Call for Graphic Designer

We invite you to refer to the BareBones 2022 Statement of Intentions (soon to be updated for 2024) before considering applying to BareBones. QT/BIPoC applicants and applicants with disabilities prioritized.


BareBones Productions is seeking to hire a Graphic Designer for the 2024 Halloween Extravaganza who will work individually and collaboratively with BareBones Co-Directors, Communications Director, and other BareBones staff. The Graphic Designer will create poster designs for a public performance/ritual related to grief, death, ancestors, loss, and remembering.

Qualifications or Requirements

  • Experience and excellent skills in the area of graphic design for creative organizations
  • Experience collaborating with a wide variety of community members, including folks of various ages, races, cultures, genders, family structures, abilities, spiritual beliefs, and who speak a variety of languages
  • Willingness to learn, self-reflect, and grow in the areas of equity, inclusion, and anti-bias
  • Adaptability, flexibility, and strong communication, organization, and time-management skills
  • High standard of organizational and communication skills

Must Work/Attend

  • BareBones Buildup 2024 (paid orientation). Collaborate with the 2024 Team to create protocols to address interpersonal dynamics, safety, workload fairness, communication, and organization
    Either the kick-off or the final storyboarding meeting to get a sense of the show (see below).
  • See Calendar for more specifics

Responsibilities Include

  • Create design options for a 2024 poster that incorporates the title, themes, and elements of the 2024 BareBones Extravaganza
  • Work with the Communications Director and other BareBones staff to create a final design and prepare the design to be printed
  • Deliver design to print shop and deliver the final product to Communications Director and Merch Coordinator
  • Participate in digital communication (email, text, phone) promptly
  • Prioritize the physical and emotional safety of every participant, including Covid precautions
  • Participate in final wrap-up survey
  • As this is a temporary, independent contractor position, candidates are required to have their own access to materials and technologies necessary for the job.


Location Twin Cities Metro, Minnesota
Type Independent contractor, temporary
Category Art and Art Admin
Apply By July 25, 2024
Job Dates August 1 to November 15


  • $250.00
  • Access to request small funds for basic needs if needed to fully participate in BareBones duties

The BareBones Board/Hiring Committee wishes that we could pay more. We recognize compensation is more like symbolic appreciation rather than a livable wage. This show would not be possible without many people's in-kind donations (love hours).

How to Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected]. by July 25, 2024. Any applications sent over social media or via other methods will not be reviewed.

This year, as we have for at least 7 years, we aim to hire at least 50% QT/BIPOC artists and artists with disabilities, especially in positions of leadership. Please tell us in your cover letter how you connect to this goal.

Please Note: this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.