Studio Coordinator

Position ID:



New York, NY

FLSA Status:

Part Time, Non-Exempt


Administrative Support Worker


Alianza Division

Reports to:

Community School Coordinator

Supervisory Responsibilities:




Summary: The responsibilities of this position are carried out with the support of the Community School Director, however the nature of the day-to-day studio experience makes this position quite autonomous. This individual must have extensive experience working in media and photographic studio environments. Making important decisions with the CSD regarding class logistics and delegating tasks to the interns demands leadership qualities, taking initiative, and being well organized and resourceful. Ideally, this individual has previous experience. This position carries a lot of responsibility and the duties involved are addressed exclusively to the studio environment. In addition to meeting the standard classroom needs of participants. Equipment must be kept in excellent condition and properly maintained over the term of the season. The studio Coordinator is responsible for receiving and adding to inventory all new gear from Educational purposes. Additionally, he/she is responsible for prompt handling of gear and informing CSD of any repairs that are necessary.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Meet with participants daily before and after class, to discuss any equipment issues and so on, outline and day-to-day course schedule.
  • Keep daily track of each item of equipment with an ID check-out system for participants and staff members. Check-in and check-out of equipment must be closely monitored. All equipment must be returned by the end of each class. Track down any missing equipment, check for damage, match serial numbers and notify individuals of broken or missing equipment.
  • Inventory all sponsorship equipment at the beginning of the season and keep detailed notes on inventory sheets regarding maintenance, repairs, and sales. This is important and it is imperative that warranty cards, owner's manuals and related literature remains with its respective box, including serial numbers.
  • Demonstrate equipment in the studio to participants and provide necessary technical support to the students.
  • Assist the instructor in setting up demonstrations and shooting.
  • Open studio by daily and secure every evening or any time the class is dismissed. (this duty is shared with CSD).
  • Consult with CSD to request additional equipment needs, what to do with broken items, methods of shipment, estimated costs, etc.
  • Assist students and monitor preparation of shows, prepare and execute curriculum in TV/ Video editing production.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work:

This part-time position will require evening and occasional Saturday hours to monitor after school and summer programs, and attend special events. Schedule may vary according to needs of the program, the hours are from 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

Working conditions and physical demands required:

The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Ability and patience to work with young people, recognizing their exuberance and juvenile behavior, particularly in group settings.
  • Remain in stationary position for long time, either working with cameras, computers or equipment
  • Be able to lift at less 40 pounds on equipment.


Education and/or experience required:

  • A Bachelor of (Fine) Arts degree in photography or equivalent is preferred, but not mandatory.

Skills, Licenses, and/or competencies required:

  • Have experience in assisting photographers/ media level in studio and on location.
  • Have a portfolio of work that represents your style.
  • Possess compassionate, yet firm leadership characteristics, including good listening skills.
  • Have an excellent command of various systems of camera, lighting, and studio equipment.
  • The Studio Coordinator must be prepared to demonstrate proper equipment usage and safety precautions to participants as well as being capable of troubleshooting.

Job Summary

Studio Coordinator

How to Apply

Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter highlighting relevant past experience and qualifications, and state their position of interest and desired compensation. Submissions without this information will not be considered.

Please send resume and cover letter to: