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Junior Graphic Designer

Position Description

The historic Count Basie Center for the Arts, in the ever-growing and beautiful downtown Red Bank, New Jersey, has a rare opening for a Junior Graphic Designer in its Department of Marketing.

Organizational Background

Founded in 1926, The Count Basie Center for the Arts is New Jersey’s premier center for the cultural arts, dedicated to fostering powerful, inclusive artistic experiences and creative exchange of ideas.

The Basie mission is to inspire, educate and entertain through its distinct and engaging cultural and artistic offerings that reflect the diversity of the region. As a nonprofit organization, the Basie is committed to enriching the community’s quality of life by generating opportunities for participation in the arts, partnering with schools, collaborating with other mission-based organizations, and driving regional economic prosperity.

At the Count Basie Center for the Arts, we have a clear vision: to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay and do their best work. Our continued pledge to deepen our commitment to cultural competency, racial equity and social inclusion is at the heart of our mission as a nonprofit.

Job Description

Under the direction of the Creative Director, the Junior Graphic Designer will create collateral and other marketing materials consistent with the organization’s branding and media needs. This is a full-time exempt position in the Count Basie Center Department of Marketing. This position is eligible for the Basie’s competitive benefits package that includes paid time off (personal, sick and vacation), insurance (health, dental, vision, life, long and short-term disability) and a 401(k)-retirement plan.

Responsibilities:

  • Follow the guidance of the Creative Director / lead designer in preparation of ad materials, most often in print and digital formats
  • Create media to promote live events and arts education programs, including but not limited to a quarterly playbill, direct mail, newspaper and magazine ads, etc.
  • Assist the marketing department in all aspects of customer-facing presentations, from TheBASIE.org to posters, digital displays and more
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a four-year college or university required
  • Two or more years of experience in the graphic design field preferred
  • A portfolio that demonstrates a fluency with print and digital design
  • Expertise in the use of Adobe Creative Suite (esp. InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop), plus MS Office suite programs
  • Knowledge of preparing art for print and electronic media
  • Experience with photography and videography a plus
  • Experience in WordPress and HTML a plus
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • An appreciation for the arts, arts education and institutional / educational presentation
  • Team player that is self-motivated, persistent, and proactive in driving results but can be creative and flexible in overcoming obstacles
  • Understanding of printing processes, photography and typography preferred
  • Experience in educational / institutional marketing and design a plus.

This job is currently remote, with an expectation that the hire will come onsite for occasional socially-distant meetings. Applicants should forward a cover letter, resume, portfolio or portfolio link, salary requirements and list of references to: designer@thebasie.org. We regret that we can only contact those candidates whose skill set best matches our needs.


 

Part-Time Piano/ Violin / Cello Instructors – Monmouth Conservatory

The historic Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank, NJ is seeking multiple part-time music instructors in areas of Piano/Violin/Cello to work at its renowned Monmouth Conservatory.

This ideal candidate is responsible for teaching private or group music lessons to students of all ages and abilities. The ability to teach beginning students is necessary. This individual must show organizational skills and an ability to effectively communicate with students, parents and staff.

The candidate will teach private or group instrumental lessons while incorporating elements of music theory, instrumental technique, and prepare students for music festivals as well as competitions. The candidate will assist students during ensemble rehearsals; work with administration on lesson scheduling and attend scheduled staff meetings.  Prior experience in the Suzuki Method or Dalcroze Eurythmics is preferred.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in music education or performance or equivalent experience. We require that all employees submit to and clear a fingerprint and background check.

This is a part-time, hourly position and does not provide benefits. Pay is commensurate with experience.

Candidates must furnish a complete resume, along with a cover letter summarizing their desire to work for the Basie and the Monmouth Conservatory. These materials should describe previous teaching and performing experiences in all art forms, ages and levels, in private or public studios or schools. Candidates should also list experience with English Language Learners or students with special needs.

Please submit materials to conservatory@thebasie.org. No phone calls, please — candidates whose experience meets our needs will be contacted directly.

 


 

Teaching Artists

The Count Basie Center for the Arts Education program is currently seeking qualified and versatile teaching artists to join our expanding programs.

We seek candidates specializing in various genres, including but not limited to dance, hip-hop, cultural dance forms, creative dance and movement, poetry, acting, improv, voice and speech, creative drama, reader’s theater, musical theater, vocal, choir and instrumental instruction, drumming, and more.

Qualifications:

  • Degree in your art form(s) or relevant experience
  • At least 2 years of teaching artist experience within a diverse age group and educational settings
  • Exceptional knowledge of content in your arts genre
  • Strong communication skills
  • Classroom management skills
  • The ideal candidate is someone who has a passion for arts education and can commit to a consistent schedule.
  • Experience in creative and arts-based pedagogy and practices and/or arts integration
  • Knowledge of and experience with NJ Student Learning Standards, National Core Arts Standards and/or experience with social emotional learning framework(s)
  • Experience in Anti-Racist Education, Restorative Justice, and/or culturally responsive pedagogy a desirable
  • Bilingual a plus

Compensation: Compensation is commensurate with experience.

Application should include the following:

  • Complete resume
  • Cover letter summarizing your desire to work for Count Basie Center for the Arts’ Education Program and reflecting on your personal philosophy and approach to teaching the arts. Be sure to include any additional skills you may have that would contribute to your craft.
  • Narrative describing your teaching experience. Please include all art forms, ages and level, in-school and/or at private studios.
  • Optional sample lesson plan or narrative on how to successful engage through curriculum or relating to arts enhancement / integration.

No phone calls please. Only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. Teaching Artists called in for interviews will be asked to prepare and conduct a sample lesson.

Interested and qualified candidates should send their resumes to sgiustiniani@thebasie.org

 

 


 

The Count Basie Center for Arts is an equal opportunity employer which does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, nationality, ancestry, age, sex (including pregnancy), marital status, domestic partnership or civil union status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, genetic information, liability for military service, and mental or physical disability, perceived disability, AIDS and HIV status or any other legally protected status. This policy applies to all employment actions including, but not limited to, recruitment, selection, training, promotion, transfer, layoff, and termination, and job-related social or recreational programs.