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Graphic Design and Marketing Volunteer

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GiGi's Playhouse NYC, Down Syndrome Achievement Centers

Title: Graphic Designer and Marketing Volunteer

Location: Hybrid

GiGi’s Playhouse NYC
106 W 117 th Street
New York, NY 10026

Hours: 5-7 hours per week

GiGi’s Playhouse NYC:

GiGi’s Playhouse NYC is the only organization in New York City solely dedicated to the development of individuals with Down syndrome of all ages, from birth through adulthood and at every phase of life. We provide therapeutic, educational, social, and creative arts programs and events year-round, at no cost to participants or their families. We empower our diverse participants to be included in the greater community, to be their whole selves as they truly belong, and to make the world a better place. GiGi’s Playhouse NYC offers a supportive and nurturing environment that enables individuals, parents, expecting parents, and families to connect. With our migration to a more virtual world, GiGi’s Playhouse NYC is at the forefront of innovating and delivering online programs for our growing community, all while being completely funded by our generous donors. 

Our vision is to see a world that is socially just; where individuals with Down syndrome have a voice, and are accepted and embraced in their families, schools, and communities, to help improve the world and make it a better place to live, work and prosper.

Job Summary:

Seeking an innovative and dedicated graphic designer to join our marketing team. Help us to engage our community and donors through visual materials, both digital and print. The individual in this role would collaborate with multiple groups and committees within our organization to help promote our special events and activities and communicate with our community and donors.

Major Duties Include:

  • Developing concepts, graphics, and layouts for marketing materials
  • Determining size and arrangement of copy and illustrative material, as well as font style and size
  • Preparing rough drafts, reviewing final layouts, and suggesting improvements, if required
  • Liaising with external printers to ensure deadlines are met and material is printed to the highest quality
  • Design our Annual Report from inception to print by the first quarter of every year

Qualifications:

  • Motivated, enthusiastic, and organized individual with strong interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, social media creation and posting
  • Creative, collaborative, problem-solving, open-minded
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and professionally with key stakeholders
  • Disposition to interact directly with individuals with Down syndrome and their families
  • Ability to commit to this role for at least one year

General Requirements:

All staff and volunteers are expected to be committed to the mission and values of GiGi’s Playhouse NYC, communicate authentic sensitivity to and an understanding of the Down syndrome community, have a sense of humor, and possess a willingness and ability to thrive within a unique work environment.

All interested individuals should contact Rosella Lofaro, Operations Manager, at rlofaro@gigisplayhouse.org.

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About GiGi's Playhouse NYC, Down Syndrome Achievement Centers

Location:

106 West 117th St., New York City, NY 10026, US

Mission Statement

our mission is to increase positive awareness of Down syndrome through national campaigns, educational programs, and by empowering individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community. our vision is to see a world where individuals with Down syndrome are accepted and embraced in their families, schools, and communities. We are the only community center in NYC designed to meet the social, educational and therepeutic needs of individuals with Down syndrome and those that love them. We offer social gatherings, lectures and educational talks, support groups, and numerous different classes ranging from literacy to ballet. We are also invested in changing outdated perceptions of individuals with Down syndrome through photographic galleries, calendars, news and media outlets - we depend volunteers to make all our programs fun and free!

Description

What started as a local Playhouse in a suburb of Chicago has turned into an international phenomenon, spreading awareness and inspiration to everyone it touches. GiGi's Playhouses are Down syndrome awareness and educational centers that provide resources, specialized teaching, and support to individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community!

GiGi's Playhouse centers evolved into educational centers with a focus on National awareness for Down syndrome. All of our programs are free to our families and are therapeutic in nature. Each of them are designed to work on specific skill development in several areas including speech and language, social development, and fine and gross motor skills. Our literacy program alone teaches thousands of kids with Down syndrome to read around the nation! The "i have a voice" campaign, a national awareness campaign, seeks to change outdated perceptions and replace those images with beautiful, thought provoking, intelligent images.

Children & Youth
People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Marketing Strategy & Planning
  • Web Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Marketing Analytics
  • Copy Writing / Copy Editing

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • 5-7 hours per week

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