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:: Graphic Designer ::

Nutrition Center/Food Services

Position Code:
30023973 - Graphic Designer

Work Hours:
40 hr/wk, 52 weeks

Application Deadline:

Position Description:


Under general supervision, creates design layouts for posters, flyers, newsletters, reports, brochures, and other printed material and digital output, using specialized graphics software applications.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS -- Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following 

  • Assists in the design, development, production and distribution of public communications and promotional materials.
  • Assists in the design and production of publications, brochures, flyers, and other informational materials as required by MPS business units.
  • Creates copy, content and graphics, assists with layout and graphics, and assists with printing and distribution tasks.
  • Completes assigned special projects.
  • Answer phones and provides customer service.
  • Enters data for special databases.
  • Distributes flyers and other community information about upcoming major events.
  • Transports packages and supplies from various vendors, schools, departments.
  • Maintains and cleans department storage area.
  • Demonstrates courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with students, clients, visitors, and MPS staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment
  • Enthusiastically promotes the Superintendent’s goals and priorities in compliance with all policies and procedures.
  • Maintains absolute confidentiality of work-related issues, records and MPS information.
  • Other duties or tasks may be assigned on an as-needed basis
  • At times may be required to work outside normal business hours and work extended hours to accomplish requirements of the position. 


Education, Training and Experience Guidelines

Associate’s Degree in graphic design, computer technology, or related field; AND two (2) years of graphic design experience; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience as determined by Human Resources. 

Knowledge of:

  • Computer graphic design techniques and software applications.
  • Materials, processes, and equipment used in the design of graphics and commercial arts projects.
  • Correct English grammar, composition, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
  • Record-keeping and file maintenance principles and procedures.

Skill in:

  • Design and layout of technical documents, and merging text and graphics.
  • Writing, editing and developing a variety of communications materials.
  • Developing graphical media information for diverse audiences.
  • Operating a personal computer utilizing specialized software, and entering information into a computer system with speed and accuracy.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers.
  • Communicating effectively verbally and in writing. 


A valid Minnesota State Driver’s License may be required. 


Work is performed in a standard office environment which requires occasionally lifting such articles as file boxes or heavier materials with help from others and/or lifting and carrying light objects frequently. A job in this category may require walking or standing to a significant degree or may involve sitting most of the time with long periods of computer work and heavy phone usage. 

SALARY: AFSCME:  $20.98/hr - $25.60/hr 

Diversity is one of Minneapolis Public Schools core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college-ready. Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body. Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, marital status, age, sexual preference, disability or status with regard to public assistance.

Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply. 

METHOD OF APPLICATION:All applicants, including MPS employees, must complete an on-line application at (click on Careers).In addition, upload an electronic copy of both your cover letter and resume to your application at the time that you apply.Make sure that you apply for the specific position in which you are interested.

Only complete applications, which include all of the following items, will be considered:

  • ·Cover Letter
  • ·Resume
  • ·On-Line Application

Final candidates may be invited to interview with a committee. Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.