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Graphic Designer

Job details

The University of Auckland
19 Jul 2022
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Design, Digital & Technology


Te Whiwhinga mahi - The opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for a creative and innovative Graphic Designer to join our busy Digital Engagement and Communications team within Libraries and Learning Services - Te Tumu Herenga. The role requires someone with attention to detail, accuracy, strong layout skills and a sound understanding of design and brand fundamentals.

You will have the ability to apply this knowledge to a wide variety of print and digital media as you will be responsible for the production of a range of promotional artwork for both print and digital, including brochures, advertising, prospectuses, flyers, posters and signage for the University Libraries and Student Hubs. While your work will be informed by the University brand guidelines, you are also encouraged to show creative initiative where possible.

With a high-performing, passionate, fun-loving and engaged team alongside you, this is an amazing opportunity for the right individual.

For more detailed information, please refer to the Position Description.

This is a permanent, full-time 37.5 hours per week role. The salary range for this role is $60,000 - $74,000 per annum depending on experience and qualifications.


He kōrero mōu - About you

We are looking for a team member who enjoys working with people, wants to be part of a dynamic team, is a self-starter, organised, has excellent communication and digital skills and can work with a diverse range of stakeholders.

You will be someone who enjoys working collaboratively, juggling multiple priorities with ease, and delivering high-quality work consistently, on time. You will also need to be a whiz at Adobe Creative Suite (bonus points if you have photography and video editing skills or have a keen interest in this area).

Nga Pūkenga Motuhake - Important skills

  • A sound understanding of design and brand principles and application, with the ability to apply your knowledge to a wide variety of materials
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to build positive relationships within the team, across the organisation and with external suppliers
  • With your naturally empathetic and resilient nature, you’ll be able to stay positive even when the pressure may be on
  • The ability to demonstrate your own creative flair where appropriate, with strong creativity and a passion for engaging design
  • You will be a confident PC user, proficient in using the Adobe Creative Suite, especially InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat
  • A tertiary qualification in graphic design, with at least 3 years of professional experience is required to be successful in this role

Additional information

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou - What we offer

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university and maintains significant computational, laboratory and analytic facilities. Auckland itself is frequently rated as one of the world’s most liveable cities. 

The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through the following:

  • Flexible employment practices (including working from home, flexible hours)
  • Up to 6.75% company superannuation scheme
  • A competitive salary with five weeks' annual leave

In addition, we also offer career development programmes, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services. 

For more information please visit Staff Benefits.

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of Tuesday, 19 2022 to be considered. Please include your cover letter and your CV highlighting how you can meet the skills and experiences detailed above.

Please reach out to Suhayl Mohammed Via for a confidential conversation. Please note we are happy to answer your questions but we do not accept applications by email.

Overseas applicants

In response to COVID-19 the New Zealand Government imposed travel restrictions but have recently announced a five-step plan for a phased border re-opening. This phased re-opening will take some time and this may alter the nature of the standard interview process for offshore candidates, particularly at the on-site interview stage. To see how this might affect your application and for more information and updates on the border restrictions and phased re-opening, please visit the Immigration New Zealand website or the New Zealand Government's official Covid-19 website.


The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment. For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTQITakatāpui+, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to

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