Graphic Production Technician

Posting Date: Jun 24, 2024

Location: Edmonton, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information
Job Title: Graphic Production Technician 
Job Requisition ID: 59457
Ministry: Arts, Culture and Status of Women
Location: Edmonton
Full or Part-Time: Full Time
Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week
Permanent/Temporary: Permanent
Scope: ​​​​​​​Open Competition

Closing Date: Until successful candidate identified
Classification: Information & Creative Technical Services 2
Salary: ​$1,885.67 to $2,407.76 bi-weekly ($49,215 - $62,842/year)

The Government of Alberta is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported. For more information on diversity and inclusion, please visit:

The Ministry of Arts, Culture and Status of Women works to improve Albertans’ quality of life through support of cultural development, historical preservation, and increased gender equality. The Royal Alberta Museum collects, preserves, researches, interprets, and exhibits objects and specimens related to the heritage of Alberta’s people and natural environment. In collaboration with other branches within Heritage Division, the Royal Alberta Museum (RAM) Branch is responsible for designing and producing galleries, exhibits, and interpretive features for 18 of the division's museums (including RAM), historic sites and interpretive centres located throughout Alberta. The RAM Branch's Visitor Experience Unit is instrumental in leading this work.
For more information about the Royal Alberta Museum (RAM) please visit our website at:

Role Responsibilities

As the Graphic Production Technician, you will be a key member of a multidisciplinary team responsible for developing, installing, and maintaining exhibits, galleries, and similar public spaces in museums and historic sites. You will support graphic designers in conceiving and developing exhibition graphics, print materials, signage, and various communication products. Often working from existing design standards and master layouts, you will prepare layouts for proofing and assist with specifications, requests for supplier quotes, and production. At times, you will manage aspects of these projects independently, supporting other facets of the technical team's fabrication and maintenance-related work.

In this role, you are skilled in operating the equipment needed to print and install graphic products in galleries, including printing and mounting various graphic products and making straightforward edits to or finalizing production artwork for printing. You also operate and maintain specialized graphics production equipment. You work collaboratively with team members to install and maintain exhibit components, foster continuous improvement, and sustain a culture of excellence and accountability.

Key responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to:

  • Finalize production-ready files for all graphic components, including, but not limited to, text, photography, images, illustrations, signage, interpretive graphic panels and various other communication products;
  • Assist in quality control by ensuring all graphic materials and finishes are fully specified; this includes creating and updating project-related tracking records for these deliverables.
  • Produce graphics for installation using in-house graphics production equipment, ensuring quality and colour accuracy; this can include mounting print media on substrates by a variety of methods.
  • Mount and/or install exhibition graphics on a variety of materials and surfaces, using techniques including dry mounting and laminating; this includes large scale graphics (e.g., murals) and small-scale graphics (e.g., text and graphic panels).
  • Contribute to the sourcing and contracting of printers and fabricators by preparing quotation packages with detailed specifications, obtaining quotations, and tracking changes to the production and installation of graphic components as they occur.
  • Support the development, production and fabrication of graphic layouts, templates, prototypes, mock-ups, and presentations for review and approval (concept and refinement) as well as for broader communication, promotional products, wayfinding signage, and various other graphic projects.

Please click on this link to view the job description for this position.

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process.

This link will assist you with understanding competencies: 

In this role, you will contribute to our team by demonstrating the following behavioral competencies:

  • Systems Thinking: Considers relationships among initiatives and relations to department priority and expected project outcomes; integrates emerging trends; considers implications of different options.
  • Creative Problem solving: Helps produce and implement projects with multiple stakeholders simultaneously and is able to use technical skills, analytical and creative thinking to arrive at innovative solutions. 
  • Build Collaborative Environments: Creates opportunities for project teams and stakeholder to share information; respects others' point-of-view; encourages or facilitates conflict resolution; recognizes performance of all groups involved.
  • Agility: Sees the need and readily steps in to help others on the team; anticipates change and adapts behavior accordingly; is nimble and open to changes.


Minimum Recruitment Standards (MRS):

Two-year diploma in a related field plus one year related experience; or equivalent as described below.

Equivalency: Directly related education or experience considered on the basis of:

  • 1 year of education for 1 year of experience; or
  • 1 year of experience for 1 year of education.

The following knowledge or experience is preferred:

  • Demonstrated experience in the production, installation, and delivery of innovative interpretive graphic products within museums or the cultural sector.
  • Knowledge across the functions of the team (carpentry, museum exhibit cleaning, and basic repairs).
  • Working knowledge to prepare graphic layouts and files for quotation, production, tracking documents and preparing detailed specifications for fabrication and installation.
  • Working knowledge of graphic design standards and best practices as well as experiential graphic design materials, fabrication techniques, and tender/installation processes.
  • Ability to produce clear, concise documents for presentations and packages.
  • Computer skills: Proficiency with software used for design, production, presentation, and project collaboration, including Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop), and Microsoft 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams).
  • Comfort and experience working at heights.
  • Valid drivers' license (Class 5).
  • Able to lift and handle 25 kg.

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This is a permanent full-time position working 36.25 hours per week, Monday to Friday. Some evening and weekend work is required.

This position is currently based in Edmonton, AB. The position will require some travel within the province of Alberta.

For your application to be considered, a cover letter explaining your qualification and suitability for this role must be attached with your application. 

In your resume, please include dates (including months and years) associated with all education and work experience. Also, please indicate whether your work experience is casual, part time or full time.

The final candidate may undergo pre-employment checks and reference checks. 

Any costs associated with obtaining the required documents/checks as noted or interview travel expenses, will be the responsibility of the candidate. Out-of-province applicants can obtain the required documents/checks from the province they currently reside in.

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How To Apply
Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience, and relevant examples of required competencies.

Candidates are required to apply for a job online. Please visit for more information. Please visit Recruitment Principles, for more information.

It is recommended applicants who have completed post-secondary studies from outside of Canada obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)( or from a recognized Canadian Credential Evaluator; please visit the Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada for more information (

It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.

Closing Statement
This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

If you require any further information on this job posting or require an accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Adebayo-Coker at