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Studio Manager

As a Studio Manager, you are responsible for the successful day-to-day operation and upkeep of the studio, assistance / management of events and supporting all departments within Animade: creative, marketing, production, HR, account management and leadership teams, whether they are working in-person or remotely.

Salary: £30,000+

Reporting to: Creative Operations Director

Level: Mid level - 2 years minimum experience in an office / studio management role

Type: Full-time, permanent

Location: London, Old Street. Minimum 3 days in the studio, additional studio days may be needed in line with business requirements.

Application deadline: Sunday 16th October 2022

Start date: ASAP

Who are we?

We’re Animade, and we believe in making the world a bit more characterful. Based in London, UK, we’re a globally respected animation studio with a passion for design, illustration, animation, interactive and everything in between. Character is at the heart of all that we do. We create campaigns that inspire and delight, taking great care over the tiniest details—after all, it’s the little things that often make the biggest impression.

About you

You’re a born ‘doer’ and problem solver with an ability to wear many hats. You have previous experience in a similar role, and are confident dealing with anyone from freelancers, IT support, tradespeople and suppliers to senior leadership.

An ability to prioritise and spin multiple plates at once is essential.
Strong communication skills with a positive attitude and a solutions-focused approach are really important, as is a genuine love of people.
A keen eye for detail is a must, as well as excellent organisational skills – someone who is always thinking one step ahead, with a methodical approach.

Strong IT skills: You have a good understanding of GSuite applications and are confident in building and maintaining basic spreadsheets and creating presentations using Google Slides.

Experience commissioning office refits or managing building works are a bonus.

Your responsibilities

Studio Management:

  • Ensuring the day-to-day business operations are running smoothly and be on hand to assist and support the team as needed, whether they are in the studio or working remotely

  • Checking that the studio and meeting rooms are kept tidy and presentable at all times

  • Responsible for making sure all essential services to the building are functioning and proactively work with building management and suppliers to fix any issues or maintenance requirements as soon as possible

  • Meeting and greeting any clients or visitors to the studio

  • Answering all incoming phone calls to the studio and directing callers to the appropriate person / department

  • Managing studio decor, ordering all supplies, stocking kitchen items and general upkeep

  • Accounts administration and keeping studio spend inventories up to date

  • General administration

  • Support HR with employee onboarding

  • Assisting Production Assistant with onboarding freelance creative resources and setting freelancers up on appropriate software

  • Supporting the Culture Captains Team and People Manager to execute cultural initiatives for the studio (online and in-person), including trips and the organisation of our annual weekend away

  • Managing post and ensuring employee birthdays/life events are celebrated

  • Managing travel arrangements for other members of staff

  • Providing support when needed for business development & marketing initiatives

  • IT support: acting as the first port of call for any IT issues, remotely or in the studio, liaising with our IT partners, and managing our inventory

  • Dealing with correspondence and queries as they arise

Health and Safety:

  • Oversight and management of studio desk bookings for team

  • Induct and guide all team members on health and safety measures and lone working policy

  • Be point of contact for health and safety concerns within the studio and building, escalating these as appropriate

  • Ensuring any visitors comply with the Visitors Policy and follow the health and safety measures

  • Keeping on top of essential training requirements for staff and booking in training as appropriate (eg: Fire Marshals / First Aid training)

Benefits

Working at Animade offers the opportunity to make a real impact on a growing company with a great culture. Working with us, you can expect the following. Want to know more? For a full list, click here.

  • Flexible working hours—we value a healthy work-life balance that accommodates people’s different needs and we encourage employees to let us know what they need from the role in terms of flexibility.

  • Hybrid working—1-2 days per week at home and 3-4 days in our Animade home.

  • Generous holiday allowance which increases with your length of service

  • Pension scheme

  • Work from anywhere scheme—work remotely for up to 10 weeks a year

  • Dog-friendly studio—we believe that dogs can foster a friendlier and happier workplace and we welcome our furry friends at the studio

  • Enhanced family friendly and sickness policies

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Generous family-friendly policies and sickness policies

  • Company EAP Programme

  • Company mentorship programme - we pair people up across departments to learn different skills and connect people across all levels of the company

  • Generous employee budgets for learning, wellbeing and community:
    • Training budget of up to £1,000 per year

    • Wellbeing budget of up to £200 per year

    • Community Engagement budget of up to £250 per year

  • Team away days and trips - we’ve previously been to Tuscany, Cornwall, Portugal and this year… Spain!

  • Friendly, open and welcoming company culture

  • Culture Initiatives driven by our Culture Captains - think Pride parties, book clubs, self-defence classes, and events during the daytime to accommodate working parents and those with caring responsibilities.

We are committed to creating a truly inclusive culture to not only make Animade a better place to work but to foster an environment where everyone experiences a sense of belonging. We've implemented lots of changes through recruitment practices, DEI training and our All Ears event to name a few. We're looking for someone who'll be keen to work with us in creating a space that is welcoming, safe and equitable for all. We actively encourage and welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You will need to have the right to work in the UK.

How do I apply?

Please apply using this Airtable link.

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