Job Opportunities/Internships

Graphic Designer

Job Title: Graphic Designer
Reports to: Director of Marketing and Public Relations
FLSA Status: Exempt
Supervisory Responsibility: Not applicable

General Position Summary:
Opera Omaha is seeking a graphic designer to communicate Opera Omaha’s brand and offerings through communication art such as print collateral, web, email marketing campaigns, ads and more. Opera Omaha is a cutting-edge opera company in the Midwest and the only professional opera company in the state of Nebraska. Always on the brink of innovative ideas and programming, Opera Omaha is seeking a graphic designer who will embrace the company’s exciting developments. The graphic designer needs to possess attention to detail, strong organizational skills and superb communication skills, in addition to excellent design skills and knowledge of the industry’s latest trends.


Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs.

  • Designs advertising and promotional materials such as print ads, posters, flyers, billboards, brochures, postcards, web ads, newsletters, invitations, signage, etc.
  • Creates and deploys HTML emails using Constant Contact and Mail 2.
  • Keeps the Opera Omaha website current and leads other staff members on web updates and maintenance.
  • Maintains and refines the organizational brand.
  • Ensures each collateral project stays within budget.
  • Is present at each opera performance and final dress rehearsal.
  • Collaborates with the Director of Marketing & PR on communication strategies for the company
  • Gathers and compares print bids and coordinates print vendors.
  • Works closely with any external agency and/or artists engaged in development of company’s creative.
  • Works with every department of Opera Omaha including development, education, outreach, and production to create materials and communication to support their needs.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.


Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Proficient experience with both MAC and PC platforms
  • Proficient experience with Adobe Creative Suite – primarily InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat and Illustrator
  • Proficient experience with Microsoft platforms – primarily Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Strong knowledge of industry trends including design, software and programs
  • Some knowledge of HTML
  • Ability to meet deadlines and project manage
  • Ability to create visual concepts that will sell a production or experience
  • Ability to balance creative art with selling a product
  • Ability to process work quickly and accurately while dealing with interruptions and changing priorities
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Experience in arts and nonprofit a plus
  • Video editing experience a plus
  • Ability to excel in a team environment


Education and Experience:

  • Associate degree or higher from an accredited college/university with major course work in commercial art or graphic design required.
  • Minimum of four (4) years graphic design experience required.
  • Experience working in an in-house marketing or creative department. 

Physical Demands:
Required to sit for long periods of time.

Equipment/Machinery Used: 
Proficient in Mac and PC operating systems and possess strong computer skills using Adobe CC Suite and Microsoft applications. 

To Apply:
Interested candidates should email a cover letter and résumé to Katie Broman, Director of Marketing and PR: Please include "Graphic Designer” in the subject line of the email.



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