The Flash Pack

Studio Manager

Based: London
Level: Mid-Weight
Salary: £25,000 to £28,000
Contract: Full Time
Applications Close: 15 December 2018
Twitter: @istheflashpack
Job Listing Added: 17 October 2018

The role:

- Managing a team of rotating freelance studio assistants.

- You will have overall responsibility for maintaining all warehouse operations, including distribution and receipt of a high volume of equipment and keeping the warehouse/studio tidy and organised.

- You will coordinate and oversee operational and personnel policies/procedures, including the safeguarding of warehouse operations and contents by establishing and monitoring security procedures and protocols.

- You will control inventory levels by conducting physical counts and reconciling with data storage system.

- You will maintain the physical condition of warehouse by planning and implementing new design layouts, inspecting equipment, issuing work orders for repair and requisitions for replacements.

- You will advise on/adjust equipment schedules where needed

- Monitor overall product standards and implement quality-control programmes.

- You will test, gather and check kit in/out for in-house and on-site based photographic shoots and brand activations, as well as in-house test shoots, product development and prototyping needs.

- In charge of the delegation of setting up lighting kit, camera equipment, backdrop stands and sets for internal content shoots to your assistance and external events as instructed by the wider creative team / Art Director / Senior Creative Producer / Production Manager.

- You are responsible for the physical movement of kit, props and products within the warehouse and occasionally on-site.

- You are responsible for maintaining a fleet of vehicles, keeping them in working order and organising any repairs/maintenance when necessary.

- You will obtain quotes for new lighting setups and equipment and assist in ad-hoc tasks as requested by our Production Manager, Creative Technologists and Event Managers.

The candidate:

- Have experience in variety of studio lighting and camera equipment.
- A proven track record of experience in working in production heavy environment.
- Will have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
- Naturally organised, highly technical with attention to detail and an ability to foresee potential issues
- Strong time management skills with ability to multi-task and prioritise
- A proactive approach to work and learning, ability to use own initiative, problem solve and also work as part of a
multi-functional team
- Enthusiastic with a desire to take on new challenges, a flexible and positive attitude and good work ethic
- Flexibility to varying work hours and work role where necessary
- A willingness to 'muck in' when it's busy and stay calm under pressure
- Physically capable of moving photographic equipment (which can be heavy!) around the studio and on-site.
- You bring energy, passion, and a good sense of fun
- A clean driving license


Well, if we haven’t floated your boat already, and taking a look at the work we deliver didn’t get you all weak at the knees, here are some other reasons why you might want to join us: 
We have fun. This industry is hard work – demanding clients and long hours, but we like to think we’re pretty good at having fun whilst we do it. Our staff retention rates are a testament to that. 
We are fair. Working at the weekend? Don’t get any time off back for your hard work? We don’t expect you to give us your life. Why would we? Work an hour at the weekend, get it back in lieu at a time that suits you.
We are ambitious. Independently owned and run, with big dreams, we have a clear plan in place and are focused on making it happen.
We are honest. Open door policy to management for the entire team, so no one is left wondering. We respect and value our staff and feel honesty is always the best policy. 
We are innovative. Constantly pushing boundaries and leaders in our field, we often create first to market products and experiences that simply haven’t been seen before.
We are dog-friendly. Bugsy the Cavapoo, and Lolly the Whippet are two of our current resident pooches. Perfect for lightening up those Monday morning blues!

We are a family. We spend the majority of our lives at work, which means we spend more time with our colleagues than our nearest and dearest. We like to think we’ve created an extended family at The Flash Pack, and only recruit seriously talented members to be part of the pack.
We regret to advise that due to the high volume of responses received, candidates without experience as outlined above, will not be considered suitable and will therefore not be contacted.

How to Apply

Candidates should email [email protected] with a copy of their CV and cover letter.