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Senior Designer

A full-time position is available in the Graphic Design department for a senior graphic designer. The Graphic Design department develops and maintains the Whitney's brand and graphic identity. Through the various materials that are produced with the institution's graphic language (including advertising, promotional materials, signage, invitations, branded merchandise, mass mailings, publications, as well as and other multimedia initiatives), this department both communicates the Museum's positioning while continually serving to distinguish the Whitney within the cultural landscape of New York and beyond. See for an archive of projects.

Responsibilities:  Assist with the Director of Graphic Design’s goals for the department through strategic design solutions, proactive engagement with the design team, and dedication to the Whitney’s identity system. Conceptualize, develop, and produce exceptional design for digital, print, and environmental applications. Hire and mentor interns. Work in close collaboration with colleagues from all Museum departments, while under the supervision of the Director of Graphic Design. Act as liaison with outside vendors as needed.


  • B.F.A. in design with 8+ years of professional design experience; or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Strong client-facing communication, collaboration, mentoring, and project management skills
  • Strong typographic ability
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Experience managing commercial print production
  • Experience with UX design for browser/mobile applications
  • Experience with animation
  • Knowledge of 20th-century American art/contemporary art desirable
  • Technical Skills: Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite required; familiarity with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

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.                                                           

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