Graphics and Digital Designer

Job description

POSITION TITLE: Graphics and Digital Designer

Position Type: Permanent Full-Time

Salary Range: $55,000-$65,000

Start Date: Immediate


Canadian Stage is one of the country’s leading not-for-profit contemporary performing arts organizations. An anchor organization in Toronto’s vibrant cultural scene, Canadian Stage is a home for new and dynamic art forms, as well as an incubator and exporter of leading-edge contemporary and multidisciplinary performance.

Sharing innovative work from Canada and worldwide, the company stages an annual season across three Toronto venues, including its beautiful heritage building on Berkeley and Front Street in the vibrant St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood.

In its long and storied history, Canadian Stage has employed thousands of artists and produced hundreds of new productions for over 5,000,000+ audience members, including the premieres of over 350+ new Canadian theatre and dance works. Many of the plays developed by Canadian Stage have been nominated for Canada's most prestigious literary and performing arts honours, including Governor General's, Chalmers, and Dora Mavor Moore Awards.


The Graphic and Digital Designer serves as project lead and subject matter expert on all creative and design initiatives for Canadian Stage. The successful candidate must be able to effectively manage multiple projects to produce high-quality marketing and communication materials.


  • Leverage strong design skills and knowledge to conceptualize, create and deliver a variety of high-impact, on-brand visual marketing, and corporate communications materials in digital and print format including, but not limited to, marketing materials and ads, websites, social media, fundraising materials, and video assets.
  • Oversee digital and print projects from conception to delivery, including working with external vendors, and ensure they are completed on time and within budget.
  • Create and maintain all branded print and digital documents, and templates.
  • Maintain visual brand standards manuals and ensure the correct application of brand standards & guidelines across all print, web, and digital design materials.
  • Provide proofreading and brand consistency checks for all materials.
  • Ensure communications and information design meet requirements and best practices in maintaining and exceeding AODA standards.
  • Collaborate on the design and creation of landing pages and microsites, as required, aligned with brand design standards.
  • Create and edit promotional videos and support other teams with video creation, ensuring they are brand compliant and, as needed, work with external video production vendors to execute video creation.
  • Develop and maintain the systematic organization of all digital files and assets, including image and video libraries, ensuring that they are easily searchable and media consent permission records are kept.
  • Use current best practices, sources appropriate imagery for all creative projects (annual reports, brochures, websites, social channels, newsletters, etc.), and handle media consent permissions and licensing requests.
  • Other duties as required.


  • You likely have a post-secondary education, perhaps in graphics or digital-based design.
  • You have tested and tried your design skills through at least a few years (3-5+) of work experience with other businesses or organizations, with expert knowledge and technical skills in key design software including InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Premiere Pro
  • Creative thinker who can identify high-impact design solutions
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Advanced web and digital front-end design, skills in video creation, animation, social graphics, etc.
  • Solid knowledge of principles of organizational branding, print production processes, design industry trends, and innovations
  • Excellent project management skills and ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Advanced communication skills
  • Asana or similar project management software experience is a plus


Canadian Stage is committed to building an anti-racist organization and an equitable and inclusive cultural institution. We are working to reflect the stories, ideas, concerns, and priorities of the communities we have been entrusted to serve authentically and meaningfully.

To address the under-representation of racialized and Indigenous employees at Canadian Stage and to affirm the importance of diverse lived experiences and insights for this position and Canadian Stage as a whole, we encourage and welcome applicants who identify as Indigenous, Black, and People of Colour in the application process.


Applications should include:

  • A Letter of Intent stating the candidate’s interest in the position, relevant experience, and critical responsibilities. The letter should be no longer than two pages.
  • A Resume, no longer than two pages.

If possible, please merge your cover letter and resume into one PDF and use the email subject header, “Graphic and Digital Designer”.

The review of candidates will begin as applications are received, though the final deadline for applications is on October 10, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those short-listed will be contacted.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $55,000.00-$65,000.00 per year


  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • Paid time off
  • RRSP match


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Application deadline: 2022-10-10
Expected start date: 2022-10-31

Canadian Stage