Graphic Designer for Hertfordshire Chorus

Graphic Designer for Hertfordshire Chorus

Ongoing role
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At a glance

Skills

  • Graphic design

Where

Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 8NL
Mainly at home, or remote opportunity.
Travel limit? No

Time

Mostly outside office hours We perform 5-6 concerts between September and July. Each concert needs a day's work to design flyers and web elements.

Hertfordshire Chorus is one of the leading symphonic choirs in the UK, based in Hatfield.

We are looking for a volunteer graphic designer to enable us to make the most of the graphical side of a re-brand.

What will you be doing?

Hertfordshire Chorus is one of the top symphonic choirs in the UK, performing regularly in Hertfordshire and at top venues in London such as the Barbican and St Johns Smith’s Square. The choir has ambitions to become more widely known and respected, part of which is a re-brand and part of which is a professional recording of two of our recent commissions with the BBC Concert Orchestra, to be published by Signum Records in 2017.

We are looking for a volunteer graphic designer to enable us to make the most of the graphical side of our re-brand. The designer would put together flyers, posters, design elements for our website and social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Sound Cloud and You Tube) and programme covers. We will also need a design for our forthcoming CD.

The job could be carried out from home with one or two visits to Hertfordshire each year. We envisage no more than 1 day/month.

In return for volunteering we could offer a ticket for our concerts and the opportunity to get your designs in front of national press and London audiences.

Responsibilities

  • To use the graphical elements provide by David Carroll & Co to
  • design 5-6 flyers and posters each year, suitable for print and for electronic media (wording provided by the Sales and Marketing Director). This may need liaison with venues

Design covers for 5-6 programmes each year

  • design images to be used on web and social media, changed for each concert
  • create simple graphics for newspaper adverts and occasional tickets such as Christmas concerts and fundraising events
  • design business cards and letter heads

Reporting

The role reports to the Communications Director

What are we looking for?

Musts

  • an experienced graphic designer, used to working on both print and on-line designs

Nice-to-haves

  • Interest in classical music

What difference will you make?

This role is key to our growth strategy. Our new graphical look is edgy and different to any competitor but needs intelligent design. This is where you come in.

We expect the new look to be noticed by national media (both news and radio) and demonstrate that we are innovative and high quality.

What's in it for the volunteer?

A chance to be part of a forward-looking team with growth ambitions.

As a frequent commissioner of new music, success would mean we can support young composers, bring new choral music to fruition and bring the experience of listening and (through outreach) participating in choral singing to our communities.

Before you apply

Please include a brief CV and a statement as to why you have applied for this role.
Causes
  • Arts
  • Hertfordshire Chorus, directed by David Temple, is one of the finest large choirs in the country, with 130 members of all ages from across Hertfordshire, surrounding counties and London.

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