Part of the creative team at the Saint Louis Chess Campus (comprised of the Saint Louis Chess Club, World Chess Hall of Fame, and Q boutique), the production designer assists the creation and production of campus projects and campaigns along with assisting the work of the senior designer, curators, writers, artists, photographers, prepress technicians, print vendors, and anyone else who is involved in a project from concept to production.
- Collaborate with members of the creative team to produce inventive, thoughtful, relevant work
- Understand and work within project parameters: promote organizational goals and mission, departmental goals and requirements, usability and technical constraints as well as budget and schedule; interact with internal groups and external vendors, managing deadlines
- Collaborate with all departments, including marketing, events, curatorial, development, scholastic, and video teams to develop and execute strong concepts
- Work within a variety of media: branding and print materials, environmental graphics and wayfinding, advertisements, fundraising campaigns, e-mail marketing, merchandise design and packaging, digital and social media graphics, website/interactive design, and content management
- Assist video production
- Experiment with new tools and techniques
- Cultivate an understanding of trends, sharing insights with the team
- Represent the Saint Louis Chess Campus publicly, promoting and enhancing the organization’s image and coordinating effective representation and communication of the Chess Campus to various communities, potential partnerships, and business channels
- Support Chess Campus programming and events by working outside of business hours on an ongoing basis and attending major events including opening receptions, tournament ceremonies, fundraisers, and press conferences
- The confidence to ask the right questions, to own projects and to supervise activities and production as necessary
- Other duties as assigned
- BFA in graphic design or equivalent field
- Portfolio filled with ideas, concepts and creative solutions you can talk through with pride
- A strong interactive (web) and video background is a plus
- Experience collaborating with writers and marketing staff to drive concepts and campaign ideation for print and digital
- Expert proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and After Effects
- Knowledge and experience in designing for the web
Qualified applicants should email a resume and portfolio to Sam Watkins Park at firstname.lastname@example.org
Gallery attendants monitor the World Chess Hall of Fame’s galleries, ensuring the safety of artwork and artifacts, staff members, and visitors. Additionally, gallery attendants are responsible for promoting positive visitor experiences by providing assistance and interacting with visitors in a polite and friendly manner. Gallery attendants also assist with preparation for events and exhibitions under the supervision of approved staff. They complete daily housekeeping tasks including stocking brochures, tidying galleries, and dusting vitrines. This is a part-time position. Hours may vary depending on the exhibition schedule at the WCHOF.
Monitor the safety of artifacts in galleries. Ensure that visitors adhere to museum policies.
Promote the World Chess Hall of Fame by providing engaging and meaningful visitor interactions.
Communicate with visitors and staff in a polite and professional manner. Greet every visitor upon arrival in a gallery.
Complete opening and closing procedures.
Maintain the cleanliness of galleries and ensure that all brochures are fully-stocked.
Inspect artwork and artifacts on a daily basis for loss or damage.
Become knowledgeable about the WCHOF, as well as its current and upcoming exhibitions. Attend mandatory training sessions for exhibitions.
Assist in preparation and closing of events.
Assist in installation and deinstallation of exhibitions.
Use discretion to determine when a supervisor should be contacted to address visitor issues.
Assist other staff with projects as needed.
Friendly personality and ability to speak with visitors in a professional manner
Punctuality and reliability
Ability to work weekends and evening hours
Ability to stand in galleries while monitoring visitors
Interest in chess, art, or history preferred, but not required
Qualified applicants should email a resume, a cover letter, and three references to Shannon Bailey at email@example.com
Our open hours are as follows (subject to change):
The Chess Campus admits students and employees of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students or employees at the campus. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.