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Exhibitions Graphic Design Manager 


The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures furthers the understanding, celebration, and preservation of cinema through inclusive and accessible exhibitions, screenings, programs, initiatives, and collections. Welcoming visitors from Los Angeles and around the world, the Museum works in active partnership with motion picture artists and specialists, scholars, staff, and diverse communities to contextualize and challenge dominant narratives around cinema, inspiring discourse, connection, joy, and discovery.

Reporting to the Director of Exhibition Design, the Academy Museum is looking for an experienced Graphic Design Manager to oversee projects from conception to completion. You will be responsible for implementing the creative strategy and overall design for the Museums 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. You may also oversee freelance designers and interns. The ideal candidate has great leadership skills, is well organized, can meet strict deadlines, and thrives in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.

You Will:

  • 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.
  • Support the branding and creative identity of projects through the design of visual materials, while preserving the overall branding and identity of the Museum.
  • Adhere to the Museums special needs and visual accessibility requirements (ADA compliance) within gallery spaces.
  • Follow through on creative work from concept to production; juggle various projects and handle tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Manage project workflow while coordinating with project teams and management on schedules, budget requirements, goals, and assignments.
  • 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.
  • Be the primary liaison with an external graphic designer for approx. 30,000 sf/ft of exhibition spaces.
  • Manage master panel schedules, follow up on design specifications and material samples, obtain approvals from curators, and communicate back to graphic designers.
  • 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 graphics mock-ups onsite.
  • Prepare digital files for graphic production.
Position Requirements

You Have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in graphic design, visual communications, fine arts, or related. MFA preferred.
  • 5+ years of design-related work experience.
  • Exceptional portfolio that showcases conceptual, color, and layout skills. Superior typographical skills.
  • Mastery of Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.
  • Experience in motion graphics is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • A strong portfolio of produced work demonstrating a high degree of creativity, diversity, and productivity.
  • Extensive creative, conceptual, and critical thinking abilities.
  • Attention to detail and ability to proofread to produce accurate and high-quality work.
  • Excellent organizational, time management, and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong written, presentation, and verbal communication skills.
  • Professional experience working independently and effectively with others, managing deadlines, budgets, clients, and vendors.
  • Experience managing print production and knowledge of printing processes.
  • Ability to multi-task and create an organized production schedule that incorporates time for both scheduled and unscheduled projects.
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion.


Other Requirements:

  • Full vaccination against COVID-19 is required, including any booster vaccinations as applicable.


Our Benefits:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision
  • PTO and Sick Time
  • 401(k)




Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Exhibitions Graphic Design Manager  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Open Date 9/22/2022  
Location Los Angeles  
About the Organization The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 10,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the Academy Museum 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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