Do you want to be a part of Cleveland’s design and creative communities and help them thrive? If so, let’s talk!
We are seeking dedicated professionals with a passion for advancing our craft and strengthening our creative community!
We offer three levels of commitment to board service to help fit your interests, abilities, and time. Each position is a vital part of AIGA Cleveland.
All positions are volunteer. We encourage anyone interested to apply, whether you’re an emerging professional, a non-member looking to get more involved, or a long-standing member interested in taking it to the next level.
You do not have to be a designer or creative to participate!
Looking to get involved, but not sure where to start? Consider supporting AIGA through one of our online collaborator positions.
Individuals in these positions are not required to attend monthly board meetings, but may meet virtually and in-person.
Much of the work will be accomplished through our collaborative workspace, Basecamp. These positions are a one-year commitment.
Social Media Chair | Communications Team
The Social Media Chair ensures we are connected and sharing with the Cleveland art and design communities through our social media channels. You will be working closely with the Communications Team members as well other AIGA Cleveland committees to create, schedule, and manage social media content.
You’d be great for this position if you have experience with Instagram, Facebook, and social media scheduling apps. If you have strong communication skills and are prompt, organized, and are a master at keeping track of many details, then we would be lucky to have you.
Designer| Communications Team A Designer for the Communications Team is clever, creative, lethal in their ability to craft visuals, and above all, a team player. You will be working closely with the Communications Co-Directors in crafting visual identities, graphics, and images for our events and campaigns.
You’d be great for this position if you have experience with working in creative teams, can manage tight turn-around times, and are able to create in a variety of personalities, tones, aesthetics, and styles.
INITIATIVES AND SPECIAL PROGRAMS
Do you want to work with our board of directors to plan and coordinate great events, programs, and campaigns for the Cleveland design and creative communities?
Individuals in these positions will meet monthly as a committee (virtually or in-person) and attend occasional monthly board meetings.
These positions are a one-year commitment.
Membership Chair(s) | Community Outreach What makes an organization and community great are its members. As the Membership Chairs (this position is available to two individuals), you will celebrate, feature, and engage with our AIGA Cleveland Members. Be ready to welcome those who have questions on joining our chapters.
You’d be great for this position if you have strong communication skills, are detailed-oriented, and passionate about community and connecting with others.
Committee Members | Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is a national AIGA initiative that works to support a more diverse audience of creatives, considering race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability and disability, age, and other factors that shape creative perspective and professional experience.
You’d be great for Diversity and Inclusion if you want to help transform the field of design to be more inclusive of all and educate creatives on these issues.
Committee Members | Women Lead
Women Lead is a national AIGA initiative committed to empowering women in design and advancing discourse on issues facing professional women today. Women Lead is for ALL genders.
You’d be great for Women Lead if you want to create spaces for women creatives to connect and build leadership skills while helping the creative community learn about gender-related issues.
Chair and Committee Members | Design Life Balance
Our health and mind are our greatest tools as designers and creative professionals. Design Life Balance focusses on providing opportunities care for our physical, mental, and emotional health.
You’d be great for Design Life Balance if you’re passionate about connecting with others and interested in personal growth and/or physical fitness.
Chair and Committee Members | In-House INitiative
Creative work is not just produced by design agencies or studios. The In-House INitiative provides the skills, tools, and resources needed to enable in-house designers to advance design competencies, build leadership skills, make a greater impact on business, and connect with a broad network of peers and experts.
You’d be great for the In-House INitiative if you have in-house experience and want to help support the Cleveland in-house community.
BOARD OF DIRECTOR POSITIONS AND SUPPORT TEAM
Are you ready to build leadership experience, drive programming that enriches the Cleveland creative community, and collaborate with a committed group of volunteers? Consider a position on our Board of Directors.
Individuals in these positions will meet monthly in-person at our board meetings and additionally with committees as needed.
These positions include one-year and two-year commitments.
VP of Operations (2 year commitment)
Help us with all the little details in running the chapter. The VP of Operations works with the President and VP of Finance to review event proposals and budgets and make decisions regarding Chapter policy and actions. The VP of Operations prepares internal communications, maintains the collaborative workspace (Basecamp), and conducts administrative tasks.
You’d be great for this position if you are organized, are looking to collaborate regularly with other board members, or have administrative or project management experience.
Committee Members | Design 730
Help us celebrate and highlight the brilliance and talent in our community! You will work closely with the Design 730 Co-Chairs to plan and execute the bi-annual design competition. The next Design 730 competition will take place in the spring of 2021.
You’d be great for this position if you are highly organized, have interest in or experience working with a CMS, want to interface with national design leaders, have event planning experience, or and looking for high-profile work that supports the Cleveland design community.
Professional Development Chair (1 year commitment) | Education The Professional Development Chair knows that learning never ends. You will be able to develop programming and educational opportunities including lectures, workshops, or conferences. Create opportunities to help others sharpen their creative skillsets and learn more on the business side of things, like copyright, financial planning, ethics, and freelancing (Brass Tacks series).
You’d be great for this position if you are self-directed and passionate about bringing educational opportunities to the Cleveland creative community.
Volunteer Coordinator (1 year commitment) | Community Outreach
The Volunteer Coordinator will work closely with the President and Membership Chair to manage and identify volunteers and match them with projects and opportunities.
You’d be great for this position if you are organized, comfortable with spreadsheets, enjoy working with people, and want to help grow the reach of AIGA Cleveland.
Questions? Email our President, Jordan Wong, for more information.
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