PRINTS, EXHIBITIONS & PUBLICATIONS MANAGER job at The RANKIN Group | London | Art Jobs

PRINTS, EXHIBITIONS & PUBLICATIONS MANAGER

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A great opportunity for someone who is passionate about the art and exhibitions world and who is looking for an exciting career move. 

Located in London, RANKIN work with world-class and emerging talent across film, photography and publishing. 

Part of the Books, Exhibitions & Archive department the mission of the Prints, Exhibitions & Publications Manager is to manage, preserve and ensure access to and promote the extensive use of assets and images from across The Rankin Group. A special focus is given to legacy building and high-end promotion of the photographic and film work of our founder Rankin through publishing and exhibitions. 

At RANKIN you will be able to be part of a fun and friendly work environment and you will benefit from some of the best career prospects in the industry.

Come and join this unique organisation and its bunch of talented people who thrive in delivering spectacular work time and time again. 

At RANKIN we want to change the world, would you like to join us?

About us

The RANKIN Group is Rankin’s new hybrid cultural company encompassing creative services, contract publishing, production, editorial verticals/platforms, and talent representation. 

We are a fast growing, thriving cultural community creating great short and long form content on an hourly basis. 

We are a team of creatives, directors, photographers, researchers, strategists, producers and editors who collaborate with brands ranging from luxury to FMCG, charities, editorial platforms, beauty, fashion & automotive.

We help brands be culturally relevant through creative communication, campaigns, brand building & content creation.

We create work that is bold, brave & beautiful. 

Your key accountabilities at RANKIN

Prints 

  • Continue professional relationships with gallerists and clients to develop sales and promotion of Rankin artworks. Handle charity donation requests. 
  • Answer all enquries relating to print sales, pricing and offer framing and hang guidance to clients as required. 
  • Proofing and condition checking all artworks from our post-production team, external contractors and collaborators. 
  • Use of in house large-format printers to offer support for set design, exhibition, events and other purposes as required. 
  • Expand and solidify edition sales lists to ensure correct information is released and accurate authenticity is supplied for all work. 

Exhibitions 

  • Coordinate exhibitions from concept to exhibition launch, duration and take down. 
  • Act as point of contact for contractors, museums and curators. 
  • Handle internal communication and agreeing details of shows with relevant parties. 
  • Maintain budget and schedules for exhibitions, organise resourcing across departments and flag important dates and events in internal meetingsd and calendars. 
  • Research new locations and galleries and do site visits and recce locations for exhibitions & events.  

Books 

  • Coordinate and project manage workflows between departments. 
  • Liaise with external publishers as required and manage international distribution by working with shipping agencies and external agents. 
  • Request quotes and create technical specs for publications projects. 
  • Liaise with the Archive Team to build image lists and organise image edits via Indesign. 
  • Ensure book quality, both in content and in final production. 

General 

  • Liaise with the PR team organising images, press releases and release information as required. 
  • Understand image specs for different projects and be able to proof digital and print images as required. Use Photoshop to prepare files for projects. 
  • Regular reporting to Line Manager and Rankin and organise workflows and project deadlines in a fast paced creative office. 

Essential skills, experience and personal attributes

  • Experience working with artwork sales and galleries. 
  • Knowledge of correct handling proccedures for photographic works. 
  • Proficiency with full Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Excel. 
  • Strong communication skills and keen attention to detail.
  • Efficient with the ability to plan ahead and work to tight deadlines and schedules. 
  • Understanding of artistic practices and commitments of a creative environment.
  • Experience working with arts publishers and an understanding of image usage rights would be ideal.
  • A firm grasp on print production processes, material types and publishing terminology would be useful. 
  • A proven interest in Rankin’s work and an interest in photography & photographic mediums is a plus. 
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