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Graphic Designer

The National Ballet of Canada is one of the most exciting, innovative arts institutions in Canada, and is regularly ranked among the top ten ballet companies in the world. Established by founder Celia Franca in 1951, The National Ballet of Canada presents a full range of traditional full-length classics and has been an innovative commissioner of new contemporary work by some of the most important choreographers and designers in the world. The National Ballet is deeply committed to the values of equity, diversity and inclusion across the organization, and through community education programs that bring dance to the broadest possible community.  

Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Communications, this role oversees brand integrity and consistency, in addition to project management and print production.

General Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Execution of marketing materials including season brochure, house programmes, print/online ads, signage, and subscriber collateral (tickets, invoices, brochures, postcards, buckslips etc.) ensuring materials meet corporate branding and graphic standards
  • Execution of fund development materials including proposals, reports, annual report and support for gala collateral including print (invitations, signage) and web collateral
  • Creation of digital assets including graphics, titling and credit slates for videos, social media stories and image adjustment for online purposes.
  • Maintaining server filing system, designer server and archival documents
  • Proofing copy and brand style for Communications and Development materials/ approving press colour proofs
  • Design project management and scheduling
  • Art direction of photo shoots when necessary    
  • Monitoring of corporate branding and graphic standards to ensure compliance with Style Guide
  • Reporting on graphic design projects at both communications and development department meetings.
  • Management of collateral approval process
  • Management and mentorship of Junior Graphic Designer
  1. Qualifications:
  • University degree, college diploma or equivalent
  • 5 years professional experience working in graphic design, preferably in arts and/or not for profit environment
  • Excellent knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator), Microsoft Office and Asana
  • Basic HTML/CSS and email application experience an asset
  • Proficiency with photo editing and colour correction
  • Print production experience including knowledge of file formats, digital and offset processes
  • Experience building out final mechanicals and reformatting and adjusting creative to various size dimensions and specs for large format (billboards, outdoor advertising)
  • Ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines
  • High level of communication skills required to liaise with managers, vendors, staff
  • Exceptional eye for detail and strong organizational skills
  • Designing and marketing for the Arts/Performing Arts industry an asset
  • Knowledge of compliance for accessibility standards

Employees are currently working from home and will continue to do so until fall 2021.

Qualified candidates are to forward their resume, cover letter and salary expectations as a single PDF document to with the subject heading: "Graphic Designer" by no later than July 18, 2021.  Resumes will be reviewed as soon as they are received. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.  This position offers competitive compensation and benefits package commensurate with experience.

The National Ballet of Canada is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible, and equitable environment where employees feel valued and respected.  We are committed to reflect the diversity of our community, our city and our country. We strive to ensure our recruitment and selection processes are bias-free.  We welcome and encourage submissions from Indigenous, Black and People of Colour, the Deaf and disabled as well as individuals of all genders, cultures, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and abilities.  We are committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). The Human Resources department will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.


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Top image credit: Jaclyn Oakley. Photo by Dylan Tedaldi.