Director, Creative Services

New York City Ballet seeks an inspired creative with impeccable taste to join a fast-paced Marketing & Media department as Director, Creative Services. This individual will champion the NYCB brand, and oversee the Creative Services design team in the strategy, development and execution of effective institutional and seasonal communications.


RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Maintain the integrity of the NYCB brand, helping to evolve, build and promote it
  • Ideate and pitch the Company’s annual season creative/marketing campaign concept/s and lead their production and execution
  • Oversee the creation of various print and digital design projects including but not limited to publications, all collateral and brochures, posters, signage, outdoor, logos, print/online advertising, digital graphics, merchandise, and exhibits
  • Collaborate with other directors in the Marketing & Media department in support of departmental and institutional goals
  • Provide design oversight, communicating across Marketing & Media teams and other internal NYCB departments to maintain a consistent visual approach, inform and influence best practices, and ensure brand integrity
  • Work closely with the Senior Director to find, recommend, and cultivate creatives/artists to collaborate with the institution
  • Manage the work and workflow of the design team, in conjunction with all areas of the department and institution, ensuring that projects are delivered on time and on budget
  • Provide mentorship to design team, fostering a collaborative environment
  • Maintain an understanding of the latest trends in design, typography, photography, art and culture
  • Develop production protocols
  • Maintain an archive for all work, with rapid location and retrieval in mind
  • Provide support for other departmental activities as needed
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in graphic design and/or fine arts
  • A minimum of 7 years of progressive and proven design experience, including team management
  • Comprehensive knowledge of graphic design principals, typographic, promotional and editorial design, and a wide variety of media and production methods required
  • Proficient with design and presentation software packages to include Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, PowerPoint and Word with some Excel experience
  • Proven understanding of brand management
  • Experience art directing and producing photo and video shoots
  • Ability to concept big picture thinking whilst working and executing on the day to day
  • Attention to detail, with strong organizational, project management, and multi-tasking skills
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to speak with and translate between technical and non-technical
  • Reliable and self-motivated with a demonstrated ability to work under pressure in a deadline driven environment
  • Basic knowledge of black and white and color photographic processes and conventional and digital print processes, print production, press checking and vendor file preparation
  • Some retouching skills preferred
  • Photography skills a plus
  • Web/Digital knowledge a plus
  • Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends for pre- and post-performance department activities
  • An passion for performing arts/art/culture a must, ballet and/or in NYCB a plus
TO APPLY

Please send, by email only, resume with cover and portfolio to BalletHR@nycballet.com with “Director, Creative Services” in the subject line.

New York City Ballet is an Equal Opportunity Employer