Geoffrey Biddle, a documentary photographer based in Berkeley, CA is seeking a Studio Manager / EA to support his diverse and expanding responsibilities. This position is full time, temp to long-term, pending a three-month trial period. The position is a hybrid role, providing professional support to a working photographer with a deep historical archive, and ancillary duties that help the studio run on a day to day basis (akin to an office manager or EA). The Studio Manager will be reporting directly to Biddle as well as the Studio’s longtime New York-based studio manager, and Biddle’s daughter and collaborator, Eve Biddle. The Studio Manager will have a strong role in helping to shape administrative, strategic, and operational processes.
The ideal candidate for this position has “an eye,” in the artistic sense, and that eye is ideally backed up with curatorial training and experience. They aspire to work with photographs to communicate ideas, and can confidently communicate those ideas. The candidate possesses a service-oriented personality with exceptional and sensitive communication skills. They will be conscientious, meticulous, and organized in managing a broad spectrum of responsibilities — both large and small. This position provides artistic support; administrative support; office management; archive/database management; and meeting, event, and travel coordination.
We are seeking a proactive, hardworking, and experienced person to join our team. Sensitivity to confidential matters is mandatory and an NDA is required. This is a FT position, mostly daytime hours, but some weekends and evenings may be required. A mix of in-person and remote as required (with COVID protocols adhered to).
The salary range will vary between $75,000 and $85,000 annually commensurate with experience.