Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Philadelphia


Job location: Van Pelt Library

Employment Type: Part-time
Posted data: 2019-12-03
Req: JR00013869
University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Posted Job Title

Graphic Designer and Photographer

Job Profile Title

Photographer B

Job Description Summary

Reporting to the Director of Strategic Communications, the Graphic Designer and Photographer plays an important role in promoting the Penn Libraries' services, resources, and expertise. The person hired for this role will support the Strategic Communications Team in illustrating Penn Libraries services, events, exhibits, and expertise and the impact of the Libraries on audiences at Penn and beyond.

Job Description

Working closely with other members of the Libraries’ Strategic Communications Team, the Graphic Designer and Photographer will help to develop and refine the Libraries’ visual identity and ensure that identity is expressed in a consistent and compelling way. The Graphic Designer and Photographer will create original designs as needed and also develop design templates and assist other staff in designing digital signs and collateral, including email, web, and social media graphics, and printed collateral, including event and service flyers, brochures, reports, and signage posted in the Libraries.

In addition, the Graphic Designer and Photographer will capture photos of people, events, services, and spaces during regular operations and special events. This role will also include editing photos to ensure the highest quality of presentation and helping to manage organization, storage, retrieval and re-use of these assets.



- Demonstrated experience producing photos and collateral materials to express an organization’s visual identity.
- Demonstrated knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite..
- Ability to develop and design around brand guidelines.
- Experience preparing files and print specifications for vendors.
- Excellent organizational, interpersonal-communication, and time-management skills.
- Availability to work occasional evening and weekend hours.


- Experience with video capture and editing.
- Experience with digital asset management.


Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

University Library

Pay Range

$17.58 - $31.65

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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  • designer
  • education
  • social media
  • storage