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The Cleveland Institute of Music is an equal employment opportunity employer and educator and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, political affiliation or veteran status.

Graphic Design Manager

The Cleveland Institute of Music is seeking a Graphic Design Manager. The Graphic Design Manager leads and executes the design, development and production of creative graphics, layouts and materials for both print and online mediums while ensuring CIM’s brand standards. The position requires excellent design, color and typographic skills and the proven ability to translate marketing objectives into compelling design. The Graphic Design Manager reports to the Director of Marketing and Communications and must demonstrate strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment and:

  • Design, execute and manage creation of print and online projects that support the Institute's key fundraising, recruitment and performance activities
  • Manage production process from print estimates to preparing files for print and attending press checks
  • Study the creative marketplace; staying current with trends and innovation
  • Create and manage project schedules, workflow and timelines
  • Participate in client meetings, strategy discussions and presentations
  • Develop and maintain strong effective client/vendor relationships
  • Manage and art direct photo shoots


  • BA in graphic design or a related field, BFA or equivalent preferred
  • 4-6 years experience in design related position
  • Expertise in Adobe Creative suite
  • Strong verbal, written and conceptual skills
  • Basic knowledge of interactive design

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume with salary requirements and three references online at, by May 30, 2014.

This page was last updated on June 18, 2014.

Human Resources

Megan Swerbinsky

Director of Human Resources

p. 216.791.5000 ext. 219

f. 216.795.3141


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