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Studio Manager

If your dream is to be part of a world-class international creative studio, look no further than applying for a role at Powster!

We are looking for a motivated and aspiring Studio Manager to support our amazing team of international producers, artists and developers and keep the studio running smoothly. The role is a full-time position based out of our London HQ in Hackney Wick.

Applicants must be currently authorised to work in the United Kingdom on a full-time basis.

NO RECRUITMENT AGENCIES (please)

 

About Powster

We are an award-winning digital creative studio, specialising in film and music, with studios in London and Los Angeles. We have a team of over 30 people working across both offices. Our team works across 3 areas:

1. Our Showtimes Platform powers most of the major movie websites across the world and boasts all the major movie studios as clients.

2. Our Creative Builds range from projects making AR effects and interactive music videos, to projecting tweets on the houses of parliament.

3. Our Custom Builds (Powster Labs) include a variety of innovative movie-discovery and cutting-edge entertainment marketing tools.

We like to think that anything is possible when pitching, and if we haven’t done it before we’ll pull together, work it out and make it happen. This comes from having the drive to make the unseen! With our diverse and talented team, we work across a variety of projects, from technical, interactive builds to large scale video productions.

Enjoy awesome perks such as flexible working hours, a plant-filled studio, with drinks fridge, table tennis, office dogs, Friday desk-beers and most importantly a friendly and fun team situated in East London. We have free gym membership, a travel loan scheme as well as a cycling scheme. We also get invites and tickets to movie screenings and events, and even some of the biggest movie premieres!

We're looking for an outgoing and motivated individual, someone who isn't afraid to take the extra initiative to get things done.

We think your work speaks for itself but we would love if you could submit a short cover letter with your application. Tell us why you'd like to work at Powster and why you would be a great fit for this role.

 

Job description

The Studio Manager will be responsible for maintaining the ebb and flow for a smooth and professional working environment. You'll be accountable for ensuring appropriate resources are in place to allow the efficient running of work throughout the studio. This will involve maintenance of the studio front-of-house, back room and common areas.  

You'll also be responsible for making it an enviable working environment, so handling team perks, organising team lunches and thinking up great new ways to build the team and culture at the company. You will need to be proactive, self driven and able to thrive in a busy, multi-tasked environment.

Everyone pitches in at Powster so you’ll need to be willing to pick up a variety of different jobs and always up for a challenge, big or small.

With the vast majority of our work being movie-related, a love for film and cinema would certainly mean you’ll get the best out of working as part of the Powster team!

Keeping and developing talented people is important to us, so we’re looking for candidates who are keen to settle in as part of the team and build a career within our growing business

 

General Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain a lively studio space and keep everything running smoothly
  • Manage front-of-house (answer phone, greet guests, meeting bookings etc)
  • Support teams with operational and administrative tasks, such as finance and HR
  • Working with the Heads of department and wider team to improve processes and communication and deal with any office/studio/store issues that arise
  • Handle travel and accommodation for staff when necessary
  • Handle purchases of office essentials, new equipment, groceries, etc
  • Support with intern recruitment and management
  • Support with new hire process
  • Co-ordinate company social activities
  • Source art and furniture to curate an awesome work environment
  • Keep track of company events and support with Powster marketing
  • Make the studio a great space for clients
  • Keep hype levels high in the studio
  • Assist with invoicing / raising POs / general office work
  • Collaboration and close working relationship with in LA studio

 

Essential Skills:

  • Extremely well-organised, thrives on balancing multiple projects under pressure.
  • Self-motivated and proactive; happy to get stuck into whatever the role throws at you
  • Friendly and enthusiastic team player with great people and communication skills
  • Keen eye for detail; meticulous and accurate  
  • Excellent time-management skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritise effectively
  • Strong interest in the entertainment industry and creative marketing
  • Takes pride in working to the highest standard and delivering exceptional results

 

Experience

  • Minimum 2 years working as a Studio Manager in a similar environment

Salary

Dependent on experience

 

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