Acquisitions Coordinator

NINE dot ARTS

We’re NINE dot ARTS. From hotels, multi-family residential properties, and offices to large-scale, mixed use developments and interactive public art installations, our team leverages the power of original art to transform ordinary places into one-of-a-kind experiences. We curate inspiring collections that not only present a visual narrative, but connect people to places and brands.

We’ve completed 825 commercial real estate projects, worked in 35 states and four countries, and generated $35M total ($6M annually) in revenue for the creative economy since 2009. We make jobs in the arts, and build opportunities for artists. We’re a creative powerhouse, and we’re growing.

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.

This role is based in the Denver, CO area, and will be managed by our Acquisitions Manager, Lauren Donald. The Acquisitions Coordinator will have a desk in our open and art-filled Denver office, with flexibility to work from home. 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

Incorporate diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) goals into your project work and annual performance goals, and demonstrate the values outlined in our paper, The Art of Representation

COMPENSATION

Salary: $45,000-$55,000 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 (6/year, begin accruing immediately)

  • Full health benefits, dental, vision and life insurance (eligible the first of the month following 60 days of employment)

  • 401(K) Plan with Employer Match (eligible after 90 days of employment)

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

  • Continuing Education budget

  • Company Retreat

  • Sabbatical Program

  • Flexible Work Arrangement

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.

Requirements

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

5+ years of experience working with projects, systems, and teams.

Examples of relevant experience include:

  • Project management – ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet all deadlines and budgets

  • 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.

How to Apply

Please apply on our website using the link on this posting.

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Posted on September 9