I'm Hannah B, wedding & portrait photographer based in New York State. I'm a lover of intricate details and story telling- both visually & through writing. Here you will find glimpses of my life as a photographer, wife, dog-lover & Chick fil-A obsessed creative!
I am absolutely THRILLED to announce that Hannah Bryerton Photography is hiring a new assistant for the 2021 wedding season!!! Now that I’ve reached maximum capacity, I am at a place where the workload is beyond my ability as one person. I have created a part-time position for the 2021 season that will help to propel this little business forward! The official title of this position is “2021 Intern/Wedding Day Assistant.”
Applicants must be self-starters, motivated workers who are eager to learn. As a Wedding Day Assistant, you will be required to attend weddings throughout the year and help assist with day-of tasks: carrying equipment, assembling light stands, holding a reflector, keeping track of timelines, helping to organize family formals, fluffing dresses, and serving couples to the absolute best of your ability! (There may even be a few (dozen) cookie tables and cupcakes in your future… if you play your cards right!)
This is an assistant position, only, so no former education or experience shooting photography is required. (It is, however, a huge bonus!) I may, or may not, expand this position to include photography training in the future. Additional training or work that may be involved is mini-session assisting, email inbox management, social media posting, Pinterest management, photograph uploading and organizing, business errands, and so forth!
This position will start as an internship for the 2021 season, but it holds the long-term potential to become a team member year-round or for multiple seasons! The start date for this position would be April 2021 and would go through December 2021.
-Professional, friendly demeanor
-Desire to serve and love others well
-Naturally joyful and fun personality
-Must not only be organized but also have a love for organization
-Excellent written and oral communication skills
-Works well under pressure and in sometimes stressful circumstances
-Love of logistics and timeline coordination
-Available to work weekends (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) and potentially some weeknights
-A natural eye, gift, and passion for the wedding industry
-An interest in photography and the desire to potentially learn more about the fundamentals of capturing images
-Punctual, responsible, and helpful, with a thorough understanding of what it means to represent an established, professional brand
-A great work ethic; a self-starter who takes initiative, works independently and problem-solves
-The willingness to do whatever it takes to complete a job and contribute his/her share
-Familiar with social media platforms, specifically Facebook, Instagram + Pinterest, and has working knowledge of computers/smartphones (Bonus points for Mac & Apple products!)
-High emotional intelligence and social skills are required as we frequently work with brides, families, various corporate clients, vendors, and so forth
-Someone who values communication, feedback, challenges, and growth (personally and professionally!)
-MUST love Chick-fil-A, dogs, and jamming to Taylor Swift (these are non-negotiable)
-How to serve clients in order to give them the best photographic experience possible
-A basic understanding of photography + lighting equipment, as well as the backend logistics of wedding photography (engagement sessions, communication, client gifting and experience, timeline generation and implementation, etc.)
-Maintaining and representing a personal brand
-Marketing for small business, through communication, website development and social media
-Vendor relationships and networking within the industry
-What it takes to make weddings, sessions and editorial shoots successful
-Constant feedback and encouragement
-This will be a position that is compatible with another part-time or full-time job.
-This position does not include in-studio work but will require that you are available on Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays (for weddings) and some evenings (for sessions), team events, and regular meetings.
-This position does not include health insurance or benefits.
-You do not need to own your own photography equipment.
-The interview process will not be quick, but it will be effective. Please be prepared for multiple interviews upon application!
-The training process will be ongoing; because every event/wedding is different, each holds the potential for new lessons and ways to improve our processes!
-The potential for growth within this company is present, as well as the potential for multiple contracted years in this position. These opportunities for growth and extended contracts will be based on performance.
-There will be a non-compete agreement and contract involved with this position
-The position will involve up to 10-15 hours of work on wedding weeks
-Training and assistant responsibilities will begin in April of 2021 and end in December 2021
-There is potential for increased hours during the busy season (June-September)
-Compensation is $12-15 per hour, based on experience
-Majority of weddings will be in the Western NY or Northwestern PA area
-Occasional overnight travel with the photographer may be required in some circumstances (ones in which the wedding takes place 2+ hours outside of home office location)
-To apply, please complete the form at the bottom of this post and include your resume (cover letter optional!)
One last note, which may potentially be the most important piece of information of all: I am hiring for this position based on character before talent. If you have any interest at all, please do not hesitate to apply!! You never know what amazing opportunity could be waiting on the other side of this little application! 🙂
After you have read the entirety of this blog post, feel free to apply at the link below! I am SO looking forward to hearing from you and truly cannot WAIT to find the newest member to add to HBP!
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