D.R.A.W. Recruitment

Editions Manager – Established Artist’s Studio


Contract Type: Full-time
Job Type: Permanent
Pay: Dependent on experience
Location: London London, UK
Job description:


An established and world renowned artist is looking for an Editions Manager to join their team.

Responsibilities of the role include:


– Responsible for sales of prints, editions and unique works on paper

– Fulfilling trade orders, maintaining existing relationships and working on building new trade outlets

– Sales through email correspondence, over the phone and in person at art fairs or special events

– Issuing invoices

– Contacts management

– Submitting change of ownership information and overseeing authentication measures

– Overseeing the packing and dispatch of sold works

Production Management / Creative Assistant:

– Oversee and assist the artist in the whole creative process of fabricating the work and taking it to market

– Soundboard ideas and suggest production methods

– Brief fabricators and printmakers, liaise between them and the artist during the production process

– Responsible for quality and condition checking

– Responsible for keeping the project on budget

– Oversee the signing, editioning and authentication tagging of the work

– Inputting artwork information on database

– Ensuring production invoices are raised on database so an accurate financial breakdown is accessible

Website and Mailing List:

– Running a successful e-commerce business

– Responsible for overseeing and updating the editions website

– Adding new items and writing product descriptions

– Online stock management

– Fulfillment of orders placed online

– Management of MailChimp including lists, design and sending out shop mailer.

Packing and Logistics:

– Specialist handling and packing of fine art prints and 3D works

– Liaising with logistics and courier companies on shipping quotes, following through to overseeing process until delivery

– Booking of courier services including filling in appropriate shipping paperwork and customs declaration forms


– Responsible for suitable, archival storage of prints, editions and works on paper

– Ensuring that stock on the database is accurate in terms of sales status, condition, stock numbers and location

– Maintaining balanced stock levels to efficiently run retail business

– Ensure there are suitable packing materials available

– Delegating work to studio assistants

– Answering the phone and dealing with demands in the most appropriate manner

– Ad-hoc requests from the artist and/or director as required

– Assisting with charity donations

– Reporting on auction activity

Art Fair Responsibilities:

– Drawing up art fair proposal and submitting application

– Budget proposal and follow through

– Artwork selection and liaising with additional artists (if applicable)

– Booth layout and design

– Overseeing logistics to and from the fair, (for all artists)

– Installation and curation of the booth

– Oversee sales at the fair including processing of invoices and follow up

Essential attributes for this role include: 

– Educated to degree level

– Confident person and a good networker

– A skilled communicator both in person and in writing

– Excellent attention to detail

– Have an opinion; be assertive (but respectful) with the artist

– Enjoy and be able to work in a team but equally often manage sales efficiently and promptly alone

Preferred experience:

– Artwork sales

– Client facing role – should have professional manner and excellent level of customer service

– Working with prints / editions

– Dealing with high net worth and/or high profile individuals

– Familiarity with tax jurisdictions, VAT zones, import duties etc