ABOUT



[ salonlb. ] is a multidisciplinary exhibition space and forum designed to engage critically with the arts, supporting emerging and mid-career artists, with an emphasis on sculpture, mixed-media, and contemporary craft.

OUR MISSION

Audiences nationwide are breaking down cultural norms and searching for meaningful, identity-building experiences that are critically valuable and socially engaging. Through innovative exhibitions and collaborative practices, salonlb. provides a creative platform for artists and inclusive spaces for patrons to make genuine connections with art and contemporary expression.
THE ART EXPERIENCE REIMAGINED
LAUREN BRESCIA
FOUNDER + CREATIVE DIRECTOR


Lauren is a Chicago-based artist working in mixed media, including (but not limited to) industrial building materials, craft supplies, fabric, and found objects. She has a B.F.A. in Sculpture from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and has participated in several group and solo exhibitions including a Pop-Up Art Loop™ Gallery in Chicago. She was named a top ten finalist in Chicago's Art Loop Open 2010, was one of four select artists in Chicago Artists Coalition’s inaugural "Starving Artist" benefit in 2011, and most recently had an installation on display as part of The Olsen Twins Hiding from the Paparazzi exhibit at the THNK 1994 Museum in Brooklyn. Her work has been featured on ABC 7 News, The Jealous Curator, HuffPost, New York Magazine, Cool Hunting, Fusion, MTV News, Brit + Co., and Vice. She is currently working as a freelance prop and floral stylist for print, digital, and film.
SCOTT  RENFRO
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR + CURATOR


Scott Renfro is a curator and art consultant based in Chicago. He holds a BA in Strategic Communications from Miami University (OH) with a focus in Studio Art Practices and a MA in Arts Management from Columbia College Chicago. He has worked closely with a wide range of contemporary emerging and mid-career artists, as well as historical genres included Chicago Modernism, Western Expansion Art, and Master Prints. His previous roles include Studio Director for Chicago-based artist Adam Siegel, Director at Mongerson Gallery (Chicago), and Assistant Director at Jackson Junge Gallery (Chicago). He is also a founding member of the Harris Theater for Music and Dance Associate’s Board in Chicago.

[ salonlb. ] features 10,000 square feet of multi-use creative space in an industrial loft-style warehouse. The landmark location is filled with natural light from northern, southern, and eastern exposures that offer sweeping panoramic views of the Chicago skyline. Ideal for creative and commercial use, the spacious site also features a theatrical lighting grid, full catering prep kitchen, drive-in loading dock, and parking lot along with ample street parking.
MARKETING ASSOCIATE

 

Role Description

Location: Chicago, IL

Commitment: Intern to Full-Time Opportunity 

Calling savvy content and marketing lovers! Join our team at [salonlb.], a multi-disciplinary art and event venue. We strive to create a collaborative atmosphere and empowering culture where community and dependability are our core. Creativity and organization are key in this unique opportunity!

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JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Community Management

  • Be the voice of salonlb. on social media, ready to engage with our audience on everything from space inquiries to questions regarding the Shop
  • Monitor salonlb.’s key social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest) daily, including responding to or redirecting audience comments to our Customer Support alias
  • Work closely with the local art community and Creative Director/Associate Director to stay up to date with information impacting our product and services to help provide the best customer experience possible for our audience.

 

Content Creation

  • Work with the Brand and Marketing Leads to deploy campaign messaging and awareness strategies that engage our target audience and communities. This includes participating in Brand team meetings and developing ideas that contribute to the broader content marketing calendar.
  • Assist the Creative Director and Marketing Lead with the ideation and execution of sweepstakes, giveaways, and partnerships across all marketing platforms
  • Content platforms include (but are not limited to): Email/CRM, social media and website

 

Campaign And Brand Team Support

  • Work with the Brand and Marketing Leads to deploy campaign messaging and awareness strategies that engage our target audience and communities. This includes participating in Brand team meetings and developing ideas that contribute to the broader content marketing calendar and working with local artists to obtain photos, copy, bios to complete content for marketing.
  • Assist the Creative Director and Marketing Lead with the ideation and execution of sweepstakes, giveaways, and partnerships across all marketing platforms

 

Reporting And Competitive Analysis

  • Collaborate with the Marketing Lead and our analytics team to report on content channel results, namely community growth, engagement, sentiment, and any feedback trends on a monthly basis
  • Track community engagement practices among our competitors as well as the larger marketplace and bring the best of those strategies to life on our channels
  • Complete an annual competitive analysis of major players in the art e-commerce and exhibition space

 

Duties:

  • Daily check-in (on scheduled workdays) with Associate Director & Creative Director
  • Weekly team status meeting to deliver updates/progress on projects
  • Communicate the brand voice through major social media platforms (Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter) via the development of content and copy
  • Partner with the marketing team to develop content calendars on a weekly basis
  • Capture live events or media alerts around the brand in social media 
  • Implement the social strategy through content creation (inclusive of copy/images)
  • Monitor performance of campaigns recognize trends occurring in the social media and report during weekly marketing meetings 
  • Administrative abilities as they arise 

