PHOTOGRAPHY MANAGER in Grandview, MO at Lifetouch National School Studios Inc.

Date Posted: 8/29/2018

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    Grandview, MO
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    At least 1 year(s)
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Job Description


Are you passionate about photography? Do you have the ability to build high-performing, customer-focused teams? If so, we want to talk to you! Lifetouch National School Studios Inc., a Shutterfly Inc. company, is seeking a highly-organized, detail-oriented individual to join our team as a Photography Manager. The individual selected for this role will oversee all photographic activities in a Lifetouch territory. Join us in our endeavor to capture lifelong memories for our customers!

Why Lifetouch?

As a Photography Manager with Lifetouch, you will be part of an established and industry-leading organization. Employees enjoy our fast-paced, collaborative culture and the ability to directly impact our business. Your hard work and professional dedication will be rewarded with competitive compensation and opportunities for benefits. Apply today!

Job Responsibilities

Managerial Duties:

  • Recruits and hires photography staff in compliance with company policies and procedures
  • Establishes measurements to evaluate individual and team performance
  • Manages day-to-day performance of direct reports and addresses performance issues
  • Reviews images with Photographers (assesses subject posture, facial view, lighting, framing, eye direction, grooming, express, technical aspects, etc.) and identifies opportunities to improve image quality
  • Conducts team meetings in order to provide training, recognition, and information related to programs/equipment
  • Communicates expectations related to photographic quality and customer service
  • Responds to difficult photography situations and provides appropriate guidance to staff
  • May be responsible for overseeing the coordination of the overall photography experience
  • Fosters a positive work environment by promoting open communication, implementing retention strategies, and seeking to maintain/improve employee satisfaction and engagement
  • Ensures photographer participation in company photography awards programs

Operations Duties:

  • Verifies location set up and communicates photographer assignments to school administrators
  • Manages photography equipment inventory; makes equipment assignments according to job/program type

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assumes the role of photographer as needed
  • Maintains ability to operate all cameras, lenses, accessories, and photographic equipment
  • Participates in ongoing training as provided and required by the company
  • Promotes all safety rules and guidelines
  • Performs other projects or miscellaneous duties as requested or assigned

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Management or related field strongly preferred
  • 1 -2 years previous customer service experience (or equivalent combination of education and training)
  • 1 -2 years of photography experience (or equivalent combination of education and training)
  • Experience working with children preferred
  • Valid U.S. driver's license required
  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to travel (with occasional overnight stays) and work a varied seasonal schedule, including early mornings, late afternoons and weekends
  • Access to reliable transportation
  • Current auto insurance (compliant with all applicable state laws)
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Superior phone and customer service skills
  • Basic computer skills, including word processing and spreadsheet software
  • Advanced knowledge of photography equipment (i.e. cameras, lighting effects, tripods, light stands, light meters, backdrops, etc.)
Lifetouch is a Shutterfly Inc. company. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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