Studio Assistant

ORA (Oonagh Ryan Architects Inc.) ORA (Oonagh Ryan Architects Inc.) Diversity Badge Employer:
Los Angeles, CA, USLocation:
Wed, Jul 27 '22Posted on:

Part-Time Studio Assistant

ORA is a woman-owned architecture and design firm located in downtown Los Angeles’ Arts District.  We’re passionate about what we do, and we’re looking for an energetic Studio Assistant to help us keep our studio operating smoothly and efficiently.

We believe a truly diverse and culturally vibrant workplace includes people of different demographics, identities, backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and personalities. We enjoy working with people united by the values of our firm and who are excited to contribute to our collective success. 

This position is a good fit for someone highly responsible and detail-oriented, who can calmly and efficiently organize and manage different personalities and a range of day-to-day activities. The role can adapt to suit the skillset and interests of the right applicant. If you enjoy an open studio environment, are creative, adaptable, and proactive in the way you work; and are looking to grow and expand your skills we'd love to hear from you!

Applicants must possess the following:  

  • Thrives wearing many hats in an open, creative studio environment
  • Professional, open-minded, pro-active, can-do attitude
  • Communicate clearly, effectively, and concisely
  • Initiate tasks and perform duties with minimal direction
  • Detail-oriented with a meticulous eye for editing and consistency
  • Effectively follow instructions, organize, set priorities, meet deadlines and follow through
  • Willing to learn and adapt to new technologies


  • Experience in creative or professional services industries, where you’ve demonstrated and enjoyed similar responsibilities
  • Excellent computer skills Google Workplace, Adobe Reader & MS Office
  • Graphic design skills in Adobe Photoshop and InDesign skills are a plus

Job Responsibilities

  • Oversee studio, visitor and client hospitality
  • Maintain an organized and orderly office
  • Manage office calendar, studio events, and field trips
  • Liaise with consultants and vendors
  • Assist bookkeeper with monthly billing process
  • Assist with employee timesheet and reimbursable expenses
  • Assist with business taxes, insurances, licenses and memberships renewals
  • Assist with employee on-boarding and off-boarding
  • Support design staff with day-to-day requests
  • Manage industry trade accounts
  • Assist with social media
  • Assist with marketing/business development projects

This is a part-time (20-hours per week), in-person position. We can accommodate flex days/schedules based on your needs.  We offer a competitive salary that’s commensurate with skills and experience.  Our part-time employee benefits package includes paid PTO, Holidays, and annual education stipend.

Please send your resume and a brief cover letter summarizing your qualifications, availability, and why you think you would be a good fit for this position in PDF format only to

To learn more about ORA, please visit our website at

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