Graphic Designer

Milwaukee Recreation

Milwaukee Recreation (the Milwaukee Public Schools Department of Recreation & Community Services) serves to strengthen and extend the bond between public education and the community. Founded in 1911 by legislation that was reportedly the first of its kind to assign a local public school system the responsibility for conducting recreation programs, Milwaukee Recreation has maintained a leadership position throughout its history. Multiple use of public school facilities for community services, especially in the evenings, has earned Milwaukee Recreation the distinction of being recognized nationally as the "City of the Lighted Schoolhouse." Milwaukee Recreation enriches the lives of Milwaukee's youth, adults, and families through many innovative programs. These programs are designed to improve the academic achievement of all students during non-school hours, strengthen families, reduce crime in the neighborhoods, and enhance the well-being of all residents. Milwaukee Recreation's mission is to enrich and strengthen the community by promoting healthy lifestyles, personal development, and fun through memorable recreational and educational experiences for people of all ages and abilities.

Position Details

Graphic Designer
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

The Marketing Resource – Graphic Design is responsible for creating design solutions that have a high visual impact. The designs will impact a variety of products and activities such as websites, posters, displays, and Recreation communications, including a variety of printed products.

  • Works with marketing team to develop a style/branding guide
  • Estimates the time required to complete each project 
  • Thinks creatively to produce new ideas and concepts 
  • Proofreads to produce accurate, high-quality work 
  • Plans concepts by studying information and materials provided by Recreation staff 
  • Illustrates concepts by submitting rough layout of art and copy for approval before proceeding with final designs 
  • Completes projects by working closely with many different members of the Recreation team


  • 21 years of age or older. 
  • Able to meet the scheduling needs required for this position and work out of Milwaukee Recreation’s administrative offices. 
  • Access to reliable transportation. 
  • Must possess a valid driver's license, good driving record and the MPS required level of personal auto liability insurance.


  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Commercial Art or Graphic Design 
  • Portfolio of print and digital design work 
  • Highly skilled in Adobe Creative Suite, including Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and MacOS 
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office programs


  • Strong writing and editing ability, along with the good judgment to represent a trusted nonprofit brand directly to the public. 
  • Ability to foster positive working relationships and function as a member of a creative marketing team. 
  • Excellent decision-making skills and ability to carry out verbal and written instructions

This is a part-time position (30 hours per week) that has a pay rate of $17.00/hr.

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