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Exhibitions Graphic Design Manager, Academy Museum 



The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will be the world's premier institution dedicated to the art and science of movies. Located on Wilshire and Fairfax in Los Angeles, the Museum will be simultaneously immersive, experimental, educational, and entertaining. More than a museum, this dynamic film center will offer unparalleled experiences and insights into movies and moviemaking.

We are looking for an experienced Exhibitions Graphic Design Manager to oversee projects from conception to completion. This position requires the ability to work in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment. The ideal candidate has great leadership skills, is well organized, and has the ability to meet strict deadlines.

This is a full-time staff position through December 2020.


The Exhibitions Graphic Design Manager is responsible for implementing the creative strategy and overall design for the Museum's exhibition spaces. This includes graphic design for print and digital, environmental graphics, collateral, and presentation materials. You will work closely with internal departments and external vendors overseeing accuracy, quality control, deadlines, and budget requirements. This position reports to the Director of Exhibition Design and Production, and may oversee freelance designers and interns.

  • Conceive original visual materials that are harmonious with the exhibition intent and mission of the Museum.
  • Design and produce a range of print and digital projects including wall murals, didactic texts, and object labels.
  • Through design of visual materials, support the branding and creative identity of projects while preserving the overall branding and identity of the Museum.
  • Adhere to the Museum's special needs and visual accessibility requirements (ADA compliance) within gallery spaces.
  • Follow through on creative work from concept to production, juggling various projects and handling tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Manage project workflow while coordinating with project teams and management on schedules, budgets requirements, goals, and assignments as needed.
  • Oversee artwork reproductions with the knowledge of resizing, resolution requirements, and touch-ups.
  • Consult and liaise with internal and external partners, production teams, and outside vendors to produce strong visual communications.
  • Serve as the primary liaison with external graphic designer for approx. 30,000 sf/ft of exhibition spaces. Be able to manage master panel schedules, follow up on design specifications and material samples, obtain approvals from curators and communicate back to graphic designers.
  • Serve as the primary liaison with external fabricators until the museum opening for all graphic related scope.
  • Oversee external fabricators onsite while they install approx. 45,000 sq/ft of exhibition/graphics fit out.
  • Ensure external fabricators construction methods work with rotations and longevity of exhibitions.
  • Collaborate with internal and external exhibition designers to ensure cross-departmental needs and external deliverables deadlines are met.
  • Assist with graphic mock-ups onsite.
  • Prepare digital files for graphic production.
Position Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in graphic design, visual communications, fine arts, or related MFA preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of design-related work experience.
  • Strong portfolio of produced work, demonstrating a high degree of creativity, diversity, and productivity and that showcases conceptual, critical thinking, color, and layout skills. Superior typographical skills an absolute must.
  • Mastery of Adobe lnDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Experience managing print production and knowledge of printing processes.
  • Experience working independently and effectively with others, managing deadlines, budgets, clients, and vendors.
  • Strong written, presentation, and verbal communication skills with attention to detail and ability to proofread to produce accurate and high-quality work.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with strong problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to create production schedules that incorporate time for both scheduled and unscheduled projects.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Exhibitions Graphic Design Manager, Academy Museum  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Open Date 6/7/2019  
Location Los Angeles  
About the Organization The Academy is the world's preeminent movie related organization, comprised of 8,000+ accomplished men and women working in cinema. We recognize and uphold excellence in the motion picture arts and sciences, inspire imagination, and connect the world through the medium of motion pictures.

EOE Statement The Academy is committed to equal opportunity in employment and to creating and valuing diversity in its workforce. Maintaining a diverse workforce is important to the Academy. The Academy enforces a strict policy that prohibits discrimination in hiring, training, compensation, promotion, transfer, or termination, whether on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation or genetic information. This includes a workplace that is free of all forms of harassment. Also, to help foster diversity, the Academy uses programs that ensure fairness of opportunity, pay, and growth to all applicants and employees. Every employee of the Academy is required to follow this policy and to preserve the Academy’s commitment to diversity.  

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