The Space Telescope Science Institute is the science operations center for NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and the science and mission operations center for the James Webb Space Telescope. The Office of Public Outreach produces products and services that are the backbone of the news, communications, education, and public outreach efforts for the organization. The achievements of the office have helped make the Hubble Space Telescope mission one of the most universally recognized scientific endeavors.
The Office of Public Outreach at the Space Telescope Science Institute is seeking a graphic designer to create designs in support of a variety of products and publications. These will serve a variety of audiences and needs, and will range from booklets to exhibits. Special emphasis is placed on communicating complex ideas visually in clear and concise ways to engage and inform the public and the astronomical community.
Applicants should be proficient with design software and have command of composition, typography, and illustration; adept at understanding and working with technical information; and possess a range of skills, including creative thinking and mastery of design and craftsmanship. Applicants should have enthusiasm about astronomy and related sciences, and have a keen desire to grow as a designer. This is a two year term contract position providing comprehensive medical benefits, generous leave and retirement! There could certainly be an option for extensions. Your office will be located on the JHU Homewood campus. There are flexible schedules and free parking. Due to the nature of the work, this is not a position that easily lends itself to teleworking. Responsibilities include:
Crafting unique and creative designs that serves a range of audience types
Building designs, technical illustrations, and information graphics that help viewers comprehend science concepts and information
Adhering to style guides and visual standards
Working with content experts to review designs for errors
Working in an iterative manner within a project team
Keeping pace with contemporary design practices and technology
Developing a fundamental understanding of ADA 508 compliance
Creative Skills: -Strong understanding of the principles of design -Fundamental understanding of typography -Command of color theory
Technical Skills: -Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud (PS, IL, ID) -Experience preparing works of design for in-house copy center, printers, and exhibit fabricators -Experience in web design and/or motion design is a plus
Collaborative Skills: -Excellent customer service skills: proactive, reciprocal, and responsible -Strong communication skills, both verbal and written -Ability to communicate through multiple channels with various audiences at every level of understanding -Strong organizational skills, including the ability to plan, lead, and execute multiple tasks within schedule and scope -Ability to contribute as part of a team and build consensus by actively listening, and giving and receiving constructive feedback -Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with an attention to detail -Ability to adhere to established standards and practices, actively communicating progress of projects and maintaining an archive of work
Candidates require a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in graphic design or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
STScI will consider additional substantial education or experience for the stated qualifications. The starting position and salary are commensurate with education and experience. We look forward to seeing your application.
Applications received by September 30, 2019 will receive full consideration.
AURA, as a leader in the astronomical community, committed to diversity and inclusion. AURA develops and supports programs that advance our organizational dedication to diversity, broaden participation, and encourage the advancement of diversity throughout the astronomical scientific workforce. Learn more at www.aura-astronomy.org/diversity.asp As a recipient of U.S. Government funding, AURA is considered a government contractor and is subject to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action regulations. As an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, AURA and all of the centers, do not discriminate based on race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity/gender identity expression, lawful political affiliations, veteran status, disability, and/or any other legally protected status under applicable federal, state, and local equal opportunity laws. The statements below as well as the requests for self-identification are required pursuant to these regulations. We urge your participation in meeting these federal reporting requirements which are included for protection and to assist us in our record keeping and reporting. Your responses are kept confidential.
STScI sees the diversity of our staff as a strategic priority in our desire to build a best-in-class scientific community. We reflect that deep commitment in strongly encouraging women, minorities, veterans and disabled individuals to apply for these opportunities. Veterans, disabled individuals or wounded warriors needing assistance with the employment process can contact us at email@example.com.
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About Space Telescope Science Institute
We are the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, MD, operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy. We help humanity explore the universe with advanced space telescopes and ever-growing data archives.
Founded in 1982, we have helped guide the most famous observatory in history, the Hubble Space Telescope. Since its launch in 1990, we have performed the science operations for Hubble. We also lead the science and mission operations for the James Webb Space Telescope, scheduled for launch in 2018. We will perform science operations for the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope, in formulation for launch in the mid-2020s. We also contribute to other NASA missions and work with various international partners. Our staff conducts world-class scientific research, engineering, and mission support; our Barbara A. Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes holds and disseminates data from over 20 astronomical missions; and we bring science to the world through internationally recognized news, education, and public outreach programs. We value our diverse workforce and civility in the workplace, and seek to be an example for others to follow.
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