Job Information

University of Utah Student Graphics Specialist in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 10/19/2021

Requisition Number PRN11791N

Job Title Hourly Research Assistant

Working Title Student Graphics Specialist

Job Grade B

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student


Standard Hours per Week 10-19

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday-Friday 8-5:30pm

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area President

Department 00059 - Energy & Geoscience Institute

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $14.00-$18.00

Close Date

Job Summary

Apply your graphics and artistic skills to make an impact on communication and outreach activities and opportunities as a student employee for the Utah FORGE project, sponsored by the US Department of Energy and run by EGI . Help us communicate our research findings and related news to the public while achieving academic credit as an intern andearning some cash!

Design, create and prepare digital graphics regarding geothermal renewable energy technology for online materials, public relations, newsletters, posters, news releases, and written reports. The resulting materials provide key support for the Utah FORGE Communications and Outreach program which is responsible for improving understanding of the technical advances being made by the project.


Essential Functions

1. Designs, creates and prepares graphical images for a variety of documents using digital and print media, including websites, informational materials, e-newsletters, posters, and news releases.

2. Designs graphical materials using sophisticated computer software programs.

3. Produces art for assigned project and finalizes in a manner that is ready for printing/web.

4. Determines size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, selects style and size of type, chooses color/s and arranges layout based upon available space and within required guidelines and templates.

5. Researches and studies communication ideas related to project activities. Contributes to effective presentation of technical findings and concepts, including important ideas/takeaways, to share with non-specialist and interested audiences.

6. Works to deadlines.

7. May perform other related duties as assigned.


This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Minimum Qualifications

Currently enrolled University of Utah (undergraduate) student in Arts or a related field. Demonstrated ability to design and create graphics as still images and potentially animations; strong communicator; familiarity with a variety of computer software and communication platforms; ability to work both individually and in a team setting; organized; responsible; pays attention to details.

Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud (Illustrator, Photoshop) and Microsoft Word is required.


Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.