PRODUCTION / ADMIN ASSISTANT FOR PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER
Linda Mackie Photography is a Victoria-based professional photographer looking to hire a proficient and reliable assistant to help with various administrative and production related tasks.
The position will begin as casual, part time basis with the intention to grow the position as my business grows. In addition to compensation, the ideal candidate will also receive invaluable business mentoring and training in various aspects of the position.
A trial period will be agreed upon to ensure that the role is working out for both of us.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE IS
full of integrity
clear and honest communicator
RESPONSIBILITIES (may include, but are not limited to)
Client Database and CRM maintenance
Schedule appointments; coordinating with clients and team (Photographer, Assistant, Makeup Artist, and Sales Rep, as necessary)
Prepare studio for presentations and photoshoots
Assist on various photo shoots including behind the scenes documentation
Tidy studio and office areas
Create professional, accurate emails, presentations, manuals, documents
Assist with creating, writing and editing blog posts, newsletter, brochures and emails
Market research and analysis, identifying key players in the industry and booking speaking opportunities
Basic bookkeeping including sorting/filing and using online software
File Management (Filing paper and organizing computer files using Dropbox etc.)
Develop and document each component of the Personal Assistant Position (for training purposes
Walk Sophie, German Shepherd/Lab puppy on occasion!
High School Diploma (or equivalent)
Have a car and a valid license with a clean driving record
Have a Mac laptop and/or computer and cell phone that allows for calling and text messaging
Experience as a personal/administrative assistant and/or experience in an office environment
Experience in Marketing and/or Public Relations
Experience with Mac software including but not limited to Pages, Numbers, Keynote etc); Microsoft Office experience an asset but not necessary
Experience using Photoshop and Lightroom
Experience with Social Media, including Facebook, Instagram, Google+, Pinterest, and Twitter
Comfortable and proficient at learning and applying new technical skills
REQUIRED SKILLS & TRAITS
Good planning and prioritization skills
Open to learning and taking direction
Highly organized and detail oriented
Relationship-building people skills
Strong phone and communication skills
Professional, diplomatic and positive attitude
Able to exercise good judgment and show initiative
High standard of work ethic, integrity and commitment to maintaining confidentiality
Research, troubleshooting and problem solving skills
Ability to prioritize tasks and effectively follow through to completion with little guidance once tasks have been assigned
Studio is located on the Westshore in Victoria, BC - training will be in the home office / studio for first 1-2 weeks
Work hours after training will be done both virtually and in my home office/studio
Estimated hours: TBD - casual hours to start building up from there
Start Date: December 2018
Internship preferred to start then compensation TBD commensurate on experience and suitability. The ideal candidate will also receive valuable business mentoring and on the job training.
HOW TO APPLY
The application process will take you about 10-15 minutes. Linda will contact the promising candidates for an online video interview. Successful candidates will be asked for an up-to-date criminal record check (cost reimbursed if hired) and three business and/personal references.