Graphic Designer

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights (The Center) is an engaging cultural center located in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, which connects the American Civil Rights Movement to today’s ongoing struggle for human rights. We are currently seeking an experienced graphic designer to support The Center’s various marketing, communications, and branding strategies, both internally and externally.  The right candidate will come with a belief in our mission to create dynamic and empathy-building experiences, teach history’s connection to the present, and inspire the change-maker in each of us to promote civil and human rights. 



Role Summary 

The graphic designer will work collaboratively across the organization to translate ideas and requirements into visual design.  To be successful in this role, one must have a strong understanding of graphic design requirements and concepts, have the ability to think creatively, and communicate well with others.  This individual plays a key role in shaping the visual aspects of The Center’s web and social media presence, marketing collateral, and exhibitions. 

Reports To:  Director of Marketing & Communications 

Duties & Responsibilities


  • Conceptualize visuals based on requirements  
  • Lead/Participate in creative brainstorming sessions  
  • Develop illustrations, logos and other designs using software or by hand  
  • Testing graphics across various media  
  • Create unified and branded esthetic that reflects the exhibition subject(s) and Center standards   
  • Art directing photography, videography, illustrations, and other designers   
  • Contribute to team efforts by accomplishing tasks as needed  
  • Review final layouts and suggesting improvements when necessary  
  • Communicate with internal and external clients about layout and design  
  • Management of Design Files  
  • Oversee production, printing, and installation process  
  • Travel to meetings and site visits as required per project   
  • Attend appropriate project meetings and manage timelines 
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Develop models, production drawings, and renderings for review, feedback, and consultation  
  • Create unified and branded esthetic that reflects the exhibition subject(s) and Center standards  
  • Ensure final exhibit conforms to specifications  
  • Management of exhibition design files 
  • Under direction and supervision of Director of Exhibitions, collaborate with Director of Exhibitions and curatorial team to create exhibition vision  
  • Confer with administrative, curatorial, and exhibit staff members to determine theme, content, and informational purpose  
  • Visit exhibition site during planning and setup phase  
  • Research and development of concepts   
  • Participate in brainstorming and ideation  
  • Oversee production and installation of exhibits with Director of Exhibitions 
  • Communicate with printers, mount makers, and fabricators to seamlessly integrate design components for installations   


Core Competencies 

  • Five (5) or more years’ professional experience in graphic design work with demonstrated success
  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, visual art, digital arts, or related field
  • Previous experience in a nonprofit public service environment preferred
  • Previous experience in museum, arts institution, and/or human rights institution a plus
  • Operates within anti-racist frameworks when approaching tasks, community, and colleagues
  • Strong interpersonal, collaboration and communication skills
  • Strong writing and editing skills with acute attention to detail is a must
  • Must have a positive attitude toward the work and working collaboratively with others
  • Highly organized; strong project management ability
  • Problem solving skills
  • Proficiency with relevant digital design tools, preferably Adobe Pro, WordPress, Canva, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and reasoning skills
  • Capable of managing multiple priorities
  • Ability to work a variable schedule based upon the needs of The Center, which may include occasional nights and weekends

Physical Requirements 

  • Capable of working on a computer for extended periods of time
  • Extended periods of sitting, standing and/or moving
  • Cognitive ability to process information, analyze and make decisions
  • Ability to lift, carry, and or move up to 40 pounds
  • Bending, reaching, kneeling

Employment Eligibility 

NCCHR is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity. We prohibit unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees based on age (40 and over), race, sex, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, and the statuses protected by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. 

Application Instructions

About Us 

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights (The Center) is an engaging cultural center that connects the American Civil Rights Movement to today’s ongoing struggle for human rights, whether at a local, national or global level.  Our purpose is to create a safe space for visitors and attendees to explore the fundamental rights of all human beings so that they come away inspired and empowered to join the ongoing dialogue about human rights in their communities, workplace, and lives. The Center has a local footprint in downtown Atlanta, Georgia with a national reach in the ongoing pursuit of civil and human rights for all. To learn more, visit our website 

Interested and qualified candidates please submit a cover letter, resume and work samples to [email protected].