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Studio Assistant, Printmaking

We are a collaborative fine art printmaking studio. We produce large format exhibition prints and limited editions for artists, galleries, and museums using digital imaging tools and traditional printmaking sensibilities. We seek a full time Assistant.

The ideal candidate would have a passion for art and dedication to craft. An eye for detail is of utmost importance as we rely on the print assistant to inspect the final prints. You must have knowledge of how to handle many types of papers and materials. You must be comfortable and disciplined with machines and techniques and be meticulous in every way. You must demonstrate a willingness to jump into administrative duties and the fast-paced day to day workings of a printing studio.

We are looking for someone reliable, with a strong work ethic. Someone who is professional and cordial with clients at all times, and has the ability to work with many types of personalities is a must. You will be interacting with our clients, our team and the company at large.

You must:

-Be a self starter.
-Have ambition.
-Respect for privacy and have discretion.
-Manage your time and be able to prioritize tasks from clients and imagers to meet deadlines. Fluid workflow with ability to go from one project to another and back.
-Have excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills.
-Be passionate and have the willingness and ability to learn and pick up skills quickly.

Duties include but are not limited to:

Administrative duties include making quotes and invoices, answering phones, submitting payments and communicating information to clients
Inspecting, trimming and packing prints. Hand spotting and retouching when minor flaws can be repaired
Preparing packages for shipment or messenger
Maintaining pigment printers on a regular basis
Working with multiple imagers to maintain a healthy workflow; ability to prioritize and communicate a must
Cleaning and tidying the studio on a continuous/daily basis
Writing blog posts

Photoshop, Filemaker and iWork a plus; Intelligence, clarity and a willingness to learn is critical.

You must be comfortable working with machines and be meticulous in every way. A motivated and highly talented individual may have the opportunity become an integral part of the team.

A painting or printmaking background is preferred but photographers will be considered. Any experience/understanding of mounting and framing a bonus.

Designers need not apply.

Application Instructions / Public Contact Information ---------

Please email your cover letter and resume to Use 'Assistant' as the subject. NO CALLS PLEASE. Send your resume as an attachment as well as paste it into the body of the email.

Relevant research areas: North America, Contemporary

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