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Hours of Work
Monday to Friday, 8:15am to 5:00pm (Compressed Work Week).
Regular Full Time
Reporting to the Supervisor, Mapping & Production, the Graphics Coordinator supports numerous internal and external customers by coordinating and/or preparing graphics and published materials for educational, informational and promotional purposes. The Graphics Coordinator liaises with internal and external contacts on a daily basis and provides assignment of work and supervision to technical subordinates. Examples of key work activities include:
- Designs and prepares camera-ready artwork for digital and offset printing, including drawings, illustrations and sketches for the entire corporation, its partners and stakeholders for educational, informational and promotional products directed at a variety of publics.
- Develops creative design, layout and graphics concepts suited to a particular need or project.
- Coordinates print jobs both internally and externally; shoots, processes, and manages digital photography and files.
- Conducts comprehensive research and makes recommendations for use of new, up-to-date software and hardware required to complete the job.
- Regularly meets with internal and external client groups and presents creative/artistic ideas and concepts to meet their needs and relays associated costs.
- Regularly trouble-shoots and resolves problems associated with graphic applications, equipment and cameras and provides technical support and advice to internal customers, city partners and stakeholders.
- Consults on projects that impact City operations, including lending graphic design, publishing, and marketing expertise.
- Ensures project definition, scope, and details are complete while monitoring project deadlines and budget.
- Interprets and communicates technical or specialized information in a “user friendly” manner by using informal presentations that are customized for internal or external audiences.
- Performs work defined by standard practice. Minor operating decisions are made within defined project/program plans. Seeks further direction when apparent decision requirements are not within the parameter of standards practice.
- Occasionally provides direction to others, such as assigning tasks, allocating work, and communicating job requirements, will maintaining an approachable demeanor and providing guidance to others.
Education & Experience
Completion of Grade 12, or equivalent, plus a 2 year Diploma in graphic arts and desktop publishing, and at least 2 years’ related graphics experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Knowledge & Skills & Abilities
- Thorough up-to-date knowledge of graphic design techniques, typography, layout and presentation methods.
- Sound knowledge of graphics file types, digital and offset printing processes.
- Comprehensive understanding of and ability to use Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, PhotoShop, Illustrator, Acrobat Professional) and CorelDraw in a PC environment.
- Intermediate to advanced skill in operating Microsoft Office software including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
- A high level of skill, creativity and attention to detail is required.
- Skilled in written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to use a variety of media, materials and presentation techniques, while ensuring delivered product adheres to the City’s Visual Identity Guidelines.
- Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously, work well under pressure, and deal with stressful situations with professionalism.
- Ability to provide effective and timely customer service to, a variety of internal and external clients.
- Ability to work independently and manage a high-volume workload.
- Ability to easily adapt and change focus to meet constantly changing priorities and deadlines.
Working Conditions and Effort
Duties are performed in an office environment. Travel to specific project locations is also required. There is occasional exposure to disagreeable conditions or hazards, some of which include heights, rain, and construction constraints. Frequent light physical effort will be required which includes, but is not limited to, sitting, standing, walking, and carrying. Frequent visual concentration is required. Continual mental concentration is required, including listening, multi-tasking, and prioritization.
CUPE - Local 718
Planning & Development
External Closing Date
PS Pay Band
Pay Band 14
$34.77 to $41.04 per hour