Graphic Designer - Toronto, ON | The National Ballet of Canada | | 07/11/23
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Graphic Designer full-time

Location: Toronto, ON
Salary: 70,000
Company Name: The National Ballet of Canada ()
Category: Design
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About The National Ballet of Canada

The National Ballet of Canada is one of the most exciting, innovative arts institutions in Canada, and among the top ballet companies in the world. Since its establishment in 1951, The National Ballet of Canada is celebrated for its remarkable dancers and diverse repertoire of traditional full-length classic ballets and cutting-edge contemporary work by world-renowned choreographers and designers. Our Education and Community Engagement programmes are designed to cultivate an interest in the arts and promote dance to youth and broader communities.

Executing world-class, unforgettable performances and challenging our audiences is at the core of what we do, none of which would be possible without a talented and passionate team of employees. We persist to create an environment that encourages our artists and employees to realize the fullest extent of their talents in an inclusive workplace.

Interested in being at the forefront of innovation in the performing arts industry? Join our team of trailblazers and experience the magic that defines our institution.

About the Position

Type: Full-time
Location: Toronto, ON
Hybrid: 3 days in office, 2 from home
Start date: January 8, 2024
Salary: Competitive Salary and Health Benefits Package

Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Communications, the Graphic Designer brings to life creative ideas to promote and celebrate the company’s activities both in print and digitally. This position supports the company’s two revenue generating departments – Communications and Development - creating materials to support both marketing campaigns and fundraising initiatives as well as overseeing brand integrity and consistency.

These are exciting times for The National Ballet of Canada as we embark on a full rebrand to better reflect the vibrant, forward-looking company the organization is today and the vision of new Artistic Director Hope Muir. The Graphic Designer will play a key role in this transition and the implementation of the new brand.

Key Responsibilities

  • With initial guidance from the Art Director, execute creative projects for the entire organization from concept through completion, including marketing and fundraising print collateral such as: season brochure, advertisements, invitations, proposals, reports, brochures, promotional banners and signage.
  • Create digital assets including social media, email and web graphics, titling/credit slates for video, and assist with image resizing, extending and retouching as needed.
  • Communicate and collaborate frequently with staff members from all departments regarding project status, timelines and deadlines and participate in collaborative revision and approval process until final design is approved.
  • Ideate and initiate creative solutions, while remaining up-to-date on trends in design and technology to ensure output is consistent, relevant and reflective of the ballet brand.
  • Manage the approvals process and establish and maintain systems for completing projects in a timely manner.
  • Deliver high quality press-ready artwork to vendors and approve proofs, checking for accuracy, quality and brand consistency.
  • Monitor corporate branding and graphic standards to ensure compliance with Style Guide, while updating the guide as necessary.
  • Report on creative projects at weekly communications and development department meetings.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Competencies

  • A bachelor’s degree or college diploma in design or relevant field along with at least 4+ years of graphic design experience, working in-house or within an agency, preferably in the arts and/or a not-for-profit environment
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator), Microsoft Office and Asana. Knowledge of After Effects, XD and HTML/CSS is an asset.
  • Exceptional eye for detail. Outstanding design and layout skills, photo editing, colour correction and basic retouching and strong knowledge of typography
  • Print production experience including knowledge of file formats, digital and offset processes, and best practices
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to execute swiftly, prioritize, multi-task and meet tight deadlines. Work collaboratively and also independently with some direction while maintaining a positive attitude
  • Knowledge of compliance for accessibility standards
  • Basic understanding of UX principles and experience with social media and motion graphics is an asset

Compensation and Benefits
We strive to offer competitive, market-based compensation. During the interview process, we will work closely with you to determine a salary package that is commensurate with your experience and background. We understand the importance of work-life balance and are committed to supporting our employees’ overall wellbeing and productivity. We offer a range of benefits and perks to assist in maintaining this essential equilibrium:

  • Complimentary season tickets to performances at the Four Season Centre for the Performing Arts
  • Comprehensive Health & Dental and Paramedics Benefits package, including a Health Spending Account
  • Company-matched Defined Contribution Pension Plan
  • Counselling services and wellbeing resources through our Employee Assistance Program
  • Hybrid work environment; minimum three (3) days a week in office and remotely from home two (2) days a week, subject to change
  • Summer Fridays off in July
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