We need a Studio Manager.
Macbeth Studio has an opening for someone to manage our studio full-time, effective immediately. Learn more about the position below, and apply if you think you’re THE ONE.
Please note: this is not a creative position. If you are a photographer, videographer, or other creative type, please stay tuned for future opportunities, but THIS IS NOT THAT JOB.
Are you a good fit?
We value chemistry even more that those mad skillz of yours. We’re small but mighty, so we need to know what you’re like:
You’re a self-starter with a strong sense of ownership. Macbeth is a team of people who love working together and collaborating, but who don’t need to report in every hour. You understand the mission, and you’ll have the freedom to accomplish it in your own way.
You are a perfectionist. Ok, we know that “perfect is the enemy of good.” But you're the kind of person who doesn't settle for "good enough," and will take the extra time to make whatever you're working on just a little bit better.
You are a great communicator. When a client has a request, it's critical that they receive a timely, courteous, complete, typo-free, and well-thought-out response. Our clients are the reason we exist, and they get top priority always. [You must be able to proofread. Typos are very much frowned upon, and misspelling a client's name is punishable by death.]
You can see the future. Anticipating problems before they occur, visualizing a location shoot and reminding the team to pack the right stuff, thinking through tomorrow's projects and planning accordingly, confirming tomorrow’s job with the client just in case they forgot (it happens)... you have the answers before we know what the question is.
You have a great sense of humor. Our studio is schizophrenic... half the time being weird and laughing about internet memes, and then we're panicking with our hair on fire. If you can't laugh, you'll go insane.
You play well with creative people. Even if you don't think of yourself as all that creative, you understand how to work with people who are. This position is NOT for a creative person… it requires follow-up, multitasking, and attention to detail. All the things creatives suck at.
You don’t mind helping to make new systems if our current ones don’t work. Over the past 13 years, we’ve gotten good at a lot of things, but we have plenty room for improvement. We appreciate people who can see problems, suggest solutions, bring experience from previous positions, and help make things run smoother in our studio every day.
You love trying new things. What worked last year / month / week may not work now. Facebook has a new algorithm. Quickbooks just made a significant tweak. Square payments work differently after an upgrade. Being small means we can be nimble, but we need people who aren’t afraid to try new things Evolving and adapting keeps us fresh and our clients happy.
You want to make the world a better place. An inordinate amount of our time is spent doing good things for other people. We work with people who give back, who care deeply, who want to leave the world better than they found it. And who clean up after themselves.
Good so far? Here’s the job:
This is a full-time position. You’ll be in our Downtown Orlando studio Monday - Friday, 9a - 5p. Starting salary is $31,500. Parking included.
As studio manager, you'll be the voice of our studio — responding to emails, taking calls, scheduling shoots, and keeping us creative folk on track. We're a small studio, so you'll be working closely with photographers and videographers, making sure everyone is where they need to be, doing what needs to get done.
One thing to note: although this is a creative environment, we're looking for an organized, left-brained, meticulous, multitasker person for this role. If you're interested in the behind-the-scenes management of a creative studio, this is a great opportunity.
NOTE: If you're more interested in doing photography, videography, editing, or another creative role, THIS IS NOT THE JOB FOR YOU, keep an eye out for future opportunities and don't apply for this one.
You make our clients feel welcome. Remember on “Cheers” how they always had Norm’s favorite beer waiting for him before he sat down? We need you to create that kind of welcome for everyone who comes into our studio.
Responding to email inquiries. You’ll answer inbound emails, FB messages, Instagram DMs, respond to questions, explain our rates and processes, ask all necessary questions to create estimates, send invoices, all while making friends with every one who contacts us.
Taking phone calls. You don't mind talking to people, and in fact, you actually kind of like it. A lot of our clients prefer an old-fashioned voice-to-voice phone call, and that’s what we need to give them.
Shoot coordination and production. You’ll learn how to produce shoots from start to finish — that includes meeting with clients, coordinating schedules, finding models and hair-and-makeup-artists, taking deposits, arranging travel, booking flights, paying bills, making sure everyone involved is in the right place at the right time, and producing estimates and invoices.
Are you THE ONE? Here’s how to apply:
To apply, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org explaining:
Why you belong at Macbeth Studio
After reading the above, what makes you a good fit?
What it is about Macbeth that you particularly like
We know we’re cool, but why do YOU think we’re cool?
What work and other experiences you’ve learned from
Include whatever's relevant, even if it's not in our industry.
Why we should hire you over everyone else
We get a lot of requests — what makes you so special?
How you will make the world a better place
Tell us a little about your passion for giving back.
Let us know your longer-term goals
What are your big, far-off plans? What is the number one thing on your bucket list? Why?
Include a resume if you feel you must (ugh).
We care WAY more about what you have to say.
Please don't bore us
We want to read smart, interesting, fun responses that showcase your personality. (Ask us about Justine Patino’s internship application.)
Don't wait too long
The deadline is midnight on Sunday, February 17.