March 15, 2023

Hiring: Graphic Design & Administrative Assistant

US East Coast Time Zone - Remote Part-Time

Job description

Type Electives is looking for a remote part-time Graphic Design and Administrative Assistant to work directly with the program directors to support the school’s promotion and programming.

Who is this role for?

This role is perfect for a detail-oriented and highly organized individual who is able to generate graphics for web and social, craft email templates, and answer emails.

  • You’re a type nerd who loves staying up to date with the latest news for type and graphic design

  • You love short and concise email communication

  • You have used or are familiar with social media platforms, including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Mastodon, and LinkedIn

  • You love engaging with the community and know how to get people excited about type, design, and education

  • You love learning and are passionate about the Type Electives mission


  • Needs to be able to communicate with staff during East Coast U.S. business hours (Specific days and hours can be discussed)

  • Fluent in written and spoken English

  • Meets one of these requirements:

    1. 1. You are a U.S. Citizen or have authorization to work in the U.S. as an independent contractor

    2. 2. You are not a U.S. Citizen but are aware of potential U.S. tax responsibilities as an independent contractor receiving income from the U.S.


  • Highly organized and detail-oriented with experience creating assets and writing copy for social media

  • Excellent communication skills and great email etiquette

  • Ability to take and organize meeting notes

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and manage a schedule with weekly deliverables

  • Entry-level experience designing and writing

  • Proficiency with Google Workspace, especially Google Drive, Docs, and Sheets

  • Proficiency with Notion

  • Foundational knowledge of typography or equivalent

  • Intro-level proficiency in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Must be comfortable working with pre-designed templates to produce web and social media graphics.


  • Experience in design education and/or community building. Examples include: teacher or teaching assistant, community or event organizer, etc.

  • Fluent in one or more languages besides English

  • Intermediate-level+ proficiency in Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator

  • Proficiency in Adobe After Effects

  • Experience designing event graphics & templates


  • Creating graphic assets for web, social media, and general events

  • Planning, managing, and executing social media posts across all our channels

  • Working with program directors to outline and prioritize weekly tasks

  • Sending and responding to emails (either using existing email templates or by creating new ones as necessary)

  • Putting together newsletters for upcoming events and classes


This role is a part-time contract position for the duration of two months. You will be expected to work about 10 hours per week at the rate of $20/hour for a total of $1600 over the course of the semester. You are also welcome to participate in a class of your choice for free if you wish as well.

Type Electives is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.

About Us

Type Electives is an online design school shaping the future of type. We offer a wide range of live online classes focused on letterforms, including type design, lettering, and creative technology. Our faculty is made up of people who approach their practice from a place of respect, responsibility, criticality, and love. We're excited to work with students interested in exploring a future founded in these principles.

How to Apply

Please apply by filling out and submitting this job application form. When you submit the form, you will be sent a copy of your form to confirm that it was received.


This application is open on a rolling basis until Sunday, April 2nd at 11:59 PM EST. We’ll start reaching out to candidates as applications come in, and will notify all candidates of decisions by late April.


Please email with the subject line “Job Application Question”

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