(5 days per week, including one weekend day, based at our studio in Shipley)
MI&Co is a very well-established quality portrait photography studio, based in Shipley. We provide a first-class family portrait experience, creating special memories at key stages of people’s lives, from babies to grandparents and often also including the pet (usually dogs!) with finished framed portraits often adorning our client’s homes as treasured ‘wall art’ for generations to come.
We are family led, family oriented business and our growing, loyal team, is our biggest asset. For a creative industry we have many unique traits… We are both creative, yet highly focused on success and business growth, which is ever evolving. No two clients are ever the same and no day with us is ever boring. It’s a fast paced, busy, focused and very positive team environment. We work hard, but laugh a lot – our team really is second to none, so Job satisfaction is very high, along with team appreciation which has many benefits. Everyone works together towards common goals and we all share the same pride in the service we offer, after all; the finished framed portraits that we produce for peoples homes will be special memories for many years to come. We are adding positivity to families lives…literally!
Our continued growth has created a very exciting opportunity for the right person to join our well established creative team.
PLEASE NOTE: We have been searching for the right candidate for quite some time now, so we have re listed this job with more detailed information about this unique role… If you are interested please follow the instructions carefully in the ‘how to apply section’ at the end of the advert.
Salary and Bonus Expectations:-
Minimum starting salary equivalent of between £20,000 to £23,000. Plus bonuses once trained. (Including bonuses the realsitic ‘OTE’ will be £22,100 to £25,100 once trained relative to skills and proven past experience) Salary may be negotiated for very experienced candidates wishing to transfer from other studios based on relevant skills and experience.
ABOUT THE ROLE
Based at our studio in Shipley this is an ‘all-rounder role’, as being able to take a good picture on its own is not enough. We create a fun and memorable entertaining experience for our clients every single time. Every client is different as is their family, their taste, their décor and their budget – so this role requires a lot of skills from great photography potential – alongside excellent people skills, sales skills potential and a passion for always delivering first class customer service.
List of typical daily tasks (once trained):
- Taking creative, quality portraits of a wide range of families and age groups from new-borns, babies to couple shoots, generation shoots and often also often including the family pet (mainly dogs!).
- Editing images in Adobe Photoshop and creating a presentation ready for customer viewings
- Viewing sales (selling high quality finished products and frames to customers to suit their individual home interior, taste and budgets). The best way to describe this is showcasing images in a slideshow then, discussing the client’s needs, home décor, taste and budgets then personalising the products to suit them. It’s a very personal service and this aspect of the role requires both ‘sales skills potential’ alongside quick thinking, negotiation and good taste, in order to enthuse the best ideas to suit each customer. Our sales process is quality orientated – not pushy – but is target focused.
SKILLS AND PAST EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
A good communicator, with the potential to be good at sales (with the right training by us).
You need to be great with people of all ages, but especially children.
A creative outlook with a good eye for detail.
A reasonable understanding of Adobe Photoshop
Potential to be good at face to face product sales with the right training provided by us.
Confident, with an outgoing personality with a highly positive attitude.
Quick learner, able to take on feedback and drive own progression with our support.
Team player who can also work independently.
Must live locally (Leeds/Bradford/Aire Valley area) or within approx. 40 minutes commute to our studio
Please note the photographer role typically requires a good level of fitness – as there is a lot of running around the studio in order to make kids laugh and get the best shots.
If you feel like you tick a lot of our skills boxes above and would like to find out more, we would love to hear from you!
HOW TO APPLY
Please explore our website for more information about our company
Upload your fully up to date CV This must show where your currently located and dates of past jobs and education. Please also note that because our job role is so diverse we are particularly interested in what you may have done outside of photography and education such as in sales, retail, customer services, hospitality etc, etc.
PLUS attach a separate personalised covering letter to this specific job *
*This must clearly state; Why the this job at MI&Co specifically appeals to you?. (Please really consider the detail of our advert as we are seeking a candidate with more than ‘just qualifications on paper’ – to have a chance of being shortlisted we need to know; Why this role? Why us? Why you? etc).