Why Not Associates

Studio Manager

Job Added: 12 August 2019
Applications Close: 11 September 2019
Level: Mid-Weight
Contract: Full Time
Based: London
Salary: Undisclosed
Twitter: @whynotassoc

Why Not Associates is a British graphic design studio with a global reach. We turn our appetite for design into commercial success for clients large and small across the arts, business, government and public sectors. For over 30 years we’ve been creating innovative work in many different media, including corporate identity, digital design, motion graphics and direction of TV commercials, publishing, public art, editorial, environmental and exhibition design,

This breadth of experience means we have some superb, well-established clients. Occasionally we work as a production company through an agency, but more often than not, we’re forming and managing relationships with the client directly.

Currently we’re looking for a studio manager to join our team and help us run our busy studio. We’d love someone committed to, knowledgeable about and interested in the creative world.
Experience from the graphic design industry is not a prerequisite, however we hope that you are curious to learn and for the right candidate there will be opportunities to get more involved with project productions.
As part of a small, creative team it is key that you are flexible and willing to perform all manner of studio and project related admin tasks with a friendly and helpful attitude. Our ideal candidate will be a hands-on team player.

You are service minded and resourceful with good spelling, grammar and fluent with most general office software – such as Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)

You will be really well organised and responsible for the studio's reception including answering calls, meeting and greeting clients, arranging post and couriers and answering general enquiries as well other responsibilities including:

– Studio upkeep including procurement of office supplies, stationery and food
– Managing and handling all external purchases such as toners, printing paper and anything else required for the office.
– Keeping track of all internal expenses, petty cash reconciliation and staff holidays.
– Managing basic finances, such as raising sales invoices and purchase order notes using our FileMaker program, and working closely with our part time book keeper.
– Updating clients and company details on FileMaker program
– Organising and managing admin folders in the server

Desirable experience:
– Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience in a similar role.
Project management experience in a creative environment

Our usual office hours are 9:30 - 6:30 with an hour's lunch break, but we are happy to consider reduced hours to accommodate the right person. The position is subject to a three-month trial period before becoming permanent. Start date as soon as possible.

We take pride in our small studio. It’s full of music, fruit, as many biscuits as you can eat and from time-to-time Martha the dog.

If you’re interested, we’d like to hear from you. Come join our team!

Please send a cover letter and CV to
[email protected], [email protected] & [email protected]

How to apply

Please send a cover letter and CV to
[email protected], [email protected] & [email protected]