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Photo Studio Styling Manager

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 Styling Manager.

The Photo Studio Styling Manager is a talented stylist with a critical eye that is knowledgeable in current trends. They collaborate closely with our Studio teams while executing elevated on-brand creative. They are responsible for the management, training, and development of the Photo Studio Styling team, along with the maintenance of Photo Studio styling standards, procedures, and stations.

This is an On-Site position based out of our Photo Studio in Chicago, Illinois

A day in the life as a Photo Studio Styling Manager…

  • Lead the styling team in the creation of compelling imagery that is unique and appropriate to each brand and maximizes company sales growth and profitability
  • Conceptualize and execute on-brand elevated styling across a wide range of kitchen, food/beverage, textiles & home furnishing product categories
  • Deepen customer engagement and conversion by continuously driving the creation of innovative and engaging photo experiences that align with the brand creative vision
  • Drive continuous improvement and innovation with teams, ensuring the team is positioned to serve the evolving needs of our brands and customers
  • Ensure a rich talent roster, providing an array of talent that covers business and creative needs
  • Actively manage stylist talent to quality and efficiency expectations with regular constructive feedback and developmental opportunities
  • Foster a culture that promotes innovation, celebrates success, and embraces change
  • Drive ongoing process improvements and organizational efficiency
  • Develop category-specific styling guides to ensure consistency of our branded look and serve as training and reference material for other stylists
  • Develop/maintain strong partnerships with peers to strengthen and align the work and foster a fun, collaborative, and productive work environment
  • Remain current on new technologies, approaches, techniques, trends and influences that are important to our brand, our work, and customer
  • Oversee the style team’s maintenance of prop libraries, wardrobe, soft styling stations, and styling areas within the studio for optimal photo shoot preparedness

What you’ll bring to the table…

  • Expert styling skills with experience with the nuances necessary to support multiple brands; leading a creative team within a high-volume production environment
  • Knowledged in current trends and cultural mindsets/influences in the area of home design, décor, entertaining, and pop-culture
  • Ability to forecast and work to a budget on styling projects
  • Ability to pivot and re-prioritize on the go; remain flexible to changing schedules
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to appropriately adjust communication (verbal and written) and presentation style and content to the audience

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

  • Must provide a link to portfolio (including password) on resume or provide PDF samples
  • 5+ years experience with industry knowledge of photography styling and photo studio operations
  • 3+ years experience Managing/Leading a team
  • Proficient in relevant software including Adobe Creative and Google Docs/Spreadsheets
  • Detail-oriented, organized, and self-motivated
  • Proactive problem-solving skills


Job ID 2024-19049 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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