About the Role
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a part-time Studio Assistant/ Studio Manager to work in a bespoke furniture practice at the forefront of British furniture design.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and organised all-rounder to help improve the day to day running of the studio; someone with excellent communication and presentation skills. This role would suit an individual who is happy working autonomously and in a small team, with experience in studio management and/or marketing.
Gareth Neal is a progressive and innovative London-based design studio established in 2006. We design for production and site-specific projects and have a reputation for redefining traditional crafts for a contemporary audience, whether that ‘s collaborating with the UK’s best craftsmen and women, or challenging the perceptions of digital fabrication techniques within craftsmanship. The studio has a broad and exciting spectrum of design outputs across three key areas. Collectables, Commissions and Collaborations.
Job Description – Key Responsibilities
Communication – email correspondence with clients, galleries, museums and retailers.
Studio assistance – diary management, scheduling meeting, booking transport and travel arrangements, keeping project folders up to date, ordering supplies, general paperwork (e.g. contracts) and administration.
Project assistance – document and monitor key project milestones and deadlines in the 24-month planner.
Promotion & Marketing – responding to press enquiries, resizing images, writing copy for interviews, copy for newsletters and website, social media updates (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), updating the website with new projects and events (Can provide training if lacking)
Presentations – creating sales catalogues, client presentations & proposals, image touch up.
Applications – funding, competitions etc.
Research – occasional project research (materials, historical).
Sales – research and assist the director in following up new enquiries, monitor interest shown in a project.
HR -recruitment, contracts.
Finance/ Bookkeeping -writing & paying invoices, quarterly VAT return, logging sales and purchases (Can provide training if lacking, or can be outsourced).
Candidate Key Criteria
Excellent Communication – clear verbal and written communication.
Highly Organisatised – able to prioritise tasks and bring a systemised and logical structure to work.
Numerate – able to record financial information clearly and accurately.
Computer literate –
Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator
Microsoft Office –Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Knowledge of WordPress, Googledrive and Gmail, Campaign Monitor, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
Promotion and Sales – a keen interest in social media, customer relationship management, and online marketing.
Resourceful and Pro-active – able to take on tasks in unknown territories, learn on the go.
Relevant experience in office or studio management.
Interest in design, furniture and craft.
Permanent (with a 3-month probation period)
Part -Time (2 days a week)
Salary Pro Rota £33,150 – £22,150 dependant on experience.
Please submit your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include your availability, and any notice periods you may subject too.
Please also include employment references in your CV.
The application deadline is Sunday 30th June.
Interviews to be held the week commencing 8th July.
The start date is flexible, but assume the beginning of September.