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Booker / Producer


John Parkinson Agency is looking for a booker to promote and produce both photographers and stylists. The ideal person should have an energetic, enthusiastic approach with relevant experience representing fashion and advertising photographers and stylists.

Skills/ Experience required

·Experience within the fashion industry – office environment

·Good communication skills

·Experience with sales calls

·Self-motivated and ability to multi-task

·Good industry contacts an advantage

Relevant duties will include but are not limed to

·Arranging meetings for artists

·Diary scheduling for artists

·Management of the website and blog and portfolio management

·Shoot production

Company details

John Parkinson Agency is a respected agency that has been representing high profile artists for over 25 years in the fashion and advertising industry. Working with top advertising agencies and fashion brands in the UK and abroad.

Please send all applications to:

Events Coordinator, fixed term

£21,000 pro rata

The Association of Photographers, the leading organising representing commercial photographers, is looking for an experienced events coordinator to provide cover for a fixed period from January to June 2015.

Job Specification

The role will enable the AOP to develop and deliver a range of events such as training, seminars, conferences, publicity events, awards, seeking opportunities to develop learning within the sector as well as to generate income through sponsorship, attendance, and commercial activities.
This should not be seen as an exhaustive list, but one that may change and develop over time.

The main duties to include:
• To work alongside the General Manager and AOP Board and Working Groups to develop plans for events and to attend event planning group meetings
• To identify and book locations for the events, liaise with venues regarding all aspects of the event including all catering, technical and logistical arrangements
• Liaise between event planners, the AOP office team and other partners for the timely production and circulation of marketing material and other information relating to event publicity, such as other organisations’ websites, appropriate mailing lists and the media
• Assist with the marketing of events; compiling databases of likely interest, drafting and circulating emails and telephoning individuals
• To set up and manage the delegate booking arrangements for each event, including sending out invoices and chasing payments
• Assist the General Manager with researching potential sponsors and partners
• Compile and send out speaker and delegate information
• Assemble and arrange delivery of delegate packs, name badges and any other material as required
• Book and manage the timely delivery and return of equipment
• Manage events on the day, including setting up, instructing external contractors and internal staff assistance
• Update the AOP online Exhibitions area on the AOP website, liaising with On Line Exhibitions Working Group, and assisting them with promoting the service to members
• Update the AOP website with all information relating to the events and activities programme
• Coordinate the AOP online print sales

Person Specification:

Good standard of general education including Maths and English are essential. It is likely that
the job holder will have a good understating of figures and is able to communicate effectively. An interest in photography or the arts would be beneficial

Experience, Skills and Aptitudes:

• Demonstrable previous experience in event management
• Excellent written English and oral communication skills for drafting and proof reading materials
• Excellent organisational skills, particularly in managing time and tasks
• A keen eye for detail and the ability to produce high quality, accurate work in tight timescales with limited supervision
• Computer literate with at intermediate experience of the Microsoft suite of programmes, particularly MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint
• Technical awareness to set up Powerpoint and other simple AV systems when required
• The confidence to liaise with speakers and senior officials from across the sector, other professional bodies, the media and a diverse range of external contacts
• A welcoming and helpful approach when dealing with members in person at events and over the telephone
• Self-reliance, common sense, trust, integrity, and humour
• Physical strength and flexibility to carry and set up stands and materials and av systems in a variety of venues
• Financial awareness to produce and monitor budgets
• Some experience of marketing
• The ability to remain calm under pressure

The job involves attendance at events at a range of venues around London and potentially the UK. Some evening and weekend working will be required. Good advance notice will be given, and compensating time off is available.

This is an ideal opportunity to develop your skills within the creative and events sector.

To apply please send a copy of your C.V. along with a supporting letter outlining your suitability for the post to Closing date 4 January, interviews will be held 7 January.

Terms and Conditions
The job is based at the AOP offices at Holborn Studios, Eagle Wharf Road, London N1
Salary in the range £21,000 pro rata according to experience
Working hours (37.5 hour week), the AOP office is normally operates between 9am – 6pm Monday to Friday, though some evening and weekend working will be required.
20 days holiday per year plus bank holidays (total 28 days)

Studio Supervisor

London, N1
neg depending upon experience

We are a busy north London photographic studio complex looking for a highly motivated person ideally with experience in photographic or studio assisting.
The ideal candidate will have experience as an assistant/duty manager within the customer service sector.
Experience of supervising staff, shift rotation, and time management are essential.
As are an attention to detail, and the ability to liaise with staff and clients in a confident and friendly manner.
On any given day you will be overseeing staff servicing the catering/refreshment needs for anywhere up to 100 people across the studios.
This position is not desk based and will require some physical work.
The right candidate must be available to work varied hours, and will be required to stay late and start early at short notice.
Some weekend work will also be required.
Whilst some photographic experience would be an advantage, this job is not for someone who wants to be a photographer, but would rather suit someone wanting to move in to studio/events management.
A full and clean driving license is essential.
This is a great opportunity to experience an exciting and dynamic workplace.
Absolutely no phone calls.

Rental Desk Executive

Waterloo, London SE1
Competitive salary based on experience

Direct Photographic are looking for an outstanding new member to join our rental desk team. An excellent working knowledge of camera and lighting systems are essential including an understanding of the photographic process. You will have 2 years’ experience in a client-facing photographic rental or retail environment. You will be team spirited, articulate, have confident communication skills and will be educated to degree level. PC literacy is a requirement, including Excel, Word and Outlook and you will receive training on the company’s rental and sales software package.

The role is full time 40 hours per week operating on an 8 hr shift system Monday to Friday between the hours of 7am - 9pm. Applications by email only.