Graphic Arts and Communications Specialist

The Outagamie Waupaca Library System (OWLS) is seeking a full-time graphic arts and communications specialist. This position is responsible for providing marketing and publication support to OWLS and its sixteen member libraries. Responsibilities include the preparation, production, and distribution of promotional materials; consulting on marketing, social media, and communications activities with member libraries; and coordinating communications activities for OWLS.

OWLS seeks to coordinate and strengthen public library service in our member libraries through consulting, technology, delivery, and training. People who excel at OWLS are self-motivated, can work well independently and on a team, and can balance attention to detail with an appreciation of the big picture.

Work with a small staff in a friendly, collaborative office environment. OWLS is located in downtown Appleton, Wisconsin, a growing community with a vibrant downtown and an active arts community. Appleton is situated in the Fox River Valley, an area characterized by good schools, a low cost of living, a low crime rate, and many busy public libraries.

Required qualifications include:

  • A degree in Graphic Design, Communications, Marketing or related field.
  • Experience with design, reproduction, and finishing of print materials.
  • Proficiency in using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Microsoft Publisher.
  • Strong customer service orientation and skills.

Desired background includes:

  • Experience in marketing and data visualization.
  • Familiarity with public library services, operations, and procedures.

The starting wage for this 40-hour per week position is $16/hour, negotiable depending on experience. OWLS provides a comprehensive benefit package including paid health insurance and participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System.

Position open immediately. Applications will be reviewed beginning December 29, 2017. Applications accepted until position filled. Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to

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