Part Time Graphic Designer
The Maine Island Trail Association (MITA) is requesting proposals to provide a range of design services to the organization in 2017-2018 on a part-time contractual basis. Services will include print and digital work, design of collateral materials for events & outreach activities in our 30th anniversary year, and formatting & production prep work for MITA’s 2018 Guidebook and Newsletter issues.
MITA is a Portland-based membership organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the wild islands of coastal Maine. Founded in 1988, MITA manages America’s first water trail, embracing the simple idea that care of the islands can be left to the users of these treasured and fragile places. For more information on the Maine Island Trail and MITA, visit our website at www.mita.org
Scope of Work
Below is a list of design services for which MITA seeks professional support, working closely with staff.
|Design of a MITA 30th Anniversary logo for use across the spectrum of print and digital media.||Immediate|
|Design of collateral materials for Splash!, MITA’s annual spring fundraising event, with reference to,
but not simply adoption of, prior-year designs. The materials will include print invitations, digital elements
for web and email, posters, postcards, day-of-event signage. https://mita.org/splash/
|December – May|
|Update of existing materials for MITA’s annual membership renewal mailings, including letter/appeal and
|Production prep and layout for MITA’s annual Guidebook (utilizing an existing template), including page-by-page layout and importing data to
Adobe InDesign from Salesforce. https://mita.org/guide/
|Production prep and layout for MITA’s semiannual, 16+ pp newsletter, The Island Trail (utilizing an existing template).
|Work with MITA staff to coordinate design themes for print materials with MITA’s social media
and other digital venues such as the regular e-blast to members and supporters.
- Designer is expected to spend some time in MITA’s office in Portland for team meetings. Private desk space will be available as will be a PC and/or Macbook.
- MITA uses Adobe Creative Cloud, most often InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
- Experience with recreational and/or environmental design products (i.e. other map and guidebook formats) a plus.
- MITA has an established relationship with a print shop & mail house and will not expect the design vendor to be responsible for managing those activities.
- Samples of previous year’s print materials will be made available to applicants invited in for interviews.
Applicants should prepare a statement of qualifications, specific experience with noted design platforms, relevant work samples, and a preliminary budget including hourly rate.
Applications should be sent in a single PDF file to Greg Field (Director of Finance and Operations) at email@example.com. (Any paper materials that cannot be emailed may be sent to: Greg Field, Maine Island Trail Association 100 Kensington Street, 2nd Floor, Portland, ME 04103)
Applications received will be acknowledged by email.
MITA staff will review proposals and interview candidates on a rolling basis. The position will be available until a contract is finalized, at which point all outstanding applicants will be informed.