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Studio and Production Manager

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Studio Pendleton is seeking an experienced production, project, and team manager for the leadership role of Studio and Production Manager. The role involves overseeing the creation of artwork as well as managing relationships within the studio and externally, including communication and coordination with various vendors, fabricators, museum and gallery senior staff, and exhibition partners.  

The position requires the creation and management of complex production and installation schedules, the ability to manage multiple projects at once, and an enthusiasm for researching and developing fabrication methods, strategies, and solutions. 

In addition to providing technical support for the artist, the role requires operational oversight and leadership of all aspects of the studio and its team members. The ideal candidate will have an equal mix of broad production experience across a range of mediums including painting, printmaking, and time-based works as well as strong interpersonal managerial skills. 

Applicants should be team players and exceptionally organized, with a desire to bring the artist’s vision to life through problem-solving, creative thinking, and meticulous communication. 

 

Major Job Responsibilities: 

Oversee production, team, and studio operations. 

Develop and maintain efficient processes for artwork production and studio organization. 

Help create and manage fabrication and production schedules for exhibitions and projects. 

Lead studio team and production meetings. 

Liaise with fabricators, senior staff, and installers at galleries and museums. 

Perform research relating to installation plans and solutions, artwork fabrication, and art-historical contexts. 

Maintain expertise of the artist’s oeuvre. 

Oversee installations for exhibitions, art fairs, and all on-site and off-site projects. 

Maintain big-picture, long-term view of all projects and ensure that day-to-day function is in sync with greater studio goals. 

Present strategic plans for operational efficiency and studio growth. 

Hire permanent and temporary studio staff. 

 

Key Skills & Experience: 

Minimum five years experience in a managerial and production-focused role. 

Strong leadership skills. 

Proven history of innovative thinking, research and testing in order to develop unique and efficient production processes. 

Demonstrated responsibility for and oversight of a team. 

Track record of independent and complex problem-solving. 

Ability to apply policies and procedures consistently. 

Strong writing skills. 

A critical eye for detail in all aspects of the art making process. 

Knowledge of industry best practices. 

 

Benefits include health insurance and 401K. 

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