An established, Los Angeles based artist seeks a permanent Studio Manager to oversee the production of multiple large-scale sculptures and assist in the day to day running of the art studio.
The Artist desires a professional, highly motivated individual that demonstrates the ability to take initiative, work well both independently and in a team environment, multi-task and be flexible to meet changing priorities. Accordingly, applicants must be highly organized, reliable, and responsible with time management. Having excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to maintain productive and effective, inclusive working relationships with the Artist and other studio assistants is extremely vital to the studio culture and expected.
Duties include bookkeeping, inventory management of incoming and outgoing artworks, managing supplies for both office and studio, handling correspondence as well as the digitization and data management of an extensive archive of images, press and ephemera. The manager will also be responsible for the maintenance of an artwork database using Filemaker. Our ideal candidate would be someone who is both meticulous and flexible, someone who is comfortable in a creative and casual environment and who does well working with minimal supervision. She or he absolutely must have an unassailable ability to create and maintain consistency and order within multiple areas of the studio operation. Proficiency in MS Office, Word, Excel, and Outlook is a must. Knowledge of QuickBooks would also be helpful. A working knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, digital scanning and 3D modeling would be a big plus. Experience with shop maintenance and tools would be helpful. An interest in contemporary art could be beneficial but is not required.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma or equivalent experience, though a BA, BFA and/or MFA is preferred
3+ years of relevant experience as a manager or assistant.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
The Studio Manager at times may be working with equipment, chemicals, and processes that may be potential health and safety hazards, thus, wearing protective equipment is mandatory. Respirators, masks, face shields, goggles, ear muffs / plugs, gloves, bodysuits and aprons are provided. Duties take place mostly in studio.
This is a full time position, which will lead toward permanent status following the successful completion of a probationary period (1-2 months). Full time* status will be put into effect in August 2019. *The Artist is willing to consider part-time applicants, provided that she/he can commit to a minimum of 21-28 hours per week.
Studio hours are 10am-6pm, Monday through Friday. Work shifts consist of 8 hours, with two 15 minute breaks and an hour-long, non-paid lunch. Due to the undulating nature of work for shows and fairs, the Artist allows employers to take longer breaks after commitments are met, freeing up employees to focus on their own practice or travel. After one year of working, the artist gives a week of paid vacation, after two years the employee receives two weeks, and it remains as such for the duration of the time working for the artist. The employee must sign a non-disclosure agreement in order to take part in any work related activities.
To apply, please send an email titled ‘STUDIO MANAGER - YOUR NAME’ to firstname.lastname@example.org with relevant work samples, cover letter and resume, including 3 references and hourly wage expectations. Wage is commensurate with experience. References will be checked.