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Visual Designer

Kaufman Music Center––a multi-arts center located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side––seeks a full-time Visual Designer. With a dual emphasis on arts education and performance, the Center serves as a resource for students, artists and audiences through its divisions: Merkin Hall; Lucy Moses School, a community arts school for all ages; Special Music School (P.S. 859), a public school that teaches music as a core subject; and the acclaimed youth new music ensemble Face the Music.

Responsibilities

  • Design engaging, forward thinking visual marketing collateral to support KMC’s direct response strategies for all KMC divisions
  • Design and send marketing related emails
  • Create and edit video content for social media and website
  • Develop and manage content on KMC’s website, including CMS development in cooperation with Communications Director and web developers
  • Photography experience, DSLR knowledge preferred but not necessary
  • Act as point person for all website issues; troubleshoot website problems; ensure smooth functioning of online ticketing interface
  • Train staff on website issues
  • Develop print and digital advertising campaigns
  • Build and maintain relationships with advertising outlets
  • Partner with the Marketing & Communications Associate on Digital Social Ad campaigns
  • Ensure consistency of visual identity and branding across media
  • Manage image & video playlists for MH lobby monitor
  • Write, edit and proofread marketing copy as needed
  • Assist at and attend occasional performances • Help with special projects/events as required

Requirements

  • B.A. or B.S in a related field and at least 3 years experience
  • Strong design background with proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite programs (Photoshop, In Design, Illustrator) and video editing software
  • Strong photography skills
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, project management and time management skills
  • Strong web background including advanced knowledge of Dreamweaver and html, and significant experience with content management systems (such as Expression Engine, Drupal, Convio, Kintera, etc.)
  • Experience with ad layout and media buying
  • Solid understanding of how to use social media effectively as a marketing tool
  • Familiarity with Search Engine Optimization best practices and keyword search
  • Familiarity with web analytics
  • Familiarity with CRM systems, ideally Tessitura

How to Apply  
Please email résumé and letter of interest to jobs@kaufmanmusiccenter.org. Subject line should read:  VISUAL DESIGNER. No phone calls, please.
Kaufman Music Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.