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Exhibit Graphic Designer

Location: Salem, MA

The Peabody Essex Museum is one of the nation’s most dynamic art museums and operates on a global stage through its initiatives, networks, and patrons. Founded in 1799, PEM is dedicated to transforming people’s lives by creating a museum experience that celebrates the capacity of art and culture to inform and change our understanding of our place in the world. By presenting art and culture in new ways, by linking past and present, and by embracing artistic and cultural achievements worldwide, the museum offers unique opportunities to explore multilayered and interconnected arenas of creative expression.

We are seeking a talented exhibition graphic designer to join our team. Our team has a dynamic aesthetic and diverse talents covering a variety of creative experiences—exhibition and experience design, interior design and space planning, the performing arts (dance, music and/or theatre), and graphic design for print and exhibitions. The Exhibition Design Department’s work encompasses changing exhibitions (at 2,500-10,000 square feet each). We work in a collaborative team that conceptualize, interpret, design and implement these projects.

The position requires a minimum of five-year’s demonstrated industry experience in a design environment, preferably in a museum or office/studio, and a working knowledge of graphic production materials, techniques, and design principles, including those related to accessibility. You must be able to develop graphic design from concept thru on-floor installation and assist in the management of production budgets and workflow. Organization and time-management skills are vital to maintain the department’s workflow as is managing of production vendors. Finesse with typography, color, and the integration of three-dimensional and graphic design elements are important fundamentals of experience to bring to our Exhibition Design team. Direct experience with exhibition design (vs handheld print) is preferred.

The applicant should have a BA from a design-related institution or a relevant combination of education and experience, and a track record of successful exhibition or comparably ambitious projects in other fields such as the performing arts or experience design. The candidate should also be technically savvy, with a proven knowledge of design software programs on the Mac platform relevant to these positions—Adobe CC and Microsoft Office software at a minimum.

PEM is committed to enhancing diversity in its staff, visitors, exhibitions and programs while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to our goals and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in these areas.





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