Graphic Designer

  • Job Reference: 00008217-1
  • Date Posted: 8 July 2024
  • Recruiter: The Old Vic
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  • Location: London
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £21,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: £21,000 per annum
  • Sector: Advert / Media / Entertainment, Sales & Marketing & PR, Creative Arts
  • Job Type: Fixed Term, Part Time
  • Duration: 9 Months FTC

Job Description

Overseen by the Senior Digital & Content Designer, the Graphic Designer supports the in-house graphic design output of The Old Vic. They are a key member of the Marketing & Commercial team, collaborating with the team to ensure timely and creative design solutions for all production marketing campaigns, as well as supporting the design needs of departments across the organisation and ensuring accurate brand communication at all times.


  • Hybrid working for eligible teams and a company culture that promotes good work/life balance.
  • Enhanced annual leave, starting at 25 days per year, increasing by one day per year up to 30 days (plus bank holidays). Opportunity to switch statutory bank holidays to mark a religious event or festival
  • Complimentary tickets for you and a guest to Old Vic preview productions
  • Discretionary invite to Press Night performances and parties
  • Free therapy from our therapy partner SelfSpace
  • Mental health support via our in house Mental Health Champions
  • Enhanced employer pension contributions with The People’s Pension
  • Festive day – one discretionary additional paid day off around the festive period for a collective pause
  • Time to volunteer – one day per year to support a charity or project of your choosing
  • Commitment to learning, education and development
  • Enhanced sick pay
  • Access to interest free travel schemes including Cycle 2 work and Season Ticket loans after your probation period
  • Family friendly policies and enhanced maternity/paternity/adoption/shared parental pay
  • All staff social events
  • Staff discount in Penny and The Old Vic bars as well as discounts in local bars and restaurants
  • Opportunities to get involved with staff clubs and working groups such as the Inclusion Working Group
  • Buddy schemes including New Starter and Parental buddies to support your induction and return to work after parental leave

Areas of responsibility

  • To work within existing templates to design and roll out typography-led print-ready and digital artwork for marketing campaigns, merchandise and any other Old Vic related campaigns.
  • Creating new templates to support the design and roll out of campaign artwork featuring typography and/or production imagery
  • To work with supplied artwork from external agencies or freelance graphic designers to roll out across marketing campaigns
  • To work closely with the Senior Digital & Content Designer to ensure efficient and high quality departmental output
  • To work directly with external design agencies, freelance graphic designers and suppliers as instructed by the Senior Digital & Content Designer
  • To liaise with all internal departments to meet their design requirements as and when needed, manage the process and agree deadlines
  • To support the Marketing & Commercial team in ensuring The Old Vic brand and sub brands are used consistently and are in keeping with our brand guidelines at all times
  • To ensure all work is archived and backed up
  • To manage files on the server and keep to an agreed naming protocol.

This is not an exhaustive list of duties and the theatre's management may, at any time, allocate other tasks which are of a similar nature or level.

How to Apply

We understand that everyone is different and we want you to apply in whichever way you feel best shows your skills and experience. There are a range of ways that you can apply with us:

  • 1. Sending a short video file of yourself (no longer than two minutes in length), detailing your experience, why you are applying for the role and what about working at The Old Vic interests you (have a look at the person specification in the job description).
  • 2. Sending a short audio file of yourself (no longer than two minutes in length), detailing your experience, why you are applying for the role and what about working at The Old Vic interests you.
  • 3. Completing our application form.
  • 4. Uploading your CV and covering letter, explaining why you are interested in the role and working at the Old Vic.

As a Disability Confident employer, The Old Vic has made a commitment that all applicants with disabilities who meet the essential criteria for this job will be invited to interview. However in the event that we have a high volume of applications all of whom meet the criteria and identify as disabled, meaning it is not practicable to interview everyone, we may apply a weighting to the shortlisting criteria, or add an additional shortlisting stage before any interviews take place. In all cases we will take care to ensure that any criteria or weightings do not disadvantage disabled applicants.

All appointments are made subject to satisfactory references and proof of eligibility to work in the UK. 

The Process

The recruitment process for this role will be two stages:

  • 1st stage virtual conversation
  • 2nd stage in person conversation
  • You will be asked to complete a work based skills assessment or challenge.

The closing date for this role is 22 July 2024. First Conversations are likely to take place w/c 22 July 2024.

Equal Opportunities

We actively support and encourage people from a variety of backgrounds, experiences and skill sets to join us and help shape what we do. We are particularly keen to receive applications from people of the global majority, LGBTQ+, neurodiverse and disabled candidates.

We may take positive action, in cases where candidates are equally qualified, to increase the employment of under-represented groups at The Old Vic.

In the event that we ask you to attend the theatre for a conversation and you are struggling financially, we may be able to reimburse you for any reasonable travel costs.