We are seeking a dynamic contributor to the overall creative processes and workflows of a team-oriented studio. Creativity and collaboration are at the heart of our studio ethos. The position has the possibility to evolve into a full-time role for the right candidate with additional studio-based skills.
The assistant will work under the direction of the Artist and with members of our studio team. The artist works predominantly in sculpture (plaster, clay, concrete, wood, and bronze) as well as painting and collage. Primary areas of expertise needed include:
Painting (painting session prep/clean-up, materials management, stretching canvases, studio organization, etc.)
Collage fabrication (construction of boards, tacking, gluing, etc.)
Painting studio organization. Prepare art-making materials, and gather supplies and tools. Prepare painting surfaces, stretch canvases, gesso, and fine-finish paintings and collages.
Design and construction of collage surfaces using woodworking and power tools.
Prepare work according to Artist specifications; maintain equipment and tools, materials, and supplies; ability to alter designs as needed; support preparation of artwork production cost reports.
Support the artist in painting and collage production. Transfer of collage works to permanent surface. Mounting materials for finished work including gluing using brush, roll, and tape roll.
Consistently maintain studios and gallery premises neat, clean, and in an organized manner. Support organization and maintenance of studio/gallery logs, artwork inventory management, and other studio-related documents.
Support the studio team as needed to complete projects under the direction of the artist and in a timely manner. Ensure projects remain on schedule, and work as a team with other studio members.
Actively maintain and manage studio/gallery equipment and materials. Organizing supplies and maintaining appropriate inventory levels of materials, supplies, equipment, and tools
Follow safety procedures in handling studio equipment. Ensure compliance with studio procedures and standards.
SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts or related field
Good color sense, able to easily differentiate between similar colors, knowledge of various pigments and painting mediums and materials. Knowledgeable in the fine art painting process including tools, materials, and surfaces.
Experience using power tools (drills, saws, hand tools)
Ability to take initiative and work collaboratively with the team
Experience handling artwork. Able to work on both small and large-scale artworks with a high level of detail.
Able to problem solve and stay organized
Ability to maintain a clean, professional, and organized workspace
Additional Skills a Plus
Photography and photography editing experience
3D software experience
Fine art framing experience
The position is based in Bethlehem, PA. Bethlehem is part of the Lehigh Valley in eastern PA on the NJ border. Conveniently located under 75 miles to NYC and less than 50 miles from Philadelphia.
Must have reliable transportation and a valid Driver’s License. Ability to commute/relocate based on position location.
Able to lift materials between 25 -50 lbs as needed.
Competitive compensation based on skills and experience.
Generous PTO benefits and paid holidays
Professional development assistance
The position is part-time but is a tremendous growth opportunity for the right candidate.
Studio work hours are Monday – Friday 8 am – 5 pm. The part-time hours for this position are flexible.
The Studio is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit, qualifications, and abilities.
Submit in PDF format
Cover letter – Tell us a bit about yourself, and let us know why you are applying for this job.
Resume and 3 references
Portfolio (if you have one) – show us photos of some of the projects you have worked on, either for others or yourself, tell us about your work
Share links to any online content that you have created – artwork, woodwork, furniture, crafts, photography, writing, etc.
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