The AGO is presently in the midst of a major expansion project called Transformation AGO. We are seeking a New Media Designer to contribute to the digital side of the AGO transformation as part of a team that is passionate about web technology and its potential to bring art and people together.
New Media Designer
Transformation AGO presents a unique opportunity for us to redesign our web presence and to build a foundation for future digital exploration. Reporting to the Manager of New Media Design, the New Media Designer will work on the re-design of ago.net. We are looking for an individual with working experience of web standards-based presentation-layer template development using XHTML and CSS and creating light-weight web user interfaces. This role will also work on the development of new digital content and marketing campaigns and work as part of a team developing a new content management system.
- Designs, produces and maintains presentation-layer web graphics and front-end HTML/CSS templates for web site projects and multi-platform applications.
- Designs, produces and maintains graphical user interface and navigation solutions for internal and external web sites and multi-platform applications.
- Updates content in the context of an established publishing and approval workflow.
- Designs, produces and maintains presentation-layer graphics and templates for opt-in digital communications such as e-mail marketing, RSS feeds and personalized web applications.
- Designs, produces and maintains materials for digital marketing initiatives such as banner ads, micro-sites, viral campaigns, and online contests for AGO and affiliate web properties.
- Maintains an organized digital archive of design projects, working files and versions.
- Maintains awareness of current design practices through contacts with other professionals and institutions.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Degree in Interactive Design, Graphic Design or related degree or equivalent experience.
- 2-3 years experience designing and building interfaces for the web and executing digital marketing campaigns. A portfolio that demonstrates excellent visual design skills, versatility, and a commitment to user-centered design is required.
- A track record of working on large, complex web sites in a large, multi-level or not-for-profit organization.
- Expert knowledge of web design and standards compliant web markup and CSS design.
- In-depth knowledge of Usability and Information Design best practices.
- Expert knowledge of web and design production tools such as Adobe Creative Suite.
- Excellent time-management, problem-solving, writing and analytical skills.
- Ability to communicate ideas/concepts visually.
Applications should be received by September 28, 2007 and submitted to :
Staff and Volunteer Resources
Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas St. West
Fax: +1-416 979 6689
Email: [email protected]
The AGO is presently in the midst of a major expansion project designed by Frank Gehry, which will include new galleries to house the AGO's collection of 20th century European painting and sculpture, international contemporary art and the Thomson Collection of Canadian historical paintings, European art and ship models and Asian decorative arts.
The Art Gallery of Ontario is the tenth largest art museum in North America, with more than 68,000 works of art dating from the 1st century to the present. The Gallery's major collections, overseen by twelve curators, include Canadian historical art, European Old Master and modern paintings and sculpture, the work of Henry Moore and his contemporaries, European and Canadian prints and drawings, photography, international contemporary art, Inuit art, African and Oceanic art. When completed, the AGO will increase its viewing space by 47% and augment its collection by 10,000 new works.