Are you a Shillington graduate who loves branding, digital design, travel and giving back? Take your talents on a Design Safari! We’re proud to partner with top Australian design studio Seesaw to offer a paid work and travel opportunity in support of The School of St Jude in Arusha, Tanzania.

Shillington and Seesaw are both strong supporters of St Jude’s, a school providing high-quality education to 1,800 of the brightest and poorest students in Tanzania. Selected from families living on less than $2 a day, these students receive an education that consistently ranks in the top 10% nationally. Watch founder Gemma Sisia on Australian Story to learn more.

Seesaw commits to a new pro-bono client each year and was proud to create a sophisticated rebrand for St Jude’s in 2016.  “We have never felt so humbled or so proud to be involved with an organisation that truly changes lives,” said Anita Ryley, Partner and Creative Director. Andy Shillington, CEO of Shillington, is a long-time St Jude’s donor and has always dreamed of connecting his design graduates to the school’s important work.

Shillington graduates—that’s where you come in! St Jude’s is offering a paid opportunity to work as a graphic designer in Tanzania. It’s a chance to use your creative skills and change lives.

  • 1 – 2 year paid position at St Jude’s in Arusha, Tanzania
  • Shillington is proud to sponsor your return flight to Tanzania (from anywhere in the world!) and a once-in-a-lifetime safari to Serengeti National Park

About the job

With nearly 300 employees, including 20 international employees, St Jude’s is the largest private charity school in East Africa. Join their Marketing team as the in-house designer to create imaginative international digital and print campaigns and compelling communications materials.

A talented, enthusiastic graphic designer will help us find new and exciting ways to share our story and connect with the supporters who are doing an amazing job fighting poverty through education here in Tanzania.

Last year, Shillington New York graduate Connie Leung won the Design Safari and spent time in both Melbourne and Tanzania on Design Safari. For more insights into the experience read her introduction, Melbourne update and Tanzania update.

About you

You will be a Shillington graduate who is highly organised, flexible, open-minded and appreciates the complexities of working in a rapidly growing charity in a developing country.

  • Strong folio of digital and design work
  • Strong design skills with an emphasis on layout, usability and brand integrity
  • Ability to work under creative direction and using a branding guide
  • Knowledge of the latest web design trends, technologies and practices
  • Ability to setup artwork and project manage production
  • Skilled in Adobe suite, InDesign, MS Office, HTML and PremierePro
  • Ability to multitask, problem solve and meet deadlines.
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Good emotional and physical health and the energy and drive to take on new challenges

Above all, you will be a creative thinker with a passion for design and social change!

Download the full St Jude’s job description

About the benefits

St Jude’s provides a monthly salary that will allow you to live comfortably in Arusha—a vibrant gateway to Tanzania’s world-famous national parks.

And offers, an International Employees Benefits Package including furnished and secure on-campus accommodation (WiFi included), plus contract completion incentives.

Use your design skills and creativity to help one of Africa’s most successful international education charities! 

Please e-mail Happy Malinzi at The School of St Jude ( with any specific questions about moving, living and working in Arusha, Tanzania.

How to apply

E-mail your PDF portfolio, CV, link to your website and a 100 word statement on why you’re passionate about this opportunity to Sara Mazzoni at

Application Deadline: 9 February 2018