CAREERS


Studio Drift operates with light installations and art projects on the thin dividing line between Art and Design. Drift focuses in her work on the dialogue between seeming contradictions; nature and technology, science and emotions, science fiction and reality. Nature is her leading source of inspiration, where the creative process is fueled by innovation and technology. Our studio is internationally oriented and is located in the top segment of the art and design world.

Studio Drift is founded by Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta (Artists and founders) and is in continuous dialogue with the international art scene, setting up and maintaining a worldwide network of curators, press and fair directors.

In our studio in Amsterdam we work with 20 people on the development and production of artworks and installations that are sold all over the world. 


P.A. to the Artists and Founders of Studio Drift

32-40 hours a week.

Appropriate educational background at minimum HBO level. 

At least 5 years of relevant work experience.

 

Job description

As a personal assistant (PA) you will provide support to the Artists, helping them to make the best use of their time by dealing with secretarial and administrative tasks.

Responsibilities include:

  • organizing and maintaining diaries and making appointments;
  • dealing with incoming email, making a pre-selection and helping with follow ups, sometimes corresponding on behalf of the Artists;
  • screening phone calls, enquiries and requests, and handling them when appropriate;
  • being a host for the studio, meeting and greeting visitors;
  • arranging travel, visas and accommodation, and dealing with expenses and receipts
  • carrying out background research and presenting findings;
  • ensuring the Artists are well prepared for meetings;
  • office management tasks, such as: devising and maintaining office systems, including data management, filing and computer hardware and software management;

The PA acts within our office team of the Managing Director Operations, Art Director, Visual Designer, Project Managers, Studio Manager and Manager Communications. The PA reports directly to the Artists and indirectly to the Managing Director Operations.

 

Required skills and characteristics

- Accurate and structured worker

- Independent, organized and a good planner

- Very good social and communicational skills, being able to communicate with high level and high demand clients and contacts

- Excellent knowledge of office software such as Word, Outlook and Excel. 

- Knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign is a plus

- Perfect command of the English and Dutch language in word and writing

- Other language skills are appreciated

- Discreet and confidential

- Flexible working attitude

- Comfortable in a dynamic, rapidly changing environment

- Stress resistant

- Knowledge of and interest in the international art world

 

Applications

If you are interested, we would like to receive your motivation letter and CV with photo for the attention of Martino Bidotti, info@studiodrift.com. For questions we are available at 020 840 69 93. For more information see: www.studiodrift.com

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Technical Project Manager

32-40 hours

 

Profile

Minimum HBO working and thinking level

Extensive technical educational background such as Mechanical Engineering

At least 4 years of relevant work experience in a comparable position

 

Job description

The Technical Project Manager functions within the team of Project Managers who are responsible for the development, testing, assembly, installation and maintenance of the mostly mechanical works that the studio produces.

 The Production Manager is responsible for:

-       running several projects at the same time

-       ensuring that the projects are delivered on time, within scope and budget

-       reporting and escalating to senior management as needed

-       coordinating internal resources and third parties for the flawless execution of the projects  

-       communication and coordinating with clients and client representatives such as construction companies, interior designers and contractors

-       designing technical solutions for hanging the artwork at specific locations

-       sourcing suppliers, ordering parts and maintaining contacts with suppliers

-       overseeing and participating in the assembly of the artwork in the studio 

-       planning and budgeting and developing scopes and objectives for new projects

-       creating and maintaining comprehensive project documentation

-       contribute with technical solutions and design to other managers’ projects. 

 

Required skills and characteristics

- Extensive knowledge of mechanical engineering

- Basic knowledge of electrical engineering, construction and architecture 

- Capable of keeping an overview over complex processes with many stakeholders form different cultural backgrounds

- Accurate, structured worker and a good planner

- Good communicator

- Interest in latest technologies and production processes

- Command of the English language

- Comfortable working in a dynamicand artistic environment with tight deadlines and high demanding clients

- Stress resistant

- No 9-5 mentality

- Team player

- Being prepared to travel abroad regularly

- Driving License B

- Comfortable with Microsoft Office (Adobe Ilustrator and / or Rhino are a plus)

- Excellent control of CAD programs such as SolidWorks, Autodesk Inventor and / or OnShape.

 

Interested?

If you are interested, we would like to receive your motivation letter and CV with photo for the attention of Martino Bidotti, info@studiodrift.com. For questions we are available at 020 840 69 93. For more information see: www.studiodrift.com

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Flower producers

 

For the making of "FRAGILE FUTURE’' we are currently looking for Amsterdam based flower girls and boys.

In ‘FRAGILE FUTURE’ real dandelion heads are arranged within a phosphorescent bronze structure closely resembling a circuit board. Flower girls and boys glue each individual dandelion seed by hand onto tiny LED lights, making so called flowers. Flower job requires patience, accuracy and preciseness.

If you want to be part of this beautiful process of transforming the dandelions into something immortal, please send us your application containing a motivation letter, a CV and portfolio. Flower girls and boys work at home. Training will take at least half a day. Freelancers can send us invoices every week, otherwise Studio Drift wil make a contract and pay once a month based on the amount they make. 

