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6 Apr 2021

Full-Time Creative Design and Visual Brand Manager

OSFrecruitment – Posted by OSFrecruitment Anywhere

Job Description


A Commitment:

All OSF employees are expected to understand and embrace our mission statement. At OSF, our work is making exceptional art by centering the voices, inspirations, and processes of our artists, in particular through the cultivation of spaces and processes that respect and represent diverse ideas, races, genders, sexualities, abilities, cultures, religions, and traditions on stage and off. OSF is an institution that centers social justice and antiracism in all its operations and practices. All OSF company members must work in a manner that is consistent with this commitment and must work to interrupt behaviors that hinder our diversity and inclusion efforts.

About OSF

OSF is one of the nation’s most important theatres and one of the few remaining large-scale theatres offering rotating repertory and a resident company. The organization is proud to have commissioned and produced an extraordinary and growing number of new plays; the organization’s dramatic growth since 2010 has been mirrored by audiences of over 125,000 patrons each season. OSF has worked for the past decade to dismantle the constructs that center the status quo, including ever-evolving work from artists and staff to grow towards becoming an antiracist organization. OSF’s Board of Directors has also recently committed to centering antiracist practices in their work.

Over the past eighty-five years, OSF has been a destination theatre, with the majority of its audiences making a pilgrimage to Ashland from outside Oregon’s borders. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Nataki Garret, the organization is focused on being both a destination theatre and a leader in the digital performance landscape. OSF’s new digital platform, the O! seeks to reach beyond OSF’s traditional audience across regional, national and international borders. Thus far people from more than 40 countries have watched an O! experience.

OSF is driven by its values. These four core values imbue the OSF culture:

Excellence: We bring the best possible version of ourselves to our work onstage and to the organization, holding ourselves to be highly artistic, professional, and personal standards.

Inclusion: We include a diversity of people, ideas, and cultures in our work, enriching our art, our relationships with each other, our audiences, and our community.

Company: We sustain a safe and supportive workplace where we rely on our fellow company members to work toward excellence with trust, respect, compassion, and accountability.

Stewardship: We make wise, efficient, and responsible use of all the resources entrusted to us, sustaining our long-standing financial stability, the legacy of our organization’s 8O-year history, and the health of our planet.

When in full operation, OSF has over 400 employees, serves more than 125,000 ticket buyers who purchase more than 400,000 tickets, and performs across three theatres: The 1,200 seat Elizabethan Theatre, the 600 seat Bowmer Theatre and the 400 seat Thomas Theatre. Additional information can be accessed on OSF’s website:


Nataki Garrett, Artistic Director

On August 1, 2019, Nataki Garrett became the sixth Artistic Director of OSF (following Bill Rauch, and before him, Libby Appel, Henry Woronicz, Jerry Turner, and Founder Angus L. Bowmer). 2019 was Garrett’s first season at OSF, where she directed How to Catch Creation. Her bio may be found here:

David Schmitz, Executive Director

On September 1, 2020, David Schmitz became the Executive Director of OSF. Prior to this, David was with Steppenwolf Theatre for 15 years, having served as its Director of Finance and Administration, General Manager, and for the past five years as Executive Director. The full announcement may be read here:

Position Overview:

A key manager on the Marketing and Communications team acts as the creative lead to maintain, develop, and evolve OSF’s visual brand, integrating the values and practices of equity, diversity, and inclusion across all media. This includes project management, leading direct reports, organizing internal constituents across various departments, and managing relationships with external constituents including artists, photographers, copywriters, freelance designers, agency partners, and suppliers to create assets and collateral that speak to the evolving OSF brand across all platforms.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions**):

  1. Leads art direction and creative design for the marketing of all OSF artistic products, including design concepts, selection of contracting of artistic talent, and application across various media.
  2. Collaborates with Marketing and Communications leadership to assess and set OSF’s annual visual brand strategy plan and develop expense budgets.
  3. Responsible for the successful application and adherence to the OSF visual brand across the company.
  4. Leads the creative processes for key brand and sub-brand projects – E.g. New Works on O!, O! Streaming Shows, Green Show, Donation programs.
  5. Responsible for managing the creative design for all marketing graphic and multi-media design projects, ensuring accountability on creative schedules and deadlines.
  6. Oversees the design, production, and installation of on-campus signage, for both informational and marketing purposes.
  7. Works closely with Publications Project Manager to support artistic needs for signature OSF publications.
  8. Develops new brand identities for OSF product offerings.
  9. Manages creative relationships with freelance designers, videographers and editors, external marketing agency partners, suppliers, and vendors.
  10. Providing leadership on current graphic design and visual brand trends as it relates to OSF’s key markets.
  11. Identifies, manages, and executes all marketing photo and video capturing including photography and b-roll for shows, campaigns, as well as other events requiring capture for marketing purposes

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Attends IDEA, sexual harassment, and any other anti-bias training and workshops as scheduled by the institution.
  2. Model and support the mission and values of OSF.
  3. Other duties as assigned by the Associate Director of Marketing & Analytics
  4. Collaborates as a member of the senior marketing leadership team within the Marketing & Communications department
  5. Performs in a manner consistent with OSF’s mission, vision, and values, including our commitment to diversity and inclusion efforts.

Supervision Received:

Associate Director of Marketing and Analytics

Supervision Exercised:


** To comply with regulations by the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), the principal duties in job descriptions must be essential to the job. To identify essential functions, focus on the purpose and the result of the duties rather than the manner in which they are performed. The following definition applies: a job function is essential if removal of that function would fundamentally change the job.



Education: College degree in art, multimedia, design or equivalent art direction, and graphic design experience, or comparable work experience.

Work Experience: Five years of experience in graphic design with significant experience in interactive design, multimedia, digital, as well as direct mail and print publications. Demonstrated experience in effective cross-departmental project management and working with agency partners, vendors, and suppliers. Experience working in a highly collaborative and fast-paced environment.


  • Strong communication skills and the ability to collaborate and organize create teams with initiative, curiosity, adaptability, and confidence.
  • Proven experience in creative management and art direction including graphics, typography,applied understanding of timeless design principles, understanding of current design trends and tools, and ability to create cross-media and cross-channel consistency in campaign deliverables.
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative toolset: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, etc. Thorough understanding of interactive development tools and best practices in web design. Working knowledge of MS Office Suite including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Cross-media proficiency in HTML5, video editing, or motion design applications is desirable.
  • Project management and supervisory experience in a fast-paced and evolving workplace with ability to handle multiple and overlapping deadlines with limited supervision.

Physical Ability: Ability to sit at a computer terminal for long periods of time.

Other Skills, Competencies, Ability, and/or Knowledge: Ability to maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a professional manner with clients, customers, co-workers, and management; strong emotional intelligence skills; proficient cross-cultural competency. Teamwork and collaboration, adaptability, resilience and stress tolerance, written communication, and technical expertise.

Special Position Requirements: Comfort in creating and presenting presentations.

Special Hours Requirements: Must be able to work evening and weekend hours upon request.


Experience using Asana or similar project management tool

Non-profit experience strongly preferred


Compensation and Perks

Amazing health, dental, and vision coverage; 403b retirement plan, STD/LTD & Basic Life Insurance; paid vacation and sick time; paid parental leave; local discounts from stores & restaurants; tickets for our shows.

Pay range: $32.73/hourly $68,078/annually

Women, minorities, people of color are STRONGLY encouraged to apply.

How to Apply  

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: brand, creative, and visual. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

Job expires in 84 days.

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