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Cheekwood Estate & Gardens

Junior Graphic Designer

Cheekwood Estate & Gardens


Job Summary

Work for one of the most beautiful places in Nashville! Formerly the family home of Mabel and Leslie Cheek, Cheekwood now serves the public as a botanical garden, arboretum, and museum with period rooms and art galleries. Cheekwood’s mission is to stimulate the mind and nurture the spirit, for not only our visitors, but our staff as well. We are currently seeking an enthusiastic, organized, and creative Junior Graphic Designer to join the marketing and communications department.

Reporting to the Senior Graphic Designer the Junior Designer will contribute to Cheekwood’s visual presence assisting with design projects including print and digital advertisements, brochures, signage, invitations, programs, and templates. The ideal candidate is highly collaborative, with a keen visual sense and strong attention to detail. The Junior Designer is responsible for monitoring and updating on-site signage as well as maintaining the digital asset management system which holds Cheekwood’s photo and video assets. The designer will assist with other areas as needed including creating content for the website, graphics for social media and short-form video.

Job Responsibilities

  • Maintain Cheekwood’s brand standards and think creatively to produce new ideas while maintaining consistency and integrity across all materials
  • Assist Senior Graphic Designer with designing Cheekwood collateral, including, but not limited to, letterhead, maps, visitor guides, programs, membership materials and rack brochures
  • Create designs for multiple formats including digital ads for website, email, and social media
  • Consult with the Senior Graphic Designer, marketing team, partners, and outside vendors to produce strong visual communications
  • Creating, updating, and monitoring all campus signage (wayfinding, horticulture, museum, membership, and exhibition)
  • Serve departments across Cheekwood to fulfill various graphic needs, maintain schedules and budget goals
  • Work with printers and distributors to manage production of jobs
  • Upload photos and videos to the digital asset management system for interdepartmental use. Ensuring that the files are labeled and tagged appropriately
  • Utilize the project tracking software, Jira to update and manage all projects
  • Assist the Digital Marketing Specialist as needed with graphics and videos to enhance Cheekwood’s social media and web presence
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree in graphic design, or related field
  • Minimum of one-year jobrelated experience
  • Strong communication skills
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs
  • Basic working knowledge of Premiere Pro
  • Strong organizational skills, both for project coordination and graphic file management
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to adhere to deadlines, manage multiple projects at once, and communicate timeline expectations
  • Ability to work independently in a high-energy, fastpaced work environment

Essential Qualifications:

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Organized, self-motivated and goal-oriented
  • Strong time and project management skills
  • Creativity, flexibility, and collegiality
  • Proactive and reliable, with close attention to detail
  • Availability to work varied hours including evenings
  • A commitment to expanding access to Cheekwood for diverse audiences.



Additional Information


Cheekwood offers a comprehensive array of valuable benefits to full-time team members to protect  health, family and way of life including Health Insurance with an HRA (Cheekwood pays 90% of the cost of one of the employee-only plans), Dental (Cheekwood pays a portion of the premium), Vision, Life Insurance (100% paid by Cheekwood), Long Term Disability Insurance (100% paid by Cheekwood), Voluntary Life Insurance, Short Term Disability Insurance, 403b (with a generous employer match offered), Employee Assistance Program, Paid Time Off and 11 Paid Holidays. Aflac products are also available.  

How to Apply

Please send letter of interest, resume and a link to your portfolio. To apply for this position, click here:

Cheekwood follows the CDC’s Covid-19 recommendations and has a voluntary vaccine policy.

Cheekwood is an equal opportunity workplace


  • Date Posted: June 13, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Other
  • Service Area: Arts / Culture
  • Start Date: 07/05/2022
  • Working Hours: Varied Hours