 

Interested? 

If you are interested, we would like to receive your motivation letter and CV with photo for the attention of Martino Bidotti, info@studiodrift.com. For questions we are available at 020 840 69 93. For more information see: www.studiodrift.com

 

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Account manager

32-40 hours

 

Profile

HBO / Academic work and thinking level.

At least 7 years of relevant work experience in a comparable commercial function within the creative sector.

 

Job description

As an account manager, you are the first point of contact for our galleries in London, Paris and New York and for a selection of our direct clients.

You ensure that requests are translated in the right way within the studio into creative, technical and financial proposals. You are responsible for providing the necessary information to the creative and technical teams. You monitor this internal sales process through to make sure the creative, technical and financial proposals are delivered within the set deadlines. You make quotes and calculations in consultation with the Managing Director Operations. You monitor the further sales process, communicate with the galleries and customers, and keep an overview of the various requests for proposals that are running.

You have a great empathy in the way clients look at and operate within the (art)world and you are able to find out what the customer is looking for and expand possibilities into a real opportunity.

The account manager acts within our office team of the Art Director, Visual Designer, the Project Managers, the Studio Manager and Manager Communications.

The account manager reports directly to the Managing Director Operations and indirectly to the studio founders Ralph Nauta and Lonneke Gordijn.

Preference is given to a candidate from the gallery, architecture or design world. Studio Drift is an organization under development. This means that the tasks and responsibilities of the account manager can be expanded.

 

Required skills and characteristics

- Very good commercial and social skills

- Perfect command of the English and Dutch language in word and writing

- Accurate and structured worker

- A good understanding of building and design processes

- Being able to read technical and architectural drawings

- Independent, organized and a good planner

- Flexible working attitude

- Can work in a dynamic, rapidly changing environment

- Stress resistant

- Knowledge of the international art & design world and willingness to deepen this further

 

Interested?

If you are interested, we would like to receive your motivation letter and CV with photo for the attention of Martino Bidotti, info@studiodrift.com. For questions we are available at 020 840 69 93. For more information see: www.studiodrift.com

 

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Technical Production Assistant

32-40 hours

 

Profile

Minimum MTS working and thinking level.

At least 4 years of relevant work experience in a comparable position.

 

Job description

The Technical Production Assistant functions within the team of Production Managers who are responsible for the development, testing and assembly of the mostly mechanical works that the studio produces, including installation and maintenance. The aim for the Technical Production Assistant is to be able to independently carry out installations and maintenance work in the long term.

The Technical Production Assistant is expected to solve technical issues independently and is able to elaborate these in technical drawings (CAD). In addition, he or she prepares tests of mechanical components, analyzes the results, detects shortcomings and proposes improvements if necessary.

 

The work further consists of

- Making production drawings

- Sourcing suppliers

- Ordering parts and maintaining contacts with suppliers

 

Required skills and characteristics

- Technical skills and knowledge at minimum MBO level

- Knowledge of the latest production techniques and processing of materials

- Accurate and structured worker

- Good communicator

- Command of the English language

- Can work in a dynamic, rapidly changing environment

- Stress resistant

- No 9-5 mentality

- Team player

- Being prepared to travel abroad regularly

- Driving License B

- Comfortable with Microsoft Office (Adobe Ilustrator and / or Rhino are a plus)

- Excellent control of CAD programs such as SolidWorks, Autodesk Inventor and / or OnShape.

 

Interested?

If you are interested, we would like to receive your motivation letter and CV with photo for the attention of Martino Bidotti, info@studiodrift.com. For questions we are available at 020 840 69 93. For more information see: www.studiodrift.com

 

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Internships

Communication / marketing

Studio Drift is looking for a creative student with communication skills. You will work closely wilt the Art Director and Communication Manager. 


Requirements
- You are a student at a academy/ university
- Experience with Photoshop and Illustrator and InDesign
- Experience with video editing is a pre
- Passion for art and design
- Excellent writing skills in English, Dutch is a pre
- Hands on and flexible mentality
- Teamplayer
- Meticulous and organised
- Affinity with social media
 
Tasks MarCom/ Art Direction Intern
- Social media strategy and content
- Copywriting
- Update/ implementation CRM
- Website (Square Space) 
- Support with PR and gallery requests
- Production content offline and online text and visuals
- Production events
- Support with production photography and film
- Daily studio tasks
 
What we offer
A challenging versatile internship with responsibilities and possibilities in a highly creative environment. You will be part of a team with 20 international professional colleagues in Amsterdam-Noord for a minimal period of 4 months. You will be closely involved with the creative process and the developments around the MarCom and Creative activities of an artist collective with international reach, under guidance of the Art Director and Communication Manager. Start date per immediately or negotiable. 
 
Interested? 

If you are interested, we would like to receive your motivation letter and CV with photo for the attention of Martino Bidotti, info@studiodrift.com. For questions we are available at 020 840 69 93. For more information see: www.studiodrift.com