1040 MASS MoCA Way
North Adams, MA 01247

Date Posted:
July 30, 2018

Western Massachusetts



Graphic Designer


MASS MoCA's small but prolific in-house design team seeks a Graphic Designer with a desire to work in a dynamic, mission-driven museum environment. The design team works closely with museum curators, artists, and department heads to oversee the production of all aspects of MASS MoCA's brand collateral material, including advertising, artist catalogues, development collateral, exhibition graphics (including vinyl), live-event materials, merchandise, website, and wayfinding.

The successful candidate will enjoy being part of a team that takes a collaborative approach to making art in a fast-paced, highly adaptive environment. The candidate must match a high standard of institutional design and pragmatic know-how with the ability to triage and work efficiently. Proven experience managing multiple projects with diverse working groups and simultaneous deadlines is crucial. The candidate must maintain a consistent level of quality and foster professional development for a small design team – this includes initiating critiques and constructing successful design systems and workflows.



· Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design or Visual Communication;

· 3+ years of in-house or agency experience (museum/nonprofit experience a plus)

· Expert typographic skills;

· Extensive knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite; working knowledge of HTML/CSS; competence with Google Office;

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills;

· Proven success in designing effective campaigns over a wide array of platforms;

· Strong leadership skills and the ability to collaborate closely with an engaged design, curatorial, marketing, and administrative staff;

· Ability to absorb and apply constructive criticism

How To Apply:

To apply send resumé, cover letter, and an online portfolio link to

MASS MoCA is an equal opportunity employer and seeks diversity in its workforce. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. Employment at MASS MoCA is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check/CORI check.

Apply by:
August 18, 2018
About this Organization:
Since opening in 1999, MASS MoCA has become one of the world's premier centers for making and showing the best art of our time. With annual attendance of 120,000, it ranks among the most visited institutions in the United States dedicated to new art. More than 80 major new works of art and more than 50 performances have been created through fabrication and rehearsal residencies in North Adams, making MASS MoCA perhaps the most fertile site in the country for new art. The museum thrives on making and presenting work that is fresh, surprising, and challenging.

Visual arts
MASS MoCA exhibits work by many of the most important artists of today—both well known, and emerging—focusing on large-scale and complex installations that are impossible to realize in conventional museums. Our broad, soaring galleries with 110,000 square feet of open, flexible space and their robust industrial character have proven both inspiring and empowering to artists.

Performing arts
An essential and integral part of MASS MoCA's mission are the more than 75 performances staged year-round, including popular music, contemporary dance, alternative cabaret, world music dance parties, outdoor silent films with live music, documentaries, and avant-garde theater.