Job Opportunities

Morikami is an equal opportunity employer.  There is no visa sponsorship available for vacant positions. Applicants must already have proof of legal status to work in the U.S.

Graphic Designer

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Graphic Designer is a full-time professional position within Morikami’s marketing team responsible for the design and development of the museum’s visual communication strategy. The desired candidate is a detail-oriented, motivated creative, with a confident sense of design and composition combined with an appreciation for art and culture. This position reports to and receives direction from the Director of Marketing & Events.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Maintains and updates the museum’s style guide and serves as the point of contact for questions and application consistent with Morikami’s brand identity
  • Ensures the agreed upon creative approach to institutional messaging is carried across multiple platforms, such as printed and digital collateral for events, programs, fundraising campaigns, facility rentals, retail, etc.
  • Works closely with curatorial team to conceptualize design objectives for 2-3 annual exhibitions, including, but not limited to: title wall visual development, typography, exhibition banners, signage and labels
  • Collaborates with marketing team to design email marketing campaigns, website graphics, social media visuals, festival brand implementation and lobby digital signage
  • Works cross-departmentally to design various education department assets, museum calendars, event invitations, sponsorship decks, internal documents, general museum signage, branded items and other projects as needed
  • Facilitates timely and appropriate approvals/feedback in order to meet deadlines
  • Prepares all files for print production and works as liaison with printing company
  • Maintains museum image and video libraries
  • Assists with basic marketing event needs

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Minimum of B.A. or B.S. in Graphic Design, Communications, Marketing or related field
  • 3-5 years experience in a similar role
  • Proficient use of Adobe Creative Suite with a strong emphasis on InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop in a PC environment
  • Proficient use of MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to retouch and manipulate photos and images
  • Required to work occasional evenings and weekend events
  • Experience working in museums and/or not-for-profits preferred
  • Experience in video editing, photography and HTML/CSS knowledge a plus

DESIRED PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Must be organized and able to manage simultaneous projects effectively with a personal commitment to maintaining a collaborative work environment
  • Ability to successfully prioritize, set, track and meet deadlines while using good judgment and remaining flexible under minimal supervision
  • Must be proactive, reliable and possess excellent communication skills

TO APPLY

Please email your resume and cover letter (with link to online portfolio or design samples) to Kizzy Sanchez, Director of Marketing & Events, at kmsanche@pbcgov.org.  NO PHONE CALLS OR WALK-INS, PLEASE.

Submission deadline:  until position is filled


Exhibition Preparator

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Preparator is a full-time professional position responsible for the preparation, installation/deinstallation, and maintenance of exhibitions at the Morikami Museum. This position reports directly to the Exhibition Manager and is a key staff member in a small but dynamic team, working closely with the Exhibitions, Collections, and Curatorial staff. This role requires precise attention to detail, strong communication and analytical skills, as well as the abilities to prioritize and manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously and to work collaboratively and diplomatically.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

Primary responsibilities will relate to both the permanent collection and traveling exhibitions, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Fabrication and construction of exhibition furniture and crates
  • Patching, painting, and prep of exhibition walls and floors
  • Prepare artwork for display, including matting, framing and mounting
  • Install and maintain gallery lighting
  • Install labels and vinyl graphics
  • Responsible for the general maintenance of permanent and temporary exhibitions in the Yamato-kan interpretive space
  • Responsible for organization of the Exhibit Storage Room, including monitoring supply of hardware and other materials and maintaining tools in optimal condition
  • Loading and unloading of trucks
  • Participate in the development of the Museum’s exhibition calendar

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • BFA or BA in art or related field preferred
  • Experience with both 3D and 2D design; familiarity with audio/visual components in interactive displays
  • Minimum three years’ experience working in a museum handling and installing artwork and building exhibition furniture according to American Alliance of Museums (AAM) Standards
  • Familiarity with shop and framing tools, photography a plus, building construction and maintenance, mechanical maintenance and repair work
  • Demonstrated ability to creatively and intelligently solve complex problems
  • Flexibility to travel and/or work extended hours as needed
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to stand and/or work on feet for long periods, lift and carry artwork and other materials weighing up to 50 lbs.; comfortable on ladders up to 14ft. high; ability to work in non-climate controlled environment
  • Self-motivated work ethic and ability to work as part of a team

TO APPLY

Please email your resume and cover letter to Tamara Joy, Chief Curator, at tjoy@pbcgov.com.  NO PHONE CALLS OR WALK-INS, PLEASE.

Submission deadline:  until position is filled

 

 

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