Graphic Designer
Williamstown, MA Marketing and Press
Job Type

POSITION:   Graphic Designer


STATUS:   Non-Exempt

REPORTS TO:   Marketing & Communications Coordinator; Director of Development & 



LOCATION:   In-person or Remote


HIRING TIMELINE: Applications to be accepted until position is filled with a priority application deadline of March 10. Application review and interviews to be conducted starting March 13, with an anticipated start date of June 26 and end date of August 13.  

Job Summary

The Williamstown Theatre Festival is seeking an experienced graphic designer to join our Marketing & Communications team for the 2023 season. The ideal candidate will work in-person in Williamstown, MA but a remote arrangement might be considered. 

The Graphic Designer will be responsible for the design and production of online content and print projects for Williamstown Theatre Festival to use throughout the season. This includes, but is not limited to, print and digital media such as signage, flyers, posters, social media graphics, and website graphics. The Graphic Designer will work closely with the Marketing & Communications team to develop and implement creative solutions that effectively promote the Festival and it's events.

The ideal candidate for this role is a highly creative and skilled graphic designer with a passion for the arts. They should have a strong understanding of design principles and be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, with a keen eye for detail and the ability to deliver high-quality work on tight deadlines. They should also possess excellent communication and collaboration skills, and be able to work independently while managing multiple projects simultaneously.

Primary Responsibilities and Expectations

The Graphic Designer reports directly to the year-round Marketing & Communications Coordinator. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Overseeing the production and design of the season/show programs, comprehensive publications produced throughout the summer that include advertisements, editorial content, donor lists, production information, and institutional information
  • Working with the Marketing & Communications Coordinator to design and create posters, print ads, e-blasts, event invitations, postcards, web/video graphics, and more
  • Collaborating with the Marketing & Communications team to understand project objectives and deliverables
  • Creating visually appealing and effective designs that accurately reflect the Festival's brand and messaging
  • Managing tight print production deadlines and timely information collection
  • Creating front-of-house signage
  • Diligent archiving of all season design content in collaboration with other members of the Marketing & Communications team
  • Collaborating with members of the Marketing & Communications team in development of Festival content for all media channels
  • Producing work that is innovative, imaginative, original, and creative in character
  • Collaborating with the Marketing & Communications team to ensure that all materials are delivered on time
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Embrace the Festival’s commitment to EDIA and Anti-Racism by actively participating in and encouraging behaviors among staff members that exemplify respect; interrupting microaggressions and other behaviors that hinder our EDIA and Anti-Racism efforts; engaging in the diversification of the workforce; demonstrating a degree of cultural competency that encourages healthy relationships with all company members
  • Adhering to all Festival safety protocols
Preferred Qualifications
  • 3+ years of professional experience in graphic design, preferably in the entertainment or arts industry
  • Strong portfolio showcasing a range of design skills and styles
  • Proficiency in Adobe Suite, specifically in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and AfterEffects. Ability to use Premiere is a plus, but not necessary. 
  • Proficiency across all of Google Suite. 
  • Familiarity with email designing software such as Mail Chimp is a plus.
  • Familiarity with basic web design software such as WordPress is a plus.
  • Familiarity with social media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, TikTok, etc.) is a plus
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to multitask
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
  • Ability to work independently and remotely
  • Passion for the performing arts and a desire to contribute to the success of the Williamstown Theatre Festival

About Williamstown Theatre Festival

Williamstown Theatre Festival has brought emerging and professional theater artists together for 68 years to create a thrilling summer festival of world premiere work alongside fresh, new revivals. New plays and musicals commissioned, developed, and produced at the Festival fill theaters around the world. In recent years, WTF has been represented on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and regionally by The Sound Inside, The Rose Tattoo, Grand Horizons, Seared, Selling Kabul, Unknown Soldier, and Lempicka, among others. Cost of Living, which premiered at WTF, received the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Learn more at

Working and Living in Williamstown

Williamstown Theatre Festival’s season takes place on the beautiful campus of Williams College in Williamstown, MA with backdrops of the Berkshire, Green, and Taconic mountain ranges. Williamstown, MA (estimated pop. 7,813) is located in Berkshire County (estimated pop. 128,657) in Western Massachusetts and is an hour’s drive from Albany, NY and 30 minutes from Pittsfield, MA. 

The Williams College campus and the 62’ Center for Theatre and Dance are within walking distance of Spring Street, which has several restaurants with dine-in and takeout options, a pharmacy, a coffee shop, an ice cream shop, a movie theater, and several stores. The nearest grocery store is a 10-minute drive from campus and not within walking distance. Having a personal vehicle does provide more flexibility in grocery-shopping and expands dining and activities options. For those who bring vehicles, parking is free at designated locations on Williams campus with a parking pass.  For a list of all the things to do and see in Williamstown and the Northern Berkshires, visit  

All seasonal staff are provided housing free of charge on campus at Williams College. Housing is dorm-style with private bedrooms and shared common areas, including bathroom and kitchen. Williams College housing is not air-conditioned. Weather ranges from evenings on the cooler side but can also be quite warm with temperatures in the 90s with high humidity.

We acknowledge that Williamstown Theatre Festival is a Predominantly White Institution (PWI) located in a county that is 91% white, according to the US Census Bureau. We are actively engaged in the work of becoming a more equitable, diverse, inclusive, accessible, anti-racist, and anti-oppressive institution that not only welcomes BIPOC artists and staff but nurtures an environment that allows everyone to thrive. More specific actions on these efforts can be found in our Progress Report on our website:

Williamstown Theatre Festival is committed to telling diverse stories and to fostering an inclusive environment both onstage and off. We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates. We believe that opportunity, access, resources, and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Therefore, WTF is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants shall be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, sex/gender (including pregnancy and gender identity), disability, military status, veteran status, marital status, familial status, ancestry, genetics, or any other class or characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Candidates from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply.

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