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Fabrication Coordinator, Artist Studio

Posted: 18.06.2024
Contract Type: Full-time
Job Type: Permanent
Location: London, UK
Tenure: Permanent
Job description:

We are looking for an experienced Fabrication Coordinator to join the team at a Pop Artist’s studio in East London. Candidates will have the ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously while meeting tight deadlines and budgets. This role will work closely with the artist and wider studio team to ensure effective communication with internal teams and external vendors.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinating the production of works for exhibition, ensuring they run to time and budget
  • Ensuring compliance with production protocols and safety regulations.
  • Responsibility for collating multiple quotes to ensure fabrication costs are reasonable
  • Be first point of contact at the studio to provide accurate timelines, progress reports and completion updates
  • Create production schedules, including installation, shipping and site visits
  • Manage and track budgets
  • Research and manage the procurement of materials for the production of works
  • Liaising with subcontracted specialists such as fabricators and external production companies
  • Attend fabrication meetings with artists / technical and exhibition teams
  • Attend site visits and review meetings
  • Coordinate logistics of artworks, installations and exhibitions materials with the registrar team

The ideal candidate has:

  • Proven experience in a similar role at a gallery or artist studio
  • Team player, able to work flexibly within a team environment
  • Wide ranging knowledge and understanding of materials and fabrication process including budgets and costings
  • Practical thinker, creative problem solver
  • Excellent eye for detail
  • Clear and effective communication skills
  • Self-motivated, proactive and superbly organised.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Art related degree preferred
  • Mandarin/Cantonese language would be a bonus but not essential