Drafting Assistant, Frieze

Contract Summary

To provide drafting assistance and other production support across all Frieze Fairs, with a primary focus on the US events.

This role reports to the Senior Production Manager.

Frieze is the world’s leading platform for modern and contemporary art for scholars, connoisseurs, collectors, and the general public alike. Frieze comprises three magazines – frieze, Frieze Masters Magazine and Frieze Week – and five international art fairs – Frieze London, Frieze Masters, Frieze New York, Frieze Los Angeles and Frieze Seoul (launching September 2022).

In addition, Frieze has just launched No.9 Cork Street, a hub for visiting international galleries in the heart of Mayfair, London. Frieze is part of the IMG network.

IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion, events and media and is a subsidiary of Endeavor, a global entertainment, sports and content company.

Please apply below if you are interested;



Key Accountabilities

  • Provide CAD assistance (using Vectorworks) to help maintain exhibitor stand plans and technical drawings to produce high quality stands
  • Support with quoting for gallery-related build
  • Assist with the scheduling of labour and materials for projects, as well as inventory tracking
  • Assist with the shipping communications and scheduling
  • Support with the collation of vendor documentation required for the Fairs
  • Review and address health & safety requirements to ensure stand build meets legal and industry standards
  • Establish strong and effective relationships with internal teams, exhibitors and contractors
  • Provide regular communication and updates to the Exhibitor Services Department in relation to gallery stand build
  • Assist with the coordination of contractors working on exhibitor-related build
  • Conduct quality control checks, in conjunction with existing teams
  • Assist with post-project reviews and create recommendation supports, along with Project Manager and Senior Production Manager
  • Department finance assistance, including invoice processing and credit card reconciliation


Required Qualifications

Knowledge and Experience


  • Experience using Vectorworks (or similar CAD program)
  • Experience producing technical drawings, build plans and accompanying quotes


  • Experience in gallery/client relationships
  • Experience working in exhibition production and large-scale events
  • Experience working in the US and Asia

Skills and Abilities


  • Experience using Vectorworks (or similar CAD program)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, in particular Excel
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong written, oral and mathematical skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with an ability to communicate effectively at every level
  • Ability to efficiently prioritise tasks in a high-pressure environment


Qualifications and Training


  • Training or qualification in Vectorworks (or similar CAD program)


  • Health and Safety qualification – in UK and/or US



  • Must be a natural mathematical and logical thinker
  • An ability to read 2D build plans and see these through to physical build


  • An interest in the Art world

Working Conditions

  • This is a permanent position.
  • This role will be based at Surrey Street
  • Working hours are 10am – 6pm Monday to Friday
  • Occasional travel and weekend work may be required
  • Overseas travel will be required – candidate must be able to stay in the USA for a minimum of 2 weeks at a time, twice a year
  • Extended/unsociable hours will be required when meeting project deadlines and when on site

Equal Opportunities Statement

Endeavor is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, or religion or belief.

Endeavor is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.