Position Title: Graphic Design Intern
Department: Marketing and Business Development
Reports To: Creative Services Manager
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Organizational Background: NYSCI is New York City’s premier interactive museum of science and technology, as well as a global leader in STEM education and a laboratory for new forms of learning. Founded during the 1964 – 1965 World’s Fair, NYSCI is recognized for groundbreaking exhibitions, innovative educational programs, youth development and mentorship, teacher professional development initiatives, and large-scale events that draw children and adults into experiential STEM learning.
Located in Queens, one of the most diverse counties in the U.S., NYSCI welcomes 400,000 visitors annually, including Located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, in the borough of Queens, NYSCI welcomes more than 400,000 visitors annually. The cultural vibrancy and diversity of the audiences NYSCI engages with is one of the museum’s greatest assets and informs the institution’s commitment to ensuring that the museum’s exhibits and programs are accessible and relevant to all.
NYSCI’s mission – to nurture generations of passionate learners, critical thinkers and active citizens through an aspirational approach to learning called Design, Make, Play exemplifies this commitment. We encourage hands-on experimentation, critical thinking, and iterative problem-solving, and design experiences that enable all young people to feel confident and empowered as STEM learners — an approach that has equity and inclusion baked into its core.
The Graphic Design Department at NYSCI provides in-house graphic services for all departments and executives at NYSCI and manages the execution of the visual brand identity of the organization in external facing communications in the areas of print, digital design and signage. Design projects range from educational materials, promotional materials, print advertising, signage and video displays. The department plays an advisory role in web and exhibition related projects.
Reporting to the Creative Services Manager this position will allow design students a chance to acquire work-related day-to-day skills in the area of graphic design, print, print production, digital design and signage.
• Update flyers and templated documents in Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office applications
• Fielding request for edits and changes to existing designs and publications
• Operating in-house ink jet printers
• Occasional hand production skills, i.e. trim out in-house printed posters
• Familiarity with museum’s extensive photo archive.
• Excellent design and typography skills
• Junior/Senior college student
RELEVANT EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
• Proficient in InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop
• Illustration skills a plus.
• Attention to detail.
• Strong layout skills a plus
• Fluency in Spanish and/or Chinese a plus.
• Experience in video editing/animation a plus.
• Examples of current design/graphics arts work.
NYSCI strives to be an inclusive and equitable place to work. We work to foster diverse voices and perspectives, empower staff as problem solvers, and support professional growth for all.
The New York Hall of Science offers the following benefits to hourly employees:
- Flexible work schedules
- Free onsite parking
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The New York Hall of Science is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive and innovative environment with the best employees. We provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, military service, marital status or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. We support a drug-free workplace.
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