Department:                Exhibitions & Collections

Reports To:                 Associate Director of Graphic Design             

Classification:             Part-Time, Non-Exempt (20 – 25 hours per week)

Position Summary

The Jr. Graphic Designer/Production Artist works in the Graphics Department.  Key responsibilities include production of a wide variety of signs and printed material.  The Jr. Graphic Designer/Production Artist assists in the creation and placement of museum exhibition, marketing, and way-finding signs.  Some evening and weekend hours are required.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists Sr. Graphic Designer & Associate Director of Graphic Design in creating signage, labels, and with any graphics needs (production art and some design, hands-on cutting, and installation of exhibition and event signage/materials).
  • Work with Sr. Graphic Designer and Associate Director of Graphic Design to create digital files for print and/or online display.
  • Work efficiently to produce high-quality work and maintain a high degree of accuracy under strict deadlines in a variety of design and graphics formats.
  • Design and develop graphic layouts that adhere to brand and follow brief, under direction of Sr. Graphic Designer or Associate Director of Graphic Design.
  • Create final art files—preflight and package files for various output methods for a variety of projects including, magazine, multipage brochures, and direct mail as well as invitations, display ads, vinyl and large-format signage, and more.
  • Design, layout, and format graphic files for online display for website and social media.
  • Print, mount, trim, and help install graphics in galleries, when necessary.
  • Adhere to museum brand and style guidelines.
  • Keep graphics office area clean and orderly for efficiency and the safety of personnel.
  • Attend meetings and perform other departmental tasks as required.


  • Education: Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in graphics communication, design, or related field.
  • Knowledge of materials as well as print methods for environmental signage is helpful.
  • Be proficient in Creative Suites programs including; Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign. High level of proficiency and experience in creating vector art files helpful. 
  • Ability to create files for print.
  • Good pen tool skills.
  • Knowledge of materials as well as print methods for environmental signage is helpful.
  • Knowledge of Mac OS.
  • Proper procedures for operating small tools, paper trimmer, and large format printers.
  • Ability to work efficiently both independently and as part of a team to produce high quality products while meeting strict deadlines.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail a must.
  • Strong organization and time-management skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Prior museum experience a plus.

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to lift and carry 25 pounds.
  • Must be able to use large paper cutter.
  • Daily walking to the Museum, which includes stairs and parking lots.

Work Environment:

  • Office space is shared.
  • Fast-paced environment with strict deadlines.
  • Workspace can be dusty and noisy.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  December 24, 2022

If interested, please submit cover letter and resume to or mail to: The San Diego Museum of Art, Attention: Human Resources, P.O. Box 122107, San Diego, CA 92112. 

The San Diego Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in the hiring of personnel on the basis of sex, race, religion, color, national origin, disability, protected medical condition, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.