Job Description

About Gulliver Preparatory School

Established in 1926 by Arthur Gulliver in Coconut Grove, Gulliver was likened to the prestigious academies of the northeast and initially attracted families who wintered in Florida. In late 1953, Marian Krutulis purchased the school. A pioneer in education, Mrs. Krutulis envisioned Gulliver as grand home where both students and teachers would feel part of a caring, inspiring family of learners. Over the course of 25 years, she relocated the school to Coral Gables, built an upper school for high school students in Pinecrest and achieved ‘Blue Ribbon School of Excellence’ designation by the US Department of Education. In 2000 Gulliver became a non-profit. Today, Gulliver Preparatory School serves approximately 2,200 students in Grades PK–12 on three campuses. Despite its significant growth over the last 60 years, Gulliver still upholds Marian Krutulis’ vision to maintain the physical and social-emotional health of its students and trains them to become people of integrity in everything they say and do. 

 

Job Summary

Gulliver Preparatory School is seeking a Graphic Designer to join the Advancement Team.  The Graphic Designer is responsible for strengthening the schools brand through print and digital materials.  The qualified applicant will support the overall communications efforts by assisting in the creation and design of all marketing materials.  

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Coordinate with the marketing communications specialists and other departments to ensure all marketing materials have up-to-date, accurate and relevant copy and images. 
  • Manage and interface with contracted agencies and freelance graphic designers for projects to ensure Gulliver’s brand, identity, etc. are upheld on all projects. 
  • Interview, retain and facilitate relationships with all freelance graphic designers.
  • Edit, catalog and utilize digital images, video and audio.
  • Develop and maintain a responsive and efficient process for managing internal graphic design requests and deadlines.
  • Interpret ideas, translate into viable form and present to staff for review; make revisions and finalize projects.
  • Coordinate production deadlines for text, photographs, and special features; transform data into final print-ready form. Make outgoing artwork reproducible, i.e. setup with curves, trim, bleed marks, color callout, etc. 
  • Design display, exhibits, presentations and marketing materials of various sizes for presentations at meetings and special events.
  • Draft and/or assist in drafting a variety of written materials; proof draft of creative projects developed by other staff or outside resources.
  • Coordinate, maintain and archive complete and organize files of all publications and maintain files of logos, bulletins, past projects, designs, displays, and related items available for future projects; maintain charts and graphs related to documents, surveys, and reports useful for routine publication.
  • Stay abreast of current trends and new online tools, technologies and templates, processes, software and updates in the graphic arts field
  • Participate in meetings that require graphic design consultation or services.
  • Additional duties may be assigned. 

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in graphic of commercial design or related field. 
  • Minimum three (3) years of professional experience in graphic design, design software and web programming, conventional and computerized graphic design, desktop publications, and similar graphic presentation work including photography. 
  • Knowledge of computer aided graphic arts software, including, but not limited to Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Acrobat Professional and Adobe After Effects; as well as knowledge of web languages, including HTML, CSS and Java Script. 

 

Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge of principals, practices, materials, and techniques of desktop publishing and basic graphic layout, design concepts, fundamentals of printing processes, composition and paste-up processes. 
  • Correct business English, including spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple projects, establish workload priorities, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment is crucial. 
  • Ability to visualize abstract ideas and concepts; apply graphic design, writing, style, and technique appropriate for different audiences; illustrate ideas in formats for various print forms; prepare clear brochures, pamphlets, flyers, and other materials.  
  • Create designs using computer graphic programs; work independently in the absence of supervision; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

 

Pre-Employment Requirements

Criminal Background Check, Level II Fingerprint Screening(s), and Drug screen. 

 

Gulliver is deeply committed to the principles of equity and diversity and seeks to create an inclusive community for all faculty and staff. Gulliver is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and a Drug Free Workplace.