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Date:  Jun 22, 2022
Req ID:  19978

Little Rock, AR, US, 72201

Anticipated Starting Salary:  40,340

Position Number:  2208-2903
County:  Pulaski 
Posting End Date:  Jul 1, 2022

Join the Arkansas Department of Education where each student is recognized as an individual.  Through a cultivation of world-class educators, partnering with communities, and an influx of social supports, Arkansas Department of Education provides multi-level supports that help ensure students will receive a personalized education and develop a life-long love of learning.


Special Application Information:

Incomplete applications will not be considered.  List current/most recent job first.  Account for all time periods including unemployment, self-employment, and military service. A resume may be attached to your required online application form; however, it may not be used as a substitute for completing any part of our application package. To make a call using the Arkansas Relay Service, dial 1-800-285-1121 (Voice) or 1-800-285-1131 (TDD) and for customer service, dial 1-800-285-7192 (V/TDD). 



The Production Artist is responsible for maintaining internal ADE communications and supporting the Division’s outreach efforts to the education service cooperatives, districts, schools, and the public. This position will work under the supervision of the ADE Chief Operating Officer and in collaboration with other communications staff across the Agency. 



Collects and creates content (written, photo, video) that helps to tell the ADE story. Travels as needed with other Division staff or to districts/schools/agencies to collect this content. Creates graphics, videos, presentations, and other promotional materials as needed, including social media. Writes content for blog posts, social media, and/or website content. Develops quality templates for ADE use, including slideshow presentations and informational documents. Supports staff with the development of presentation materials. Ensures Department communications meet accessibility standards (video captions, web, and document accessibility, etc.). Collects and reports on social media and website analytics data. Maintains the Communications section of the ADE Intranet. Helps to maintain consistent messaging/branding across communications channels. Create and deliver eLearning content development to build a high-performance culture. Design, implement, and maintain training resources. Works on other related projects as assigned.


Preferred Qualifications:

Formal education equivalent to a bachelor's degree in communications, design, education, or a related field. Skilled in graphic design and written communication.         


Additional Expectations:

Some overnight travel may be required.

Position Information

Class Code: P020C

Grade: GS07


Salary Range: $40,340.00 - $58,493.00


The Production Artist is responsible for developing and producing artwork and design applications. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.


Creates artwork, using materials such as pens, ink, watercolors, charcoal, oil, or computer software. Develops and designs new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions. Develops specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish tasks. Integrates and develops visual elements, in order to produce desired effects, such as the illustration of ideas, emotions, or moods. Confers with clients, editors, writers, art directors, and other interested parties regarding the nature and content of work to be produced. Monitor events, trends, and other circumstances, research specific subject areas, in order to develop ideas and applications. Performs other duties as assigned.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles. Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service. Knowledge of marketing techniques and strategy. Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership techniques, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. Ability to develop creative ways to solve a problem. Ability to concentrate without being distracted.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in graphic design, visual arts, or a related field. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.



The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Little Rock