CPT Is Hiring a Graphic Designer & Content Coordinator

CLEVELAND PUBLIC THEATRE IS HIRING A graphic designer & content coordinator

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is hiring the newly created position of Graphic Designer & Content Coordinator who is a core part of the CPT staff and will make a meaningful contribution to life at CPT and our community impact. All prospective candidates must make a commitment to centering antiracist and anti-oppressive practices in their work.

Review of candidates will begin immediately. To apply for the position, send an email to careers@cptonline.org by July 25, 2022 with an anticipated start date in mid-late August 2022. Subject line should read: YOUR LAST NAME, GDCC. The email should include the following attachments: a resume, portfolio design samples of printed, online content materials and links to video/film content no more than 3 minutes long. via JPG or PDF files, and a two-page cover letter describing your related experiences and why you are interested in this position. No phone calls, please.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Graphic Designer & Content Coordinator will join a flexible team and job responsibilities will be catered to skills of the successful applicant. Candidates should have at least two to three years of experience. The GDCC reports to the Director of Audience Engagement & Marketing and works with the Audience Engagement & Digital Strategy Manager towards the goals of building audience and expanding the reach of CPT artistic and education programming regionally and nationwide; as well as promoting its internal companies Teatro Público de Cleveland and Masrah Cleveland Al-Arabi.  CPT is less interested in “ticket sales” than in gathering together the many communities of the Cleveland region. This position is a year-round, salaried staff position.

The GDCC is responsible for supporting CPT audience engagement and marketing activities and initiatives across a range of media types. Departmental work includes content creation, graphic design and layout, digital media, video creation, and some copywriting. All positions at CPT work across departmental lines, and the GDCC is involved in many aspects of the theatre.

CPT is seeking a highly creative storyteller with outstanding design, editing, copywriting, videography, and communication skills. The position requires strong organizational abilities, attention to detail, a passion for the arts and the mission of CPT, and a desire to grow and learn new skills. The successful candidate will be curious, collaborative, imaginative, adaptable and flexible, and have experience working with a diverse range of constituents.

Applicants for this position should be fluent in the principles of layout and print production, graphic design, videography, and some social media management.

The GDCC will utilize existing templates and practices to develop core collateral materials for various shows and programming. There may also be opportunities to develop original design concepts for CPT’s education performances, workshop productions, and other design needs.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Graphic Designer and Content Coordinator (GDCC) will join a flexible team and job responsibilities will be catered to skills of the successful applicant. The following represent both core needs and potential duties.

  • Work with the Director of Audience Engagement & Marketing and Audience Engagement & Digital Strategy Manager to develop robust, content-rich materials for CPT’s patron emails and website content as needed.
  • Work with the AE/DSM to drive social media across multiple platforms with special emphasis on TikTok, YouTube and other video/film-related mediums.
  • Help to proof marketing materials.
  • Create in-house displays, and other artistic initiatives.
  • Design and/or layout projects including:
    • Postcards, flyers, brochures
    • Posters
    • Programs (show, season, and annual fundraiser)
    • Advertisements (CPT and sponsor)
    • Image formatting for web and social media
  • Work with DAEM to create promotional videos such as audience testimonials and other short film footage.
  • Other related duties as assigned

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Graphic design
  • Writing and content creation
  • Exceptional proofing skills
  • Social media savvy, especially with video-driven platforms
  • Videography
  • Film and audio editing
  • A commitment to centering antiracist and anti-oppressive practices in their work
  • Deadline-driven and able to manage and prioritize amongst multiple projects simultaneously
  • Familiarity with e-newsletter platforms, WordPress and/or basic HTML for newsletter creation.
  • Experience working with printers and mailing houses
  • Experience working with other designers
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Graphic Design, Art, Marketing, Film, or related fields, or industry experience.
  • Experience with digital content creation (i.e., motion graphic development, video editing, etc.)
  • Knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat, and Illustrator
  • Large format file preparation and printing

VALUED SKILLS

  • CPT is also home to Teatro Público de Cleveland and Masrah Cleveland Al-Arabi. Fluency in Spanish or Arabic would be a huge plus.
  • Photography
  • Illustration and animation would be a plus.
  • Drawing
  • Social media analytics
  • Entrepreneurial and collaborative spirit!

SALARY RANGE

  • $36k to $42k contingent upon work experience and skill set.

BENEFITS

  • Has the option to work remotely once a week.
  • Medical, dental, health savings plan
  • Paid time off including some holidays
  • Free tickets to all Cleveland Public Theatre, Teatro Público de Cleveland and Masrah Cleveland Al-Arabi and CORE Cleveland productions.
  • Free tickets to Pandemonium, CPT’s annual fundraiser.
  • Reimbursements for tickets to some other local productions.
  • Participation in “First Fridays”, CPT’s lunch and learn mentorship program where staff members get to engage with staff members of all-levels to encourage advancement.
  • See an awe-inspiring view of Lake Erie from our rooftop!

ABOUT THE CPT STAFF

CPT cares passionately about reflecting our community and pursuing diversity at all levels of the organization. CPT has a demanding work environment with long, intense hours, but we have fun and love what we do. We value hard work, and strive to center courage, humanity, integrity, representation, respect, and joy, “challenging each other to do and be our collective best.” CPT is a deeply un-siloed organization and cross departmental work is a norm.

For applicants considering relocation to Cleveland: our city is an excellent community to live in with top-notch arts and culture, a vibrant theatre scene, amazing dining, beautiful public parks, a great lake, and affordable housing.

We care about the health and safety of our staff; thus, all CPT staff members have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19; and thus, we require that all candidates also be fully vaccinated as well.

ABOUT CLEVELAND PUBLIC THEATRE

CPT is an internationally recognized center for contemporary performance. Our mission is to raise consciousness and nurture compassion through groundbreaking performances and life-changing education programs. CPT implements this mission through our theatrical season, featuring between 8-10 adventurous professional productions and a robust series of new play development programs that support writers and devisers at multiple points in the creative process. CPT’s acclaimed education programs engage communities in devising new works that speak to contemporary issues and empower participants to work for positive change in our community. CPT is home to community ensembles Teatro Público de Cleveland and Masrah Cleveland Al-Arabi, Cleveland CORE Ensemble. CPT, also, annually presents Station Hope, a large-scale community arts festival. CPT’s annual budget is around $2.5 million a year. CPT has 22 full-time staff members.

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