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Studio Floor Manager

Dubai. UAE.

Studio Floor Manager
Dubai, U.A.E.

Based in reception and on the studio floor, the floor manager is responsible for the day to day running of the studio and ensuring each studio is ready for the client to use. You would be responsible for assisting clients with any requests, using your team to demonstrate gear and work through technical enquires, demonstrate equipment, prepare rental orders and schedule repairs where necessary.

Key Responsibilities:

-Day to day running of the studio
-Managing / Ordering and Maintaining equipment
-Ordering Catering where necessary
-Staff rota
-Managing a group of studio assistants
-Ensuring Assistants generate Social media content for our designer

Training will be given but we are keen for the chosen person to have their own ideas and to throw themselves in to the role.
Ideally we are looking for someone who has:

-Experience with Nikon / Canon DSLR / Phase One / Profoto Lighting.
-Customer service experience is a must.
-The ability to foresee, solve and avoid problems under pressure.
-A friendly disposition and an air of calm authority.
-Excellent communication skills to receive, interpret and convey information accurately.
-Interpersonal skills, in order to quickly judge how to get the best out of different people.
-Good organisational skills and the ability to multitask and prioritise workloads.

What we can offer you :

-The chance to experience life in the liberal, multicultural city that is Dubai. Sun, Sand, Beaches (also Sand:) and a vibrant night life.
-The chance to work with the leading provider of Photographic Studios, Gear and Crew in the region.
.-Enjoy a winter that is like a perfect European Summer and Summer like a Pizza oven, tempered by Air conditioned everything.
-The chance to gain an invaluable insight in to all aspects of photographic shoots.
-The chance to work with talented creatives from visiting international shoot crews and locally based professionals.
-The chance to evolve and make the job your own.
-The use of the studios/equipment for personal projects.
-A close-knit friendly working environment.
-Lunch everyday.
-Sunday - Thursday working week.
Longer hours from time to time and some weekend work, dependant on bookings and studio assistants being on the rota.
Salary dependent on experience + Accommodation /Transportation allowance. / Annual 30 Days leave + Air Ticket.

Marketing Manager (maternity cover)

Wapping, London
£30,000 pro rata

The Association of Photographers is looking to recruit an experienced Marketing Manager for a one year fixed term maternity cover contract.

Reporting to the Executive Director the role will be responsible for: identifying, developing and achieving strategic marketing goals including; communicating the AOP brand; social media activities; membership recruitment; marketing our members work, and our programme of events.

You will have previous experience of marketing practices and strategies within the arts or photography industry; excel in your knowledge of social media and digital marketing techniques; have excellent organisational and planning skills; and be competent in using marketing software.

Salary circa £24,000 (£30,000 pro rata), 30 hours per week (37.5 pro rata) over 3-5 days. The role is based at our offices in Wapping/St Katherine’s Dock.

To apply please send a copy of your C.V. along with a supporting letter outlining your suitability for the post to Closing date 5pm Monday 30 April, interviews will be held 15 May.

Working with: AOP Administrator, Membership Officer

Job Specification
The role will enable the AOP to identify and achieve its strategic marketing goals, communicate its brand and promote the benefits of membership to the professional photography industry. It is seen that this role will also enable the Association to deliver a range of member services and events, promote members and their work and our extensive training and events programme.


Day to day
 Deliver AOP marketing objectives
 Commission production of AOP printed and designed materials
 Manage social media activities
 Manage the production of a monthly non-member newsletter
 Manage content for Image and external press
 Produce Press releases
 Strategic lead of the AOP website
 Manage related budgets
 Work closely with the AOP Administrator
 Manage the marketing component of AOP CRM development

Strategies and planning
 To work alongside the Executive Director and Board to identify strategic marketing goals and develop strategies to deliver these
 Research and analyse market trends, identify target markets and how best to reach them
 Plan marketing campaigns, including memberships, events and the AOP Awards to area of the photographic industry
 Develop and implement a social media strategy to increase awareness within the Photographic industry, our follower numbers and engagement with the AOP
 Monitor and report on the effectiveness of strategies and campaigns to the Executive Director and Board

Working with the Executive Director to
• Ensure the effective development and delivery of the AOP Events Programme
• Working with the Membership Officer ensure the AOP attends relevant industry events

Person Specification

It is expected that you will be educated to post graduate standard or equivalent; an excellent grasp of English and current marketing techniques is essential. A detailed understanding and knowledge of professional photography and the arts is desirable

Experience, Skills and Aptitudes

 Demonstrable previous experience in strategic marketing planning and delivery
 Extensive experience of social media and digital marketing techniques
 Excellent written English and oral communication skills for proof reading, drafting releases and for communicating with press, media and AOP partners
 Working with organisations individuals within the creative sector
 Success in achieving press and media coverage
 Excellent organisational and planning 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
 Experience of and technical awareness of design packages
 You must be able to demonstrate that you are competent in managing and integrating email marketing and social media software such as Hootsuite and Mail Chimp

The job may involve attending events, good advance notice will be given, and compensating time off is available.

