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Production Manager, Contemporary Gallery

Posted: 02.12.2022
Contract Type: Full-time
Job Type: Permanent
Pay: Dependent on experience
Location: Berlin, Germany
Tenure: Permanent
Job description:

Our client, a contemporary gallery in Berlin, is seeking a Production Manager to join their team. Liaising with artist studios and the artist liaisons of the gallery, the Production Manager coordinates the fabrication of artworks in close collaboration with external partners. You will accompany each project throughout all stages of development and will deliver in a timely manner proposals and solutions to meet all exhibitions’ and activities’ deadlines linked to the gallery’s schedule. The successful candidate has proven experience coordinating production of large-scale and multidisciplinary artworks, as well as in depth experience working in a team.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordination of production projects in close collaboration and communication with artists and producers
  • Quality control of ongoing productions
  • Processing and controlling of all generated production costs together with the accounting department of the gallery
  • Planning of installation and de-installation schedules of internal and external exhibitions of the gallery
  • Manage a team of technicians/art handlers during exhibition set-ups and dismantles, and during the day-to-day in the warehouse
  • Creating installation manuals / instructions for collectors and institutions
  • Ordering transport crates and appropriate packaging for produced works together
  • Database maintenance (creating and updating inventory entries)

Person Specifications:

  • Several years of gallery experience – ideally in art production and exhibition planning
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Flexibility, ability to work under pressure, and willingness to travel
  • Fluency in German and English (native language or on native level)