Monday – Friday (Full time, hourly non-exempt)
Reports to: Director, Marketing and Communications
David Kordansky Gallery seeks a highly motivated, extremely organized, and collaborative individual to join our team as Content Producer. The Content Producer is a critical, crossdepartmental role, responsible for managing a range of digital and graphic design projects from conceptualization through completion; developing storytelling strategies in collaboration with the Director, Marketing and Communications and Digital Content Coordinator; and ensuring quality and consistency across digital content.
ABOUT THE GALLERY:
David Kordansky Gallery is one of the most dynamic venues for contemporary art in Los Angeles and in New York and is internationally regarded as a leading gallery of its generation. Established in 2003, the exhibition program is dedicated to presenting artists’ work with passion and intellectual rigor, and to bringing the utmost care and precision to showcasing artistic visions. The Gallery is committed to presentations that blend scholarship and connoisseurship with equity and inclusion. We are an institution rooted in our hometown of Los Angeles, and in California, even as we embrace cultural activity as a fully global phenomenon.
Maintaining a culture of belonging is important to us—we strive for a workplace where every single team member feels valued, supported, and heard. We believe in the power of creativity and seek opportunities for connection, collaboration, and learning between cultures and communities. We are committed to championing policies and practices that promote diversity, foster cultural equity, and sustain an environment of inclusivity. The Gallery is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit, qualifications, and abilities. The Gallery does not discriminate, and does not permit discrimination against its employees, interns, volunteers, or applicants. We recognize our strengths lie in the broad range of individuals who contribute their time and talents to our mission, and we pledge to create a safe, accessible, and inclusive place to work.
The Gallery’s consistent growth, developed in tandem with its artists’ ambitions, occurs through the unique participation and contribution of each employee. We look for colleagues who are the most driven, the most talented, and the most creative. Every member of the Gallery’s team should aim for excellence and ingenuity, surpassing challenges and discovering new possibilities together. We value long-term commitment and loyalty, and in turn, provide avenues for career advancement across all departments.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:
- This is a full-time hourly position (overtime eligible) at 40 hours per week.
- The pay scale for this position is $26 – $36 per hour.
Benefits for full-time employees, following a waiting period, include:
- Premium PPO or HMO medical insurance (fully subsidized, at no cost to employee)
- Vision insurance (fully subsidized, at no cost to employee)
- Dental, long-term disability, and voluntary life insurance
- Access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Paid personal and vacation days (starting at 13 days annually, increased over time)
- Paid sick time (6 days annually)
- Paid holidays and floating holidays (10 days annually)
- Paid gallery closures (typically 8-10 days annually)
- Paid family leave
- Participation in a 401k retirement plan (with employer contribution) – Staff discounts on gallery publications and merchandise
- This position is based in Los Angeles, CA.
- The gallery greatly values the health & safety of its employees, and is following all COVID-19 city, county, and state business guidelines for the pandemic.
- During the pandemic, approximately 40-60% of the work required for this position can be completed remotely, with a minimum of 2 in-person work days required each week.
- Develop, scope, edit, and produce original content for the Gallery’s Instagram and online channels in collaboration with the Director, Marketing and Communications and Digital Content Coordinator, including: video and animated content for social and web platforms, static graphic assets, still photography, etc.
- Work with Photography Coordinator and Media Assistant, New York on still photography editing, retouching, and formatting
- Design print and digital materials and collateral, including: static and animated image assets for email newsletters, event invitations, print advertising, gallery print collateral, exhibition posters, website assets, etc.
- Collaborate with Marketing and Communications colleagues to conceptualize, coordinate, and photograph publications and miscellaneous products for the Gallery’s ecommerce site.
- Immerse in and keep a finger on the pulse of trends and best practices across leading social and web platforms and media formats.
- Assist with gathering photography for gallery publications as requested by the Associate Director, Editorial and Publications
Our ideal candidate is a creative thinker with a talent for storytelling with a demonstrated commitment to including a diversity of perspectives. They are highly detail-oriented with exceptional organizational skills; an excellent verbal and written communicator; and possesses the ability to work successfully in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. We seek candidates who are extremely self-motivated, responsible, and efficient, and who hold a sincere appreciation for and experience with navigating diverse cultural spaces. In addition:
- Three to four years of experience in public-facing digital technologies, cultural journalism, media and video production, digital communications, or related field
- BA in a related field or 3+ years of professional experience or formal training in media production, digital communications, journalism, visual or moving image arts,
- Previous experience working in an art gallery, art museum, or other type of museum and/or knowledge of contemporary art is strongly preferred.
- Demonstrated experience in planning, developing, and producing high quality content with a sophisticated visual aesthetic appropriate to a high-profile art gallery setting.
- Strong creative and editorial skills, including writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
- Experience in supervising and guiding photographers, video crews, audio engineers, and editors.
- Knowledge of new developments in digital storytelling, technologies, and delivery.
- Ability to handle multiple complex projects and tasks, manage deadlines, and coordinate/produce time-sensitive materials in a fast-paced environment. Must be able to deliver on time and within budget.
- Expert proficiency using the Adobe Creative Suite to design and create a broad range of visual assets.
- Strong analytic and reporting skills with ability to identify opportunities and make recommendations for optimization.
- Skills in a Mac-based environment required including Google Suite (Gmail, Calendar, Sheets) and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
- Experience using project management software such as Asana or Basecamp preferred.
- Enthusiasm, initiative, and a strong sense of self-motivation and follow-through are key qualities for this position.
- Fluency in multiple languages welcomed.
- BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
How to apply
Please submit the following via email with the subject line “DKG LA: Content Producer” to
- a cover letter detailing your previous experience
- a complete CV
- a portfolio of past work relevant to the role
In your application, please note all relevant skills requested in the qualifications above.
BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants with most, if not all of the requested qualifications are invited to apply. Submissions including the above items will be prioritized. No phone or walk-in inquiries, please.