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Lighting Operations Manager


Big Sky Studios is the UK’s leading full-service campus for creative content creation and photographic productions. With 14 studios spanning 50,000 sq ft over 4 central London sites, we work with the world’s leading brands, creatives and talent to service and create award winning productions.


We are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic person looking to join a fast paced and exciting working environment. We are looking for an individual wanting to further their technical experience and develop relationships alongside a broad range of clientele.

Ideally, you will be a proactive self-starter who is highly organized, strong communicator and works well in a very busy environment. A candidate will be eager to grow to be a key member of the company.


The role will report to the Equipment Manager.


• Managing a team of Lighting Operations Assistants in the day-to-day tasks of the studios and location jobs
• Overseeing the delegation of tasks to the Lighting Operations Assistants, as well as supervising successful completion of these tasks
• Ensuring the smooth operation of ongoing shoots in tending to client requests
• Liaising with third parties to organise additional equipment where necessary
• Communicate and implement changes in procedure to the Operations team
• Ensure staff adhere to procedures regarding packing, setting, clearing, repairs etc.
• Diligent inspection of sub hired items in and out of the stores
• Responsible for planning logistics around sub hires and or location shoots
• Liaising with Quality Control Manager on the upkeep of Equipment
• Working in tandem with QCM on initiating stock checks across all sites
• Responsible for the retrieval of missing equipment in collaboration with SLOM and QCM.
• Constantly monitoring the store, the lighting corridor and all areas related to the lighting department for tidiness and cleanliness. Ensuring a clear floor policy remains in place where possible.


• Excellent communication skills, written and oral.
• Strong leadership skill
• Keen to learn and always be up to date with any developments within the industry.
• Passion for professional development.
• Ability to fluidly and confidently work in ambiguous situations.
• Excellent attention to detail.
• Proactive analytical attitude.
• Strong team player.


• Undergraduate level education or equivalent.
• Minimum 2 years of experience in a professional photographic / film equipment rental house or similar.
• Extensive knowledge of professional flash / continuous lighting equipment.
• Knowledge and understanding of various Rental Management Software.
• Full Clean Driving Licence with experience driving small, medium and large vans

Studio Assistant

London, NW10

You know NEXT, but did you know we’re a FTSE-100 retail company employing over 40,000 people
across the UK and Eire? We’re the UK’s 2nd largest fashion and Home retailer and for Kidswear
we’re the market leader. At the last count we have over 550 stores, plus the Next Directory and it’s
now possible to buy on-line from over 70 countries around the world! So we’ve gone global!
Our people are our most important asset which is why we put a lot of time and effort into training
and making sure our employees are engaged, challenged and happy in their roles.

Role Summary
We're looking for somebody with good experience of working in a fashion studio to come and join our team. You will be responsible for assisting with studio equipment and providing excellent client services.
You will need to be helpful and willing to assist in all aspects of the Studio taking direction from the
Studio Manger. Providing a high level of customer service and assistance to the shoot teams,
supporting with equipment, set changes and set building, maintaining cleanliness in the studios and
ensuring health and safety requirements are met.

The roll is for a 3 day a week position, Thursday - Saturday with the potential for overtime. We're based in North West London.

Role Responsibilities

 Assist in maintaining and organising all studio equipment.

 Maintain accurate records of equipment within the studio.

 Source the hire of any additional lighting or studio equipment.

 Maintain cleanliness in the studios at all times.

 Provide assistance to shoot teams including painting, set changes and set building.

 Provide management with regular feedback from shoot teams and external clients.

 Provide hospitality in line with studio service levels.

 Monitor and supervise freelance and work experience studio runners.

 Drive the company car as directed by the Studio Manager carrying out regular checks to ensure
the vehicle is safe and road worthy.

 Assist in ad hoc tasks as requested by the Studio Manager.

 Be responsible for the health and safety of colleagues and yourself in the work place and report
or deal with any potential hazards or accidents as they occur.
Projects, Challenges and Additional Accountabilities

 Responsible for the physical movement of kit, sets props and product within the studios.

 Offer assistance to all clients in the Studios (photographers and their teams) throughout the day
with studio facilities and equipment.

 Responsible for the health and safety of colleagues, shoot teams and yourself in the work place.
Reporting and dealing with any hazards, incidents and accidents.

 Manual handling of sets and equipment where necessary around the studio.

Studio Operations Manager

30K + performance related bonuses

Format Digital is an East London based bespoke equipment rental that works with a team of highly skilled digital operators. We work with renowned photographers and global fashion clients on highly creative and demanding projects. Our goal is to provide the best equipment, technical support and team to take on every creative brief.

Job description:

We are looking for a motivated and personable person to manage our day to day operations and expand our photographic services. The right candidate will be motivated, a self-starter, detail orientated and have a passion for networking with strong communication skills. They will have some experience and understanding in this area of the industry. They will use predominantly Mac-based systems and have experience using accounting based software. A basic technical understanding of camera and computer systems is advantageous but not essential - a genuine interest in such areas however is essential in order to advise clients and communicate with staff.

communication with clients, quoting and invoicing for projects
coordinating the team and equipment hire
maintaining and sourcing equipment
managing projects
marketing and relationship building
developing the companies range of services and products

Professional / relatable experience
A-Level or equivalent qualification
3-5 years working within an operations or production based role
Experience within the media industry

IT Technician

London E1
Negotiable depending on experience and skills

IT Technician

ProLighting and Alva Studios are recruiting for an IT Technician to support their growing equipment and studio rental operations.

