Kinetika is seeking to appoint a freelance Design Studio Manager for the next phase in the company’s development.

  • Position:   Design Studio Manager
  • Contract type/length:   2 days per week, up to 50 weeks per year
  • Rate:   Freelance – £150 per day

This is an exciting opportunity to join a small, passionate and committed team working closely with artists and partners to deliver bespoke silk commissions for community projects and corporate clients.

Kinetika is proud of its 22 year history of large-scale, community engagement projects and its international reputation for world-class design and place-making. Now established in a purpose-built studio on the Thames Estuary in Purfleet and part of a developing cultural hub, Kinetika seeks a self-motivated, organised and efficient Design Studio Manager to take the company forward. The ideal candidate will have had experience in similar or equivalent roles, specifically hands-on project management experience ideally in a design studio setting, and a strong creative flair. Good contacts within the interior design, textile or fashion industries would be advantageous.

The Design Studio Manager will be an essential position within the company, working closely with and reporting to the Artistic Director and Business Manager to develop and maximise the studio use, its new commercial offer and expanded range of activities. The successful candidate will take a lead on the delivery of projects assigned to them and will have excellent organisational skills taking on responsibility for budgets, freelance staff and scheduling.

Kinetika is an importer of Murshidabad silk and the successful applicant will set up an effective sales and distribution system alongside an efficient hire process for the company’s extensive collection of much sought-after carnival costumes and silk flags.

The post will be based in Kinetika’s office and studio at the High House Production Park, Purfleet. It may be necessary from time to time, to work remotely at a community workshop or project culmination event.

Read the full job description here: KDS Project Manager JD

Interested candidates should email a copy of your CV along with a short covering letter outlining what you feel you could bring to the role.

Deadline for applications: Monday 4th November 2019.

Interviews: Tues 19th November 2019 at the Kinetika Design Studio, 119 Artist Studios, High House Production Park, Purfleet, Essex RM19 1AS

Contact: Donna Plakhtienko, Business Manager


Telephone: 01708 202846


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