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Canal Street Communications Seeks Part-time Studio Manager

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Canal Street Communications, an established multimedia artist studio, seeks a candidate for the 2-3 day/week position of Studio Manager.

Interviewing immediately, salary commensurate with experience, ideal candidate has flexible, freelance schedule.

Overall Duties:
General management/maintenance of artist-run production studio/office located in downtown Manhattan.

Studio manager is responsible for:
-General management of production studio.
-Maintenance of studio computer backup system, coordinating/troubleshooting with IT consultant on studio digital/technical issues.
-Overseeing recording and performance projects.
-Fielding press requests and scheduling interviews. -Studio archiving and assistance with wide variety of performance/art/music/tech/literary projects.
-Advance & coordination of performance tours.
-Coordinating & managing various art installations.

Studio/Office Duties:
-Day to day studio maintenance, filing, phones/email/mailings.
-Overseeing of all studio computer systems and equipment.
-Website maintenance/updates & studio e-list announcements.
-Daily scheduling and personal assistance to artist.
-Fielding and managing usage and reproduction requests.
-Liaising with artist’s gallery to coordinate touring exhibitions and loan requests.
-Assistance with production of artist books.
-Development of studio e-commerce.
-Scheduling and working with AV designers & technicians on wide variety of projects.
-Maintenance of insurance archive of studio inventory.
-Coordinating all studio invoices/billing/budgets with Business Manager/bookkeeper.

Tour Duties:
-Advancing tour travel and logistics.
-Liaising with Tour Management company and tour personnel on production issues.
-Managing budgets & creating personnel agreements.
-Arranging and coordinating shipping of equipment.
-Creating itineraries and coordinating all logistics when artist is on tour.

Studio is Mac-based and candidate should have exceptional digital and AV skills including knowledge of scanning, photo printing, digital SLR cameras and digital video, familiarity with basic digital & audio equipment, cabling & formats.

Studio Manager should be able to work quickly and proficiently in the following programs:
-Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, Acrobat
-Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint
-Mac Mail
-ICal & Mobile Me syncing
-Iphone/Ipad proficiency, troubleshooting
-Final Cut Pro
-FTP programs, very basic proficiency with HTML
-Apple Keynote, Pages, Aperture
-Toast Titanium
-FileMaker Pro
-DVD Studio Pro
-Quicktime Pro
-Working knowledge of audio software (ProTools, Logic Studio, Ableton Live) a plus but not required.
-Working knowledge of Quickbooks helpful.

Additional qualifications: extremely organized, resourceful and self-motivated, excellent communication/writing/editing skills, ability to multitask and manage deadlines, professional demeanor and cheerful disposition, physically strong & able to lift/move moderate equipment, fluent knowledge of New York City.

Please email brief introduction/overview of qualifications along with resume to:
brad@difficultmusic.com

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