AIANTA is Seeking a Qualified Graphic Designer

The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) is seeking a graphic designer for a print and online travel guide. The travel guide is the result of a partnership between AIANTA and the National Park Service to produce a travel guide of Indigenous attractions and businesses located along the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail.

The Award
The selected candidate will design an 80+ page travel guide. The guide will be available for use and download on www.AIANTA.org and a hard-copy format for distribution at events and training sessions. All products developed will be solely owned by AIANTA for use and distribution.

Eligibility
This opportunity is open to all designers; however, preference will be given to artists who are of Native American, Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian descent. The commissioned designer(s) will work with AIANTA within strict deadline parameters. In their proposals, applicants must include all elements requested in this RFP to be considered for the position.

Timeline

January 21, 2022
Letters of Interest Due

Initial proposal/letter of interest (see How to Apply below) are due to AIANTA by 5 p.m. MDT

January 26-27, 2022
Interviews

AIANTA will interview qualified candidates.

February 1, 2022
Notification

The successful candidate will be notified by 5 p.m. MDT.

February 3, 2022

Print content will be supplied to designer.

February 7, 2022
First chapter due

Conceptual draft for Chapter 1 will be due at 5 p.m. MDT.

March 1, 2022
Final publication

The project must be completed and print-ready.

Budget
Project budget to be paid upon timely and satisfactory completion: $5,000.

How To Apply
Artists interested in this project must prepare and submit the following:

Letter of Interest
(no more than one page)

Include your name, contact information, social media handles, and one or two sentences on why you are interested in this project and what makes you the ideal candidate.

Current resume/CV

Three professional/personal references

Work samples
Please submit samples of your work via a link to an online site or portal or by PDF. Please do not provide original design concepts.

Optional support materials
Include up to three pieces of support materials such as reviews, news articles, personal comments or recommendations that speak to your work and professionalism as an artist.

Full proposals, letters of interest and supporting materials must be received by 5 p.m. (MDT) on January 21, 2022. Send to Amy Meak, Acting Office Manager at ameak@aianta.org.

For more information, contact: 
Gail E. Chehak, Tribal Relations & Outreach Manager
gchehak@aianta.org; 505.243-3633

Company Information
American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association, Inc. (AIANTA)
2401 – 12th Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104

About AIANTA
For nearly two decades, the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) has served as the national center for providing tourism and recreational travel technical assistance, training and capacity building to American Indian nations. AIANTA is a 501(c)(3) national nonprofit association of Native American tribes and tribal businesses and was incorporated in 2002 to advance Indian Country tourism. AIANTA’s mission is to define, introduce, grow and sustain American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian tourism that honors traditions and values. AIANTA’s mission is to define, introduce, grow and sustain American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian tourism that honors traditions and values.

For more information, please visit www.aianta.org and NativeAmerica.travel.