Sarah Small is Searching for: Full-time Studio Manager / Artist Assistant

readers this is from a brooklyn artist Sarah Small whom i’ve written about here who i think does some pretty amazing performances and is multi-talented herself. i thought maybe someone who reads this blog might be interested or know someone interested in being involved with sarah.

here is one of her pics i find funny

laura at evelyn’s

You guys!  NO!!!  My incredibly dedicated, painfully organized, grammatically obsessive, fully trustworthy, silly and serious, pink-loving, errand running, tech-savvy, full-time photography business assistant / studio director / film and performance line producer / researcher / accounts manager / budget creator / model liaison / grant writing, network administrating Person-Friend-Helper-Angel, Chrissie! is leaving…!  She is going to explore the next chapter of her life up in Vermont.  She has been both heart and brain of my operations for the last two-and-a-half years… I will miss her too much for words, and I know many of you who have had the opportunity to work with her during Tableau performances and shoots will too.  For those in our network, I will send word about our upcoming going-away party. And life moves on… as it always does…  I am looking for another amazing person to grow my projects, fantasies, and businesses into a continued reality… And since everything really does seem to happen for a reason, this is surely for the best, and I look forward to meeting YOU.

Full-Time Salaried Position starting immediately Sarah Small Photography LLC

(Brooklyn, New York)

Brooklyn-based artist Sarah Small is seeking a creative and energetic art’s management professional to join her team, as full-time assistant/studio manager.  The ideal candidate will be an extremely organized, open-minded, well-rounded, diligent self-starter with a willingness to learn. Ability to multi-task and synthesize a lot of information in a fast paced environment a must. Candidate will possess excellent interpersonal/social and written communication skills. Experience in customer/client relations preferred.

Ability to handle stressful/high-pressure situations and work under tight deadlines. Must be confident working independently and prioritizing tasks; while also being comfortable enlisting the assistance of others and appropriately delegating tasks when necessary. Attention to detail is a must.

Must be computer savvy and technically proficient on a Mac platform.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word) and iWork Suite (Numbers, Pages, Keynote), as well as Google Docs.  Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Bridge, In Design, Illustrator) and Adobe Lightroom.
Knowledge of Final Cut Pro (and/or alternate basic video editing software) and Mailchimp, a plus.

Additional Skills:
-General knowledge of photography equipment, software, and terminology (assistant photographer experience/lighting knowledge, a plus)
-Experience working in theatre, film, and/or music production
-Interest in and knowledge of arts culture in NYC and beyond, a plus
-Experience in graphic design and/or web design
-Grant writing
-Problem Solving
-Basic understanding of non-profit business structure, fiscal sponsorship, 501(c)(3) IRS regulations
-Administration and management experience/understanding of both for-profit and non-profit settings, a plus
-Strong memory skills, a plus
-Must have a valid driver’s license
-Must be a team player, like people, communicate well, and have a sense of humor!

Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:
-Drafting correspondence
-Creating and editing marketing and promotional materials for print and web
-Acting as the primary point of contact for galleries, agents, talent, crew, general network
-Maintaining contact database and print archive
-Receipt and invoice management
-Photo Retouching
-Getty Submissions
-On-site production management/oversight for live events, film shoots
-Equipment maintenance, liaising with IT technical support
-Online research
-Managing intern(s), conducting interviews (HR experience helpful)
-Studio and office maintenance
-Personal errands and general administration

Candidate should be highly motivated, hard working and looking to build a long-term working relationship.

Undergraduate college degree-required (BA in Art’s Management or related field, a plus).

Interested candidates, please send a resume and cover letter (including a minimum of three references; two professional (past employers), and at least one personal reference), along with two writing samples (e.g. grant proposals, artist statements, etc.) to Chrissie at

This is a full-time, salaried position beginning immediately.  

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