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Production Assistant - Photo Studio

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Wayfair LLC Westborough , MA 01580

Posted 5 months ago

Production Assistant Westborough, MA Photo Studio

WAYFAIR, the largest online-only retailer of home furnishings and housewares in the United States, is looking for a motivated Production Assistant for their Westborough, MA Photo Studio. The right candidate will be solutions-driven with the ability to react to challenges with optimism and works well as part of a team.

A Day in the Life

As a Production Assistant, you are a critical team member of our photo studio and will work cross functionally between the creative and production teams.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Build interior and exterior sets from a selection of modular set pieces

  • Install appropriate trim and moldings to sets

  • Maintain an orderly and updated set, workspace, and set library

  • Bring photography equipment to set and discuss with photographer which items and where items are needed (Includes: pulling down modifiers from storage, getting c-stands and high rollers, switching out modifiers - reflectors, beauty dishes, etc)

  • Collecting all items needed to rig up an overhead shot (boom, clamps, weights, sand bags, and cables)

  • Rigging of overhead items (chandeliers, lanterns, etc.)

  • Aid team in powering, lamping, and dimming of light fixtures

  • Staging the lights and modifiers for use. Setup lights, scrims, cards, packs,cables, etc.

  • Striking sets, disconnecting equipment, properly wrapping cords, storing items in the correct location, properly storing equipment (fastening bolts, knuckles, aligning stands, etc.)

  • Cleaning equipment/cords, re-taping v-flats, dusting modifiers

  • Assisting the photographers on-set with plating and troubleshooting

  • Keeping the bay organized and practice cord management

  • Putting miscellaneous gear away when not in use

  • Support production on multiple sets at once

  • Communicate and act clearly and concisely in a fast paced, changing environment

  • Maintain set elements; patching and painting walls and general repairs

  • Accountable for moving samples and set elements required for photo shoot

  • Setting up and tearing down lifestyle sets efficiently between shots

  • Collaborate with studio teams to review timelines for scheduled shoots

  • Communicating with on-set teams to ensure timelines are being followed for appropriate set changes as needed

  • Successfully provide relevant and immediate feedback in a fast-paced and complex environment

  • Confirm all product SKU information associated to the shots before and after each set wraps production

  • Using internal tools to track each photo shoot and metadata that should be updated for shot association

Keys to Success

At WAYFAIR, if you are Optimistic, Energetic, Innovative, Dynamic, Passionate, Customer-centric, Collaborative, Solution-oriented, Flexible and Results-Driven, you will thrive here!

Must Haves

  • General understanding of commercial photography & photography equipment

  • Basic electrical skills and understanding around electrical safety

  • Grip and rigging experience

  • Carpentry and general building experience

  • Comfortable and proficient with hand tools

  • Comfortable and proficient in painting

  • Knowledgeable of basic construction techniques to build secure and safe sets that appear realistic to camera

  • Comfortable on a stepladder

  • Ability to track details of multiple projects simultaneously

  • High energy

Nice to Haves

  • Experience with DAM (Digital Asset Management) tools

  • Previous experience working in an agency or commercial photography studio

  • Tech savvy

About Wayfair Inc.

Wayfair believes everyone should live in a home they love. Through technology and innovation, Wayfair makes it possible for shoppers to quickly and easily find exactly what they want from a selection of more than 10 million items across home furnishings, dcor, home improvement, housewares and more. Committed to delighting its customers every step of the way, Wayfair is reinventing the way people shop for their homes from product discovery to final delivery.

The Wayfair family of sites includes:

  • Wayfair, an online destination for all things home

  • Joss & Main, where beautiful furniture and finds meet irresistible savings

  • AllModern, unbelievable prices on everything modern

  • Birch Lane, a collection of classic furnishings and timeless home dcor

  • Perigold, unparalleled access to the finest home dcor and furnishings

Wayfair generated $4.7 billion in net revenue for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts with operations throughout North America and Europe, the company employs more than 7,700 people.

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Production Assistant - Photo Studio

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Wayfair LLC