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Senior Photo Studio Producer

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 Senior Photo Studio Producer.

The Senior Photo Studio Producer is accountable for directing the execution of the photography season, as well as the re-estimation of the seasonal budget based on the annual budget. The Senior Photo Studio Producer partners with the Managing Producer and Senior Creative Leadership to implement the vision of the photography season, while autonomously driving multiple projects throughout that season.

This is a hybrid position based out of our Photo Studio in Chicago, Illinois

A day in the life as a Senior Photo Studio Producer...

  • Lead and ensure seamless production flow for each item from request to post production
  • Manages photo studio operations and production by coordinating resources and activities for studio floor shoots and on-location (US and International) shoots
  • Manage and drive seasonal photo shoot schedules, support staff, and photography teams
  • Act as the liaison between internal and external photo shoot teams, including Corporate Merchandising and Photography teams
  • Coordinate project production timelines with Art Directors and Managing Producers
  • Demonstrate up-to-date expertise and applies this to the development, execution, and improvement of action plans, contract negotiation, and establishment of partnership terms by providing expert advice and guidance to others in the application of information and best practices
  • Secure necessary insurance, permits and security needs for location shoots
  • Coordinate budget facilitation and actualize the budget on a per-project level, with responsibility for allocating budget and hiring photo shoot staff
  • Oversee reconciliation and audit of incoming project invoices against active budgets and troubleshoot discrepancies
  • Manage full time and seasonal production assistants and coordinators

What you'll bring to the table...

  • Photography industry production knowledge
  • Experience directing the execution of creative concepts with fiscal and creative accountability
  • Advanced knowledge of eCommerce and Marketing photography industry standards and processes
  • Experience with and knowledge of local Chicago vendors and industry contacts, including caterers, photography equipment providers, truck companies, art movers, prop houses
  • Past experience with negotiation and management of crew

We'd love to hear from you if you have...

  • 5 years production experience with industry knowledge of photography production practices and studio operations
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal/negotiation skills
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills to manage input from cross functional teams
  • Demonstrated leadership skills coupled with problem solving skills


Job ID 2023-17067 Date posted 08/17/2023 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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