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Design Production Associate - Ford’s Theatre

Design Production Associate - Ford’s Theatre

Ford’s Theatre is seeking a Production Associate to support its design team. Ford’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer where all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, family status, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

The Design Production Associate is an integral part of the Ford’s Theatre Design Team. This position performs a combination of project coordination (50%) and hands-on creative production (50%).  The Design Production Associate coordinates the production of print and digital projects consisting of multiple departmental stakeholders to foster effective communication and ensure the timely completion of creative deliverables.  This position works collaboratively in all phases of departmental functions to conceptualize and produce print and digital collateral, email marketing, and video storyboards. The position is also responsible for monitoring and reporting on web statistics. The position is based in Washington, D.C.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Process Coordination:

Serve as project coordinator for creative projects with multiple stakeholders (such as season brochures, show programs and videos)

Circulate projects to stakeholders for edits and collate edits for design team

Build out projects in project management environment

Ensure projects remain on schedule by monitoring and managing deadlines and delegating tasks 

Produce Photo/Video shoot schedules

This position, coordinates, arranges meetings, shares updates and reports on project success metrics to the Digital Projects Council–a cross-department group that meets semi-annually to review key performance indicators for all digital projects 

Web/Digital

Serve as lead on Google Analytics, monitoring and reporting on statistics related to digital projects

Provide support for Google Adwords, make edits to campaigns to ensure Google Grants account complies with Google’s compliance standards 

Assist with the production of promotional and triggered email campaigns that drive revenue and enhance our institutional reputation 

Design/Creative

Create and resize print and online ads

Resize posters

Traffic Proofs

Maintain asset folders 

Participate in department brainstorming for visual concepts and video storyboarding

Qualifications

Education: 

BA or BS with a concentration in communications, multi-media, digital media or digital communications or comparable work experience 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Understanding of current and emerging technologies in the design and digital media field

Exceptional communication and organizational skills

Demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment

Demonstrated ability with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)

Familiarity with HTML, CSS and content management systems 

Familiarity with Google Analytics is a plus

Familiarity with Google Adwords is a plus

Familiarity with video production is a plus

Passion for history, creativity or the performing arts

Experience:

1 or more years design experience with project coordination; experience in a museum or other nonprofit arts organization preferred

Please submit cover letter, resume, and a link to your portfolio via the form at https://www.fords.org/work-with-us/design-production-associate/No phone calls please.