Terms and Conditions
The job will be based at the AOP offices at Cherryduck, 12 - 18 Sampson Street, London, E1W 1NA

Salary £24,00 (£30,000 pro rata) according to experience

Working hours: 30 hours per week, these hours can be taken across 5 or 3 days. The AOP office is normally operates between 9am – 6pm Monday to Friday, though some evening and weekend working will be required.

22.4 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)

Digi Tech

Kentish Town, London
Dependent on Experience

Rankin Photography is looking for an experienced Digital Technician to join our photographic team full-time. Working alongside our current Senior Digital Tech and Trainee, the successful applicant will provide expertise and support through all phases of the photo shoot.
Working calmly under pressure providing polite and professional service, aiming to exceed clients’ expectations.
The successful candidate for this pivotal role will be a detail–oriented, strong communicator with the ability to build relationships across the business including photographic team, production and post-production. Equally important will be the rapport built with the photographer.
Located in London, Rankin works with high-end brands and some of the biggest names to charities and collaborative projects with designers and artists. Working across such a huge variety of shoot styles and subjects, the ability to adapt to many difficult environments with discipline is crucial.
Our digital team has always worked tirelessly to provide a wide range of digital solutions and has an unparalleled commitment to consistent quality and provide a fluid digital workflow.
Having our own capture stations and kit, ability to provide maintenance to the highest standard on a regular basis is essential.
Required experience

• Applicants must have at least 2 years experience of high level assisting and be able to demonstrate in-depth knowledge for lighting and equipment
• Solid working knowledge in CaptureOne + Chronosync
• Experience using and ability to troubleshoot Hassleblad systems, Phase One 645 and Phase One backs, both P+ and IQ series
• Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop
• Working knowledge of Canon DSLR’s Canon 1D, 5D etc
• Must be able to demonstrate a proven track record of problem solving on set

Desirable skills and experience
• Often working internationally, previous international experience is a benefit.
• Clean drivers licence
• Working knowledge of Adobe Bridge and InDesign

Lighting Operations Assistant

Lighting Operations Assistant - FULL TIME

Big Sky Studios are looking for an enthusiastic individual wanting to progress their career in the photographic and film industries. We are looking for an individual wanting to gain experience in a highly skilled professional environment working with industry standard studio and location equipment.

Main Duties:

• Packing, clearing and testing of photographic & filming lighting equipment
• Delivery and collection of equipment
• Dealing with studio requests for equipment
• General maintenance and upkeep of equipment

The right applicant would have ideally gained the following experience:

• Working in a professional photographic/film environment - Photographic studio or similar
• Gained some experience with flash & continuous lighting equipment
• Full clean driving license, with experience driving inner city

Additional training will be provided as part of the job offer.

Salary - Based on experience

Studio & Production Manager

Shoreditch, London
£26,000.00 + (Dependent on Experience)

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work in a dynamic studio alongside renowned photographer Tim Flach, on both personal and commercial projects.

The key to this role is the ability to realise the bigger picture whilst keeping an eye on the small details. As well as having exceptional office administration skills our ideal candidate will have at least 2 years of creative/studio experience in a related field. They must be practical, organised, pro active and articulate, with the ability to research and input creative ideas, whilst maintaining a busy studio.

Central point of communication on all aspects of the business
Research and production of personal/commercial shoots
Liaise with agencies and galleries on all related jobs
Production of fine art prints, press liaison, image usage and exhibitions
Day to day running of the studio including invoicing and diary management.

Excellent English language skills, both verbal and written
Confident composing treatments, proposals and copy
Proficient with Mac and Adobe Photoshop
Able to work on set where required, some knowledge of photographic equipment
Ability to identify and prioritise important tasks under pressure

Salary £26,000 + Dependent on experience
Job Type: Full-time

Please send your CV to the email address below.

Mid-Senior Level Retoucher

London EC1Y 8PD
Based on Experience

Shoemakers Elves London is looking for a mid to senior level retoucher with a minimum of 2 years high end commercial retouching experience to join their small and friendly team.

Shoemakers is one of London’s premier print post production houses with a track record and pedigree second to none. Our client base is extremely diverse and covers multiple genres so ideally the successful candidate will have an understanding of fashion, beauty and still life work both at advertising and editorial levels however, this is not essential as additional training will be given to the right candidate.

Working with photographers, agencies and clients direct means the successful applicant will need to be confident at communicating, working equally well alone and in team environments. A strong work ethic is a must as well as an ability to work to deadline.

A prolific understanding of Photoshop is essential and preferably Capture and other similar processing software, again however, additional training will be given to bring the right applicant up to required levels.

While a keen interest in photography, art and culture is a definite advantage we truly believe that every day is a learning day so a good sense of humour is more valued.

Please note that those applicants that are invited to interview will also be required to complete a 2-4 hour test to ascertain their retouching level.

Preferred start date beginning of June 2018

Please send CV’s and examples of work along with an email as to why you think you suitable for the position to –