Acquisitions Coordinator

NINE dot ARTS

NINE dot ARTS uses the power of original art to transform spaces into experiences. We bridge the gap between arts and business. With knowledge and experience we curate inspiring art collections that show beauty, creativity, and purpose.

SUMMARY

The Acquisitions Coordinator role takes our art curation work and brings it to the finish line. You will be in charge of acquiring all artwork from a variety of sources, negotiating pricing, ensuring preparation, and overseeing installations on a client site. That means stellar coordination skills to get all the right pieces of information from our Curators, purchase from artists and galleries and vendors, get artwork printed and framed and prepared for shipping and hanging, work with constantly shifting deadlines to schedule professional art installers, make game-time decisions when there’s a surprise in the wall finishes, and ensure everyone’s work culminates in the installation of a world-class art program. This is a role that is high in both urgency and satisfaction.

The person in this role will be managed by the Head of Client Operations, Adele Grundies, and will work closely with our Acquisitions Manager, Lauren Donald. The Acquisitions Coordinator can work from our Denver office, or work remotely for candidates based in any of the following areas: Seattle, Southeast (Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville), Chicago, and California. Some travel is required for out-of-state installations.

Responsibilities

COMPANY RESPONSIBILITIES

The Acquisitions Coordinator must be comfortable handling a wide variety of tasks in a small business environment.

Scope of work includes ownership of art acquisition and installation for 10-15 projects at one time, both in Colorado and across the country.

  • Each project could have from one to three hundred pieces of art, from a single large mural to artwork for every guest room in a hotel

  • Each piece of art may need to pass through multiple vendors’ hands, including the artist or gallery to the framers, printers, photographer, and storage facility, to the art installer on site

  • Every purchase must be documented in our central systems, from issuing the Purchase Order to receipting a deposit, and tracked in our inventory system

Requirements

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

Examples of relevant experience include:

  • Event planning – organizing a long list of details with moving parts and many people with their own deadlines and opinions, to culminate at an installation event over one or more days

  • Purchasing – working with artists and vendors to negotiate pricing, with great attention to detail for tracking a large quantity of unique pieces while maintaining overall project profitability goals

  • Styling – a spatial understanding to translate 2D plans into a 3D environment, with the creative confidence to both carry out the curatorial vision and make decisions on the fly

The right person will be comfortable blending close collaboration across multiple internal colleagues and external vendors with the independent initiative to anticipate issues, plan far ahead, and constantly move the project forward.

COMPENSATION

Salary: $40,000-$45,000 DOE, plus company benefits. Eligible for significant ($10k+) project profit share after one year of salaried employment.

Company Benefits

  • Paid time off (begins accruing on first full pay period)

  • Company holidays (9/year)

  • Flex days (5/year, available immediately)

  • Full health benefits (eligible the first of the month following 60 days of employment)

  • Retirement contributions (eligible in second calendar year of employment)

  • Parental leave (eligible after 1 year of full-time salaried employment)

  • Continuing Education budget

  • Company retreat

How to Apply

HOW TO APPLY

NINE dot ARTS is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment. Diversity on our team makes our work stronger, and we encourage minority candidates to apply.

Please email your resume along with a brief (+/- 60-second) video describing yourself, your interest in the company and why you feel like this job is a good match for you. Resumes should be sent to careers@ninedotarts.com. Please use the following subject in your email: “Your Name, Acquisitions Coordinator,” and let us know how you heard about the role. Videos should be shared with careers@ninedotarts.com via DropBox, WeTransfer or email attachment. No phone calls please. Resumes will be reviewed weekly. Applications accepted until position is filled.

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Posted on June 30