Set Design Manager
Colony Brands Inc - Monroe, WI

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Set Design Manager

Colony Brands, Inc. in Monroe, WI has an immediate opening for a Set Design Manager in its Photo Studio Department. Core working hours of the position are Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM with overtime as necessary. This is an exempt position and offers a competitive wage and benefits package. The Set Designer Manager is responsible for interpreting CMS Art Director layouts and designing an appropriate set that accomplishes the layouts objectives aesthetically.

Responsibilities include presenting set design options along with accompanying materials list, surfaces, wallpapers, trim choices, flooring options and costs for each option, staying within the assigned budget. Once a design is approved, the Set Design Manager determines if the set is to be constructed from scratch, in which case materials must be ordered, delivered, crafted to specifications, assembled, finished, which may include painting, wall papering or the use of faux finishes, or if there are components in the SC Studio inventory that can be assembled to meet the set requirements. Set Design Manager then directs Set Builders/Free Lance Assistants tasks to complete the build, within a time frame that meets the assigned deadline. If placement of the camera requires moving the walls of the set, the Set Design Manager will direct the task to anyone one of the Set Assistants/Free Lance Assistants. The Set Design Manager may also utilize the parts of sets that come from storage and have them revamped to new specs. Whenever the sets need to be reassembled from storage, the Set Design Manager will direct the Set Builders/Assistants on what to pull and assemble. Extensive knowledge of construction techniques that provide the illusion of fine finishes, textures and molding detailing is essential. The Set Design Manager trains Set Builders/Assistants on construction and finishing techniques applicable to the world of photography set building. Researches innovative trends in set design, construction architecture, faux finishes, color trends, including recommending classes for Assistants to expand their set building skills.
1. Possess an Associate Degree in Photography, Business, or Management. 2. Possess five or more years of industry knowledge or related field. 3. Possess three to four years of supervisory experience to manage a group of people to meet department goals. 4. Possesses three plus years of set design. 5. Possesses five plus years of construction technology. 6. Possess high levels of communication skills in both verbal and written form. 7. Be able to problem solve to analyze problems and to find appropriate solutions. 8. Possess strong organizational skills to prioritize and manage a dynamic work-load. 9. Be able to work independently with limited supervision. 10. Able to adjust to changing needs and schedules quickly. 11. Be able to work in a fast paced and deadline driven environment.

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