The Public Theater seeks a Graphic Design Assistant to join our in-house team. The Brand Creative Studio develops all internal and external materials with The Public’s signature visual identity. Our range of work includes: Free Shakespeare in the Park, Joe’s Pub, and a full season of new musicals, plays, events and programs at The Public’s landmarked six-venue building at Astor Place. We are a passionate team that is deeply invested in the performing arts and The Public’s mission that culture belongs to everyone.
- The ideal candidate will uphold the visual consistency of the brand, while supporting the studio team in the creation of a variety of materials
- Project support may include: key artwork, programs, development materials, signage, digital and print advertisements, brochures and institutional booklets, postcards, flyers, motion graphics, merchandise, installations, presentations and more.
Applicants should have/or be working towards a degree in graphic design. Those considered must have outstanding and ambitious typography skills—strong, dynamic type is the core of our branding. Additional competencies include: solid communication skills, the ability to collaborate with a team, mock up skills, project and time management skills, prepress knowledge, and the ability to work quickly under pressure, are all essential to success in this role. Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite programs are required, primarily: Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop. After Effects, and Premiere knowledge is a bonus. Interest in Shakespeare and theater also a plus.
About The Public Theater
The Public is theater of, by, and for the people. Artist-driven, radically inclusive, and fundamentally democratic, The Public continues the work of its visionary founder Joe Papp as a civic institution engaging, both on-stage and off, with some of the most important ideas and social issues of today. Conceived over 60 years ago as one of the nation’s first nonprofit theaters, The Public has long operated on the principles that theater is an essential cultural force and that art and culture belong to everyone. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham, The Public’s wide breadth of programming includes an annual season of new work at its landmark home at Astor Place, Free Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, The Mobile Unit touring throughout New York City’s five boroughs, Public Forum, Under the Radar, Public Studio, Public Works, Public Shakespeare Initiative, and Joe’s Pub. Since premiering HAIR in 1967, The Public continues to create the canon of American theater and is currently represented on Broadway by the Tony Award-winning musical Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda and John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons. Their programs and productions can also be seen regionally across the country and around the world. The Public has received 59 Tony Awards, 169 Obie Awards, 53 Drama Desk Awards, 54 Lortel Awards, 32 Outer Critic Circle Awards, 13 New York Drama Desk Awards, and 6 Pulitzer Prizes.
The Public is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.
This is a Non-Exempt position, according to the Fair Labor Standards Act and available immediately.
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