A renowned Artist’s studio, located in Huntington Park / Los Angeles, CA, is seeking a studio assistant to join its team.
The ideal applicant has a history and passion for art making and contemporary art. At the direction of the Principal Artist and Director of Production, the primary focus of this role will be to assist in the production of artworks.
General Production - Art Making, Handling, and Studio Maintenance:
Assistance with the production and fabrication of Art. This mainly includes painting in acrylic on large flat surfaces, drawing in ink and pencil on paper, as well as digital preparation work
The work produced is highly detailed, and thus attention to detail and concentration for long periods of time is a must
Periodic assistance with cleaning, repairing, packing, moving and storage of paintings and drawings, and other artworks
Periodic assistance with studio visit preparation
Help to maintain general cleanliness and organization of the studio spaces, and perform end of day cleaning of their project areas
Commitment to all studio policies and procedures
We are also interested in 3D rendering and digital imaging skills, although not necessarily required
Must be able to push, pull, bend, stoop, squat, turn from front to back, turn from side to side, reach above shoulder level, and occasionally lift and carry up to 50 pounds
Must be able to sit, stand, and assume a variety of positions for extended periods of time
Must be able to work in a studio environment with cement floors
This position is 30 hours a week
Reports directly to Director of Production
Studio hours of operations are Monday-Friday, 9:00am-7:00pm
Hourly rate commensurate with experience, beginning at $25 an hour
Benefits package includes health insurance and a generous paid time off policy
Qualifications and Requirements:
BFA or BA from an accredited college or 2-3 years experience working in production for a multi-disciplinary visual artist
Technical skills in painting and drawing
Technical skills in Photoshop, Illustrator, and/or 3D Rendering software (Sketchup, Rhino, Zbrush, for example) are a plus
Must work well within a diverse team environment.
Positive, can-do attitude
Solutions-oriented thinking; ability to problem-solve and work well in a deadline-driven environment
Willingness and ability to learn new procedures and techniques
Willingness and ability to carefully listen and follow instructions, as well as work independently
How to Apply:
Email your resume and brief cover letter as a single PDF, plus any work samples or website (if available) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject line of your email should be “Studio Assistant - YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME.”
Applications will be accepted until December 6, 2021. Review of applications will begin after that date.
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required before start and for on site skills test. The studio is strictly adhering to local guidelines. Masks are required at all times, PPE is provided, sanitation and cleaning are closely monitored, and fabrication members are distanced at their own work stations in a well-ventilated space.