Monday, February 6, 2012

Studio Manager

Contemporary artist's studio - Brooklyn, NY
Contemporary artist's studio
(Brooklyn NY)

A fine art painting and photography studio operating in Brooklyn is currently seeking a full-time, well-organized, and self-motivated Studio Manager to coordinate a high level of activity including multiple exhibitions and special projects for a high-profile contemporary artist. This individual is expected to possess the following skills and qualifications for consideration:

The Studio Manager will be responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations of a working artist studio, managing its staff, and liaising with multiple galleries and institutions. Individual must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and a professional demeanor. A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Art History, Fine Art Management, or Business Management is essential. Must have documented experience (2-5 years) in managing an artist's studio, gallery, artist's cooperative, or similar experience in a related field with knowledge of contemporary art. Starting salary commensurate with experience.

  • Must be superbly organized, detail-oriented, and possess strong communication skills.
  • Must have leadership and comprehension skills necessary to work closely with artist, respecting artist's schedule, and supporting artist's priorities and vision.
  • Ability to write artist statements, press releases, and/or editing media communications to/from galleries and institutions.
  • Proficiency with MacOS X, Microsoft Office Suite, Photoshop, FileMaker Pro, Artbase, and Quickbooks.
  • Hardware and software troubleshooting skills with Apple equipment and accessories.
  • Work directly with the artist, as well as the Lead Studio Assistant and studio members to ensure open communication of overall studio production to determine schedules and materials needed.
  • Liaise between galleries, museums, and collectors in the best interest of the artist in a timely fashion.
  • Manage budgets, income & expenditures, and payroll. Track & report transactions and employee hours, and work directly with bookkeeper and accountant.
  • Maintain image archive for paintings and photographs.
  • Coordinate travel arrangements for artist and companion/s, and be available to occasionally travel with the artist for lectures, exhibitions, and special projects.
  • Manage hiring and coordinate internship projects according to studio needs.
  • Additional studio tasks include: purchasing office supplies, opening & sorting mail, running errands, maintaining studio cleanliness, scanning and faxing, fielding phone calls, scheduling messenger pick ups and deliveries, and other duties as needed.
Please send resume and cover letter to: