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Graphic Artist

Sedgwick County Zoo
Wichita, United States Posted: April 22, 2024

Performs technical artwork for experiential graphic and exhibit installation elements. Develops elements from concept through production, which are 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional, realistic and decorative, for educational, experience enhancing, wayfinding, and promotional purposes. Researches, designs, writes, illustrates, fabricates, and maintains these elements, in all relevant media. Participates in all the above as a departmental team member and as requested by customer.  This position participates in a mandatory on-call rotation.

Design & Fabricate Graphic and Exhibit Elements
  • Create interpretive and non-interpretive art and design solutions for exhibits, guest interactions and amenities, and staff support.
  • Research data and develop interpretive messages and objectives that are in-line with the Zoo’s mission.
  • Collaborate with team members, using verbal and rapid-sketch communication, and the work request system.
  • Research materials and equipment, and develop design solutions to achieve determined objectives that are within budget to build and maintain.
  • Assist with the development of project budgets.
  • Demonstrate and develop skills to work proficiently with traditional and innovative artist media, electronic media, and cameras to generate: realistic and decorative illustration and sculpture, graphic design, spatial design, experiential design using dimensional construction, audio, video, and other sensory elements, and presentations.
  • Procure and use materials for fabrication of installations.
  • Produce installation elements, within scope of department’s ability. Coordinate production of designed elements with other staff and outside companies, as directed.
  • Work on more than one project at a time and keeps projects within specified timelines.
  • Follow all safety protocols and area SOP’s while working construction or repairs with and around. delicate, wild and potentially dangerous animals. Complete required training and safely operate all zoo required equipment for completion of job duties.
Maintains Graphics and Exhibit Elements
  • Ensure all installation elements are current and in good repair.
  • Develop and implement long-range and short-term plans to maintain installations.
  • Manage seasonally changed displays.
  • Complete routine site reviews to inspect departmental responsibilities on grounds.
  • Troubleshoot repair issues, and procure and use materials to conduct maintenance or installations.
  • Use time efficiently to complete assigned tasks. Actively seek ways to streamline processes and stay open to new ideas and approaches. Remain knowledgeable with current design methods.
Manages Files, Materials, and Equipment
  • Participate in the usage, maintenance, and storage of shared project assets, such as images and other computer files, raw materials, and products like signage and props.
  • Keep assets organized, clean, and up-to-date.
  • Notify supervisor of needed computer hardware repairs and software updates.
  • Train interdepartmental staff in the use of equipment, materials, and systems.
  • Participate in an on-call rotation during emergency situations.
Experience Required
  • Four years of experience in art, design, or a related field.
  • Up to two years of experience may be substituted with education that provides applicable knowledge and skills.
  • Per Sedgwick County policy, this is a driving level position that requires a valid US driver’s license without restrictions and current proof of automobile insurance.
Further Comments
  • Sedgwick County offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees that includes health coverages, paid leave, regular compensation reviews, retirement plans, and professional development opportunities.
  • For more detailed information, please visit our benefits page at SCBenefits.
  • It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services, including employment, on the basis of race, color, sex, including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry or citizenship, marital status, religious or political affiliation, genetic information, disability, status as a member of the uniformed services or any other similarly protected status.
  • Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to qualified persons with disabilities as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please contact the Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator at (316) 660-7050, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777).
  • Please do not use this phone number for employment questions. Applicants are contacted only if they are determined to be qualified candidates.
  • $20.10

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