An established North Brooklyn-based artist seeks a highly organized and self-motivated Studio Manager who can handle a range of tasks, from oversight of day-to-day operations to participation in creative projects. The conceptually based artist works in a range of media, primarily video, photography, installation, and writing, with a background in performance. Recurring themes are war and militarism; gender; housing, homelessness, and the city; and systems of transportation.
The applicant must possess excellent communication skills, in both writing and in communicating with museums and galleries, and be able to meet deadlines under pressure. Attention to detail and excellent time-management skills are required. A background in photography or video or both is recommended. Two years’ experience working in an artist’s studio or comparable environment is expected.
Manage daily operations and correspondence
Oversee and collaborate with studio members on current projects and website
Liaise with national and international museums, galleries, video distributors, scholars and publishers, and other institutions
Assist with creative projects such as books, essays, commissions, and exhibitions
Manage and coordinate exhibition loans and oversee artwork pickup and return, often in conjunction with galleries
Manage storage facilities
Handle or oversee facilities management, including working with contractors
Perform, assist with, or supervise project research as needed
In cooperation with archivists, manage and maintain the inventory of print archives and databases
Keep track of exhibitions, lectures, and inventories, both online and on physical calendars and notice boards, or oversee such tasks
Update and maintain the artist’s calendar and studio calendar
Handle or oversee image and text requests
Coordinate and manage intern projects
Organize travel arrangements
Handle invoicing and billing, often in conjunction with galleries and distributors, and record incoming payments and book copies
Pay or oversee payment of artist’s and studio bills
Background in art and art history, and familiarity with photography and moving-image work are strongly suggested
Must be practiced in Mac OSX, Microsoft Office, and Adobe Creative Cloud
Minimum 2-3 year commitment is required
Salary commensurate with experience; $35,000-$45,000 annually.