Job Information

  • Overview:

    Application deadline: Deadline extended to April 6, 2018

    The Graphic Designer, West Plains works with a variety of campus clients to design printed and electronic material on a wide range of topics for the West Plains campus. These projects include brochures, posters, newsletters, banners, ads, and other publications. The Graphic Designer, West Plains uses invention, imagination, originality, and talent to take projects from concept to delivery, participates in project interviews, develops concepts and designs, assists in directing photo shoots and illustrations, presents design layouts to departmental staff, makes presentations to clients, prepares camera-ready art through desktop publishing, assists with web graphic design services, and arranges for the printing of publications with off-campus printers.

    Missouri State University-West Plains is a public two-year, open admission campus within the Missouri State University System with an enrollment of approximately 2,000 students. West Plains has a population of 12,000 and is located approximately 100 miles southeast of Springfield in southern Missouri. Website:

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  • Position Reports To: Director of University Communications
  • Location: West Plains, Missouri
  • Salary: $32,602 Annually to $36,670 Annually

Job Requirements

  • Job Description:

    Education/Experience: A Bachelor’s degree with a major in Art or a related field and either one year work experience in graphic design or a minimum of three semesters experience as a part-time student designer in a professional setting or an associate’s degree in graphic design or related field and two years work experience in graphic design. Experience taking publications from concept to delivery is required. A Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in graphic design is preferred. Experience designing on a Macintosh computer using software packages such as Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Publisher, and QuarkXpress is required. Experience using an Epson Stylus Pro 9800 Professional Edition wide format printer is a plus. Experience in a college or university setting is preferred; experience as a photographer is preferred.

    Skills: Must demonstrate talents as a designer, including the ability to combine function and visual appearance to achieve successful communication. Strong communication and interpersonal skills as well as good organizational and planning skills are required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

    Effort: The scope of the position occasionally requires working additional hours to meet deadlines. The position requires an extensive amount of time working at a computer work station. This position occasionally transports media equipment and supplies unassisted.

Company Information

  • Missouri State University-West Plains
    128 Garfield
    West Plains Missouri 65775

Contact Information

  • Cheryl Caldwell
    Phone: (417) 255-7960

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