we play, we think, and we learn

At Adventure Science Center, we play, we think and we learn—and we do our very best to create an environment where our visitors do the same.

Adventure Science Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are proud to offer a quality full-time benefits program with comprehensive medical, dental and vision packages that include company-paid life insurance, two weeks of paid vacation, 11 holidays and more.

Position Title: Graphic Designer
Department: Marketing & Communications
Reports to: VP of Marketing & Communications (in collaboration with VP of Exhibits & Experiences)
Position Designation: Non-Exempt, Full-time Hourly Position

Adventure Science Center’s purpose is to transform lives through extraordinary experiences in science and innovation, and our vision is to become a nationally renowned destination science center. Adventure Science Center provides powerful exhibitions and inspiring programs with exceptional guest experiences that deepen the engagement of all ages in science and science-related disciplines. The science center supports STEAM education and workforce development through industry collaboration by presenting science in an engaging, innovative manner.



The Graphic Designer will help implement and envision the organization’s visual identity, marketing, public relations, and advertising activities, including copywriting, exhibit visual design, in-building signage, digital/social media, creative design, project management, and branding. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who is highly collaborative with the ability to think creatively, work efficiently, and communicate effectively while managing multiple, concurrent projects. The role will drive and elevate the science center’s brand through a variety of channels by ensuring creative content, style, and messaging align with Adventure Science Center’s mission and guiding principles. 



  • Responsible for all design, multimedia, and branding projects from inception to completion. Projects will include original and legacy designs. 
  • Develop graphics and visual designs for marketing materials, including infographics, web pages, email headers, posters, social media, paid search, direct mail, and other collateral. 
  • Develop graphics and visual designs for exhibit projects, including signage, labels, wall wraps, and more, ensuring a consistent visual style and maximizing accessibility.
  • Collaborate cross-departmentally to develop and deliver creative and effective design concepts and solutions. Serve as project manager for all creative deliverables. 
  • Ensure all creative content cohesively represents the look and feel of Adventure Science Center’s core brand, exhibits, and events by producing work that inspires guests and stakeholders. Serve as primary brand gatekeeper. 
  • Manage calendar of creative deliverables, track progress, and produce finished high-quality deliverables. Prioritize and deliver exceptional designs under tight deadlines. 
  • Facilitate the distribution and implementation of creative campaigns and manage vendor communication to ensure submission timeliness and accuracy. Conduct quality control checks.
  • Translate marketing communications, events, advertising, and educational content into visual designs and associated messaging that engages audiences and promotes understanding.
  • Design, publish, and maintain Adventure Science Center web pages. 
  • With assistance from the Sr. Marketing & Communications Coordinator, maintain an organized database of creative deliverables and associated assets. 
  • Analyze cultural, community, media, and market trends to inform strategic and creative development for content and design. Assist in marketing and communications strategy plans. 
  • Track and monitor performance for all creative projects employing a test, measure, and repeat mentality in all things with the ability to adapt and expand accordingly. 
  • Confidently liaise with community partners, vendors, media, and other internal departments. 
  • Photograph and/or record videos of select events for use in visual collateral. 


  • Reliable, organized, and motivated 
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, time management, and presentation skills
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and remain flexible in the face of challenges with a positive attitude
  • Driven to seek out and learn new skills, techniques, and tools for performing job
  • Ability to foster and maintain cooperative, collaborative and effective work relationships in a cross-functional team environment with management, staff, vendors, clients and guests.


  • Adobe Creative Tools: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator
  • Canva
  • Emma Email Marketing
  • Google Suite: Google Analytics, Google AdWords
  • Social Platforms: Hootsuite, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, Twitter
  • WordPress
  • Altru
  • Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams
  • Basecamp


  • Attend monthly staff meetings and team meetings when scheduled
  • Perform core operational functions of guest safety and wayfinding
  • Assist during emergency and evacuation situations when necessary 
  • Must possess a valid TN driver’s license and maintain a satisfactory driving record to drive to off-site locations. 
  • Must be able and willing to work occasional evenings, weekends, and holidays as necessary. 


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of 1 to 2 years of graphic design experience, in-house or agency. Design portfolio required
  • 1 year of brand management is strongly preferred 
  • Excellent track record of written and verbal communication skills required 
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud, including Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator.
  • Familiarity with Adobe Premiere. Ability to competently oversee agency or outsourced creative work as needed 
  • Proficiency with social media best practices including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint


  • We are playful and passionate experimenters.
  • We think big, embrace risk, and evolve our ideas in order to lead.
  • We are collaborative with each other and our whole community.
  • We foster diversity, curiosity and creativity to make our experience unique. 


  • Free onsite parking
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
  • Vacation Time, Sick Time, and Personal Days, plus 11 paid holidays a year
  • 401(k) with Employer Match
  • Complimentary membership to Adventure Science Center
  • Free or discounted admission to local venues including The Nashville Zoo, The Frist Art Museum, Nashville Shores, Cheekwood Estate and Gardens, and more!
  • Employee Assistance Program (Free Counseling and Legal Services)
  • Eligibility for Public Student Loan Forgiveness


To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to, including "Graphic Designer" in the subject line.

No phone calls, please. Due to the volume of applications received, we will only contact candidates selected for interviews.

Adventure Science Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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