Studio Manager

New York, NY 10022

Posted: 11/07/2018 Job Category: Project Manager Job Number: 103153

Title:  Studio Manager 

Company:  Leading Photography & Motion Studio

Location:  New York, New York

Hours: 4PM-1AM

The role oversees the operation of a 100, 000 square foot, full-service fashion photography studio Monday through Friday during the hours of 4: 00PM-1: 00AM.

You will be responsible for patrolling, monitoring, mentoring, overseeing,   and directing 5 departments. 

  • Point of contact for all client complaints, issues and requests, including accidents & injuries. Responsible for the immediate relay of complaints and emergencies to upper management and appropriate departments
  • Supervise floor staff: caffe, digital, front desk and maintenance
  • Complete knowledge of procedures and protocols for all departments under your supervision: caffe, digital, front desk and maintenance.
  • Complete knowledge of all standard equipment  duties and RS functions.
  • Responsible for training equipment  subordinates in all procedures and protocols.
  • Report lateness and insubordination of equipment  staff directly to Equipment  Manager.
  • Report lateness and insubordination of departments under your supervision to the appropriate department manager and upper management.
  • Have direct impact in the hiring and termination of employees.
  • Make decisions independently of upper management if required.
  • Ability to bind the company in contracts (repairs, rentals etc)
  • Monitor production email to ensure client needs are addressed in a timely manner
  • Deal with client equipment  budgets, estimates, equipment requests and studio layouts
  • Monitor PM employee hours in the Paylocity system.
  • Property and facility management – point of contact for vendors performing work or repairs in the studio during shift hours.
  • Ensure security of the premises


  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and written skills. This role is very client-facing and main form of communication is email so must be able to write articulately; they will be interacting with the top fashion and advertising clients in the country.
  • Smart and a quick learner
  • Prior supervisory experience a must – will have 12-15 direct reports
  • Good organizational skills and ability to prioritize work daily according to client needs, what’ s on fire, etc.
  • Ideal candidates should have studio / production experience / experience with photo equipment; any restaurant or hospitality exp (even part-time) is a big plus!
  • There will be physical labor involved when necessary so must be ready and able to pitch in when needed!

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