In Person Sculpture/Art and Design Studio Assistant

Arlene Shechet Studio Arlene Shechet Studio Employer:
Kingston, NY, USLocation:
Thu, May 16 '24Posted on:
$60,000 - $80,000 annually Pay:

Prominent Sculptor with an exciting, active studio seeks an experienced in-person Studio Assistant (Art and Design) to work with a tight-knit team in Kingston, NY. Candidate must be a highly responsible, technically-skilled, creative problem solver who will be excited to grow with a dynamic team tackling major sculpture projects/exhibitions.

Primary responsibilities of the role are 3D-modeling and rendering and physical model fabrication.

Applicants must be extremely proficient in Rhino and Adobe Creative Suite (primarily photoshop). ZBrush is a plus.

The position is full-time and our studio is located in Kingston, NY. This is position is in person only.


  • Production of 3D files for digital fabrication output
  • 3D Sculpting and Mesh Editing
  • Develop 3D designs for varying scales and material thicknesses
  • Physical model making using paper, 3D printing, laser cutting or other methods
  • Prototype in 3D, physically and digitally
  • Communication with team members about works in progress

Required qualifications:

  • B.Arch, B.F.A. or Bachelor of Industrial Design, or related
  • Experience with custom fabrication, digital fabrication, architecture, or related
  • Experience with making clear construction or shop drawings 
  • Tech-savvy balanced with an understanding and grounding in physical making and intuitive understanding of materials
  • Advanced knowledge of Rhinoceros 3D
  • Advanced proficiency with Abobe Suite (in particular, Photoshop)
  • Experience with 3D rendering
  • Experience in preparing 3D prints, operating a (FDM) 3D printer, and maintenance
  • Experience outputting to CNC machines (especially laser cutter)
  • Paper/cardboard model making experience
  • Must enjoy collaboration and have experience working well with a team

Exceptional Candidates Would Also Have:

  • M.Arch, M.F.A. or Masters of Design or related field, or equivalent work experience
  • Experience with welding
  • Experience with mesh editing software(s), i.e. Meshmixer
  • Mold making experience
  • Carpentry skills


  • Cover letter
  • Resume / C.V. 
  • 3 References
  • An abbreviated portfolio
  • Please let us know where you heard about the position

Please email a cover letter and resume in one PDF (no greater than 10MB), along with three references to [email protected] with the subject line “Studio Assistant Application.” Please let us know where you heard about the position.

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