PHOTOGRAPHY MANAGER in Milwaukee, WI at Lifetouch National School Studios Inc.

Date Posted: 2/9/2018

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    Milwaukee, WI
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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! We are seeking a highly-organized, detail-oriented individual to join our Lifetouch National School Studios Inc. 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 that is employee-owned. 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, the potential to be a part of a 100% company-funded Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) retirement plan, 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.)
Employment with Lifetouch National School Studios Inc. is contingent upon successful results of a criminal background and driving record check.
Lifetouch is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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