Position Design & Event Production Associate Work Hours 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Daily; Occasional late evening/weekend hours
Division Community Engagement Open Date January 6, 2020
Number of Positions 1 Close Date Until Filled

The Community Engagement Division’s (CED) mission is to strengthen engagement between the New York City Council and the many diverse communities who call our city “home”. To that end, the division is principally responsible for facilitating communication and forging relationships between the Speaker’s Office, Council Members, and the residents of New York City.

The CED’s Events and Production Services Unit is looking for an energetic, dedicated, and experienced Associate Graphic Designer (Associate). This is a design-heavy position with opportunities to serve a critical role in the production of graphics for Council events and other design projects. The Associate will gain hands-on experience in the production of government materials and events, while developing and polishing their existing skills. Additionally, the Associate will become familiar with the Council’s functions and interact with diverse internal and external parties.


The individual we seek will assist in all aspects of the Events and Production Services unit, including but not limited to:

  • Design and revision of specific graphics projects (fliers, newsletters, signage, etc.)
  • Production of event materials (invitations, signage, planning tools, etc.)
  • Participation in the planning and production of events (meeting attendance, determination and documenting of graphics needs, monitoring of related progress)
  • Regular reporting on personal work flow and status of all projects


Bachelor’s degree preferred; Minimum of two years’ experience required; Proficiency and creativity in Adobe Suite a must – especially InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop; able to supply portfolio of past work/demonstrate skills; Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite – especially Word and Excel.

Candidates must be organized, with ability to create and maintain personal organization/tracking tools as needed. Ability to manage time wisely and balance numerous projects at a time with care and attention to detail; Ability to work well on tight deadlines; Team player with a willingness to share responsibilities with others; Self-starter with a demonstrated track record of showing initiative to move projects forward.
Broad, sophisticated communication and interpersonal skills; Fast learner with interest in learning new skills while polishing existing one; Multilingual skills a plus; Ability to work flexible hours, as needed

New York City residency required within 90 days of appointment.

Qualified candidates should forward resume and a cover letter to:


New York City Council
Attn: Administrative Services/DEPA
250 Broadway, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10007
FAX: (212) 791-5266

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.