๐ŸŒŒ Arts and Information Specialist (Art Director)



  • Establish NASA's design department which includes developing standards for production, productivity, quality, and client service.
  • Lead, develop, and mentor a team of designers and creative professionals, including serving as a leader in the agency design community of practice.
  • Lead cross-functional teams in development of highly effective creative and design concepts rooted in communications strategy and audience targeting.
  • Take work from concept to final execution within deadlines and budget. Manage workflow and provide direction to design team and vendors.
  • Produce and art-direct sketches, storyboards, layouts, and other visualizations to illustrate creative visions and concepts. Present concepts and creative vision to stakeholders and senior leadership.
  • Collaborate with leadership, designers, writers, engagement team members, and stakeholders to ensure the appropriate concepts, themes, and messages are represented effectively and consistently with the communications objectives and audience(s).
  • Develop, design and art direct brand identity packages and campaigns, including print, digital, out-of-home, video, social and collateral. Oversee the design of high-level presentations and templates.
  • Conceptualize, design and art direct interactive experiences and exhibits.
  • Develop creative briefs based on strategy and audience targeting, including creative direction, schedules, and deliverables for the creative team. Manage approval and production process.
  • Manage and oversee NASA's graphics standards in accordance with the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR 1221.1H).


Conditions of Employment

  • This position is open to U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
  • Position subject to pre-employment background investigation.
  • You must meet qualifications requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
  • If selected, you may discuss the possibility of remote work with your supervisor, limited to the locations indicated within the announcement.


Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular ability, skill, and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of this position and is typically in or related to this line of work.

To qualify for GS-15, you must have one year of directly related specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level:

  • leading design team(s) in the development and design of brand identity packages and marketing/communications campaigns and products for major national or global brand(s);
  • leading design team(s) in the development and design of exhibits and/or interactive experiences for major national or global brand(s) or institution(s); and
  • creating design products with attention to business goals and objectives, including strategy and audience targeting.

Your resume must include a clear and detailed narrative description, in your own words, of how you meet the required specialized experience. Experience statements copied from a position description, vacancy announcement or other reference material constitutes plagiarism and may result in disqualification and losing consideration for the job.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Additional selections may be made for similar positions across NASA within the local commuting area(s) of the location(s) identified in this announcement_. By applying, you agree to have your application shared with interested selecting official(s) within NASA. CTAP/ICTAP will be cleared for any additional selection from this announcement._

If you have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), you must:
- Indicate your eligibility when applying for a position. The questionnaire asks you to identify your ICTAP/CTAP eligibility.
-Be well qualified for this position to receive consideration. Candidates rated in the 'Best Qualified' category are considered well-qualified. Please see 'How You Will Be Evaluated' for more information.
-Submit proof that you meet the requirements for CTAP/ICTAP as indicated in 'Required Documents'

For additional information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, click here - https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/#ictap.

This is a bargaining unit position. If additional selections are made, those positions may or may not be in a bargaining unit. To learn more about bargaining units at NASA please click here NASA Unions (Bargaining Units) | NASA.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

You will be evaluated for this position based on how well you meet the qualifications and eligibility requirements listed in this vacancy announcement. To determine your qualifications and referral status, we may review your resume and supporting documentation and compare it against your responses to the vacancy questionnaire. Overstating your qualifications and/or experience in your application materials or application questionnaire may result in your removal from consideration.

You will be assessed on the following competencies:

  • Attention to Detail
  • Problem Solving
  • Self-Management (Achievement)
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Communications and Media
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Multimedia Technologies
  • Technical Documentation

NASA considers paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Under NASA's category rating process, applicants will be assessed on the position competencies and placed in one of three categories identified and defined below:

  • Best Qualified Category - Applicants who demonstrate a superior level of all evaluation criteria.
  • Highly Qualified Category - Applicants who demonstrate a satisfactory level of the evaluation criteria.
  • Qualified Category - Applicants who demonstrate the basic qualifications, with general knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Names of all qualified candidates in the Best Qualified category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration (unless a sufficient number of qualified veterans are found - in which case only those names will be initially certified ). Candidates within the Best Qualified category who are eligible for veteran preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.

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$137.849k - $183.5k
United States, Anaheim, California
Posted 9d ago
Job offer closed
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