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Classification Description

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.

Manager, Graphic Arts

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 3765

UW Job Family: 3D

SOC Code: 27-1024

Pay Grade: 20

Date: July 01, 2008

Job Purpose:

Manages the operational, financial, and personnel activities of the Graphic Arts services.

Minimum Qualifications


Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Arts or a related field


2 years work-related experience

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Graphic design principles, methods, and practices.
  • Graphic art techniques including design and layout.
  • Personal computer software/hardware application graphic design programs.
  • Communication concepts, methods and techniques.
  • Creative and interpretive analysis of different art forms theory, principles and techniques.
  • Time management principles, practices and techniques.
  • Printing and production requirements, processes, and procedures.
  • Applicable University, state, and federal laws, regulations and policies.
  • Supervisory principles, concepts and methods.
  • Performance evaluation techniques and methods.
  • Budget management principles, concepts and methods.
  • Training concepts, methods and techniques.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Hire, train, evaluate and supervise support staff.
  • Manage self-sustaining budget accounts.
  • Develop pricing, cost projections, inventory, budget analysis, balancing of accounts and record management.
  • Creatively use and train others in use of computer graphic arts application programs and/or instruments and equipment.
  • Use a range of media, methods, and techniques for graphic arts illustrations and drawings.
  • Produce camera-ready art work.
  • Perform expert quality sketching and lettering.
  • Effectively communicate with interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Consult with customers concerning project developments.
  • Analyze and interpret graphic arts designs.
  • Create alternate graphical arts solutions.
  • Develop print and reproduction specifications.
  • Meet demanding project work deadlines.
  • Work as a team member and foster a cooperative team work environment.

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Hire, train, evaluate and counsel support staff, to include setting job priorities and projected deadlines.

Manage self-sustaining budget accounts including pricing, cost projections, inventory, budget analyses, balancing and record keeping.

Produce camera-ready art work.

Consult with clients and staff concerning project planning, development and status.

Train other staff outside department in computer graphic applications and correct procedures to develop project. 

Supplemental Functions:

Keep current on new techniques and procedures.

Recommend equipment purchases or maintenance/repair contracts.

Working Conditions:

Office environment; constant exposure to dirt/dust.

Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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