Visual Designer (Motion/Video) – American Conservatory Theater – San Francisco, CA

American Conservatory Theater, one of the country’s leading regional theaters and actor training institutions, has an immediate opening for a talented and motivated Visual Designer specializing in Motion and Video. This individual will work with our in-house design team to create concept driven, imaginative designs and tell compelling stories that meet A.C.T.’s high standards of creativity.

This is an entry-level position responsible for planning, shooting, editing, and creating videos, as well as providing graphic support on company-wide print and web design efforts. Designs support our main stage and second stage theaters, conservatory, education, and fundraising initiatives, as well as various other theater-related events and promotions. The four-person design team—including Senior Graphic Designer, Associate Designer, and Design Fellow—operates within A.C.T.’s marketing department.

Position requirements include:

Degree in film/video, visual communications, or video production-related field, or 1-3 years equivalent work experience

Proficient in Adobe CS5 (After Effects, Premiere, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Video Compression (Either Compressor or MPEG Streamclip) for Mac platform

Strong storytelling and conceptual skills, attention to detail, and sophisticated typography and design sensibilities in both print and video

Ability to plan and organize well, and the flexibility to transform creative direction and feedback into well-articulated results

Understanding of HTML/CSS, Javascript, Cinema 4D and/or Maya is a plus

Excellent interpersonal, organizational, problem-solving, and time-management skills

A great candidate is able to work independently, but also thrive on an environment of collaboration and creativity

What we look for in our staff: the ability to imagine, the energy to create and explore new ideas and the freedom of spirit to celebrate our diverse community.To learn more about A.C.T., visit our website at No calls, please. EOE.

How to apply

To apply, please submit letter including salary requirements, resume and link to your portfolio or demo reel. Applications without salary requirements may not be considered. Hard copy materials cannot be returned. If contacted for an interview, candidates must present a portfolio.


American Conservatory Theater

Motion Graphic Designer Search

Attn: Human Resources

30 Grant Avenue, 7th Floor

San Francisco, CA 94108-5834