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Graphic Designer

Job Title:       Graphic Designer
Department:  Marketing and Public Relations
Reports to:    Graphic Design Manager
FLSA Status: Exempt
Employment Status:  Full-Time
Please submit application on the Toledo Museum of Art website
Since our founding in 1901, the Toledo Museum of Art has earned a global reputation for the quality of our collection, our innovative and extensive education programs, and our architecturally significant campus.
And thanks to the benevolence of its founders, as well as the continued support of its members, TMA remains a privately endowed, non-profit institution and opens its collection to the public, free of charge.
Produces high-quality designs that engage and effectively communicate the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) brand and enhances the visitor experience. Manages a variety of internal and external clients to develop designs that meet time, budget, and logistical constraints. Thinks creatively to produce new ideas and approaches to achieve Museum goals. Works well with multiple deadlines and internal and external service providers. Works collaboratively with staff and embraces accountability. Maintains an organized work environment and schedule to aid in management of a diverse range of design projects across all media.
The Toledo Museum of Art is committed to a strategic plan that creates a more inclusive experience, where a high-quality collection meets a culture of belonging. All design efforts at TMA must explore unique and relevant ways to express these strategic goals. We look for a designer who is ambitious in the visual concepts they explore and works to communicate not just the key information of each project but also reflect TMA values of diversity, community, innovation, and trust.

Develops high-quality designs and layouts for key projects (including print collateral, advertising, quarterly members’ magazine, signage, exhibition graphics, web graphics and gallery labels) by:
  • Conceptualizing and implementing design solutions that are consistent with the TMA brand.
  • Meeting with internal clients to establish design goals, audience, budget, and deadlines.
  • Recommending production methods and materials to maximize effectiveness and minimize cost.
  • Presenting and advocating for design solutions.
  • Revising design; preparing final artwork to production specifications.
  • Reviewing proofs and obtaining final approval from project clients. Attending press checks as needed.
Supports and enhances exhibitions by designing materials (including identity systems, interpretive graphics, signage, didactics) by:
  • Working closely with the Graphic Design Manager, Director of Brand Strategy, and Exhibition Designer to produce a unified, engaging look for all exhibitions.
  • Identifying and designing materials to fit specifications determined by Exhibition Curators and Exhibition Designer.
  • Producing didactics that optimize legibility and accessibility through typographic refinement.
  • Executing strong exhibition brand systems throughout to related designs.
Works effectively with a variety of internal clients and external vendors to meet goals by:
  • Using strong interpersonal skills to effectively communicate visually, verbally, and through writing.
  • Proactively seeking/requesting necessary copy, photographs, logos, etc.
  • Thinking conceptually to offer multiple and diverse design solutions. Creating briefs, mockups, and composites as needed.
  • Providing strong design resolutions and response to design criticism and challenges.
  • Communicating with service providers to produce final artwork that meets production specifications and deadlines.
Serves on cross-functional teams and projects as needed by:
  • Attending and participating in meetings with cross-functional teams, including but not limited to Exhibition Planning & Coordination Team, Interpretation, and Research & Publication teams.
  • Willingness to take direction and offer strategic solutions across various media. 
  • May supervise volunteers and/or interns.
Other duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design or a related field required.
  • 3 years’ related Graphic Design experience required.

  • Experience using variety of design tools and software, including Adobe Suite and Microsoft office.
  • Working knowledge of the entire design process from start to finished product.
  • Proficient with hands-on production; measuring, cutting, folding, and other post-print finishes.
  • Motion graphics, photography, videography, and editing skills are a plus.
  • A demonstrated self-starter with the ability to work effectively both independently and as a member of a team, across all levels of the organization.
  • Flexibly organizes resources, establishes priorities, and uses time efficiently.
Standard open office work environment shared with co-workers, with related phone, computer and printer noise. Position requires ability to operate a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, printer, cutting devices and phone system; the person in this position frequently communicates with public membership and staff who have inquiries and must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations. May occasionally lift up to 25 pounds; Support given to various departments across campus may result in occasional exposure to uncomfortable weather conditions.
  • 25 Days of Paid Time Off Annually
  • 6 Paid Holidays Annually
  • 2 Floating Holidays Annually
  • 3 Paid Volunteer Days Annually
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance
  • 403b Retirement Savings Plan
  • Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, Term Life and AD&D Insurance Plans
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Pet Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Museum Family Membership
  • Employee Discounts in the Museum Store, Café, Studio Art Classes, & More!
  • Standard work week is typically Monday-Friday from 8:30am-5:00pm with occasional variation due to business needs.
The Toledo Museum of Art provides equal opportunity for employment and promotion to all qualified employees and applicants. No person shall be discriminated against in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal or state statutes. The Museum is committed to maintaining an environment in which all employees are treated equitably and given the opportunity to achieve their full potential in the workplace. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to access job openings or apply for a job on this site as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by contacting Human Resources at or (567)-666-0387.