Business Development Assistant

Trueing Studio

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Trueing is a boutique lighting design studio based in Long Island City, NY — with a focus on beautifully constructed, hand-built fixtures. We are a close-knit and growing team, looking for a detail-oriented business development assistant to join our ranks. This position would be perfect for a natural-born people person: an individual who loves discussing the minutiae of design with clients, all while keeping our office tidy, the sample library organized and acting in the role of Trueing ‘evangelist’ as a client’s first contact with the studio.



The role of business development assistant primarily deals with attending to the needs of our clients during the pre-sale process (assisting with information, providing estimates, samples, etc.) — as well as post-sales customer service. There will be light housekeeping duties involved (dusting, tidying) and front-office responsibilities including answering the phone and assisting the founding partner with meetings.


  • Making customer estimates

  • Keeping accurate records of samples and other office systems

  • Office organization

  • Answering office phone

  • Customer correspondence

We seek a person who:

  • Feels that no task is too little or too great

  • Is organized, structured, and detail-oriented with a positive can-do attitude

  • Has a professional presence and nurturing demeanor

  • Is a good colleague and a team-player

  • Is understanding that multi-tasking may be required from time-to-time

  • Demonstrates responsibility, self-awareness, and a good work ethic

  • Is proactive and completes tasks with a sense of urgency

  • Has excellent interpersonal skills

  • Is a natural people-person who enjoys a busy and creative environment

  • Is extraordinarily service minded, positive, and trustworthy


Desired Experience:

Experience working in an external-facing role is a must — this can be anything from waiting tables to account management; all customer-service related experience is relevant for this role. Firstly, the business development assistant must be service-minded. Experience working in high-end design is not required, but an interest in art and design is essential.

How to Apply

Please email with your resume, 2-3 references, and a brief letter telling us about yourself and your relevant experience. A trial period of 3 months is required to ensure a good fit for you and for us.

Trueing is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and take affirmative action to employ equally regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or veteran status.

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Posted on April 18