Cheyenne Allott, our beloved coordinator since Fall 2010, is leaving to move back to Portland. She's been the mastermind behind our connections with What Katie Did and Moleskines. We are so sad to see her go and are now looking for a replacement to join us in Dr. Sketchy's HQ.
We are looking for someone to fill this management position who is local to NYC, able to work from home and who is an extremely self-motivated freelancer. Your role will involve being directly responsible for getting funding for Dr. Sketchy’s events world-wide. You will be contacting the events coordinators, Marketing managers, PR directors, etc. of various companies and pitching Dr. Sketchy’s involvement as an event company. We have produced events for brands such as Dos Equis, and for major museums such as the Museum of Modern Art, The Brooklyn Museum, The Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art. We’ve been the recipient of hundreds of media profiles, including in the NY Times, The LA Times, Playboy, NPR, and The Sunday Times in London.
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Be familiar with Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School. Dr. Sketchy’s is not your typical art event. It is glamorous, subversive, irreverent, and hires scantily clad models to pose in venues with that frequently serve alcohol.
Have excellent People Skills. Schmoozing is a consistent part of this position. This includes being pleasant, articulate, extremely organized with excellent email and in-person skills.
You need to be comfortable and experienced working with and approaching major brands.
Have the ability to set your own deadlines, tasks and update Headquarters at the end of each shift with updates.
Multitasking, Negotiating skills, pleasant phone voice and attire/appearance for in-person meetings. You'll be sending emails, talking on the phone and malingering on gchat or Skype for most of your time. You will also spend time in the trenches, working with spreadsheets, helping us organize PDFs and writing copy.
Be a creative thinker who can envision unconventional, out of the box partnerships and carve new opportunities for Dr. Sketchy’s. You should be intensely practical about doing extraordinary things. An interest and/or background in guerilla marketing, alternative culture and the current art scene are a plus.
Your major areas of interest should be:
Fashion, Technology, Modeling, Conventions, Beverage, Art, Museums, Retail, Music, Film/Television, Comics/Publishers, Make-up/Accessories.
15% commission for any financial sponsorships arranged on behalf of Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School
20% of the profit of any corporate event arranged for Dr. Sketchy’s
$500 a month stipend after a one-month trial period
Besides the financial compensation, Dr. Sketchy’s offers a number of
perks. These include free swag, free art, free books, copious hookups
with interesting gigs, dinners with artstars and underground royalty,
free drinks, guestlists to fun and sometimes illicit and secret
events, couches to sleep on from Taiwan to Tasmania, and hellacious
amounts of fun.
Dr. Sketchy’s is also a chance to see how a shoe-string, DIY endeavor
can take over the globe, and to make your mark and wield considerable
influence in a small but passionate and world-renowned company
Email us at [email protected]
with a biography and summery of your experience
(both with coordinating sponsorships and with other examples of
getting impressive things done). Also send us a link to your
Facebook, Twitter and website.
We look forward to hearing from you!