VANCOUVER ART GALLERY ASSOCIATION
FULL TIME MATERNITY LEAVE POSITION AVAILABLE – 18 months
Design Production Technician
Reporting to the Head of the Design Department, the incumbent supports the production of graphic and signage materials for gallery exhibitions, programs and wayfinding.
Responsibilities include managing production workflow for output to large format printer and vinyl plotter; creating production files from design files using Adobe programs; loading materials and operating the plotters; calibrating RIP software and graphic files for accurate colour reproductions; setting up graphic files for multi-panel output; organizing production files; materials and supplies; equipment servicing; tracking suppliers, costing, and software updates. Researching and updating materials used. Coordinates with the Design team to ensure efficient and accurate output of graphic materials and creating production timelines in coordination with the Head of Design.
Post Secondary courses in graphic production, plus three years experience in print and cut vinyl production is required. Demonstrated experience with Adobe Suite, Onyx RIP software, large-format printing, materials and production workflows is required. Graphic installation and museum or gallery related work experience is an asset.
As the Design Production Technician, you will have proficient knowledge and skills with Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop applications, Microsoft 365, Onyx RIP software, the current Mac OS / Windows and a basic understanding of file management on a shared server structure. The successful applicant will demonstrate superior communication and organizational skills, excellent technical skills with regard to print handling, a proactive work ethic, clear comprehension of a multifaceted workflow, and the ability to work effectively with others in accomplishing projects with high production standards and compressed timelines. Excellent time-management and a high attention to detail in proofreading text and design elements are also essential. This work requires the ability to lift heavy materials.
SALARY: Pay Grade 18 Step 1 $24.74 per hour plus the appropriate % in lieu of benefit
HOURS: 70 hours bi-weekly, Nine-day fortnight schedule
Please submit your resume by Friday, July 1, 2022 to Debra Nesbitt, Director of Human Resources, Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver, B.C.
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