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Project Manager, Artist Studio

Posted: 11.06.2024
Contract Type: Full-time
Job Type: Permanent
Pay: $90k-$100k p.a.
Location: New York, NY, USA
Tenure: Permanent
Job description:

Our client, an established artist studio, is seeking an experienced designer / project manager for the position of Project Manager. The primary function is to produce the work of the artist, including architectural-scale exhibitions at leading, international museums.

The Project Manager is a pivotal role within the studio, responsible for the successful oversight and completion of studio projects. This position involves comprehensive project management, encompassing planning, execution, coordination, and team leadership. The Project Manager collaborates closely with all studio team members, external stakeholders, and vendors to ensure projects are delivered to the highest standards while aligning with the studio’s vision and objectives.

The role is a pro-active, solutions-oriented position. The Project Manager position moves seamlessly between the hands-on and managerial aspects of the studio, and is able to both inspire and hold accountable all project team members.

The studio is defined by its commitment to art, excellence, and craft – the role of Project Manager is to actively grow and support these values. The Project Manager must be ready to commit to and support – critically and passionately – the vision of the artist and studio.


  • Manage studio projects from initiation through completion, including exhibition design, artwork production, exhibition publications, and more
  • Collaborate with studio teams such as Projects, Business, Studio Technicians, and Digital Imaging to execute project and produce works of art
  • Establish and maintain project schedules, budgets, and resource allocation, ensuring adherence to timelines and financial constraints
  • Conduct regular meetings with stakeholders to review progress, address issues, and make decisions to keep projects on track
  • Develop and maintain relationships with external partners to support project objectives
  • Lead the development and execution of design studies, physical models, and architectural drawings for exhibitions
  • Conduct site visits for quality control across various project components, ensuring compliance with studio’s standards of excellence
  • Create visual reports to monitor third-party performance and ensure adherence to project goals
  • Coordinate PR and social media activities related to projects and studio initiatives
  • Participate in the organization and coordination of studio spaces and renovation projects
  • Inspect artworks (on and off-site, including international travel) and create inspection reports
  • Ability and willingness to handle artworks and art-making materials as necessary
  • Contribute to a positive team culture and create common goals
  • Contribute to the success around studio-wide production-related goals, challenges, and strategies


  • Several years of experience in project management related to architecture, exhibition design or fabrication
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field; advanced degree is advantageous
  • Proven track record of successfully managing complex projects from initiation to completion, meeting deadlines and budgetary requirements
  • Strong leadership and people management skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate team members towards achieving project goals
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills, with the capacity to build and maintain relationships at all levels
  • Proficiency in 2D and 3D design software and project management tools
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Critical eye for detail
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and adapt to changing priorities, requirements and deadlines