Published 02.02.2024
by Kids’ Own

Job Opportunity: Kids’ Own seeks Graphic Designer (part-time)

Kids’ Own is delighted to invite applications for the role of Graphic Designer (part-time) on a fixed-term basis for one year. This role is funded by the Arts Council Capacity Building Scheme.

Kids’ Own is a children’s arts organisation that prioritises meaningful collaboration between children and young people and professional artists through arts processes. We are also a publishing house, and Ireland’s only dedicated publisher of books by children. The in-house Graphic Designer will work closely with other team members to support the activities of Kids’ Own.
The specifications of the role are set out below.

Key Responsibilities
Reporting to the CEO and Operations Manager, duties will include, but not be limited to:

  • Effectively communicating Kids’ Own’s mission, vision, and values through all design communications.
  • Working closely with the editorial team in the design and development of book publications
  • Design and development of promotional material including invitations, website graphics, social media, digital flyers and other promotional print or digital publications.
  • Assist in the design and execution of reports for stakeholders and supporting materials, where required.
  • Creation of an e-book library of Kids’ Own books suitable for different formats
  • Liaise with external printers ensuring material is printed to the highest quality.
  • Ensuring asset libraries are well organised and maintained.
  • The in-house graphic designer would also undertake work with children and young people who participate in our book-making projects, ensuring that our child-led, child-centred model of engagement extends to all aspects of our work, including the design and publication process.

Essential requirements

Applicants must have:

  • A third level qualification in the field of Graphic Design, or equivalent experience.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in graphic design for print.
  • Proficiency in the Adobe Suite is essential
  • Excellent collaborative skills
  • Experience in designing print-ready artwork.
  • Demonstrated history of using and a strong portfolio of creative design work.
  • The ability to work both collaboratively within a team but also on your own initiative to identify design opportunities.
  • Thorough knowledge and experience of preparing artwork for print and web.
  • A strong understanding of design for print/web techniques and the implementation of both.
  • A strong interest in the arts and arts in education, and a commitment to Kids’ Own’s values and ethos.
  • Experience in designing work by and for children

Requisite skills
It is desired that the successful applicant would have:

  • Experience in working with arts, non-profit and charitable organisations.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent organisational and time-management skills.
  • The ability to work well as part of a small team.
  • Hybrid working is an option for this role but candidates must be available to be present in the office on a weekly basis

To make an application, candidates should send a detailed cover letter outlining suitability and motivation for the role, along with a current CV to:
Ciara Gallagher, CEO and Creative Director, Kids’ Own: [email protected]
Deadline for applications is: 22nd February 2024.

This is a part-time role (2 days p/week) for a fixed term of one year.
Salary: €34,000 pro-rata
Shortlisting will apply.