Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing

In-house Senior Graphic Designer

Based: London
Level: Mid-Weight
Salary: £24,000 to £28,000
Contract: Full Time
Applications Close: 05 July 2018
Job Listing Added: 05 June 2018

Job Title: In-house Senior Graphic Designer
Responsible to: Head of Department: Marketing & Communications
Main Purpose of Job: Responsible for the design of ISTD print and online communications and, with the Design & Publications Manager, maintain the integrity of and consistency of the ISTD brand


  • Following the initial editorial process, is responsible for laying out each section in DANCE
    magazine and creating proofs for sign-off by faculties or external contributors
  • Responsible for booking and designing advertisements for external events and publications, ISTD and faculty events, sending final artwork to the printers and liaising on any revisions required
  • Responsible for sourcing quotes and scheduling all print and design jobs and maintaining the overall print production work schedule
  • Contribute to the ISTD online platforms and website, in particular in relation to ensuring DANCE content is updated and that all visual online assets meet the agreed quality standards
  • Advise members on use of the ISTD logo and brand, ensuring they are consistent with the
    organisation’s brand, image and objectives
  • Carry out any necessary administrative processes to support the work of the department, including maintaining DANCE back up disks and electronic files
  • As a member of the Marketing & Communications department, participate in any other
    projects or tasks as required to support the objectives of the organisation



  • Demonstrable experience of designing and producing high quality and eye-catching
    brochures, advertisements, leaflets, flyers etc ensuring the maintenance & development of brand and image, while meeting tight deadlines
  • Experience of managing the production of materials from design through to final print,
    ensuring best value for the organisation and that all timescales are met in accordance with the customer’s needs
  • Good working knowledge of InDesign, Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Office, email and internet on all browsers, working though both Macs and PCs
  • Excellent written communications skills in English, including a wide vocabulary and a thorough understanding of the use and application of correct grammar and spelling, consistent with the production and editing of printed and online materials. Good verbal communication, with an ability to explain requirements clearly and understandably to a range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrable experience of working in an arts or charity, marketing or publishing
    organisation in design, and print management roles
  • Excellent attention to detail, with experience of working to ensure the highest maintenance of brand and accuracy of message
  • Strong solution focussed project management skills and experience, with the ability to work under pressure to deliver quality outcomes to time
  • Attitude of personal responsibility and accountability and a flexible ‘can-do’ attitude towards the workplace
  • Proven ability to work both on own initiative and as part of a team


Ideally, previous experience of working in marketing within a dance, dance education, arts or training environment, or similar organisation with multiple stakeholders.

How to Apply

Please forward up-to-date CV to [email protected]