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Photo Studio Photographer Assistant

Location: Chicago, Illinois

We inspire purpose-filled living that brings joy to the modern home. With a team of more than 8,000 associates spanning 130 store and distribution locations across the U.S. and Canada, we achieve together, drive results and innovate to inspire. Drawn together by a shared passion for our customers and a spirit of fun, we deliver high-quality home furnishings that are expertly designed, responsibly sourced and bring beauty and function to people’s homes. From the day we opened our first store in Chicago in 1962 to the digital innovations that engage millions of customers today, our iconic brand is over 60 years in the making—and our story is still unfolding.

We’re here for it. We think you should be too. We’re looking for a driven professional with an inclusive mindset to join our team as a Photo Studio Photography Assistant.

The Photo Studio Photography Assistant will support the Photo team (Photographers, Stylists, Art Directors and Producers) to produce a high output of photographic imagery. They will demonstrate flexibility and adaptability in an ever-changing studio environment while maintaining consistency and organization.

This is an on-site position based out of our Photo Studio in Chicago, Illinois 

A day in the life as a Photo Studio Photography Assistant…

  • Ensure studio efficiency and anticipate the needs of each set and team to maintain smooth studio operations
  • Follow studio organization guidelines and promote cleanliness in all situations
  • Assist photography teams (in studio or on location) ensuring each project is supported from start to finish
  • Promote a strong sense of teamwork by working safely, respectfully, and efficiently with all associates
  • Maintain a running inventory of all equipment, including tracking repairs and rentals
  • Ensure studio equipment operates safely and properly, scheduling repairs as necessary
  • Return clean and functional gear to storage daily
  • Create lighting diagrams and equipment lists for each set to ensure consistency across all platforms
  • Prelight sets to maintain consistency across seasons and between photographers
  • Execute pre-lighting for multiple sets simultaneously
  • Maintain awareness of and responsibility for merchandise in the studio
  • Adhere to studio best practices, procedures, and techniques
  • Follow company safety rules and keep the designated work area clean and orderly.
  • Collaborate with other studio personnel to achieve studio objectives

What you’ll bring to the table…

  • Understanding of how lighting and camera equipment operates
  • Working knowledge of all applicable digital programs
  • Strong ability to prioritize responsibilities to maintain an efficient workflow in the studio
  • Understand anticipations / needs from Photo Team and take appropriate action as needed 
  • Effective communication skills across internal and external customers
  • Resourceful with a problem-solving personality and a keen attention to detail
  • Adapt and adjust quickly to an ever changing environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and time management skills
  • Knowledge of photography terminology, equipment, and techniques

We’d love to hear from you if you have…

  • 2 years experience in a photography studio environment with industry knowledge of photography equipment and photography studio operations
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • Knowledge of photography terminology, equipment and techniques
  • Working knowledge of applicable photo/video digital programs
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record - Capable of driving a cargo van/12’ truck



Job ID 2024-19670 Date posted 07/10/2024 Position Type Full-Time

Our commitment to our associates is of the utmost importance. One of the reasons the company attracts such a diverse group of associates is that we offer a full menu of benefits that are relevant to their lives, both on and off the job. We are proud to offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package to support eligible part time and full time associates and their families, including:

Many of these benefits begin on day one, and extend to eligible dependents. To learn more about available benefits please click https://jobs.crateandbarrel.com/benefits

Euromarket Designs, Inc., which does business as Crate and Barrel and CB2, will be referred to as “the Company”. The Company is deeply committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact the location you are applying to here and ask to speak with a manager regarding the nature of your request.

The Company is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

The Company participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the US.

State / City Compliance: The Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal history, including arrest and conviction records, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring and the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Job Applicant Privacy: For details about how the Company collects and uses your personal information, please see our Job Applicant Privacy & Communications Notice.

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