Job: Graphic Designer, Marketing (On-Call/Temporary/Seasonal)

1040 MASS MoCA Way

Company Description:
MASS MoCA is one of the world's liveliest (and largest) centers for making and enjoying today's most important art, music, dance, theater, film, and video. Hundreds of works of visual and performing art have been created on its 19th-century factory campus during fabrication and rehearsal residencies, making MASS MoCA among the most productive sites in the country for the creation and presentation of new art. More platform than box, MASS MoCA strives to bring to its audiences art experiences that are fresh, engaging, and transformative.

Job Title:
Graphic Designer, Marketing (On-Call/Temporary/Seasonal)
Salary Range:Location:
North Adams
Job Type:Category:
Temporary- Full TimeGraphic Design
Education Level:Work Experience:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent

MASS MoCA seeks a Graphic Designer, Marketing with a desire to work in a dynamic, mission-driven, museum environment. Working with MASS MoCA's brand standards, the Graphic Designer, Marketing reports to the Sr Manager, Marketing to manage the creative development and production of MASS MoCA collateral, direct mail, print and digital advertising, social media graphics,, merchandise, website graphics, visitor experience information, and live-event materials supporting festivals (such as FreshGrass & Solid Sound) and other museum programs. The Graphic Designer follows creative guidelines to prepare and present artwork in a team atmosphere, and completes proposed changes and edits to produce finished artwork of high quality for print and digital reproduction. Position will be for approximately 6 weeks, but may be extended to upwards of three months.

The successful candidate will enjoy being part of a team that takes a collaborative approach to making art in a fast-paced, highly adaptive environment. The candidate must match a high standard of institutional design and pragmatic know-how and work efficiently. Proven experience managing multiple projects with diverse working groups and simultaneous deadlines is crucial. The candidate must maintain a consistent level of quality and be a collaborative team player.
Key Attributes:

  • Effective prioritizer with strong time management skills
  • Highly motivated and hardworking, continuing through until goals are complete
  • Ability to handle diverse, simultaneous tasks, meet deadlines, and follow-through
  • Self-motivated, energetic learner
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including proofreading; experience with Asana a plus
  • Extremely well-organized, goal-oriented and high attention to detail
  • Proactive, positive, dependable and able to work in a team environment

Must be able to wear PPE when necessary

MASS MoCA strongly encourages employees to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations.



  • Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design or Visual Communication, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 3 years of in-house or agency experience (museum/nonprofit experience preferred)
  • Confidence to inquire about needed information including the who (audience), what (format) and when (timeline) of each design request
  • Expert typographic skills
  • Experience requesting printing quotes and managing production process from concept, through design to final production
  • Extensive knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite; competence with Google Office
  • Utilize project management system to track, organize and share information with communications and content team
  • Proficiency in both print (collateral, direct mail, advertising) and digital (web, digital display and social media) content development preferred
  • Interest in MASS MoCA's mission and experience working with artists is preferred
  • Be able to demonstrate graphic design skills with a strong portfolio of work


In May 2024, MASS MoCA will celebrate its 25th Anniversary under its new Director, Kristy Edmunds, not only as a contemporary art museum and performing arts venue, but also as a creative campus with a regional, national and global impact.MASS MoCA is one of the world’s liveliest centers for making and enjoying today’s most evocative art. With vast galleries and a stunning collection of indoor and outdoor performing arts venues, MASS MoCA is able to embrace all forms of art: music, sculpture, dance, film, painting, photography, theater, and new, boundary-crossing works of art that defy easy classification. From its beginnings as the major textile mill Arnold Print Works in the mid-19th century, to its days as the Sprague Electric Company in the mid-20th century, to its current iteration as a globally renowned contemporary art museum and fabrication center, the 16-acre MASS MoCA campus has a rich history of serving as the economic engine of the city of North Adams and the surrounding region. For more information about MASS MoCA, visit or follow us on Instagram at @massmoca.