Apr 26, 2024

Eames Office

Los Angeles, CA

The Eames Office is seeking a licensing professional to join our permissions and archive team. This Photo Licensing and Permissions Manager role is a part-time (20 hours per week) hybrid position focused on licensing the Eames Office assets to third parties, including: brand partners, art institutions, publishing houses, PR, film and television media, universities, private persons, and more.

The candidate must be able to work a minimum of one day per week in our office in Culver City West, Los Angeles, California.

This position is well-suited for a mid-level candidate interested in working in a collaborative environment with a goal towards enhancing the Eames Office’s legacy, protecting intellectual property, and maintaining revenue.

The primary duties of this role are:

• Responding to daily permissions email requests from third parties. This includes introduction of the Eames Office brand, communication of pricing and parameters, asking questions to gather more information about projects, and introducing the client to correct Eames Office staff when necessary.

• Creating, sending, signing, and filing legal licenses for third party use of our assets.

• Creating, sending, and organizing payment invoices with clients.

Creating and managing Filemaker database entries to reflect all new and ongoing projects.
Updating project spreadsheet.
Monitoring and adjusting long-term pricing structures for our assets.
Occasionally host visitors in our office space (with advanced notice).
• Consistent, daily communication with our Archivist, as these two roles work in tandem with one another.

• Communication with Eames Office staff and family with project details and needs, when necessary.

• Attending bi-weekly staff meetings to stay informed about company happenings.

• Occasional contact with our IP lawyer.

The strongest candidate will have an extensive familiarity with the history of Charles and Ray Eames and the projects completed by the Eames Office since 1941, and a general knowledge of our historic furniture partners, Herman Miller and Vitra.

Experience, Skills, and Desired Qualities:

• Knowledge of the history of Charles and Ray Eames and the Eames Office is strongly emphasized.

• Bachelor’s degree (business, intellectual property law, design history, art, history, architecture, museum studies) preferred.

• Discretion while viewing and handling confidential assets, including financial records.

• Professional email, video conference, and phone communication.

• Exceptional organizational skills, timeliness, and attention to detail.

• Ability to set and keep deadlines, to work independently after receiving direction, and to communicate progress.

• Knowledge of IP standards for photography, films, and furniture assets.

• Ability to negotiate pricing and close business deals, including the creation of legal licenses and payment invoices.

• Experience with Dropbox, Google Suite, Adobe Suite (especially Acrobat and Photoshop), PayPal, and Zoom. Familiarity with FileMaker platform is a plus.

• Ability to sustain repetitive digital work without guidance.

Salary: $30/hour

Benefits: Part-time employees are not eligible for Benefits.
Part-time employees do receive employee discounts.

Education requirements: Bachelor’s Degree

Deadline to apply: May 6, 2024

Documents required to apply: resume

How to apply: E-mail resume to Jackie@eamesoffice.com