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Design/Office Manager

Design/Office Manager

Closing date: Monday 4 September 2023

Salary according to experience

Based in London Office

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Job Profile:

The Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, one of the UK’s leading orchestras and Orchestra in Residence at the University of Oxford, seeks a highly motivated Design/Office Manager to design and manage the production of all of its publicity materials. In their capacity as Office Manager, the successful candidate will also be the liaison between our IT and communications external advisers, however this element of the role may be omitted from the JD if a suitable applicant is only interested in the design aspect of the job.  



  • Design all publicity materials (based on existing templates and according to our brand guidelines) to print-ready artwork such as brochures, concert programmes, ads, posters, leaflets, newsletters, stationery, banners, CDs, email and social media graphics
  • Liaise with external suppliers, printers, artists’ agents, photographers, web developers and IT specialists, as well as the OPO team, to ensure that print and digital design is produced within given deadline and budget
  • Maintain our websites and liaise with external web developers to fix issues
  • Work with marketing department to create designs that will attract targeted audiences

Office Management:

  • Liaise with our external consultants on IT and communication systems to ensure all IT and communication systems are working properly


Essential abilities/qualifications:

  • Graphic design degree and/or equivalent qualification
  • 2 years (minimum) graphic design experience with a portfolio of designs
  • Excellent organisational skills and meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent IT skills 
  • Strong communication skills
  • Motivated team-player
  • Ability to work independently
  • Technical Skills required: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Acrobat Pro, HTML/CSS, UI/UX, Microsoft Office, WordPress for web design

Desirable abilities/qualifications:

  • Creativity
  • Attention to detail
  • Time management skills; prioritising, problem solving, multitasking
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A flexible approach to team working
  • Ability to work independently