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Head of Exhibitions & Special Projects, Artist Studio

Posted: 22.11.2021
Contract Type: Full-time
Job Type: Contract
Location: London
Job description:

We are looking for a Head of Exhibitions and Special Projects for an Artist Studio in London.

The person in this role will work closely with the Artist, Director, Project Manager and Studio Manager to deliver exhibitions of varying sizes.

This is a fixed Term Contract for 1 year, starting in January 2022.

The role is:

  • To run the exhibitions programme for the studio
  • Manage specific exhibitions from inception through to conclusion
  • Ensure the smooth running and documentation of each project
  • Oversee logistics, shipping and budgeting for all works leaving the studio
  • Overall registrar and archival responsibilities
  • Working with the Artist, Creative Manager and Director to commission writers, supplying catalogue images, content for publications
  • Establish positive working relationships with all lenders and key stakeholders involved in the exhibitions
  • Manage external consultants (designers, curators, conservators), obtain necessary information, verify details and deal with queries and difficulties as they arise
  • Establishing timelines and overarching project plan for fabrication and delivery of artworks
  • Responsibility managing master budgets for the production of work, including monthly expenditure estimates and quarterly reconciliations.
  • Drafting contracts for third party fabricators in the UK, Europe and other territories as and when they arise, ensuring fabrication contracts are in place prior to the commencement of individual artworks being
  • PR / marketing: work closely with the Artist, Director and PR agency to manage / oversee strategy for promotion and advertising of
  • Social media: work with the Project Manager on strategy for promoting the artist on social media platforms

Ideal candidate:

  • Will be an extremely competent project administrator and have worked in roles that require large projects to be run in an efficient and timely manner
  • Will have demonstrable experience of working on their own initiative and being able to present the results in a clear and concise fashion to management
  • Will have worked with databases and be used to meticulous administration
  • Experience in research and confident to work with a range of technical and historical material
  • Skilled in copy-writing (including art historical / curatorial) and proof reading
  • Experience in production processes and interest in technical understanding of new processes for the purpose of logistics and contingency planning
  • Experience in negotiating relationships with suppliers
  • Experience of drafting contracts (from templates) for distribution to third parties
  • Extensive work experience in similar roles in a creative environment – media, arts, marketing or similar service organisations