-time graphic designer, experienced in print and online design, to work with Aperture’s editorial and development staff to oversee Aperture’s brand, communications, house graphics, and various design projects (some handled in house, as part of the job, including by an assistant designer; others handled by outside designers). Part-time schedule may also be considered.

Responsibilities include:

  • Creating page layouts and design features on deadline;
  • Managing design workflow;
  • Designing and overseeing book promotion materials, events calendars,exhibition invitations and signage, as well as evites, the program for our annual benefit, display and wall signage, magazine ads, and occasional book covers (requiring work to existing templates as well as original design work);
  • Prepping files for print and transmitting files to printer and maintaining archives of all pre-press files and PDFs;
  • Managing print requirements for house materials;
  • Assessing design work by outside designers, and proposing first class outsidedesigners for Aperture to add to its roster; and
  • Managing and supervising an intern to balance workload.

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Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s or other advanced degree.
    • Passion for Aperture’s mission.
    • Two to three years’ professional print design and production experience.
    • Knowledge of online design, website building, CSS, etc.
    • Strong grasp on issues of contemporary photography and/or the arts a plus.
    • Ability to work independently with minimal oversight and to thrive under deadline pressure.

How to Apply

Please send a resume, a link to your design work, and a thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position, your current/most recent salary, and how you heard about this opportunity, to newhire@aperture.org, using the following conventions:

Subject line: Designer

Cover Letter: yourfirstname_yourlastname_coverletter

Resume: yourfirstname_yourlastname_resume

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. NO CALLS, PLEASE

Aperture is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Part-time Teaching Artist Fall 2014

Aperture Foundation is seeking teaching artists for a photography-based visual literacy after-school program grades 5-12. The program will run from September 2014 through May 2015.

Essential Functions:

  • Teach visual literacy through photography and photobooks, using student centered, inquiry based approach.
  • Practice effective, respectful classroom management.
  • Participate in organizational meetings and professional development training.
  • Attend to administrative duties such as timesheet submission, weekly debriefs and end of residency reports.
  • Assist in preparation of year-end exhibition.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • At least 2 years experience working with youth in under-served communities.
  • Teaching experience.
  • Applicants should have a strong photography background; degree preferred.
  • Knowledge of and experience with art education concepts, pedagogy, and best practices.
  • Self-starter, takes initiative, works well independently.
  • Able to interact professionally and appropriately with staff at school location and Aperture.
  • Working knowledge of digital photography, Photoshop or Lightroom, Blurb, Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, Epson printers.
  • Ability to accept guidance, direction, and supervision; able to give feedback and share ideas appropriately and professionally.

Classes meet weekly and require a three hour time commitment per class. Teaching Artists are independent contractors engaged though seasonal contracts and commit to one or two afterschool classes per week. Partner organizations are located in Manhattan (LES and Harlem), Queens, and Brooklyn.

How to apply: 

Please send a resume and cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position, and how you heard about this opportunity, to newhire@aperture.org, using the following conventions:

Subject line:  Teaching Artist

Cover Letter: yourfirstname_yourlastname_coverletter

Resume: yourfirstname_yourlastname_resume

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  NO CALLS, PLEASE

Aperture is an Equal Opportunity Employer