Art Manager
Alachua, FL Product Development
Job Type

As an Art Manager at the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), you will oversee the visual style and design behind our construction education products. Your vision and expertise elevate our technical illustrations, images, and brand integration from dry facts to a memorable learning experience. You are a unicorn: you are creative, but also deadline-oriented, process-focused. You are an empathetic team leader and coach for a small team of highly talented professionals. You can envision multiple paths to success given time and budget constraints. You quickly build rapport, incorporate stakeholder input, and easily communicate your vision to gain the support of others to help execute.

  • Assist in update and creation of construction craft training curriculum in more than 75 fields
  • Drive the training curriculum and assessment art integration process by conducting or ensuring the following activities have been accomplished:
    • Identify contributors and their responsibilities.
    • Maintain timelines in conjunction with Product Development staff
    • Ensure that all assigned development activities are submitted prior to product version finalization
    • Monitor changes requested as content progresses through production
    • Contribute to discussions on update finalization
    • Ensure asset release protocols, model release protocols, and usage permission protocols are followed and documented
  • Completes assigned projects, to include:
    • Ensuring photography and other art assets are completed and available on time, on budget, and in accordance with NCCER specifications and requirements
    • Maintaining art and photography project components within the update cycle
    • Acting in support of Project Managers and Technical Writers and facilitating work
    • Ensuring communication of project information to the appropriate internal stakeholders
  • Maintain image and art library within content management system and perform updates within content, learning, and testing management systems
  • Produce photographs and digital art and integrate into manuscripts, instructor resources, assessments, and other training and evaluation products and ensure quality and consistency
  • Assist in creation of development and production timelines, milestone dates, and work breakdown structure for specific taskings; provides detailed information to track and monitor costs
  • Build and maintain art asset knowledge base to improve the overall training content of documents
  • Evaluate and recommend cost-effective photo and video equipment needed for development and production based on NCCER requirements and budget considerations
  • Integrate new and upcoming instructional technology modalities and techniques (including digital resources and electronic publications) into content development and delivery
  • Assist in styling and layout of art resources for publication to multiple print and digital output formats.
  • Work effectively with other staff in team situations

We do not expect applicants to check off every box! If you fit some of the qualifications below and are eager to learn and grow, please apply. We want to talk with you to see if it is a good fit.

  • BS, BA, MS, or MA degree
  • 3 + years of experience as a technical illustrator, art manager
  • Experience in art asset management (including use permissions) is required
  • Experience in the construction or maintenance industry is highly desirable
  • Command of adult learning principles and /or video engagement
  • Must be able to handle multiple projects at one time and to meet production and editorial deadlines
  • Aesthetic and creative skills to generate ideas based on content and learner needs
  • High EQ
  • Leadership, coaching and collaboration skills to supervise and manage cross team members and on-screen talent
  • Analytical and decision-making skills to make business judgments
  • Excited, passionate, proactive and self-motivated with an enthusiasm for learning
  • Ability to learn and adapt to new technologies
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Exceptional time management skills: must be able to work under pressure and adapt to shifting priorities and new workflows

Software Skills:

  • Experience with Smartsheet highly preferred
  • Proficiency in word-processing, presentations and spreadsheets (i.e., Microsoft Office 365 or Office Suite) required
  • Proficiency with common workplace applications required (i.e., Teams, Zoom, etc.)