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[JOB] Web Designer, China Institute in America

China Institute in America: Web Designer
(New York, NY)


China Institute in America is looking for a reliable and self-motivated individual to work as a Web Designer. This is a freelance project-based position.
Job Duties

The Web Designer will work with the Project Manager and program staff on creating a dynamic interactive website to promote a new publishing and educational initiative at China institute revolving around the Forbidden City. Responsibilities will include:


  • Collaborating with program staff to create a unique and fun website that will appeal to children, parents, and educators.
  • Ensuring that the website is visually and conceptually aligned with all elements of the Forbidden City program.
  • Proactively advise staff on the development of suitable web content, style, and flow of web pages.


General Requirements

Individuals who wish to apply for this position should have experience creating professional websites aimed at children and families; a high attention to detail; an excellent design aesthetic; and the ability to work independently in a timely manner. A familiarity with Chinese culture and/or non-profits is a plus. Additional requirements are:

  • Undergraduate degree in a related field
  • Self-motivated and team oriented
  • Experience working with high-profile and time-sensitive projects
  • Must be able to troubleshoot and be solution oriented
  • Solid portfolio of great web design work
  • Solid knowledge of such UX practices as user flows, site mapping, interaction design, etc.
  • Ability to write HTML 5/CSS
  • Advanced knowledge of 1 or more CMS platforms (Drupal, Joomla, WordPress) required
  • Knowledge of Javascript and MySQL/PHP are required
  • Must have advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
  • A working knowledge integrating multimedia desired
  • Experience designing interactive web experiences is a plus


Please send a cover letter (with hourly or project rate requirements and links to an online portfolio or web projects) and resume to, with the subject “Web Designer”. No phone calls please. Only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.



Founded in 1926 by renowned American and Chinese scholars, China Institute is one of the oldest nonprofit organizations with focus on China in the United States. China Institute’s mission is to advance a deeper understanding of China through programs in education, culture, business, and art in the belief that cross-cultural understanding strengthens our global community.
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China Institute is an equal opportunity employer