Lead Photographer

Lifetouch Canada Inc. - Ottawa, ON (30+ days ago)

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Now Hiring: Lead Photographer

Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides leadership and guidance to assigned photographers by supervising the quality of the photography images and the customers’ photography experience.
Conducts regular one on one meetings with the assigned photographers (minimum of one a week) to review photographer’s photo quality (i.e. posture, facial view, lighting, framing, eye direction, grooming, expression, technical aspects, etc.) This includes printing and grading 312 images, reviewing them with photographers on an ongoing basis, and creating quality improvement plans for photographer development.
Observes photography performance/behavior, identifies issues and opportunities for photographer performance improvement and development, and works with the Territory and/or Photography Manager to manage photographer performance.
Provides on-going coaching and on-the-job training to the assigned photographers. Works with the National Photography Team to create action plans (photo quality improvement plans) for additional photography development. Ensures photographer participation in a quality improvement plan as instructed by the National Photography Team.
Responds effectively to difficult photography situations that arise at the schools/studio and provides appropriate guidance to photographers. May be responsible for overseeing the coordination of the overall photography experience at the school/studio.
Assists the National Photography Team with photography training including, but not limited to, Fundamentals of Photography training programs, and equipment training..
Promotes a positive work environment (office and schools) by motivating photographers and implementing retention strategies that will maintain or improve employee satisfaction and engagement. Promotes the WOW! Photography experience.
Promotes open communication among photography and sales staff to ensure photographers are prepared for upcoming jobs (i.e. relevant school-specific details, supplies, paperwork, etc.)
Ensures the accuracy of paperwork and equipment during the photography job check-in and check-out processes
Attends regular meetings with Territory and/or Photography Manager and National Photography Team to review and discuss photographer portraiture quality, review policies, and discuss any changes.
Attends regular photography meetings and ensures assigned photographers understand the meeting content.
Assists the Territory and/or Photography Manager in identifying and selecting potential candidates for Photographers, and Photographer Assistants.
Lead and/or assists the Territory Manager in managing the maintenance, inventory, and assignment of photography equipment.
Be available to photograph while adhering to photographer responsibilities
Demonstrates care and concern for the safety and health of self and others by promoting and modeling all safety rules and guidelines.
Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:
High school diploma or equivalent.
3-4 years of related photography experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Strong leadership skills
Advanced knowledge of photography equipment (i.e. cameras, lighting affects, tripods, light stands, light meters, backdrops, etc.)
Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills.
Ability to communicate effectively to all age groups.
Ability to travel with occasional overnight stays
Full use of dependable, insured automobile
To apply: Please visit https://jobs.jobvite.com/lifetouch/job/om9ibfwI