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Studio Manager

Internationally recognized artist’s studio located in Venice, CA seeks experienced person for administration, marketing, and graphics. Candidate absolutely must know Adobe CS suite and possess strong writing skills.  Art/Architecture background is highly desirable.  

Responsibilities are for the day–to-day operations of the studio including office administration and policies, client communication and marketing, overall project management and staff supervision, and representing the studio to its various internal and external constituencies.  You will also participate in a mentoring relationship with studio business and marketing consultants. Studio Manager Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

1 Business Development 

Define and develop CGS business growth plan

Arrange studio visits, including identifying and inviting prospective clients and collaborators 

Create and submit RFQ responses

Create project proposal books, altering and developing more effective graphic formats as necessary

Apply to awards 

Coordinate CGS marketing outreach to prospective clients and collaborators 

Act as liaison for all press and publications 

Maintain consistent PR campaign efforts

Manage gallery work as we develop that practice 

Maintain studio print archive and handle print sales, working with consultants

 

2 Graphic Design and Marketing 

Manage and update web content 

Manage social network identities (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) 

Manage generation and distribution of email announcements 

Organize professional digital photographs for past and present projects 

Create ad layouts as needed for hard print media and web 

Maintain CGS brand graphic identity in all print and web media

 

3 Administration 

Identify and write grants as appropriate 

Maintain artist’s daily schedule and studio monthly schedule 

Schedule meetings, presentations, and travel 

Coordinate studio travel arrangements

Manage office equipment, supplies, postage, fed ex, shipments and couriers 

Maintain CGS and fabricators insurance certificates 

Maintain Copyright with US Copyright Office 

Maintain other office contracts, insurance and policies 

Reconcile office receipts for supplies, travel, and project material purchases

Support outside planning and communications for projects, proposals, consultants, and potential clients

Coordinate credit card statements and office receipts with bookkeeper

Organize work schedules to invoice client projects on schedule  

 

4 Project Management 

Coordinate and finalize individual project completion timelines

Coordinate with CGS fabricators on progress reports toward fabrication completion 

Maintain studio project schedule 

Oversee project(s) design, fabrication, and material elements 

Monitor individual project budgets and promptly identify cost/time variances 

Maintain proposal responses within studio design time availability 

Identify and follow up on research project opportunities 

Prepare conservation reports as required

 

This is a general outline of position responsibilities.

Pay competitive and commensurate with experience and responsibility. Westside resident preferred. Start immediately, full time.  

E mail cover letter and resume to info@cliffgartenstudio.com. Please no phone calls.