American Conservatory Theater, one of the country’s leading regional theaters and actor training institutions, is excited to announce that applications are still being accepted for the 2014.2015 season.
Under the guidance of the Graphic Design team, the Graphic Design Fellow assists the organization’s in-house design team. Our three-member team is passionate about design, and committed to creating concept-driven, imaginative, and relevant collateral (including direct mail, print and digital advertising, in-house publications, etc.) that live up to A.C.T.’s high standards of creativity. There is a strong emphasis on adapting and creating ads for our mainstage shows and conservatory programs for both national and regional publications. Other projects include conceptualizing and executing brochures, posters, signage, event promotions, and more.
Specific assignments may involve any of the following: designing ads for the San Francisco Chronicle, Bay Area News Group, American Theatre, and other major publications; designing original art for our Young Conservatory and Master of Fine Arts Program performances and classes; creating signage for our box office and theater lobby; adapting existing designs for various formats; photo manipulation; and production.
Qualified candidates should have a degree, or be working toward a degree, in graphic design; proficiency in CS5 and Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign (Mac platform); strong conceptual skills, sophisticated design sensibilities, and creative typographic solutions; the ability to offer a variety of design options; be efficient and flexible, and able to work well with others in a fast-paced environment; and demonstrate organization, attention to detail, and problem-solving and time-management skills.
Intern can expect to learn
Fellows are a vital part of the thriving circle of artists that make A.C.T. one of the nation’s most respected arts institutions. Each fellow’s experience is nurtured and developed with the guidance of a staff mentor, and fellows are encouraged to draw from the diverse resources and collective knowledge of A.C.T.’s resident artists, designers, and administrators. Through daily exposure in their primary field of interest and monthly group sessions, fellows develop individual, specific projects that will broaden and strengthen their professional and personal skills and abilities.