Multimedia Producer/Graphic Artist

California, United States
04 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
04 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term

Job Summary

Who We Are

Caltech is more than a world-renowned research and education institution, it is a community of curious, passionate individuals who work together to understand and solve the world’s complex problems. Caltech has an extraordinary impact, with 39 Nobel Prizes awarded to faculty and alumni.

Caltech is an award-winning workplace and one of the best places to work in the greater Los Angeles area. We offer an exciting and dynamic work environment, career development opportunities, competitive pay programs, great benefits, and the opportunity to participate in many campus programs and activities.

People choose to work at Caltech for many reasons, and the casual, employee-centric culture often leads to fulfilling, long-term careers and lasting relationships. We seek the best and brightest talent to join our workforce and become members of our community. Exceptional employees are critical to Caltech’s success. 


IPAC provides science operations, user support, data and archive services, and scientific vision to maximize discovery with some of the world’s largest space telescopes and ground based observatories. We are partners with NASA, NSF, JPL, and the international research community to advance the exploration of our Universe. Over our three-decade history, we have provided a range of support for more than 20 astronomy missions. Scientists from all over the world use our online archives to explore the origins of our Universe, figure out how stars are formed, discover new planets, and detect the next potentially hazardous asteroid.

Job Duties

  • Caltech/IPAC’s Communication and Education Team (ICE) is seeking a Multimedia Producer/Graphic Artist.
  • This position will support public and science community engagement activities for IPAC. The Multimedia Producer/Graphic Artist will be a member of a multi-disciplinary team and work collaboratively with ICE and Caltech/IPAC staff as well as external partners to incorporate astronomy and physics discoveries into a range of education and outreach media and experiences.
  • The candidate may develop media for different areas of science education, outreach, and communications. The media will visually communicate complex scientific ideas in clear and concise ways, to help people to understand and be engaged by astronomy and the sciences. The candidate will contribute to or lead the development of multimedia including report graphics, videos, animation, exhibits and displays.

Basic Qualifications

  •  At least 7 years of experience in Multimedia Production
  • Significant practical experience in video production, computer graphics (CG) modeling and animation
  • Experience with CG software for editing (e.g., Adobe Premiere, Final Cut X), compositing (e.g., Adobe After Effects, Apple Motion), image processing (e.g., Adobe Photoshop)
  • Ability to multitask and work independently on non-routine, complex projects
  • Strong teamwork, collaboration, verbal and written communication, along with demonstrated creativity and problem-solving capabilities
  • Graphic design proficiency (e.g. Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with NASA Astrophysics missions and research
  • Experience working with scientists to develop content for general public

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume