Studio assistant

David Maisel Studio

Established fine art photographer and painter in Sausalito seeks a highly organized, detail-oriented individual to oversee digital workflow, print production, studio management, and occasional assistance with location photography shoots. In addition, the position involves working with painting materials – including applying gesso to linen, stretching finished works, and handling of large-scale works.

An ideal candidate has a minimum of two years relevant work experience.

Position is 16 hours (two days) per week, with possibility of additional hours. Flexible scheduling.


Duties & Responsibilities:

Digital photo editing and retouching: dusting, color balancing, sharpening and other image editing tasks.

Print production & handling: expert command of digital pigment printing technology and printing, printing large scale pigment prints on Epson P20000

Location shoot assisting

Painting production & handling: gessoing linen, stretching finished works, and handling large-scale works.

Website: update and maintain through WordPress.

Basic IT skills: Troubleshooting and maintaining maintenance of computers, printers, cameras etc.

Archive: organize negatives, chromes, and digital files. Exacting digital organization.

Inventory: maintain inventory of prints and paintings, update database and galleries, order studio and digital supplies.

Galleries: coordinate requests from various galleries; print sales, press info, digital files.

Exhibitions: coordinate production of prints, mounting, framing, and delivery. Manage requests for bio, essays, and press images.

Fed-Ex, shipping, and mail: handle packing and shipping requests.

Research: special projects as directed: (locations, new technology, camera repair, etc.)

Graphic Design: assist in email blast updates, PR material, and other desktop publishing tasks.

Maintaining a clean and highly organized studio.


Required Qualifications:

Expert command of Adobe Photoshop CC & Bridge.

Experience with Epson Large Format Printing – P20000 printer experience preferred

Experience scanning using Flextight X1 scanner.

Aptitude for organizing and managing physical archived negatives, chromes, etc.

Experience using Eye-One (i1) and Datacolor Spyder color management software.

Knowledge of the following cameras and formats: FujiGFX100S, Sony A7R IV, 4x5, Hasselblad.

Applicant must possess exceptional digital skills, as well as strong written and verbal abilities.

Excellent phone and email etiquette.

Detail driven: Efficient, accurate, and precise work.

Ability to multi-task, set priorities, and complete projects in a timely manner.

Capacity to work independently and as a team player.

Ability to lift 30 lbs.

Proficient in Mac OS X Monterey

Proficient in Capture One.

How to Apply

Please send cover letter and resume detailing your experience and qualifications.

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Posted on March 25