Graphic Designer

  • Company
    The Whitney Museum of American Art
  • Role
  • Location
    New York City, NY
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The Whitney Museum of American Art is Hiring a Graphic Designer

A full-time position is available in the Graphic Design department for a Graphic Designer. Our department develops and maintains the Whitney’s graphic identity—the most recognizable asset of the Whitney’s brand. We also communicate the Museum’s positioning, distinguishing it within the cultural landscape, and embracing the accessibility needs of all patrons through materials produced with its graphic language—such as advertising, promotional materials, signage, branded merchandise, publications, as well as and other digital initiatives. The designers also work closely with Curatorial the artists in the program to create exhibition graphics and ephemera for all exhibitions and performances.


Conceptualize, develop, and produce exceptional design for digital, print, and environmental applications. Work professionally and in close collaboration with colleagues from all Museum departments, while under the supervision of the Director of Graphic Design and Brand Creative, and within the language of the Whitney’s graphic identity. Act as liaison with outside vendors as needed.


  • B.F.A. in design with 5+ years of professional design experience; or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Strong client-facing communication, collaboration, and time management skills
  • Strong typographic ability
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Experience with UI/UX design for browser/mobile applications
  • Experience with animation
  • Experience managing commercial print production
  • Knowledge of 20th-century American art/contemporary art preferred
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred

Technical Skills:

Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite required; familiarity with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Sketch preferred.

A portfolio is required for the application.

Not sure you meet 100% of our qualifications? Research shows that men apply for jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria. Yet, women and other people who are systematically marginalized tend to only apply if they meet every requirement. If you believe that you could excel in this role, we encourage you to apply. We are dedicated to considering a broad array of candidates, including those with diverse workplace experiences and backgrounds. Whether you’re new to arts and culture administration, returning to work after a gap in employment, simply looking to transition, or take the next step in your career path, we will be glad to have you on our radar. Please use your cover letter to tell us about your interest in the arts and culture space and what you hope to bring to this role.

About the Whitney

The Whitney Museum of American Art, founded in 1930 by the artist and philanthropist Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, houses the foremost collection of American art from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. From her vision arose the Whitney Museum of American Art, which has been championing the most innovative art of the United States for 86 years. The core of the Whitney’s mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit American art of our time and serve a wide variety of audiences in celebration of the complexity and diversity of art and culture in the United States. Through this mission and a steadfast commitment to artists themselves, the Whitney has long been a powerful force in support of modern and contemporary art and continues to help define what is innovative and influential in American art today.

EEO Statement

The Whitney Museum of American Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Museum does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, gender (including gender identity), sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law. The Museum hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled. The Museum encourages all qualified candidates to apply for vacant positions at all levels. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.

COVID guidelines

The health and safety of our Museum community is the highest priority.  As such, the Whitney Museum is requiring all newly hired staff members to be fully vaccinated and boosted with an FDA authorized and/or approved COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment. Requests for reasonable accommodations for medical, religious, or other reasons will be considered in accordance with applicable law.

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