ABOUT AVANT ARTE
Avant Arte wants to make art radically more accessible for a new generation.
The company began as a cult blog of contemporary artists, initially inspired through rap lyrics and hip-hop album covers. That blog grew organically into the world’s largest and most engaged online art community, with more than 2 million of their followers under the age of 35.
The company collaborates with iconic contemporary artists like Jenny Holzer, Cai Guo-Qiang, Claire Tabouret and the Chapman brothers, making their work more accessible to younger collectors through sculpture editions, print editions and unique works on paper. And they have built a highly engaged community of next-generation art collectors, which means Avant Arte’s artist launches are heavily oversubscribed, with many behaving more like fashion drops, selling out in under 30 seconds.
The company’s vision is to inspire a generation of millions of young people who love art like they love music and who collect works like they build their wardrobe.
We’re currently a team of 85, split between London and Amsterdam, looking to scale to 60+ over the next 6 months. This is a great opportunity to join a highly successful early stage business at a pivotal moment in our growth, where you will have impact from day one.
We’re a small team with really big ambitions, both for what we want to achieve and also the environment we’re building. We want to create a company that remains thoughtful as we scale and tries to be genuinely progressive in how we operate; we want people to really own what they do and be given the autonomy and freedom to make mistakes, learn, and create something meaningful. We all work incredibly hard because we really care about what Avant Arte is here to do – we’re looking for exceptional people who are proactive, hungry to learn, and want to put their pride in our collective achievements.
We know that creating an inclusive environment that promotes and values diversity is critical if we want to build something with impact and meaning. We believe that having diversity in age, background, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, and perspective will make us an infinitely better company. And it is particularly vital if we are going to build a roster of artists and a community of collectors that are representative of contemporary art and of the wider world today.
WHAT WE NEED
Reporting into the Head of Content, this role puts you in charge of the operational engine of the content pipeline across photography and video. We collaborate with some of the world’s leading artists and you’ll be making sure that every photo and video shoot is briefed, planned and executed on time and on budget – capitalising on the unique access we have to these artists to create category defining content that can inspire our global community of over 2.4m instagram followers and our thriving collector base. We are growing fast, with the number of launches accelerating rapidly and with it the number of shoots we need to plan and execute globally.
The core of your role will involve:
Coordinating the production of all artist and product photography and video shoots - ensuring they are delivered on brief, on budget and on time - developing the briefs, managing all pre and post production, liaison with artists, logistics and legal requirements.
Performance tracking and insights
Carefully managing and reporting against the content budget - understanding the ROI for internal and external resources.
Setting and reporting on team KPIs to key stakeholders and the wider business.
Collaboration & process improvement
Negotiating with our suppliers to ensure we’re getting the best value for money.
Supporting the Head of Content to ensure that all projects across the content team are scheduled, scoped and delivered on time.
Developing and improving our existing processes and flows - introducing and enhancing our documentation and templates to ensure we can scale at pace without compromising quality.
The main skills we’re looking for are:
You’re highly motivated and work well with people: allowing you to inspire and get the most out of our creative network. We have high creative standards, but even higher ambitions and we want you to exceed them!
You’re creative and results focused: with a proven track record of delivering outstanding photography and video shoots at pace and with tight budgets.
You have excellent project management skills: and have a background in producing multiple shoots with multiple partners across numerous markets.
You thrive in a fast paced environment: and understand the requirements of a tech business working in culture. You will have worked in businesses that are scaling rapidly and know how to scale yourself and the team around you to keep and then set the pace.
You have a great eye for detail: and will be an outspoken champion for the brand as well as the content you produce.
You’re data savvy and analytical: with the ability to plan, own and report on budgets and ROI.
You champion change; with a proven track record for finding new and better ways to streamline processes and deliver projects as well as being confident to challenge the way we do things, both internally and with clients
We think you’ll probably have:
Worked for a top culture and or tech brand, publisher or high growth start-up
We imagine 6+ years in a similar position, but if you’ve got the above experience in less time, even better.
A network of people who we could work / collaborate with on projects.
You’ll get to be part of building one of the fastest growing tech companies in culture, backed by early investors in companies like Skype, Farfetch, Glossier and Facebook.
Generous equity allowance
Private Healthcare (UK)
Enhanced pension contributions
25 days of holiday plus two extra company wide days on Kings Day (national holiday in the Netherlands which falls in April) and Christmas Eve
L&D budget of €1000 per year per employee
Company Laptop (MacBook) + any other equipment for your at-home set up
Cycle to work scheme (UK)
Regular socials & team events including end of year events between all offices and staff (incl. remote)
Generous parental leave policies
Offices in both London and Amsterdam and supportive of flexible/remote working
Office perks in our London office include membership discounts for restaurants, wellness services and hotels in the area as well as free fitness classes and drinks on Fridays