D.R.A.W. Recruitment

Senior Studio Assistant and Facilities Manager


Contract Type: Full-time
Job Type: Permanent
Pay: Negotiable
Location: London, UK
Job description:

We are looking for an experienced Senior Studio Assistant and Facilities Manager to join the team at a prominent British Artist’s studio in London.

This is a very hands on, technical role working closely with the artist on the production of works so substantial previous experience of working in an artist studio or fabrication foundry is essential.

Senior Studio Assistant duties include:

  • Working closely with the artist day-to-day, assisting practically with making and providing technical support and problem solving as required
  • Project managing in-house fabrication and liaising with fabricators
  • Coordinating the installation of artworks on show in the studio
  • Assisting Exhibitions Manager in arranging collection/delivery of works
  • Creating  and maintaining database records
  • Researching suppliers and purchasing materials
  • Supervision and management of freelance Studio Assistants
  • Assisting the Exhibitions Manager as required
  • Accompanying the artist on research trips, researching potential new projects and making potential project budgets and delivery timescale
  • Overseeing shipments of materials

Facilities Management responsibilities include:

  • Having overall knowledge of studio operations
  • Managing and maintaining studio resources
  • Managing systems such as fire/intruder alarms
  • Managing artwork storage at the studios
  • Working with contractors to make repairs and implement improvements to the studio
  • Assisting with events and entertainment
  • Maintaining company cars – arranging insurance, tax, maintenance, repairs, parking permits, paying congestion charges
  • Overseeing all external contractors working on site