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Graphic Designer

Date Posted:  Jun 17, 2022
Requisition ID:  356063

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


About the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites:

The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites (ISMHS) is a statewide museum system with 12 locations including the Indiana State Museum in downtown Indianapolis and 11 historic sites in the Indiana communities of Evansville, Corydon, New Albany, Rome City, Madison, Fountain City, Geneva, New Harmony, Nashville, Vincennes, and Metamora.


MissionTo serve as a catalyst for informal lifelong learning that connects the stories of real people, places, and things.


VisionBe the leader in informal lifelong learning that is recognized, sought-after and celebrated regionally, nationally, and globally.



  • Inclusion
  • Integrity
  • Stewardship
  • Transparency


Strategic Priorities:

  1. Engage and serve an expanded and diverse audience through transformative experiences: Collections. Exhibits. Programs.
  2. Translate/transform our historic sites from buildings/tours to experiences/legacies.
  3. Brand awareness and reputation management.
  4. Sustainability (product and financial).
  5. Organizational culture.



The starting pay for this role is $50,000 per year.

About the Job:

The Graphic Designer is responsible for creating visual concepts that inspire, inform and captivate a wide and diverse audience. Working closely with internal clients from the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites (ISMHS), this person spearheads design projects from the initial design through to production for a wide range of print and digital needs.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Plans, directs and coordinates design of marketing materials for 12-location museum system.
  • Formulates creative concepts and executes design of ISMHS promotional materials including ads, online catalogs, brochures, maps, flyers, posters, logos, invitations and mailers, as well as graphics for the website, social media, eblasts and video monitors.
  • Takes pictures at programs and events to use in marketing materials.
  • Works closely and meets weekly with the marketing and communication team that includes a social media/communication manager, communication director, web/digital communication manager and VP of marketing and communication. 
  • Interacts frequently with colleagues in need of design work who are located at the museum as well as at 11 different historic sites around the state.
  • Learns the ISMHS brand standards and styles and enforces them with internal clients.
  • Works closely with internal clients and outside print and sign vendors to fully understand project budgets, scope of work, deadlines, expectations and production processes.
  • Serves as main contact for print and sign vendors.
  • With strong attention to detail, reviews and approves final layouts before sending to printer.
  • Effectively prioritizes multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Creates and adheres to production schedules.
  • Interacts on occasion with ISMHS’ outside marketing and design agency.
  • Works in office environment, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. 


The job profile is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of this role.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Bachelor’s degree in visual communication/design preferred
  • Experience in graphic design, advertising, marketing or related field
  • Adapts willingly and quickly to changing priorities and responsibilities
  • Presents ideas and communicates information clearly, concisely and professionally
  • Works collaboratively and responds appropriately to art direction/feedback
  • Works comfortably with all levels of museum staff on a variety of projects and design requests
  • Ideal candidate is approachable, friendly, inquisitive and encourages interaction and collaboration
  • Maintains a high level of accuracy, consistently reviewing work for errors, oversights or omissions
  • Follows and supports ISMHS brand standards and style guidelines
  • Effectively prioritizes multiple projects
  • Stays current with design trends that will serve the ISMHS design and marketing goals
  • Must be fluent in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Acrobat; experience with Premier (video editing) a plus
  • Familiar with social media graphic sizes in order to prepare graphics for many sizes and resolutions
  • Able to take preestablished looks/designs and push them through to other formats including posters, social media graphics, flyers, etc.
  • Open to learning large format printing and mounting
  • Able to set-up files for print in the proper format, size, dpi, etc and have experience in estimating projects and working directly with printers
  • Experience with coordinating and art directing photo shoots a plus
  • Must have the ability to learn and stay current with new software
  • Experience working in both Macintosh and PC environments; comfortable with troubleshooting on the Mac

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans;
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards);
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution; 
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities;
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match; 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options; 
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave; 
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave;
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off; 
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years; 
  • Education Reimbursement Program;
  • Group life insurance; 
  • Referral Bonus program;
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits; 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program; 
  • Free Parking for most positions;
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access;


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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