Studio Manager

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We are Brighton Zoo! The marriage of Plug-In Media & Blue Zoo - a brand new animation studio by the sea, designed for a new era of kids' digital content. We are going through an exciting period of growth and are building a studio that is full of amazingly talented, happy artists & production crew, making work they are proud of, which in turn makes a small contribution to a happier world. We’re looking to welcome a Studio Manager to join our team.  

As a key member of our team, the Studio Manager will be responsible for the management of all studio operations and for the administration of a small but busy team. You will also act as a Personal Assistant to the Managing Director and Creative Director on a day to day basis. 

(This opportunity is being offered on a fixed term contract, part time 3-4 days a week).

Day to Day:

  • Working as a Personal Assistant to the directors: organising meetings, arranging travel and accommodation, fielding phone calls and managing their busy diaries.
  • Raising invoices, tracking payments, managing petty cash and budgeting for small scale office projects. 

  • Helping with resources: booking freelancers, managing project resource requests and the time sheet system.

  • Dealing with and keeping records of company suppliers, clients, freelancers, staff and job applicants.

  • Managing and tracking Tee and Mo direct-to-consumer product sales.  Reporting to partners on royalty payments. 

  • Keeping up with company policies and staff handbook documentation.

  • Organising company events/activities such as parties, lunches, training and days out.

  • Overseeing IT system administration: troubleshooting any hardware and/or software issues, co-ordinating external support where required, sourcing and maintaining equipment.

  • General clerical duties: ordering office supplies, answering phone calls, printing and collating documents, watering plants, maintaining studio space, kitchenette and recycling bins, organising tea & coffee for clients etc.

  • You will be responsible for overseeing the health & safety within the studio.

Must Have:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, both face-to-face and over the telephone.

  • Meticulous attention to detail.

  • Excellent working knowledge of MS Office software Word, Excel, Powerpoint and G-Doc equivalents.

  • Experience with using Xero for basic accounting tasks.

  • Experience working within a Studio/ Office Management role within the media industry.

Bonus Points:

  • Experience working within a Studio/ Office Management role within animation.


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