Job Listing: Graphic Arts Specialist – Rohnert Park Headquarters – Full Time (Sonoma County) Posted May 26, 2022

Category Library

Region Northern Bay Area

Job Type Full-Time

Close Date 6/14/2022 at 5pm

Salary $28.77-$35.92 Hourly

Additional Questionnaires Supplemental

Location

6135 State Farm Drive Rohnert Park, 94928

Description

ABOUT US:

At Sonoma County Library, we bring information, ideas, and people together to build a stronger community. We are a hub where learning, the arts, technology and people intersect and thrive!

We are known nationally for our innovation, and locally for our engaged, creative, and empowered staff. We rely on community input to guide our decisions, and we proudly champion diversity and racial equity in all aspects of our organization. Libraries are for everyone.

This is a tremendous opportunity to be part of a mission-driven public agency, and help transform the literacy and education landscape for all Sonoma County residents.  If you would like to join our team of dedicated professionals, we invite you to apply for the Graphic Arts Specialist.

THE POSITION:

Please see the attached job specification for full details about this position.

This full-time, benefited position provides excellent customer service, prepares artwork and designs for printing, assists in the development of graphic presentations, reviews art and design projects to ensure technical accuracy of the layouts, assists in the production and color layout of design projects, designs signage and other basic projects. Required Supplemental Instruction must be completed in order to be considered: Please submit 3-5 samples of your design work by attaching PDF’s to application or add a link to your portfolio, and briefly list which software tools were used in the creation.

TYPICAL TASKS include, but are not limited to:

  • Works with Graphics and Library staff to review, proof, layout, produce, and to assist in the design, plan, layout, and evaluation of a variety of visual promotional and communication materials to promote Library programs and services.
  • May create original artwork and illustrations for signage, fliers, and posters.
  • Prepares and reviews specifications in collaboration with Graphics staff for collateral printing.
  • Coordinates and participates in artwork layout and production of design work with other Graphics staff and ensures desired deliverables are on time.
  • Utilizes graphics software programs, computer hardware, and specialized technical equipment in order to effectively complete projects.
  • Maintains graphic arts, production, and printing supplies inventories and effects the maintenance of specialized technical equipment.
  • Archives and retrieves a variety of original artwork, forms, designs, and supplies.
  • Learns and applies emerging technologies and performs duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner.
  • Performs production duties for printed materials produced: cutting, folding, binding and other required steps to finalize collateral printed materials, such as flyers and posters.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience:

Equivalent to 30 semester units of academic coursework in fine arts, graphic design, web design, communications, marketing, or a related field and (1) year of recent experience in web design, and/or the development of public education programs and materials in an environment where the experience included layout and the operation of a digital reproduction copier, offset machine, or bindery for production OR three (3) years of experience in basic layout and the operation of a digital reproduction copier, offset machine, or bindery in a reprographic or printing production centered environment at a level equivalent to the Library’s classification of Graphic Services Assistant.  Additional education or experience as described above may be substituted on a year for year basis to meet minimum qualifications. . Spanish Bilingual Skills are desired.

SALARY RANGE:               $28.77/hour to $35.92/hour

CLOSING DATE:                5:00 PM on Tuesday, June 14, 2022

APPLICATION PROCESS:  Please go to https://www.calopps.org/sonoma-county-library

to apply.  Applications must be complete and submitted by the final filing date in order to be considered.  Resumes will not substitute for a completed application.

Job PDF: 

PDF icon Graphic Arts Specialist FT.pdf

Benefits

Vacation, sick leave, and holiday accruals are pro-rated for part-time employees. Certain insurance benefits are available only to full-time employees.

If you are selected for an interview, we will be happy to answer benefits questions you may have about the position for which you applied.

Vacation: Earns at the rate of 1 ¼ days per month, 3 weeks after the first year.

Sick leave: Twelve days per year, with unlimited accumulation.

Holidays: A combination of holidays and compensatory days equal to thirteen days per year.

Retirement: Membership in the statewide Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS). See CalPERS chart for retirement formulas. The Sonoma County Library does not participate in Social Security.

Health insurance: Group health insurance through CalPERS Health Insurance Program paid at 80% to 84% depending on position. Delta Dental and VSP vision care insurance fully paid for full-time (40-hr/week) employees.

Life insurance: Paid term life insurance policy.

Miscellaneous: Two deferred compensation plans available, long-term disability insurance, and short-term disability (SDI) insurance through the EDD.

Recruitment Contact

Contact phone: 

(707)545-0831

Contact phone extension: 

1591

Contact email: 

dkatzung@sonomalibrary.orgCopyright ©2022 CalOpps.

About Sonoma County Library

Sonoma County represents the best of Northern California – over 50 state and regional parks, miles of rugged Pacific coastline, towering redwood forests, 425 wineries, thriving arts and cultural activity, and close proximity to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, make it an exciting place to live and work.

The Sonoma County Library – originally formed in 1975 – serves approximately 495,000 residents in the cities, towns, and communities of Cloverdale, Cotati, Guerneville, Healdsburg, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, Sonoma, and Windsor. Through library services and programs at our 14 locations, online, and through targeted outreach, we embrace our mission to bring information, ideas, and people together to build a stronger community.

We are known nationally for our innovation and locally for our connection to our residents and communities. We are a community hub where learning, the arts, technology, and people intersect and thrive.

Sonoma County Library values diversity, empowerment, community, unity, kindness, connection, and equity. We are committed to diversity and inclusion in the recruiting and hiring of staff.

For more information on Careers with Sonoma County Library, please visit https://sonomalibrary.org/about-us/careers-at-sonoma-county-library.

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