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Gulfshore Playhouse

  • CATEGORY Admin
  • LOCATION Naples, FL
  • DATE JUNE 20, 2022
  • JOB TYPE Consultant/Contract
  • COMPENSATION Negotiable
  • POSITION LEVEL Consultant/Freelance/Contractor

Gulfshore Playhouse, one of the nation’s finest regional theatres, located in Naples, FL, is seeking a dynamic, creative, and detail-oriented Freelance Graphic Designer. Join us at this exciting time, as we build our new, state-of-the-art theatre, and usher in a new era of professional theatre in Southwest Florida.

Gulfshore Playhouse offers a diverse season of straight plays and small musicals ranging from venerated classics and Broadway hits to contemporary works and world premieres. The Playhouse is passionately committed to producing high-quality, professional theatre that exceeds the expectations of the cultured residents and visitors of Naples, FL, many of whom are regular theatre patrons in New York, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. 

Gulfshore Playhouse has performed for many years in an intimate 200-seat venue at the Norris Center, a municipal building run by the City of Naples. The Playhouse is in the final phases of a $66M capital campaign and construction is underway on the Baker Theatre and Education Center, a state-of-the-art facility, featuring a 368-seat mainstage with a Broadway-sized stage, a 125-seat flexible space, rehearsal studios, classrooms, and rental space. This is an extraordinarily exciting time for the Playhouse, which is experiencing unprecedented growth.

Status: Freelance, as-needed position
Start Date: As soon as possible

Representative Duties:

The freelance graphic designer unifies organizational branding through graphic design, photography and video. The freelance graphic designer, will implement the design of all advertising and marketing collateral, including but not limited to: print & digital advertising, brochures, posters, flyers, banners, signage, and playbills. This role will also have a significant stake in the creation and direction of photo and video content for use on web and social media. In all functions, the freelance graphic designer is expected to contribute a high degree of creativity, accuracy and speed to the development and production processes. The freelance graphic designer is responsible for maintaining Gulfshore Playhouse brand standards while creating fresh, eye-catching designs. The designer also executes several large-scale projects each season, including all materials needed to support the annual subscription and single ticket campaigns; fundraising campaigns; special events; and promotion of education programs.
  • Ability to function independently and efficiently in a deadline-driven environment, and handle multiple, concurrent tasks
  • Quickly and creatively assess needs and develop materials as requested by Marketing and other departments, including Development, Education, Artistic and Operations
  • Maintain familiarity with all Gulfshore Playhouse programming to ensure accuracy in marketing communications
  • Ensure that Gulfshore Playhouse operates at a technical level consistent with industry standards
  • Adhere to the organizational brand and style guide
  • Create and produce print and digital ads in support of ongoing performance schedule

Skills and qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design or equivalent experience preferred
  • A minimum of two (2) years increasingly responsible design experience preferred
  • Specific experience developing print advertisements and brochures required
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud, especially Photoshop, InDesign, & Illustrator
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite including, but not limited to, Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Must demonstrate initiative and strong problem resolution, and be able to participate successfully in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
  • Demonstrated superior organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to meet deadlines
  • Understanding of and ability to oversee print production processes
  • Ability to proofread for grammar, spelling, and punctuation with a high degree of accuracy
  • A background and/or interest in theatre is highly preferred
The Playhouse values hard work, kindness, generosity, passion, and grace under pressure.  

Our Charter: https://gulfshoreplayhouse.org/charter/

Gulfshore Playhouse is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse staff; we strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups and diverse backgrounds to apply.

Please send cover letter, resume, link to portfolio and fee requirements to jobs@gulfshoreplayhouse.org.

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