Hiring a Studio Manager

February 2019

My name is Taeyoon, I’m an artist and educator based in New York City. I work with painting, writing, computer programming, and custom electronics. I cofounded the School for Poetic Computation and actively work on the administration and teaching. I work with various communities around the world, often times focusing on the issues of accessibility, inclusion, disability, minority’s rights to education and technology.

I’m currently collaborating with a small team of studio assistants and freelancers for a few large projects. They are great, but I am now seeking someone at a Manager level, who can join full time and be responsible to lead the team.

Studio Manager Overview:

  • The candidate should have 2+ years of experience in project management or artist studio management
  • The candidate will work full time, onsite in my studio in NYC, while it’s possible to start with 20 hours/week
  • The candidate has an experience of successfully managing a team in a professional environment
  • Competitive salary + health care + paid vacation days
  • Apply with a cover letter to studio@taeyoonchoi.com
  • Position beginning in April, 2019

Responsibilities:  

The Studio Manager will lead the team (Taeyoon + studio assistants + freelancers & collaborators) in organizing and prioritizing administrative tasks, ensuring deadlines are met and that correspondences are up to date. You will demonstrate leadership on a high level, with freelancers and assistants reporting to you.

The ideal candidate will be a master of organization, spreadsheet, budget and pivot-table extraordinaire, great with time management, scheduling and communication. In addition, the ideal candidate should have excellent editing skills, grammar, and spelling in English, as well as advanced experience with organizing multimedia documentation and archiving.

The Studio Manager will be assist with both personal projects and work related to the School for Poetic Computation. The role will require you to be available and on-site Monday – Friday in New York City, working on timelines that range from short to longer term projects up to five years.

Studio culture:

Read exit interviews from studio assistants.

Emily Miller
Shira Feldman

Equal opportunity:

Taeyoon Choi is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.

Contract for dignity:

Taeyoon Choi is dedicated in providing respectful work environment in studio and in online communication, focusing on need of disabled person, including but not limited to; Deaf, hard of hearing, disabled candidate, where their comfort and dignity as an individual and collaborator is taken to the priority.

Taeyoon Choi is devoted to providing credit for the assistant’s work, creative input and logistical management, wherever it’s deemed necessary and appropriate.