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Museum Graphic Designer

Washington, DC
  • Expired: January 12, 2023. Applications are no longer accepted.

Job Title: Graphic Designer

Job Summary:

This position is in support of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). The Graphic Designer will work with NMAAHC Staff to develop a Museum Guide for the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Creating a Museum Guide that is clear and easy to read, colorful and eye catching, in a modular format that can be easily updated, and allows visitors to navigate the Museum with little to no staff assistance
  • Complying with all Smithsonian rules and regulations
  • Working cooperatively with NMAAHC staff and contractors
  • Following the Smithsonian Directive and style guides for the use of the Smithsonian branding and the Museum's visual identity
  • The Museum Guide must include the following:
    • Floorplans for each public floor of the Museum
    • Opportunities for engagement in the Museum Guide, such as "did you know" trivia, photo scavenger hunt, and prompts for social media sharing such as hashtags
    • Two suggested routes to navigate the Museum
    • Directions to other learning resources such as SI Open Access, Learning Labs activities, and membership resources
    • General Museum information such as hours, films, gift shop, and café
    • Correct credits and copyright information for all images
  • The digital Museum Guide must be formatted as :
    • Mutually agreed upon standards based formats (e.g. EPS, SVG) or Adobe native file formats (e.g. AI, EPS, PSD, INDD) suitable for editing
    • A PDF version compliant with Smithsonian and Federal Requirements for accessibility under the Revised 508 Standards, and conformance to Level A and Level AA Success Criteria and Conformance Requirements in WCAG 2.0
    • Verification that the PDF has been tested with a screen reader (pre-approved by the Museum) and found to be fully accessible
    • Museum floorplans
    • High contrast between text and background of at least 3:1
    • Body text should be in a minimum of 14pt
    • Any color coding must be accessible for visitors with color-deficient vision (such as shading or patterns)

Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in related field
  • At least five (5) years of experience in graphic design, including print media (brochures, pamphlets, tour guide documents, etc.)


  • Prior experience designing print museum brochures, both in English and other languages
  • Fluency in one or more of the following:
    • Spanish
    • French
    • Mandarin Chinese
    • Hindi
    • Korean
    • German

Work Setting and Environment:

  • Monday - Friday, normal business hours
  • Work is to be performed remotely
  • On-site federal contractors, in federal buildings or on federal lands must comply with CDC guidelines with respect to wearing masks, maintaining physical distance, and other public health measures

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