Graphic Designer

New York, NY
Full Time
Mid Level

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 and 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 Figma and Adobe Creative Suite required; familiarity with animation (After Effects) and HTML preferred.

A portfolio is required for this application.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Salary range is $68,000-$74,000 and will be based on experience
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, 403(B) elections
  • Generous Paid Time off benefits
  • Commuter benefits - parking and mass transit
  • Admission to world-renowned museums across the city and nationally
  • Pet insurance and discounted membership for Citibike
  • This position may be covered under UAW Local 2110

The advertised pay scale reflects the good faith minimum and maximum salary range for this role. The advertised pay scale is not a promise of a particular wage for any specific employee. The specific compensation offered to a candidate may be dependent on a variety of factors including, but not limited to, the candidate’s experience, education, special licensing or qualifications, and other factors.

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.



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