Managing Director - Kinetic Art Installations

The Studio

BREAKFAST is a world-renowned art studio with a reputation for conceiving and producing some of the most high-tech, connected artworks in the world. BREAKFAST’s work has found its way into various museums, lobbies, stadiums and public spaces. In the past three months, BREAKFAST has installed 6 large-scale installations, sold several artworks to private collectors around the world, and have recently had a high-profile piece auctioned by Christie's. 

All of this has been achieved by a group of 6 full-time employees. We believe strongly in hiring extremely talented people who work together to do great things in the most efficient manner. While we plan to expand incrementally, we aim to keep our table small and only invite the very best to join.

The Position

BREAKFAST specializes in crafting some of the most complex and unique artworks in the world. As such, we seek problem solvers of the highest caliber. The MD will be the glue holding our extremely talented team together, and ultimately be responsible for ensuring smooth production and delivery of all our work.

The MD will have their eye on all aspects of the studio, ensuring nothing slips through the cracks. They will have a strong love for both technology and art, as success will only be achieved if they have a natural desire to understand the inner workings of everything we build. They will need to be a sponge, soaking up every decision and conversation to ensure they can communicate the intentions and processes of the studio better than anyone else. They will be the biggest cheerleader to the outside world, making others understand in simple language why what we do is so unique and special. 

It’s a rare and exciting role, and the opportunities to make an impact on the world are real and significant.

Responsabilites

  • Report directly to the Co-Founders/Co-Directors.
  • Ensure a smooth transaction, production, and delivery of all sales and commissions.
  • Act as the senior representative of BREAKFAST for all clients, from signing the initial docs to completion of installation.
  • Responsible for drafting, red-lining, and/or negotiating contracts and on-time delivery and payment of invoices.
  • Oversee the internal production process, ensuring all milestones are being met.
  • Proactively seek out and propose efficiencies to get the most out of our studio.
  • Be able to explain our work in great detail, down to how each piece works, their unique requirements, and what makes them special.

Experience and Skills

  • Multi-year experience helping run the daily operation of a startup/small company.
  • 10+ years of project management, production, and/or operations experience.
  • Experience selling to and working with high-profile, senior clients.
  • An insatiable desire to understand, use, and even create technology and art.
  • Comfort and confidence working independently and with a very small team.
  • A creative and entrepreneurial mindset — always looking for ways to improve themselves and the studio.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Hyper-organization skills.
  • Strong negotiating skills.
  • Experience using project management software and developing systems.
  • Strong spreadsheet skills.
  • Strong Quickbooks skills.

Benefits and Compensation

  • Work at a studio unlike any other in the world and have the opportunity to make a real impact.
  • Fun, creative, and challenging work environment. Everyone learns something new every day.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance.
  • Summer Fridays.
  • We encourage employees to take as much vacation they feel is appropriate, necessary, and/or desired. There is no theoretical cap, as long as goals are being met.
  • Various weekly and annual activities to encourage a healthy culture.

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