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Montana State University Graphic Designer I (Temporary) in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 22016

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Sandra Bunch at (406) 994-4960 or

Classification Title Graphic Designer I

Working Title Graphic Designer I (Temporary)

Brief Position Overview

This is a key position at University Printing assessing and preparing digital files, high-speed copiers and off-set printing as well as operating bindery equipment and providing front-desk customer service.

Position Number 4N2579-LT

Department University Communications

Division University Communications

Appointment Type Classified Fixed Term

Contract Term Fiscal Year


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FLSA Non-Exempt

Union Affiliation Exempt from Collective Bargaining

FTE 0.45

Benefits Eligible Not Eligible

Salary $15 per hour.

Contract Type Classified Fixed Term

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Recruitment Type Open

General Statement

This position assesses and prepares digital files submitted for printing with a focus on quality customer service. This position also operates several high-speed printer/copiers, large-format printers and a bindery equipment for quality copying and printing services in support of University Printing Services and Montana State University’s objectives.

University Printing’s mission is to provide the MSU community with print, binding and file services that support the objectives of MSU and deliver outstanding customer service.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assesses digital files submitted for production and makes adjustments as needed to provide accurate files for digital color, black ink or press printing in a timely manner.

  • Operates, maintains and troubleshoots one high-speed digital printer/copier and two large-format printers.

  • Under the supervision of the duplicating services supervisor, provides support for Web submission print jobs and digital file output as needed.

  • Provides professional and effective customer service to all customers when answering telephones and assisting walk-in customers.

  • Works directly with customers taking in work order specifications, communicates with customers at all stages of the printing process to assure quality products.

  • Operates departmental bindery equipment.

  • Estimates materials required for jobs and monitors materials and paper consumption when larger copier orders are received in the department to assure that stock is available for jobs.

  • Maintains and catalogues archived files of non-time sensitive color jobs.

  • Regularly updates knowledge of prepress software applications and provides information to the supervisor on technological updates.

    Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Progressively responsible experience in prepress digital file manipulation and adjustment using Microsoft Office programs and Adobe Creative suites, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

  • Demonstrated experience operating, maintaining and troubleshooting high-speed digital printers/copiers and bindery equipment.

  • Demonstrated experience in determining the best materials and processes to provide accurate job estimates as well as track progress of work orders, follow through and troubleshoot when required.

    Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Demonstrated experience in training on prepress digital files, layout and printing.

  • Demonstrated ability to organize work in an orderly fashion that meets customer deadlines and quality standards.

    The Successful Candidate Will

  • Will be able to translate technical aspects of a work order into terms that the customer can understand and use to work with the graphic designer for best outcomes.

  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills with customers, team members and vendors, especially while under pressure during times of high activity and deadlines.

  • Able to work as a team member taking the initiative to help print shop staff during times of high activity and deadlines.

  • Demonstrated ability to organize work in an orderly fashion that meets customer deadlines and quality standards.

  • Represent the University Printing Services and Montana State University and its programs in a professional and courteous manner.

    Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

    This position is temporary, for a duration of 12 months.

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

This position has supervisory duties? No

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date Upon completion of a successful search.

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

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Applications will be:

Screening of applications will begin on September 22, 2021; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Special Instructions

Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples ( .

Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran’s status, sex, age, political ideas, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; .

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

MSU ’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: ( .