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Graphic Designer (part-time)

Graphic Designer (part-time)

Job Description

Collage Dance, a fast-growing and mission-driven national nonprofit organization, located in Memphis, Tenn. seeks a part-time Graphic Designer to lead the creation of visual assets for the organization. Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Communications, the Graphic Designer has a successful track record of stewarding brand consistency across various programs, events and initiatives and a passion for innovation. The ideal candidate is passionate about mission-driven work and designing diverse visual communications, from print ads to email blasts, that inspire people to take action. Effective project management, self-direction, team collaboration, and innovative creative thinking are vital for this position.

If you’re excited about working with a passionate, collaborative team in a fast-paced creative performing arts organization with opportunities for leadership and professional growth, we want to speak with you!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a thought leader providing cutting edge creative solutions that align with the organization’s brand and resonate with target audiences
  • Lead creative execution, ensuring developed assets and campaigns resonate with their intended audiences and achieve the desired impact
  • Own the brand personality, voice, tone, and narrative across all brand touchpoints
  • Create visual assets including marketing campaigns, social media graphics, print creative, digital assets, one-sheeters, merchandise, email campaigns, annual reports, presentations and more to support the organization’s initiatives
  • Ability to lead and collaborate with departments and creative partners, both internally and externally to develop timely creative needs
  • Oversee and support organizational compliance to existing brand design guidelines
  • Drive breakthrough ideas for design and content creation that are informed by current trends and advances in technology
  • Establish processes to drive workflow efficiencies and ensure deadlines are met


  • 5-7 years’ relevant work history
  • Experience as a designer, both print and digital, in-house or at a marketing agency
  • Excellent organizational skills, as well as ability to work independently and manage projects with many moving parts
  • Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Copywriting and/or video production skills
  • Demonstrated project management and organizational skills
  • BA/BS degree, preferably in related field
  • Mission-driven (non-profit) professional experience and/or a passion for the arts a plus

Interested candidates should submit a current resume and cover letter to [email protected]

About the company:

Positioning itself as the largest Black ballet company in the South, Collage Dance Collective has worked to inspire the growth and diversity of ballet by showcasing a repertoire of relevant choreography and world-class dancers representative of our community for 11 years. The professional company has presented eleven full-length seasons in Memphis, plus national and international touring presenting a diverse range of classical and contemporary choreography. Its institutional arm, the Collage Dance Conservatory, trains more kids of color in a classical art form than any other non-profit in Memphis or the Mid-South. In December 2020, Collage opened a 22,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility to expand its programming, training and impact. The work of Collage Dance Collective has been featured in media outlets including Huffington Post, Allure, Yahoo!, The Commercial Appeal, Vibe, Afropunk and Pointe Magazine. www.collagedance.org