Visual Designer & Mentor

Full-Time, Permanent

THE OPPORTUNITY

We are excited to find an energetic, creative, and resourceful Visual Designer & Mentor to be part of this exciting nonprofit social enterprise. Reporting to the Academy Manager & Media Producer, this role is responsible for designing, teaching, and managing project-based motion graphics and graphic design courses as well as designing marketing collateral for BAYCAT and for Studio clients.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

Program Operations

  • Design effective project-based design curriculum for youth media producers

  • Reflect and document day-to-day classroom activities

  • Establish positive relationships with students, their families, BAYCAT team, and the community

  • Manage, organize and archive project media

  • Align project priorities with the overall BAYCAT vision & mission

 

Student Development and Technical Instruction

  • Class facilitation for middle and high school youth teaching Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects

  • Facilitate workshops for young adult Studio Interns

  • Lead students through the process of creation, and bringing projects to completion

  • Manage young people at different stages of development with a variety of learning strengths and styles


BAYCAT Internal Marketing Collateral

  • Design all internal marketing collateral which may include: flyers, postcards, campaign banners

  • Help to maintain the BAYCAT website

 

BAYCAT Studio Client Projects

  • Projects may include brochure creation, motion graphics creation for videos, logo design

  • Graphics for social media platforms

  • Collaborate with the Studio team to come up with creative approaches to designing graphic assets

 

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has professional experience in motion graphics and/or graphic design (experience with 3D animation a plus)

  • Has done design work for clients either as part of a company or as a freelancer

  • Has worked with young people in some capacity

  • Would have a creative approach to teaching and a warm, patient demeanor

  • Is knowledgeable of current issues in design, the demands of the professional field, and of the tools, technologies and resources inherent to the discipline

  • Facilitate lesson plans and activities that promote media literacy and design fundamentals

  • Has some experience with website creation and management 

  • Passion for using design and media as a tool to create positive community impact

  • Communications skills that are effective with students

  • Prioritize and produce project work in a timely manner according to project deadlines

  • Provide leadership and perform other duties as BAYCAT needs require

  • Commitment to personal and professional growth, and aligned with BAYCAT's values

  • Is a fierce team player

THE DETAILS

Salary will be based on your experience and is competitive with other nonprofits our size. Our package includes a benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, flexible spending account (FSA), life insurance, and 403(b) retirement plan.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send a cover letter, resume and link to work samples to employment@baycat.org and include the position in the subject line. Position is open until filled. No phone calls please.

EOE. We Strive for a Workforce as Diverse as the Community We Serve.

Women, people of color, and LGBTQ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.