Studio & Property Manager – Nairobi, Kenya.

A Sculpture Studio, with a studio in Nairobi and New York, is looking for a Studio & Property Manager for its office in Nairobi. The successful candidate will be responsible to manage the studio, as well as projects, end to end; including crating/packing of artworks & materials, execution of shipments of materials & artworks out of and into Nairobi as well as document management. Other duties will include artworks storage materials purchasing and maintenance for the studio & property. He/she will also maintain the daily Calendar of the artist and coordinate and organize travel, in collaboration with the New York Studio Manager. The successful candidate MUST be a multitasker, a good problem solver with very strong organizational skills. An interest in, or at least an understanding of, visual arts, is an added advantage.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that list of priorities is shared and agreed upon with the Nairobi team, local vendors and fabricators, and New York Studio.
  • Develop and manage, in collaboration with the MD/Artist a list of priorities for the studio.
  • Manage Nairobi Studio expenses.
  • Oversee the management of the inventory of works in Nairobi Studio.
  • Manage storage of artworks, finished or in‐progress, in Nairobi Studio stores storage.
  • Maintain and share costs of materials & production of artworks with New York Studio.
  • Maintain a daily calendar and arrange studio visits, reservations, arrangements for site visits.
  • Coordinate, prepare and organize travel, in collaboration with the New York studio manager.
  • Manage end to end maintenance and improvement projects for the property.
  • Regularly monitor the functioning of key utilities: water, electricity, recycling, solar panels etc.
  • Ensure tourism permits are renewed yearly.
  • Support in managing house staff.

Qualifications:

  • College education.
  • Previous experience in project management, scheduling, personal assistance; ideally, experience in a creative field and/or in property management.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Comfortable managing and supervising people, both internal and external.
  • Cultural awareness – the ability to interact with internal and external stakeholders abroad.
  • Excellent people skills and comfortable working in a family environment.
  • Detail-oriented and a good problem solver.
  • Comfort working with MS Word and Excel.
  • Ideally a drivers’ license and own transport.

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  • Education:Bachelor's.
  • Job Type:Permanent.
  • Location:Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Career Level:Upper Mid-Level.
  • Salary:Monthly gross salary: Negotiable depending on skills and experience.
  • Deadline:7th February 2021.