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Creative Technologist

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37000-40000
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10/30/2021

Job Title: Creative Technologist

Organization: CultureHub LA

CultureHub is a global art and technology community with locations in New York, Los Angeles, Korea, Italy, and Indonesia founded in partnership with La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club and the Seoul Institute of the Arts. Through artist residencies, professional services, and creative collaborations, CultureHub advances the work of artists experimenting with emerging technologies and fostering new artistic forms.

Job Purpose: CultureHub is seeking a self-directed, interdisciplinary-minded creative technologist to work with the LA studio in an ever-changing media environment. The Creative Technologist collaborates with the CultureHub staff, resident artists, associated artists, and collaborators to develop and execute new multimedia projects.

Summary: CultureHub is a globally networked technology-based non-profit arts organization with a focus on the application of new and emerging technologies in creative and educational contexts. The CultureHub LA Creative Technologist works with the CultureHub LA staff to ensure that the programming and operations of the Los Angeles hub run smoothly and effectively. The Creative Technologist will oversee the design and execution of the technical and technological aspects of the organization’s artistic and educational programming, as well as serve contribute significantly to R&D efforts.

Critical Tasks and Duties:

  • Maintaining and developing new strategies for the implementation of technologies within the CultureHub facilities and environment. Including but not limited to: hardware video conferencing codecs, software applications, cameras, projectors, monitors, audio and video mixers and Internet infrastructure.
  • Set-up and run technical aspects of artist residencies, productions, workshops, and other events at the CultureHub LA studio
  • Set-up and run technical aspects of off-site events and productions at satellite and partner venues
  • Coordinate internal and external correspondences with staff, artists, and technologists from pre- to post-production
  • Communicate with staff, artists, and technologists in other global CultureHub locations to facilitate multi-locational programming
  • Catalog studio equipment, check for malfunctions, and research and vet new purchases, ensuring smooth operation of technical resources
  • Advise and assist artists and clients to implement technology-related goals
  • Engineer documentation and broadcasts of content
  • Train staff and artists in technology and equipment operation
  • Research new practices and technologies for adoption and application
  • Operate under deadlines in high pressure environments with professionalism and a system-level perspective
  • Facilitating R&D efforts in art and technology fields

Relationships and Roles:

The operation of a globally networked performance space is an emergent discipline that encompasses various media practices. The Creative Technologist will define their duties in response to continuous change, in intimate collaboration with CultureHub staff and also other media professionals, collaborators, and clients of CultureHub. Operations, including troubleshooting for potential problems within daily activities and events, require careful scheduling and coordination within the team. Working directly with the CultureHub staff, the Creative Technologist ensures that all of the organization’s programming and operations are successful.

Job Requirements:

  • Strong media production and technical/technological ability and experience in one or more of the following areas: creative technology, performance design, experiential design, immersive environments, art direction, creative direction, media production, digital media management, A/V coordination, live-streaming technology
  • Strong research and troubleshooting skills
  • Strong communication skills, i.e. visualization, cataloging, training, presentation
  • Working knowledge of contemporary art and media practices
  • In-depth understanding of live multimedia production
  • Strong computer skills and experience with media interfaces
  • Some video content creation and post-production skills
  • Meticulous organization, attention to detail, and ability to track deadlines
  • Ability to move Audio/Visual equipment weighing up to 50 pounds across studio or event venue occasionally for various production and event needs

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with live-streaming technology in an art or performance context
  • Experience with integrating media with live performance
  • Experience in a multimedia production or incubator/residency setting
  • Experience working collaboratively with teams of technicians in a leadership capacity

Equal Opportunity Employer:

CultureHub is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: $37,000.00 - $40,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance

Schedule:

Monday to Friday

Weekend availability

Education:

Bachelor's (Required)

Work Location:

One location/ remote

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Artist Liaison

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Nino Mier Gallery with locations in LA, Brussels, Marfa, and Cologne is seeking an experienced Artist Liaison to join its quickly growing team in Los Angeles. The ideal candidate has at least 2-3 years experience working in a contemporary art gallery as an artist liaison or a gallery assistant. A positive, can-do attitude, astute attention to detail, excellent communication skills, and the ability to multitask are all necessary. This is an opportunity to manage, oversee and directly engage with artists on all levels including exhibitions, art fairs, production and career development.

 

Key Responsibilities

- Manage assigned group of artists

- Track and update artists’ inventory in Art Logic

- Communicate with artists regarding exhibitions and art fairs

- Coordinate with registrars regarding shipping to / from studio

- Facilitate consignments and loans

- Oversee production budgets and schedules

- Write and edit press releases and other artist related texts

 

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Archivist (Beverly Hills)

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Gagosian seeks a full-time Archivist to join its Beverly Hills team.

Reporting to the senior Archivists, the Archivist will create, enhance, and manage access to 30-plus-year-photographic archival data for the Sales, Publications, and Registrar departments. The ideal candidate will have the ability to multitask, work both independently and collaboratively, with superb communication and organization skills, and an eye for detail. The Archivist will maintain the organizational structure of image file servers, and executive personal devices.

The position schedule is Tuesday–Saturday, 9:30am–6pm, with additional hours for openings and events.

Duties include but not limited to
– Field requests for photographs of artworks and exhibition installations associated with Gagosian and gallery-represented artists.
– Develop a quick response time for requests; managing multiple projects at once.
– Assemble exhibition and art fair show folders from coordinator checklists, determining which works of art must be photographed or rephotographed.
– Organize, process, and assign relevant metadata to incoming images according to documented procedures, and maintain procedural documentation supporting Archivist duties.
– Create to-scale digital art mock-ups in Photoshop.
– Review and format information output from the Gagosian database, label all incoming and outgoing artwork and exhibition imagery, and populate images in the gallery database.
– Assist senior Archivists by scheduling on and off-site photography, and securing and approving photography estimates.
– Assist with press requests and approvals for image usage.
– Ad hoc projects as assigned.

Requirements
– Proficiency with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and basic to advanced digital photography skills. Proficiency in SketchUp a plus.
– Excellent written and verbal interpersonal communication skills.
– Knowledge and experience working with relational databases preferred.
– Background in Art History, preferred.

Position Type
Full-Time/Regular/Non-Exempt/Salaried position with overtime.

Compensation
Salary commensurate with experience, comprehensive benefits package including two weeks paid vacation which increases with tenure.

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