Studio Manager Job Description

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A studio manager is in charge of managing all aspects of running a portrait studio, from picture taking to managing and developing staff to meeting and exceeding sales goals.


A studio manager is responsible for providing excellent customer service in order to grow a loyal client base. She is also responsible for hiring, training, developing and firing employees who work under her. Day-to-day planning and schedule are also part of the job requirements.


A high school diploma or GED is required for this position, along with one to three years of retail experience in a supervisory role. A studio manager is also expected to be able to drive sales and have good management skills, basic computer knowledge and flexibility to work nights and weekends.


On average, a studio manager may be hourly or may be salaried depending on the company. According to SimplyHired, the average salary is $30,000 a year as of August 2010. But salary depends on geographical location and sales goal accomplishments. Typically, health insurance, paid vacation time and a 401K plan are also offered as benefits.