Jul 02, 2019

Senior Designer

  • Natural History Museum of Los Angeles
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
Programs Museums Libraries and Historical Sites

Job Description

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is seeking a Senior Designer for our Creative Service department. The Senior Designer is responsible for leading the creative execution of projects and initiatives by delivering key elements of the organization’s holistic vision. You will be working in a team environment by supporting many projects at one time as well as independently develop concepts and supervise a team of designers. The Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County (NHMLAC) is poised for an exciting new era following the completion of a new strategic framework. NHMLAC includes the Natural History Museum in Exposition Park, La Brea Tar Pits Museum, and the William S. Hart Museum in Newhall.


Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:

1. Has working knowledge/expertise in one or more core areas

2. Responsible for results through design excellence on key strategic initiatives

3. Develop concepts and executes concepts/complex tasks with expertise in many core areas

4. Plans concept visualizations or presentations

5. Develop and maintain strong cross-functional partnerships

6. Exhibits technical skills to review and resolve basic problems

7. Performs assignments that have clear and specified objectives

8. Contributes to concept visualization and builds/develops standards

9. Strategizes problems and develops creative problem-solving opportunities for expansion to implementation. Oversees required changes and teams.

10. Strong strategic judgment in making selections and adaptations of concepts

11. Observes and promotes all accessibility requirements and follows sustainability guidelines


This position has the following requirements:

· Minimum 4-6 years related experience

· University/Bachelor’s degree in the field of graphic design or equivalent required (masters benefit)

· Basic experience with cross-platform (Mac & PC) software applications and document management

· 100% hands-on design/production work

· Applies sound concept visualization principles to the solution of basic problems

· Manages multiple projects with critical deadlines

· Assigned as Mentor for development of junior staff

· Demonstrates strong presentation skills with an understanding of design strategy methods and practice

· Innovation driven mindset through challenging existing processes and/or methodologies

· Working knowledge in several of the following content areas: UI, UX, front end development, digital marketing, branding, journey mapping, wayfinding/signage programming, social engagement platform development, environmental design planning, retail story creation, packaging, and publishing.

· Intermediate knowledge in motion graphics: use of After Effects, animating text, graphics and imagery, and the ability to edit existing animated footage.


The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is especially interested in candidates whose background and experience have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to engagement and inclusion at culturally diverse audiences in museum and in sciences.


The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is seeking applicants who have demonstrated experience and commitment working with a diverse community. Salary is commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits. This is a full time regular, exempt position.


A cover letter, current resume, and list of 3-4 references are required for all applicants. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until position is filled. Interested candidates please visit www.nhm.org/jobs and click the link of the position for which you are interested or go directly to the online application.


The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please email jobs@nhm.org. for any application inquiries.

Title / Level of Responsibility

Officer, Coordinator

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