Art Production Manager

New York

Pace Gallery is a leading international art gallery representing some of the most influential contemporary artists and estates from the past century. Since its founding by Arne Glimcher in 1960, Pace has developed a distinguished legacy as an artist-first gallery that mounts seminal historical and contemporary exhibitions. Under the current leadership of President and CEO Marc Glimcher, Pace continues to support its artists and share their visionary work with audiences worldwide by remaining at the forefront of innovation. Today, Pace has ten locations worldwide including London, Geneva, a strong foothold in Palo Alto, two galleries in New York and our newest location in Los Angeles. Pace was one of the first international galleries to establish outposts in Asia where it operates permanent spaces in Hong Kong and Seoul.

Pace Gallery is seeking a Production Manager to join two New York based dealer teams to implement and oversee artwork production for a group of artists at the gallery. This requires clear and effective communication, an extreme attention to detail, and a deep understanding of artwork production across all media. The Production Manager is an integral part of the Dealer team, providing production support to artists, estates, and vendors.



What you'll be doing:
  • Follow production from beginning to end, including finding appropriate vendors, providing specs, sourcing quotes, and shipping to/from vendor
  • Manage artwork production timelines, costs and quality control
  • Provide direct contact with artists, estates and vendors for all production needs: printing, mounting, framing, sourcing monitors, sourcing materials for installations, special projects
  • Maintain current vendor relationships and research new vendors as needed
  • Work closely with registrar and dealer team to assess production needs
  • Liaise with shipping department to collect and deliver work to gallery, client, museum, etc.
  • Input and maintain inventory database records
  • Manage, code and submit related invoices to accounting department
  • Liaise with and offer guidance as needed to artists, estates, clients, galleries, and museums regarding artwork production
  • Work within established production budget, taking measures to reduce costs where possible, including negotiating costs with vendors
  • Work closely with accounting department to approve invoices and provide documentation for audits
  • Additional artwork production responsibilities as assigned

What you'll bring:
  • Minimum 3 years’ related experience working for an artist, fine art gallery or museum
  • Must have proven experience with complicated artwork production and the ability to problem solve
  • Extensive knowledge of and comfortability with artwork production
  • Must be extremely detailed-oriented, organized, and an effective communicator
  • Able to multi-task with ease and maintain composure in high stress and deadline-driven situations
  • Excellent computer skills, PC/Mac platforms, and strong familiarity with database programs
  • Must possess a professional, positive work demeanor and the communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively with vendors, clients, and co-workers
  • Strong work ethic with an ability to manage heavy workload while efficiently and effectively prioritizing responsibilities to meet deadlines and deliver results
  • Ability to manage budgets and keep detailed records
  • A working knowledge of and passion for modern and contemporary art
  • BA Degree in related field

In addition to an active and progressive work environment, Pace Gallery offers a competitive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision insurance, retirement plans with a company match, flexible spending accounts and commuter benefits. We encourage a healthy work/life balance and offer a generous vacation policy.

Pace Gallery is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, Veteran status, or any other legally protected status.