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Art Creation Specialist

Date: Nov 18, 2022

Location: Orlando, FL, US, 32819

Company: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Job Requisition ID: 18042

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Art Creation Specialist

Who We Are  

HMH is a learning technology company committed to delivering connected solutions that engage learners, empower educators, and improve student outcomes. As a leading provider of K–12 core curriculum, supplemental and intervention solutions and professional learning services, HMH partners with educators and school districts to uncover solutions that unlock students' potential and extend teachers' capabilities. HMH serves more than 50 million students and 4 million educators in 150 countries. 

What you’ll do:

The Art Specialist is responsible for creating and commissioning art, maps, and technical art for projects within various disciplines and grade levels. This role includes all technical requirements for creating illustrative digital art. It will also include evaluation and selection of appropriate illustrators for projects. The Art Specialist supports cultivation of favorable working relationships across internal teams, artists, and illustrators (and their representatives), supports collaborating and negotiating with cross-functional groups, and participates in content planning and scoping, monitors budgets, engages with partners, ensures quality standards are met, and adheres to compliance and schedule guidelines.

Duties may include:

  • Creation of new Illustrations and technical art and or other related digital art pieces for HMH products
  • Making modifications (changing colors, updating style, etc.)  to existing digital art pieces
  • Art/map commissioning for Core/SIS programs
  • Relationship building with third-party rightsholders and/or vendor partners
  • Facilitate systems and/or process training for vendors and freelancers
  • Execution of digital asset procurement, tagging, organization, file management, and ingestion

What you’ll need:

  • Minimum 2 year(s) of related industry or equivalent experience:  
  • BA/BS in related discipline
  • A recent portfolio of created art upon request
  • Experience with: MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite (Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, file conversion) InDesign knowledge is a plus
  • Understanding  of: publishing and EdTech fundamentals, current industry standards: including artist styles, reps, and applications.
  • Ability to:  make value judgments, prioritize tasks within the full realm of responsibilities, traffic art pieces in a manner that aligns with delivery dates
  • People skills needed to: collaborate in a team environment, create productive working relationships in a cross-functional team. 



Preferred but not necessary: 

  • Knowledge and/or experience with Agile frameworks and values
  • Ability to make value judgments and prioritize tasks within the full realm of responsibilities.
  • Experience interpreting and implementing legal contracts, guidelines, and polices.
  • Understands the fundamentals of publishing, contracts and rights acquisition processes



How We Work (Competencies)


  • Instills Trust - The proper candidate will consistently gain the confidence and trust of others by operating with honesty, integrity and authenticity; both in interpersonal professional relationships and delivery of work.  
  • Values Differences - The proper candidate will recognize that different perspectives and cultures bring value to an organization and the teams within. 
  • Learns Nimbly - The proper candidate will actively learn through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failure as a guide.
  • Cultivates Innovation- An individual in this role will consistently contribute to and look for new and better ways for their team to be successful.
  • Collaborates- An individual in this role will build partnerships and work collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.


Physical Requirements 


  • Might be in a stationary position for a considerable time (sitting and/or standing)
  • Constantly operate a computer
  • Must be able to collaborate with colleagues via face to face, conference calls, and online meetings
  • Must be capable of sitting, standing, and walking for extended periods of time. 

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is a global learning company dedicated to changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. As a leading provider of pre-K–12 education content, services, and cutting-edge technology solutions across a variety of media, HMH enables learning in a changing landscape. HMH is uniquely positioned to create engaging and effective educational content and experiences from early childhood to beyond the classroom.  HMH serves more than 50 million students in over 150 countries worldwide.

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

Nearest Major Market: Orlando

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