Photo Studio Manager

Role: Photo Studio Manager
Brand: RVCA
Location: Costa Mesa, USA

Summary: Boardriders is looking for an experienced Photo Studio Manager for our US RVCA Photo Studio, producing best in class ecommerce, marketing and wholesale product imagery.

The RVCA Studio Manager will lead a commercial studio designed for optimal flow, oversee continuous improvement of the studio to maximize capacity, increase operational efficiency and visibility, and ensure image standards are consistently met globally.

The Photo Studio Manager will oversee the day-to-day operation of the studio including studio budgets, sample management, studio staffing, equipment and operations, photography, retouching, global guidelines, production standards and process alignment.

This role will also be responsible for establishing successful internal and external partnerships, implementing systems to create both efficiencies and full 360° workflow visibility for the business. You will build strong partnerships working directly with Product & Design, Marketing, eComm, IT and Finance teams, removing roadblocks for the team to ensure deliveries are flawless and always on time.


  • Plan, manage and oversee the day-to-day execution of a high-volume, fast-paced e-commerce product photography studio with direct oversight of sample management, studio operations, staffing, photography (including shooting product when necessary), and retouching
  • Lead and manage photo studio team, working closely with Brand Marketing, Product Design and Ecommerce teams to ensure all ecommerce, marketing and wholesale needs are met
  • Lead and implement global guidelines, production standards and process alignment across key regions (US, EMEA, ANZ)
  • Responsible for overseeing the post-production pipeline, managing the Digital Asset Coordinator’s workflow from capture to delivery, in collaboration with Boardriders Studio Asset Manager.
  • Follow and track missing images for B2B and ecommerce and troubleshoot with cross functional teams until image issues are resolved (regional merchants, photo studio, catalog and IT teams)
  • Assist in compiling shot list from brand stakeholder prior to catalog and ecommerce shoots.
  • Maintain master SharePoint shot list for global visibility, tracking and alignment across key regions.
  • Liaise with stylist on accessories needed for shoots and source / manage when necessary.
  • Continuously improve productivity and processes and keep studio procedures up to date and well-documented, ensuring they are communicated proactively to full-time staff, contractors and wider key stakeholders throughout the business
  • Develop and retain a highly skilled photo studio team by assessing current and future needs, and developing an organizational model that can scale with the needs of the business
  • Drive continuous improvement and innovation by adopting industry trends
  • Manage financial budgets including CapEx requests
  • Create, maintain and monitor daily/weekly/monthly reports to ensure critical information is shared with all studio and wider key stakeholders throughout the business
  • Develop a long-term capacity strategy, workforce and workflow planning for studio operations