Artist Roxy Paine Needs a Studio Assistant

by Christopher Blay June 28, 2021
Roxy Paine,Conjoined, 2007, Stainless steel and concrete, 42 x 46 x 28 feet

Roxy Paine, Conjoined, 2007. Stainless steel and concrete, 42 x 46 x 28 feet. The collection of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

Attention artists! NYC-based Roxy Paine, whose crowd-pleasing sculpture Conjoined (2007) is permanently installed on the lawn of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, is seeking an artist assistant “…to assist in the painting, fabrication and assembly of works in both inside and outside locations.” The opportunity is to work with the internationally renowned artist directly, as well as a member of Paine’s studio team, to “help develop and build an art and architecture foundation in the mountains of Montana.”

Some duties and responsibilities include wood shop equipment use and maintenance, organization of supplies, fabrication and installation work, as well as studio landscaping and ground maintenance. If you are willing to learn how to fabricate with epoxy, resin, plaster, mold making and more, the studio assistant opportunity could be a good one.

Applicants must, however, have some art-making and shop experience, not limited to the following:

  • Skilled in hand building and sculpture making processes.
  • 3+ experience in wood shop equipment and hand tools.
  • Able to lift and assemble large components of heavy sculpture.
  • Forklift operation or construction vehicle experience a plus.
  • MIG and TIG welding experiences a plus.
  • Ability to work well with others in a fast paced environment.
  • Must have endurance to work in both outdoor and indoor environments.
  • Curiosity for learning new art making principles.
  • Able to problem-solve and work in three dimensions.
  • Growth mindset.

Resume, portfolio, and three references via email are required. For more information and to apply for the studio assistant position in Red Lodge, Montana, please go here.

For more about Roxy Paine, please visit the artist’s website here.

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