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Studio Operations Coordinator—Commercial Food Photography Studio

Stephen Hamilton Productions Chicago, IL
  • Posted: 29 days ago
  • $50,000 Annually
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: 401k

Stephen Hamilton Productions is a top commercial culinary photography and film company. We are searching for a Studio Coordinator, who has practical knowledge of the advertising industry. This a not just a desk job and can be very active and physical. Work in a fun, creative environment and enjoy unusual perks such as breakfast and lunch.

Responsibilities: The main responsibility of the Studio Coordinator is to be the go-to person who makes sure all day-to-day studio operations run smoothly.

To be considered and responded to, you must have experience and a clear understanding of a either a commercial photo studio, advertising agency, commercial film production, art buying or artist's representative.

Because this is a very busy photo studio, this team member needs to jump in and have some knowledge of how a photo studio operates. They must be organized and possess multi-tasking skills with an positive client service attitude. (This is not a photo assistant or PA job.)

Please be considerate and do not contact anyone at Stephen Hamilton Productions directly.

Responsibilities: The main responsibility of the Studio Operations Coordinator is to be the go-to person who makes sure all day-to-day studio operations run smoothly. This is part desk and part active and physical position. To clarify, this is not a staff managerial position, it is a studio management position.

To be considered and responded to, you MUST have experience and a clear understanding of advertising agencies, commercial photography or film production.

Because this is a very busy photo studio, we’d love to have this team member be able to jump in and have some knowledge of how a photo studio operates. They must be organized and possess multi-tasking skills with an excellent client service skills. (this is not, or will not be a photo assistant job)

Operations: The Studio Operations Coordinator/Manager will be solely be able to manage the many aspects of a studio with skill and calm. Here is a partial list of responsibilities:

  • checking in product
  • studio production books
  • managing calendar
  • updated weekly status meetings doc
  • sort thru mail
  • mail vendors checks each week
  • bank deposit runs
  • job tracking and client output sheets for each job
  • assist Stephen Hamilton on personal/business affair

Client Service: The Studio Operations Coordinator/Manager needs to have good client relation capabilities. They should know how to be comfortable and approachable in dealing with many types of clients. Some client service duties encompass:

  • greet clients and give studio tours
  • make transportation reservations to and from the studio
  • generate and update lists of clients for thank you notes and marketing purposes
  • coordinate and set-up breakfast, snacks and lunches for clients
  • follow up with clients regarding their product
  • coordinate client holiday gifts and generate/execute smaller promotion ideas throughout the year
  • update and maintain master address books of clients, vendors, freelancers etc.

General Studio Responsibilities: The Studio Operations Coordinator/Manager needs to have a keen eye for detail. This person will be the “keeper” of studio policies and make sure all staff and freelance employees understand and follow studio policy. They will be responsible for many tasks to maintain the appearance of the studios: clearing out storage areas, refrigerators and freezers. They will make sure all maintenance is handled in a timely and appropriate manner.

  • making sure the studio is client ready each day
  • studio is fully stocked with supplies/groceries/ etc.
  • allocating SHP expenses and matching to American Express cc on a monthly basis
  • scheduling all studio maintenance services: AC Repairs, roofing, cleaning, grease trap cleaning, hood cleaning, window washing, waste management, elevator, ice machine etc.
  • organizing product deliveries as well as donations or throwing away of product
  • coordinate with Room 1520/event venue on large deliveries

Required:

  • Clear knowledge of a commercial photo studio, advertising agency, commercial film production or advertising art producer. This is because most of our clients are from advertising agencies.
  • be organized and a multi-tasker to a fault
  • be physically fit enough to lift and carry heavy items
  • diplomatic and patient
  • Flexible working hours
  • Reliable transportation to/from work
  • skilled in Mac, Keynote and Google docs/sheets
  • skilled in Adobe and Microsoft apps is a plus

Hours, Benefits:

  • Hours: approx 50 hours per week
  • breakfast and lunch provided during production and shoot days
  • 401 K starting at 1 year of employment
  • fun people in an artistic working environment
  • PTO days offered

Stephen Hamilton Productions

Why Work Here?

Fun opportunity to work at a thriving photo and film studio. Work for one of the world’s top food photographers and meet lots of new people.

Stephen Hamilton is a food and beverage director and photographer.

Address

1520 W. Fulton Ave. Chicago, IL 60607
Chicago, IL
USA

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