This position is responsible for managing the print production department within the Office of Campus Services. A desired candidate will be able to lead an on-campus production team, producing print collateral for various clients at Miami while working within a creative workflow to ensure high-quality work is produced.
Core responsibilities include managing a digital press environment, purchasing supplies, tracking projects/resources and providing quotes to internal university departments. The desired candidate will be able assist tracking initial requests to the completion of printed items with delivery and/or installation. Graphic Design opportunities are available as a growth opportunity for this position. Design experience is not a requirement, but considered a desired qualification. This position will report to the Assistant Director of Creative of Campus Services.
- Works well with others in a team environment, driven to produce quality work while collaborating with Campus Services marketing team. - Printing and installing environmental graphics - Manages pre-press, print production and finishing of marketing collateral for the department of Campus Services and campus print jobs. - Duties include (but are not limited to) inventory of materials, operating and maintenance of traditional and wide format printers, folding, cutting, laminating, and delivery of finished products to on-campus locations - Knowledge of on-site vinyl installation (ground level and on a ladder) - Ensure quality control and ability to complete rush orders - Enter marketing requests into the current project management system (ShopVox) - Complete weekly work-in-progress reports to track orders by clients - Supervise student(s) on the production team - Help Creative Director with student schedules for the department (6-12 students) - Track production issues and establish ways to prevent them - Proactivity plans the future growth of the production department - Familiar with new marketing strategies with print media - Occasionally attend special events outside scheduled hours as needed - Troubleshoot file and software problems - Review all work before it leaves the department
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- Bachelor’s Degree OR Associates Degree with 2+ years of experience in the print industry - Past experience in the printing field (ie. traditional and wide format printers, folding machine, cutting machine, laminator)
• 2+ years of experience working at a commercial or university digital print center • Familiarity with HP Latex wide format and Xerox printing • Knowledge of Fiery Command software • Print and digital graphic design experience. Growth opportunity for this position • General knowledge of working within brand guidelines • Knowledge of ShopVox, AirTable and Formstack software • Understanding of color management and applying file adjustments • Experience supervising students/interns to assist with production
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Comfortable using Adobe Creative Suite programs (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) - Understanding of design principles for proofing purposes. - Ability to lift, pull, grab, or reach heavy items up to 30 lbs. - Can be flexible and adapt to challenging situations. - Excellent written and verbal communication skills. - Demonstrated ability to: • Manage multiple projects and maintain a high level of productivity and quality • Achieve success working without supervision and in a team environment • Follow detailed instructions and retain information • Troubleshoot technical issues in order to move forward with a project • Learn new skills while maintaining the quality of all others
“Miami University, a student-centered public university founded in 1809, has built its success through an unwavering commitment to liberal arts undergraduate education, with complementary quality graduate programs, and the active engagement of its students in both curricular and co-curricular life. With a student body of 16,000, Miami effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs with faculty who love to teach and the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions. Faculty and staff are highly valued for their contributions toward the Miami experience. Employees enjoy a competitive benefits package and stable work environment as they work to support the university’s educational mission. Miami’s main campus is located in Oxford, Ohio, 35 miles northwest of Cincinnati, with regional campuses located in Hamilton and Middletown, Ohio, and a center in Luxembourg. Known as one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation, Miami, the nation's tenth oldest public university, is recognized for its striking red brick Georgian-style architecture and tree-shaded lawns. Take a Virtual Tour from our website.”