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Graphic Designer 

Location Museum of Life and Science  
About the Organization The Museum of Life and Science, one of North Carolina’s top family destinations, has been a beloved Durham institution for 75 years. The Museum features 84 acres of exhibits, experiences, and outdoor exploration, including one of the East Coast's largest butterfly conservatories and a two-story science center. As an accredited zoo, the Museum is home to lemurs, black bears, endangered red wolves, and more than 140 species of live animals, butterflies, and insects. Readers of Durham Magazine, Indy Week, and Carolina Parent have repeatedly named us the top Museum in the Triangle. Charity Navigator rated the Museum, a 501(c3) nonprofit organization, 100 out of 100-- the highest possible score.

Our mission is to create a place of lifelong learning where people of all ages embrace science as a way of knowing about themselves, their community, and their world. The Museum serves our increasingly diverse community with interactive and accessible experiences that build and develop lifelong connections with science, nature, and critical thinking. The Museum partners with NASA, NOAA, the National Science Foundation, Duke University, NC State University, and the University of North Carolina on many research projects and programs.

In addition to an incredible team of co-workers, the Museum provides competitive compensation commensurate with experience, as well as a full array of employee benefits for eligible positions, including a generous 403b retirement plan with employer contributions, health, dental, and vision insurance, flex-spending plans, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, nine paid annual holidays, employee appreciation events, and a family membership to the Museum.  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  

Position Objective: Supports the Museum’s mission by creating graphic and digital designs for events, programs and exhibitions.


  • Graphic design for digital and print needs, including event graphics, posters, and signs.
  • Create and manage templates for the events and program signage.
  • Coordinate and connect with other teams across the Museum to serve their graphic needs.
  • Coordinate and partner with the Communications Team to develop and create print and digital graphics.
  • Becomes an expert on the Museum’s standards and helps maintain consistency across our various design products.
  • Review, deliver, and manage production of print-ready files for internal clients and external vendors.
  • Collaborate with other designers (internal and external) on projects and events.
  • Support teams as needed with photography, videography, and multimedia editing.
  • Research and stay on top of best practices and new approaches in visual and digital design to help the Museum expand and improve its communications.
  • Create new brand identities for the Museum for projects, events, and programs
  • Additional duties as needed.

Actual Pay Rate $40,000- $44,000/ annually

Position Requirements
  • 1+ years of professional design experience and a strong portfolio of visual design work
  • Bachelor’s degree in design, communications, museum studies, or a related field
  • Creative mind and a strong eye for design and visual storytelling
  • Strong copywriting skills
  • Ability to not only create good designs, but explain the design thinking behind those approaches
  • Strong experience with Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Willingness to be a team player and work to help make the Exhibition Development team more efficient, effective, and reliable
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to consistently meet deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills
  • Curiosity and appreciation of science



  • Collections management experience
  • Photography/videography skills
  • Project management experience
  • Exposure to exhibition design
  • Experience and knowledge of science museum and zoo industries



Shift -not applicable-  
Pay Range $40,000- $44,000/ annually  
EOE Statement The Museum of Life and Science is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, creed, age, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, military or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. In addition, we will provide reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities to participate in the job application or interview process, perform crucial job functions, and receive other benefits and privileges of employment. As an equal opportunity employer, we value the differences and benefits that a diverse culture brings. Join us!
Category Exhibits  

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