This is an excellent opportunity for a disabled person (including D/deaf) to work in a small, collaborative team gaining experience in using specific graphic design tools and adding real value towards GSC’s current activities.
Accountable to: Graphic Designer
Contract: 22.5 hours (3 days) per week for 18 weeks (May – September 2021) flexible to discuss.
Location: Homeworking and/ or Office based dependent on Government guidance.
Glasgow Science Centre (GSC) is one of Scotland’s must see visitor attractions. Our mission is to inspire everyone to explore and understand the world around them and to discover and enjoy science. Our values are important to us and underpin everything we do:
- We strive for excellence to be the best we can be to make a positive impact on society.
- We are inclusive and want to make GSC a welcoming, respectful and supportive community for everybody.
- We innovate by being proactive, inquisitive and always ready to learn and improve.
- We collaborate to build relationships with our community to empower and support lifelong learning together.
One of our key strategic aims is to develop a diverse and inclusive environment that enables everyone to participate, contribute and be valued. We recognise the contribution that disabled people can bring to the workplace and this Internship will give the opportunity for a disabled person to work in a team who are playing a key role in making GSC more inclusive and accessible to its audiences.
The internship will provide an excellent opportunity to work in a small, collaborative team gaining experience in using specific graphic design tools and adding real value towards GSC’s current activities.
This role will be situated within the Design team at Glasgow Science Centre, reporting directly to the Graphic Designer. The role will work closely with all members of the Design team including the Senior Graphic Designer, Exhibit Designer, Creative Director and the wider GSC team.
Under the guidance of the Graphic Designer the intern will be involved in finalising design and print artwork across a range of projects including exhibition graphics and signage, online digital content (such as jpegs, PNGs, animated gifs and videos) and brand documents (such as brochures, forms, etc).
You will contribute to design tasks as part of GSC’s Connect project which aims to make GSC accessible and inclusive to its diverse audiences. For example, review GSC’s inclusive design and communications policy and development of new exhibit labels.
Click the following link for further information on Connect: https://www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/support-us/connect
Main duties and tasks
- To set text and images into existing document templates
- To develop and finalise documents and artwork from initial layouts and concepts, working within an established style and using guidelines e.g. creating exhibition labels
- To assist with the maintenance of graphical materials and images for digital channels e.g. social media.
- To create a GSC social media pack which can be shared with partners
- To contribute to the development of an inclusive communications policy and implementation plan
- To work with a variety of programmes and formats including PowerPoint, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, AfterEffects and Microsoft Office.
- To provide ad hoc generalist design tasks as required to support the needs of the team
- To align own work practice with organisational values and behaviours.
Essential skills and experience:
- Either a qualification or professional experience in graphical design.
- Familiarity and experience with Adobe Creative Cloud is essential
- Strong IT skills including ability to use Microsoft Office packages and SharePoint.
- Good communication skills and awareness of tailoring communications to different audiences or for different purposes.
- Able to demonstrate good interpersonal skills and work flexibly as part of a team.
- Ability to use good judgement in knowing when to act independently to make decisions or solve problems, and when to seek further guidance or advice.
- Good planning and organisational skills, including the ability to prioritise your workload and meet deadlines, with appropriate support.
- Awareness and understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion.
- Have a clear need for the opportunity, and be able to show how it will help you overcome barriers to achieving your career goals. (this is assessed in the sections motivation for applying, skills development, and current employment status.)
- Must define as Deaf or disabled which includes physical, sensory and mental impairments, autistic spectrum, learning disabilities, learning difficulties such as dyslexia or long term health conditions. (You do not need to give details in the supporting statement unless you wish to. If you do, this will not be removed from the application before the shortlisting panel sees it.)
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