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JOB: Leo Villareal, Technical Project Manager



Leo Villareal Studio is a fine art studio specializing in the creation of highly-refined LED and video artwork. We are looking for a Technical Project Manager to join our team.

The new hire will be working closely with the artist and a small, tightly-knit team to facilitate the production of new LED and video artworks of a variety of scales. This job involves about 50% desk work (including design, material sourcing, project management, vendor management, budgeting, and archiving) and 50% hands-on production work (including assembly, software/hardware testing and setup, and installation supervision).

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage multiple simultaneous artwork production projects; keeping projects on-budget and on-schedule and actively communicating timelines to clients and collaborators:

    • Identify and vet new fabricators and vendors to expand an existing pool

    • Select the appropriate vendors based project-specific demands

    • Perform materials research

    • Create Solidworks or CAD models for artworks that are being specified; communicate design requirements to vendors within a complete design drawing set

    • Write technical specifications that convey the minimum performance requirements for artworks that are being specified

    • Lead communication with fabricators drafting RFPs, work orders, and pre-inspection reports

    • Assist with the specification and configuration of artwork control computers and serve as systems administrator ensuring hardware and software are compatible, performing:disk imaging, OS setup, system installation, and content file-structure setup

    • Oversee the artwork programming, including supervising software developers on custom tool development.

    • Record each step in the creation of an artwork and ensure the artwork is properly documented in studio’s archive; create and maintain BOMs for active projects

    • Create artwork manuals and system diagrams

    • Review vendor bills and ensure they are properly coded


  • Experience specifying, designing, and fabricating electronic artwork

    • Ability to draw complex metalwork in 2D and 3D and to specify build parameters for fabricators while overseeing a given fabricator’s execution of the design.

    • Experience in mechanical and electrical assembly – crimping, wiring, soldering

  • Experience managing multiple simultaneous production projects; ability to keep projects on-budget and on-schedule and communicate timelines to clients and collaborators

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Excellent attention to detail, including ability to inspect artworks and artwork components with an exacting microvision

  • Superior organizational skills

  • Excellent capacity for solving problems, willingness to learn new skills

  • Good sense of humor

Required software skills: 

  • Solidworks

  • Autocad/Vectorworks/Rhino

  • Adobe Creative Suite including: Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and Acrobat

  • MS Office

  • Google Docs

  • FileMaker Pro or equivalent

Application Instructions:

Please send us your resume and cover letter along with three references. Only complete applications will be considered. Email applications to: