Coco Capitán is Hiring Studio Manager (London)

Photographer Coco Capitan is hiring // DNAMAG

Coco Capitán is a photographer based in London whose name in the fashion industry has grown immensely in the last few years. Capitán has worked closely with Gucci and shot for British Vogue, Dazed and Confused, as well as fashion campaigns for Mulberry and A.P.C.

Currently seeking a Studio Manager to be proactive and manage all studio operations, and work in conjunction with the artist’s representative agency, galleries and art dealers to execute all personal and commissioned work. The right candidate will coordinate all administrative tasks as well as be involved in production of art pieces, photographic shoots, exhibitions and books.
The position is full time, based in our studio in East London, starting in January 2019.
Interviews start in late November 2018.

Salary will be commensurate with experience, starting at £30,000 per year.


  • 2+ years of administrative experience in the Art/Fashion/Production/Photography industries

  • Advanced-level of organisational and managerial skills with an eye for detail

  • Strong communication abilities with impeccable telephone, e-mail and personal etiquette

  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast paced environment while meeting deadlines

  • Must be able to multi-task and oversee numerous coinciding projects

  • Interest in contemporary art, photography, fashion, visual culture, publishing and advertising

  • Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Photoshop

  • Excel (very important), Microsoft Word

  • Gmail, Google Docs and Google Calendar

  • Xero Accounting Software

  • Knowledge of Analogue and Digital camera systems is a plus but not required

  • Knowledge of Darkroom Printing and Film Processing is a plus but not required


  • Communicate daily with artist’s representative agency about upcoming shoot options and confirmed dates

  • Communicate frequently with galleries and art dealers to develop exhibitions and art sales

  • Work with agency producer to establish a budget for each job

  • Assist in booking cars, flights, and accommodations for travel jobs

  • Source photography crew to work on set

  • Source assistants and technicians for specific projects

  • Order film for each job and/or replenish studio and office stock

  • Facilitate equipment orders between photographer and 1st assistant

  • Provide call sheet information

  • Collect all invoices and receipts from hired crew and vendors

  • Reconcile receipts from photographer’s job purchases

  • Work with accountant to generate a final job bill for agency and/or production or client

  • Maintain the studio calendar, schedule and contact database

  • Supervise assistants and interns working in the studio

  • Maintain archive of work including photographer’s website updates, social networks and agency archive updates

  • Pay bills and invoices

  • Personal assisting duties will be required occasionally

  • Out of hours work may be required, but only rarely

Send a CV and cover letter with "Studio Manager Application" in subject title.