The Barrow Group (TBG) is a New York City theatre company and performing arts training center committed to producing compelling, relevant stories that build community, inspire empathy, and create a more tolerant, open-minded society. The Barrow Group (TBG) was founded in New York City in 1986 by current co-Artistic Director Seth Barrish and Nate Harvey. Incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 1987, TBG has grown into an award-winning theatre company and performing arts training center that reaches over 25,000 students, patrons, and artist per year.
The Barrow Group sets itself apart from other New York City performing arts groups by continually providing vibrant, polished theatre characterized by spontaneity and authenticity in an intimate performance space. Co-Artistic Directors Seth Barrish and Lee Brock developed TBG’s approach, detailed in Mr. Barrish’s An Actor’s Companion, over the past 32 years.
TBG’s core programming covers three discrete elements of the artistic process.
The Barrow Group Mainstage Season – a three-show season of compelling theatre, with an emphasis on new or under-produced work.
TBG’s Developmental Wing – TBG produces in-house readings year-round to help both experienced and emerging writers bring their visions to life. Many of the readings that take place feature work from the artists in TBG’s playwriting classes, offering them the opportunity to see their words come alive and allowing them to refine their work with constructive feedback from TBG’s artistic leaders.
The Barrow Group Training Center – classes for youth and adults across the performing arts that assure the development of a diverse body of artists committed to engaging with the public in the accessible style developed by Mr. Barrish and Ms. Brock.
TBG is currently seeking a freelance Graphic Designer with experience in both print and digital media. A successful candidate should have an intimate understanding of how to use graphic design to help an organization build its visual identity and spread brand awareness. The ideal candidate would work collaboratively with the marketing manager and artistic teams for each aspect of TBG’s programming for the current 2018-19 season.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Create and maintain graphic design across all digital and print platforms for TBG’s three mainstage productions and select school programming
Collaborate with marketing manager, artists, and leadership on initial design and revisions
Manage time and resources to meet design deadlines
Conceptualize and design:
Printed materials (brochures, programs, invitations, flyers, etc.)
Online advertising (e.g. display ads, email images, etc.)
Social Media Posts for Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
Strengthen brand identity by creating cohesive graphic campaigns that are in line with TBG’s mission and values.
Synthesize feedback to produce final design revisions in a timely manner
At least 2+ years professional design experience and/or professional training in graphic design
An exciting and inspiring graphic design portfolio
Excellent collaboration and communication experience
Outstanding time management skills with an ability to meet tight deadlines
Exceptional understanding of typography, graphic design principles, and visual composition
A passion for the arts, especially for the theatre
Expert knowledge and experience with the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Adobe premiere a plus)
Ability to work remotely (not in TBG’s offices) but still attend the occasional meeting in person
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE IS
Eager to help a growing theatre company grow its visual identity
Excited by storytelling and translating the stories on stage and in the classroom to the visual storytelling of marketing materials
Flexible with their schedule.
Highly organized and motivated by deadlines.