Associate, Staging

ASH NYC

Los Angeles, CA

REPORTS TO

Director of Staging

JOB PURPOSE

The purpose of the Associate, Staging is to serve as a project manager and designer on the company’s staging team. He/she is responsible for site surveying, space planning design concept development, furniture selection, art planning, sourcing, buying, warehouse coordination, installation oversight, general project management, and post-approval client communication.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • meet with Director of Staging on a regular basis to obtain new projects, track existing projects, and close out completed projects
  • conduct site surveys to assess new projects and obtain as-built measurements, photographic documentation, access information and instructions, and overall understanding of the space at hand
  • transfer and trace PDF plans into AutoCAD (or work with existing AutoCAD drawings, if available)
  • produce furniture, art, and accessory plans based on guidelines set for by Director of Staging
  • select initial proposed pieces either from the company’s warehouse, or via new purchases, for furniture, art, and accessory selection
  • select paint colors and produce paint schedules
  • compile all design documentation in a concise design concept for each project
  • assign and oversee internal company painters for any custom commissioned paintwork, either on canvas, or in situ (murals, etc.)
  • liaise with window treatment vendor and custom rug / textile vendors as needed for design execution
  • liaise with and oversee third party contractor work as needed including but not limited to painting, electrical work, plumbing, carpentry, etc.
  • shop online and in person for items to be used in the design of projects
  • purchase items for projects and follow company ordering guidelines
  • coordinate with the Junior Associate, Warehouse for day-to-day project management and receivables / deliveries
  • oversee the installation under the direction of the Director of Staging, working directly with the Associate, Installation
  • manage project budgets closely and carefully
  • manage project timelines and make any necessary updates and/or changes in order to stay on assigned timeline
  • use the company’s proprietary software for inventory and project management
  • communicate directly with the client after design concept is approved to bring project and installation and any post-installation feedback to fruition
  • respond to and execute internal feedback as provided by the Director of Staging
  • respond to and execute external feedback as provided by Clients
  • attend weekly design meetings with the Director of Staging and other design team members
  • travel to and from project sites as needed
  • assist with installation styling and general moving as needed

COMPENSATION

  • Commensurate with experience
  • annual discretionary performance bonus
  • two weeks of PTO
  • sick days
  • health insurance
  • PTO for winter recess, major national holidays, etc. as noted on the annual company calendar
  • discount sharing on any item purchase personally from a company vendor
  • annual performance review with Director of Staging to determine compensation package and position changes

Contact: samantha@ashnyc.com

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