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23 Jul 2018

Full-Time Project Management Assistant

Walla Walla Foundry Inc.  Walla Walla, Washington, United States

Walla Walla Foundry Inc. - job posting

Job Description

The Walla Walla Foundry is seeking a Project Management Assistant to join our team. The position offers the opportunity to engage project management skills as well as develop an in-depth understanding of contemporary art production methods.  Additional information about the Foundry is available at wallawallafoundry.com

Core Responsibilities

  • Support project management operations through documentation and database administration. Oversee preparation and coordination of art installations.
  • Coordinate travel, equipment and logistics for domestic and international installations.
  • Assist Shipping Coordinator with shipping documentation.
  • Observe fabrication and installation strategies with the ability to digest and create clear process records for use in production or for clientele.
  • Create installation manuals and project information sheets for use in production or by clientele. Produce manuals and sheets based on recorded project information and conversations with colleagues and clientele.
  • Assist shops in tracking and documentation of production processes, including weights, dimensions, materials, etc. for both historical record and execution of subsequent editions of the work.
  • Assist or direct staff photographer in capturing specific images required for installation manuals, project fabrication, and informational project sheets.
  • Ability to process RAW images to aid in image turnaround.
  • Accurately perform end-processing of projects in Foundry databases.
  • Accurately maintain storage inventory database and records.
  • Prepare reports for internal and external use.

 Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Proficiency in digital photography, including Photoshop, Camera RAW and Adobe InDesign.
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy, a holistic understanding of various Foundry processes and materials, and a sensitivity to the artistic and aesthetic goals of each work.
  • Must be highly organized, with the ability to set priorities and manage time independently to meet deadlines for concurrent projects.
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, research, and administrative skills.  Ability to digest and synthesize complicated information and convey back in a succinct and timely manner.
  • High level of dedication and a willingness to place a high priority on the job.
    Passion for contemporary art processes and a desire to work in an agile, fast-paced, deadline driven environment.
  • 1-3 years of related experience in an artist studio, fabrication facility, arts administration or Registrar position preferred.

Education
B.A. or master’s degree in art/design related field a plus.

How to Apply

Send cover letter and resume to nora@wallawallafoundry.com no later than August 17, 2018.

Must be authorized to work in the U.S.

The Foundry is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We offer a generous benefits package, including employer paid health insurance.

Job Categories: Arts and Culture. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: assistant, management, and photography. States: Washington.


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