Job Information

  • Overview:

    In support of the mission and vision of Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, assist the Senior Media/Communications Specialist and the Media Communications Coordinator to initiate design projects, maintain cyclical design projects utilizing templates, and create supplemental design pieces for existing campaigns for a broad range of audiences, including Krannert Center patrons, prospective and enrolled students, corporate and patron sponsors, resident academic units, the College of Fine and Applied Arts, and the University at large.

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  • Location: Urban-Champaign, IL
  • Starts On: May 6, 2016, 10:48 a.m.

Job Requirements

  • Job Description:

    *Lay out and design communications materials such as brochures, flyers, posters, mailers, and advertisements Ensure compliance with campus and Krannert Center identity and branding standards and policies.
    *Maintain templates provided by Senior Media/Communications Specialist or Media/Communications Coordinator for ongoing projects such as Krannert Center's monthly self-mailer and a series of regular advertising campaigns for submission in traditional print media, the web, and digital signage.
    *Fulfill ongoing building signage requests. Prepare, manipulate, and color correct photos.
    *Manage multiple projects at once, staying organized and accountable to project deadlines and schedules.



    Required: Bachelor's degree required.
    Preferred: Graphic design or a communications-related discipline preferred.


    Required: Demonstrated expertise in graphic design principles and basic production methods, including the following: Layouts, design fundamentals, typography, photography, and print production. Good eye for detail. Self-motivated and well organized. Interest in learning on the job. Independent judgment and ability to help resolve problems as they arise. Experience dealing with time pressures and changing or conflicting priorities. Fluency with Adobe Creative Suite, including InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop on a Mac platform.
    Preferred: Two years of professional experience in graphic design and marketing/communications.

    This is a 12-month, 100% time academic professional appointment with full university benefits. The proposed starting date is negotiable after the close date. Salary will be commensurate with training and experience.

    To ensure full consideration, please create your candidate profile at and upload your cover letter, resume, and the names/contact information for three professional references by May 31, 2016. Applicants may be interviewed before this close date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. For further information about application procedures, please use contact information below.

    The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

    Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (

Company Information

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
    Urban-Champaign IL

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