Studio Production Manager

Los Angeles-based Artist Studio

The Production Manager is both a leader and a collaborator, responsible for overseeing and executing all aspects of production in the Artist’s studio. This is an important role which operates as a key partner to the Artist to realize her vision across a range of complex and multilayered projects across a range of media, which run simultaneously. The Production Manager structures and organizes every aspect of the physical production of the work, from the studio fabrication through installation and archival documentation. This role requires a high level of strategic thinking, problem solving ability, forecasting, and budget management and will work collaboratively with the Studio Director to achieve the artist’s goals, often under tight deadline. The Production Manager will be adept at multi-tasking, thriving under pressure and able to adapt and amend schedules and procedures as required. The Production Manager will manage the studio production team and will work with the Studio Director and Artist to develop the team based on the studio’s current and future needs. The position is based in Echo Park, Los Angeles, California.


Manage the Studio art production team

Work with the Artist and Studio Director to develop the team based on the Studio’s current and future needs

Oversee all aspects of Studio production, including but not limited to planning and establishing a production schedule and milestones, identifying vendors, providing renderings, overseeing contractors and vendors projects, managing production teams, and monitoring budgets. This includes multiple concurrent projects in varying stages of the production process

Establish weekly production meetings with Studio art production team; meetings will include the Studio Director and, when available, the artist

Assess project requirements, processes, and procedures and oversee their implementation at the highest level and in collaboration with the Artist

Identify and develop skilled staff for full-time, part-time and freelance work as required

Identify, manage and maintain contractor and vendor relationships for fabrication and production work

Oversee project budgeting and forecasting in collaboration with Studio Director and Bookkeeper

Source, select, and purchase materials as required

Organize workflow to meet shifting priorities and deadlines

Supervise studio inventory and upgrade systems for tracking purposes

Coordinate and supervise mandatory safety and equipment training sessions

Travel, as necessary, to oversee onsite production and installation of artworks and serve as main point of contact for gallery or museum staff


In-depth experience managing complex projects

In-depth experience managing teams

Proactive supervision of inventories to ensure that Studio is resourced

High level of understanding of technical skills and materials including silkscreen, printing, painting, ceramics, paper, and linen

Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills

How to Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to Thank you!

Posted on September 6