Designer II

The J. Paul Getty Trust - Los Angeles, CA4.3

Job Summary
The J. Paul Getty Museum seeks a creative and strategic thinker to join the award-winning design team. Come create exceptional interactions and experiences with our collection at both sites: the Getty Center, Los Angeles, and the Getty Villa, Malibu. Reporting to the Head of Design, the Designer II is responsible for design and production of the visitor experience from gallery installations, special exhibitions and wayfinding, to promotional graphics. Under moderate supervision develops moderately complex design concepts and solutions to facilitate public engagement and interaction with works of art, the campus, both in public and staff-only spaces. Collaborates across departments and with outside entities to define project goals, context, scope and strategy. Works closely with project teams and other participants to develop solutions. Creates accurate plans, prototypes, pilots, models, drawings, samples and specifications and suggests methods, materials and techniques throughout the project process. This is a one-year limited term position with the possibility of extension.

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Major Job Responsibilities
Applies knowledge of design to moderately complex tasks in area of specialization
Under direction creates concepts and prepares presentation materials to communicate design ideas
Works on multiple projects concurrently
Develops, maintains and archives appropriate project documentation including vendors, materials, specifications and technologies
Maintains style standards, drawing package templates, object libraries and furniture inventories for CAD specification
Maintains print and digital proof templates
Communicates extensively about project progress
Prepares information for scheduling and budget quotes
Oversees work of outside contractors assigned to projects
Working collaboratively, may create graphic communication designs for exhibitions and permanent collection gallery installations including: labels, signs, didactic materials, site enhancements and wayfinding
Oversees the production of graphic designs in large and small environmental applications, print and digital forms
Working collaboratively and under direction creates and maintains architectural environments, furnishings, and fixtures for the presentation of art and ideas in the gallery, exhibition, and related public, private, program and commerce spaces
Working collaboratively unites colleagues behind a single design plan and visual identity
Under direction may create designs for store products
Under direction supports the creation of storyboards for A/V and rich media experiences to supplement design projects goals
Under direction supports the creation of documentation for standards and guidelines in areas of architectural design, exhibition furniture, interpretive materials, digital communications, micro brands and institutional brand
Bachelor's degree in Design
3-5 years of design experience
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Skilled in software application use in areas of graphic design, 3D design including: Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Bridge), Acrobat, FontExplorer, VectorWorks and SketchUp
Skilled in business software including: Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Knowledge of professional printing and construction methods, and familiarity with standard production materials and processes
Skilled in hand-sketching, drafting, model-making, and basic printing, laminating, and trimming
Knowledge of industrial design and architectural practices, including life/safety and ADA regulations
Knowledge of museum conservation needs and practices
Ability to organize and plan projects from start to finish and communicates ideas to a group
Ability to work on multiple projects, of different scope, and at various stages of development, in a deadline driven work environment
Ability to apply best practices in design work
Knowledge of art history