Visual Arts Specialist
Western Carolina University - Cullowhee, NC

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Sr. Designer. Serve as project manager, working with all elements of the projects (not just design) to bring in projects on time, under budget and according to clients' specifications. Maintain strong Develop and implement creative communication strategies through a range of disciplines including print, electronic and interactive media. Create fresh, exciting publications that support the university's goals and are consistent with the university's visual identity. Take lead roll with designers by collaboration with on-going projects. Serve as project manager, as assigned, working with all elements of the projects (not just design) to bring in projects on time, under budget and according to clients' specifications. Maintain strong working relationship with university clients, as assigned, in order to promote an exchange of information necessary for high quality results. Assist Creative Services Director in maintaining and implementing department organization and procedures and implement in a timely manner those improvements that are approved. this position will work on campus in Cullowhee, NC

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities/Competencies:
High-level Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign (CS6) necessary;
Excellent communication, organization, time management and analytical/problem solving skills are required, along with a high degree of flexibility; the ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced work environment with exceptional attention to detail.

Self starter and accustomed to leading projects with little supervision.

Experience in preparing files for digital and offset printing.

Familiarity with HTML, CSS, Javascript.

Minimum Training & Experience Requirements

Graduation from high school and two years of visual/graphic arts experience that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities needed in the area of assignment; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Preference will be given to those applicants with the following training and experience:

Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design or four years in the Graphic design field. Experience in Higher Education a plus

Salary Range (displays in advertisement)

Market Range: $26,761 - $53,389 (Expected Hiring Range: $26,761 - $42,724)

Competency Level:
(SPA Banded positions only)


Applicant Pool:
All Applicants


Creative Services - 410250

Work Hours

m-f 8-5pm

Job Open Date


Job Close Date


Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must apply online. A resume and list of professional references are required to complete the application process. An optional cover letter may be attached.

Additionally, please supply a web link to portfolio. Alternately, a cd/dvd of portfolio can be submitted.


For administrative purposes during the implementation of Career Banding this advanced level position is considered a Salary Grade 67.

WCU is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Final candidates for employment will be subject to criminal background checks. Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment. All new employees are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Degrees must have been awarded by a regionally accredited U.S. college or university.

Additional Comments:
The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 114 Scott, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7234) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301).. The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.

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