Posted on July 18, 2012
Manager of Creative Services
Asian Art Museum
Asian Art Museum - Manager of Creative Services
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The Asian Art Museum is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian art and culture with approximately 18,000 works of art from over 40 countries. With Asia as our lens and art as our cornerstone, we strive to spark connections across cultures and through time, and to be a catalyst for discovery, dialogue, and inspiration.
We are looking for an experienced creative professional with strong leadership and project management skills to play a critical role in managing and executing the museum’s bold new brand identity. Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Brand, this position oversees and participates in the conception, development, and production of print and electronic materials. Such materials include marketing and fundraising collateral, the museum’s membership magazine, gallery artwork labels, and educational resources. The successful candidate will ensure that all materials adhere to brand guidelines; reflect high standards of creativity; and support the museum’s artistic vision and business goals.
Examples of Duties
Manages the editorial and design needs of the museum; determines and communicates priorities to staff, internal clients, and external resources; develops effective work flows to ensure the timely execution of projects; builds an extended creative team by using freelancers and agencies in specific disciplines to augment in-house capabilities and to set quality standards in all creative deliverables.
Serves as project manager on a variety of projects; develops and manages budgets, timelines, and resources; negotiates and administers contracts; drives the production of deliverables using internal and/or external resources; directs staff, freelancers, agencies, and vendors to meet deadlines and deliver high quality products.
Provides creative direction and reviews all concepts, layouts, and proofs for creativity, accuracy, and alignment with brand; works as an art director or graphic designer when needed.
Helps develop and maintain an editorial voice and tone reflective of the museum’s brand; supervises the writing and/or editing of various materials including the membership magazine, website content, press releases, marketing and fundraising materials; supervises the assignment of work to external writers and editors as needed.
- Bachelor’s degree in a related field
- Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in online and offline creative development, graphic design, and production; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
- Proven track record in project management in a fast-paced environment
- Experience with managing staff and working with outside vendors such as design agencies, copywriters, illustrators, photographers, and designers; including demonstrated understanding of processes and skills to be supervised
- Strong understanding of design principles, techniques, and technologies; a strong visual sense and a solid understanding of the creative processes involved in creating high quality online and offline materials
- Knowledge of both Mac and PC platforms and design, photo editing and video editing software, MS Project, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
- Ability to understand and internalize a brand, and translate it into materials; develop creative approaches and partnerships; optimize projects to budgets, constraints, and resources; see the big picture while paying impeccable attention to detail
- Ability to supervise and evaluate the work of others; set priorities, organize time, plan schedules, and anticipate demands
- Sensitivity to and appreciation of cultural differences and communicating with culturally diverse audiences
- Excellent organizational, task prioritization, time management, meeting facilitation, decision making, and analytical skills; strong problem solving, relationship building, and client management skills
- Outstanding written and oral communications skills
- Self-motivated and goal-oriented team player with the presence to inspire and coalesce varying points of view; sound judgment, a positive attitude, and the ability to respond well to critical feedback
- Familiarity with Asian art and culture highly desirable
Competitive compensation and benefits package
Apply online at http://bitly.com/MlsNaI or
Send a letter of interest and resume ASAP to:
HUMAN RESOURCES, Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102