 

Qualifications:

  • 1+ years in a community management or marketing role, whether through an internship or part time role
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work well across teams as well as proactively in a self-directed manner
  • Attention to detail, critical-thinker, and comfortable in a customer-facing role
  • A strong interest in social media, with digital marketing knowledge a plus
  • Experience working within marketing tools/platforms (i.e. Hootsuite, Sprout Social, Mailchimp, Facebook Ads Manager, Google Analytics) a plus
  • Passionate in the creative and arts world, especially aligned to salonlb’s brand mission, attending events and spreading the word
  • Savvy with social media (familiarity with apps, algorithm changes, analytics) 
  • Attention to detail and organized
  • Ability to work against predetermined timelines 
  • Ability to adapt quickly in dynamic work setting with a high sense of urgency
  • Preferred skills: photography, email marketing, basic graphic design in Photoshop, Canva, Facebook Ads Manager
Please send a resume, cover letter, and any other applicable items to info@salonlb.com with the subject line "Marketing Associate Application".

 

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EVENT COORDINATOR + MANAGER (Part-Time to Full-Time)

 

Role Description

Location: Chicago, IL 

Commitment: Part-Time to Full-Time 

We are looking for a detail-oriented, self-starter to join [salonlb.]’s team. The Event Coordinator + Manager is responsible for overseeing space rental space, planning and execution of events, and fostering partnerships across the hospitality and events community. We strive to create a collaborative atmosphere and empowering culture for members and our team where community, empowerment and dependability are our core. Creativity and organization are key in this unique opportunity! 

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WHO WE ARE 

[salonlb.] is a multidisciplinary exhibition space and forum designed to engage critically with the arts, supporting emerging and mid-career artists, with an emphasis on sculpture, mixed-media, and contemporary craft. Through innovative exhibitions and collaborative practices, [salonlb.] provides a creative platform for artists and inclusive spaces for patrons to make genuine connections with art and contemporary expression. 

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES 

Event Management and Sales  

  • Answer space rental inquiries, book and lead tours in the space  
  • Execute dynamic selling approaches for prospective clients for space/event rentals  
  • Schedule, book and coordinate logistics for events and meetings   
  • Maintain and create pipeline of event inquiries and rentals based on predetermined sales goals 
  • Be comfortable being the “face” of [salonlb.]’s events and space amongst the events industry  
  • Attendance of networking opportunities across the events and hospitality industry  
  • Partner with the Creative Director and Marketing team on cross-promotion and creation of sponsorship opportunities  
     

Day of Coordination 

  • Coordinate day-to-day operations within various facilities, including opening and closing of the building, and responding to space rental inquiries and needs regarding events occurring in spaces. 
  • Hire and manage event personnel as necessary for space rental clients  
  • Oversee and assist (as needed) set up and breakdown of event as well as working during the event. 
  • Assist clients’ needs as they arise during a space rental (i.e. extension cords, folding tables, etc.) 
  • Correspond with vendors/caterers and being the onsite contact for them during event setup, etc. 

 

Ongoing Duties: 

  • Daily check-in (on scheduled workdays) with Creative Director and Marketing Team  
  • Weekly team status meeting to deliver updates/progress on projects 
  • Partner with the marketing team to develop event-related content calendars on a weekly basis 
  • Capture live events or space rentals (where appropriate) to share with the marketing team  
  • Organized and well-maintained pipeline of event and space rentals  
  • An ear-to-the-ground on the latest events and trends amongst the events and hospitality industry in the Chicagoland area  

 

Qualifications: 

  • Ideal candidate MUST be able to communicate effectively across different levels of the organization and meet deadlines for multiple projects. 
  • 1-2 years in an events sales, coordinator or manager role  
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Ability to work well across teams as well as proactively in a self-directed manner 
  • STRONG attention to detail, critical-thinker, and comfortable in a customer-facing role 
  • A strong interest in fostering relationships in the events and hospitality world  
  • Passionate in the creative and arts world, especially aligned to [salonlb.]’s brand mission, attending events and spreading the word 
  • Ability to work against predetermined timelines but also able to adapt quickly in dynamic work setting with a high sense of urgency (events industry is ever changing!) 
  • Reliable form of transportation because events may occur through evening and weekend hours 
  • Bonus if you are interested in the arts and appreciate bonus structures!  
  • Preferred basic skills: photography, basic use of Canva, familiarity with social media, Microsoft Office, rental platform programs, Allseated or similar event design/seating chart program 

 

This job is part-time with room to grow in the future. Please send a resume, cover letter, and any other applicable items to info@salonlb.com with the subject line "Event Coordinator Role".

 

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