Design Assistant

M-F, 10-20 hours/week flexible

Position Summary

You will assist the Creative Coordinator on the Marketing / Communications / Guest Experience team primarily to execute program books for events in the 17-18 Season. This position is available to Federal Work Study eligible students ONLY.

Duties include:

  • Receiving and laying out content based on an established template for each event in InDesign
  • Generating PDF proofs
  • Making edits based on client feedback
  • Exporting final, print ready files
  • General administrative support as needed



  • Interest in graphic design, typography, marketing, communications, or related field, or equivalent experience
  • Experience with Adobe Acrobat, InDesign, Photoshop 
  • Superb attention to details
  • Excellent time management, writing and proof reading skills
  • Meets strict deadlines consistently
  • Ability to execute several small projects simultaneously


  • Experience with project management software, such as Podio 

  • Background in the arts or experience with arts institution(s)

  • Experience in a higher education institution

Learning Opportunities

You will receive training in multiple design/editing/project management softwares. You will learn/reinforce basic to intermediate design skills. You will interact with an in-house marketing design team, members of two UMD Schools and several partner organizations in a highly collaborative environment.

To apply

Submit application via email to Alexandra Clarke. Applicants must be eligible for 2017-18 Federal Work Study and are required to submit a resume and cover letter. For best consideration, apply by Thursday, September 28, 2017.

Type of opportunity: 
Marketing and Guest Experience
Student status: 
Best Consideration Date: 
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Alexandra Clarke

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.