compensation: Compensation for this position is based on experience employment type: full-time
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The studio for award-winning fine art photographer & director Drew Doggett is seeking a new Studio Director. This position is primarily responsible for business operations and development. Tasks range from fulfillment to helping create and maintain a strong visual brand for use across all web-based and print platforms. A background in photography and art is preferred but not necessary; candidates from a wide range of operations backgrounds will be considered. This is a client facing position - sales inquiries are developed through our website, via phone, third-party vendors, e-mail blasts, and occasionally through trade shows.
Responsibilities will include:
Office tasks - 60%
-Overseeing the studio’s day-to-day tasks and organization
-Responsible for working directly with sales inquiries
-Generating mock-ups for sales leads in Photoshop
-Process orders and oversee printing, fulfillment and quality control
-Point of contact for all third-party sales partners and vendors
-Development and management of office systems and reporting tools
-Maintain and update website
-Basic level bookkeeping and reporting
-Additional tasks as needed
Creative - 40%
-Design and schedule monthly email blasts, blog and social media posts
-Assist Drew with series development, including conceptualization, planning, execution, post-production, and
The candidate must:
-Be based in or near Charleston (or willing to relocate to the area)
-Have the ability to multitask and manage multiple priorities simultaneously
-Possess the ability to confidently be primary point of contact for clients during negotiations and customer service
issues via phone and email
-Handle direct sales via phone, email, and potentially in person at trade shows
-Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
-Be self-motivated, a quick learner and problem solver; create independent and team goals
-Work well in a small office environment
-Have prior sales and customer service experience in luxury markets, or have an understanding of luxury markets
-Have an eye for design and an interest in photography and the business of art
-Assist in growing and maintaining creative visual branding
-Be proficient with Apple systems, Microsoft Suites and Photoshop
Experience with Google Docs, Filemaker Pro, InDesign, Quickbooks, as well as working with social media, is highly preferred.
Compensation for this position is based on experience, with room for growth
About the Studio:
We are a small team of three (two of us are located in Charleston) that operates out of an office behind Drew’s residence that is shared with his wife’s business, Bellafare.
How to Apply:
Please send your resume (as an attachment, in PDF or Word format only), along with a cover letter explaining why you’re a good fit for this position (reply through Craigslist)
Please note: applicants that do not send their resume in the proper format, or do not include a cover letter will not be considered for this position.
About the Artist:
Drew Doggett (US) is an award-winning photographer, director, and producer who focuses on places, objects, and cultures at risk of disappearing. His photographic work can be found in private and public collections globally, notably the Smithsonian African Art Museum (DC) & the Mariners’ Museum (VA). He has also been featured in many publications such as Conde Nast Traveler (Spain), Photographer Magazine, Professional Photographer Magazine, and Outside Magazine. He has partnered with brands like Hasselblad and Leica. His short films have received critical attention, notably at the Big Sur International Film Festival and the PBS Online Film Festival.
Drew’s work can be seen at www.drewdoggett.com.
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