Photo Studio Equipment Specialist

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Nov 14, 2022
Dec 13, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
About Us:

As a Fortune 50 company with more than 350,000 team members worldwide, Target is an iconic brand and one of America's leading retailers.

Working at Target means the opportunity to help all families discover the joy of everyday life. Caring for our communities is woven into who we are, and we invest in the places we collectively live, work and play. We prioritize relationships, fuel and develop talent by creating growth opportunities, and succeed as one Target team. At our core, our purpose is ingrained in who we are, what we value, and how we work. It's how we care, grow, and win together.

Target Creative is the in-house creative agency dedicated to bringing one of the world's most beloved and recognizable brands to life. Whether through design, marketing, or brand work, we are the driving force behind delivering Target's dynamic, inventive and unmistakable storytelling to its massive global audience. Our mission is to inspire a sense of joy, wonder and excitement, and to take our guests-and ourselves-somewhere new. Never resting on past wins or settling for anything less than extraordinary, our origin story built us to thrive in the competitive and changing retail marketplace. We tell a compelling and cohesive brand story, maximizing our messages across multiple platforms-whether via a digital art gallery or a new $1 billion children's clothing brand. Operating as one fully integrated team in both the U.S. and overseas, Target Creative comprises the best and brightest talent to execute market-leading creative strategy, design, writing, video production, operations, digital, UX, social media and more. We leverage smart and rewarding external partnerships while closely aligning with our Target teams. Together, we tackle every creative challenge with our amplified strengths, ultimately bearing the groundbreaking creative work that helps make Target the decisive guest favorite, year after year.

Target Studio is an integral part of Target's Marketing Team and is leveraged for photo and video production services. We partner with teams across the company to bring the Target Brand to life.

As a Photo Studio Equipment Specialist, you will use your organizational skills to support the day-to-day operation of a high-volume photo studio production facility. You will use your solutions oriented and client service demeanor to help photo crews with photo, grip and power needs. Your role is integral to the smooth and efficient operation of this multi-channel creative production space. You will partner daily on-set with Producers, Photographers and Photo Assistants.

  • Pull and organize photo equipment by project, providing support to an average of ten projects per week.
  • Ensures the working order, storage, loss prevention, and maintenance of studio photo and video equipment.
  • Maintain database of equipment; check equipment in and out of tool and provide audit reporting.
  • Register new equipment with manufacturers
  • Troubleshoot equipment failure, repair or coordinate repair with preferred vendors.
  • Check equipment before and after shoot to ensure its in working order.
  • Maintain inventory of photo expendables, ensuring adequate supplies.
  • Basic knowledge of power and distribution of power for photo and video; train photo crews on studio power distribution system
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of the equipment room as well as housekeeping for studio bays
  • Help train back-up support.
  • Provide studio support with daily studio tasks: general studio clean-up, reset studio space.
  • Provide additional support on set to all photo assistants when needed.
  • Able to lift 25+ pounds and be on your feet most of the day.
  • Assist Photo Studio Technical Engineer with tech support as needed
  • The Photo Studio Equipment Specialists reports to The Senior Manager Creative Resources

Core responsibilities of this job are described within this job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

About you:
  • 2 year degree in photography or equivalent technical studio experience.
  • 2+ years overall experience working as a digital tech, photo assistant or photographer.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Sharepoint, Adobe Creative Suite, Capture One, MacOS
  • Proficiency in Profoto, Broncolor and Canon a plus
  • Curious, Flexible, and open to change
  • Friendly and approachable; positive attitude and ability to work under pressure
  • Seeks answers beyond the obvious, utilizing internal and external resources
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively navigate ambiguity
  • Action oriented, with ability to prioritize and drive results

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Target will provide reasonable accommodations (such as a qualified sign language interpreter or other personal assistance) with the application process upon your request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please visit your nearest Target store or Distribution Center or reach out to Guest Services at 1-800-440-0680 for additional information.


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