ProLighting was established in 2006 and has expanded rapidly since to become a leading player in the photographic and moving image equipment rental industry.

Alva Studios opened their first studio space in 2013. We currently operate eight studios on three sites across London with new studio complexes in the pipeline.

Your main duties will include:

Maintenance and running of Windows-based physical and virtual servers
Maintenance and running of Windows and Mac-based office clients
Maintenance and upgrade of ethernet and wireless networks including switches, firewalls and APs
Maintenance and troubleshooting of IP phone and CCTV systems
General technical troubleshooting across our three London sites (E1, N7, NW10)
Research and implementing of new IT hardware and software solutions to support company growth

Essential Skills:

Previous experience of supporting hardware and software in a mixed Microsoft and Mac environment
Previous working experience of running Windows Server 2012/16/19
Solid working knowledge of LAN TCP/IP networks
Ability to work well in a team and manage own time effectively
Ability to work well under pressure
Commitment to working outside of office hours when required by the project

Full training in our current IT environment will be given with the potential for progression to a more senior role within the group.

Position available immediately, salary TBD depending on skills and experience, plus overtime.
Please send a short cover note and CV with subject ‘IT Technician Application’ to
Please note that due to the volume of applications only successful applicants will be contacted.

Head of Locations

London, SW4

Job Purpose:

Locate Productions is one of the leading location and production service companies in the UK, producing shoots and sourcing locations for the film, TV and photographic industry both nationwide and abroad.

Locate’s location department is expanding and a Head of Locations is required to co-ordinate and generate enquiries, manage the locations team and the location database. This role will work closely with the production department to help provide knowledge, expertise and feasibility for location filming and photography pitches and briefs.

Key Responsibilities:

- Overseeing the delivery of location jobs; from receiving a brief through to the allocation of crew and wrapping of jobs

- Working with our location researchers, scouts and managers to provide and promote a high-quality, location finding service

- Management, curation and promotion of the location database to both national and international clients

- Supporting and providing the production department with location expertise for quoting and pitching

- Maintaining a good knowledge of locations, products and services that exist within the location industry with specific attention to sustainability and AdGreen.

Skills and Experience:

- Experience of the location industry and a solid understanding of the location-finding process, relevant organisations and protocols in the TV, film and photographic industry

- Excellent organisation, communication and delegation skills as well as the ability to manage databases

- Good knowledge of budgeting, pitching and associated software

- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment both as part of a team and independently.

Job Details:

- Full-time role based at our London office but with the ability of flexible and remote working

- Competitive salary including a performance-related, company-wide bonus (and the opportunity for potential equity in the future)

- 25 days of paid annual leave in addition to bank holidays (plus an extra day off on your Birthday).

Kit Room Assistant

Cremer St, E2

Kit Room Assistant

We are looking for 2 kit room assistants to help with the picking and checking of kit.

123 Lighting is a rapidly growing equipment rental house dealing with high-end photographers and film makers.

We operate a 40hr week with paid overtime and occasional weekend work. We are looking for highly motivated people to join our friendly team and help push us on to bigger and better things.
We are an equal opportunities employer with a keen eye on the environment.

Salary will be dependent on experience and full training will be given.

Please send your CV and a covering email to

Post-Production Co-Ordinator

De Beauvoir

Post-Production Co-Ordinator

‘ink’ is a Post-Production studio based in De Beauvoir, London.
We produce work for a broad roster of brands and photographers – from global advertising campaigns to passion projects.
We are looking for a meticulous and personable Post-Production Co-Ordinator to join our growing team. They’ll need to be commited to producing imagery of the highest quality and supporting us to deliver work that we can be proud of. Some industry experience and strong communication skills are essential.
The role involves co-ordinating the production team and retouchers to ensure successful and timely post-production across all of our projects. You will work in partnership with the Head of the Studio to brief creative and technical requirements to the retouchers and be responsible for the workflow of all image post-production.
The purpose of this role is to ensure the successful planning and workflow of our Studio, whilst prioritising the integrity and quality of the work.
The ideal candidate will be self-motivated with a passion for creative image making. An ability to work under pressure with a collaborative mindset is required.
Please apply with a CV, Covering Letter and Portfolio (if applicable)
Main Duties
- Utilise project management software to track progress of projects and direct workflow.
- Liaise with the production & retouch teams to ensure that all necessary briefs, files, grading refs, delivery specs, colour profiles etc are in hand from the outset.
- Co-ordinate the production and retouching teams for scheduling and delivery of assets.
- Work closely with the Head of the Studio to provide daily overviews of project allocation for the following day.
- Plan the studio’s workload and adjust according to changing priorities and business needs.
- Ensure the freelance resources are assigned efficiently to projects and internal teams have adequate resources to manage their workload effectively.
- Communicate retouching amends from clients to retouchers and check that briefs have been correctly addressed.
- Maintain server file structure and support archiving of assets.
- Bring any standards or deadlines in jeopardy to the attention of the Head of Studio.
- Use CaptureOne for image processing, experience is preferred but not essential.
- Be responsible for upload and download of imagery as well as creating and checking links.