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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.


Deborah Castellano has been a published writer since 2001. Her work has appeared in magazines such as "Venus" and "NewWitch" and in anthologies published by "Cleis Press" and "Freya's Bower." She received her Bachelor of Arts in women's studies from Douglass College of Rutgers University.