Photographer

Do you have a passion for visual storytelling and branding through photography? If so, consider joining our team! The Opus Marketing department is looking for a new Photographer to help us establish and build our visual brand. This junior-level position is ideal for someone with 1-2 years experience looking to pursue a career in photography. We are continuously developing our brand, and this position offers the opportunity to photograph art supplies, artists, and occasionally arts events to tell an inspiring and engaging visual story to the creative community that Opus Art Supplies serves.

WHO WE ARE

Opus was founded by David van Berckel, as a little picture frame manufacturer in 1974, and is still an independently-owned, globally-connected local business. His company philosophy ‘small is beautiful’ remains at our core. At Opus, people matter. We’re a community and we’re here to support artists’ entire creative journey. From that first flash of inspiration through to final execution, our mission is to provide quality art materials, resources and guidance, relevant to you, your level of skill and commitment. Read more in our About Us page.

ABOUT OUR TEAM

Our Marketing department is responsible for Opus’ national marketing strategy, creating in-store and online promotional materials, content, and e-commerce management. In addition, providing support to our nine sales areas who, in turn, provide personalized service to creatives and the visual arts community across Canada. Our brand statement is “By All Means Create” and we take that to heart, ensuring our stores and website are providing the tools needed to inspire, explore, and create art.

THE ROLE

As a key part of our in-house marketing team, you will work on photo-shoots from concept to completion. Flexibility is key as you will be asked to change course to accommodate stock availability or alterations to our strategic plans, and will often be working with quick turnaround times and tight deadlines.

General responsibilities of the Photographer include:

  • Working collaboratively with the marketing team to establish the look and feel of the visual story for individual projects
  • Study requirements of a particular assignment and decide on type of lighting and background accessories to be used
  • Gathering/collecting products and preparing backgrounds to be photographed
  • Determine picture composition, make technical adjustments to equipment in preparation for photo-shoots
  • Photograph products, people, and events
  • Transfer photographic images to computers
  • Manipulate photographic images on the computer using Photoshop and Lightroom
  • Photoshopping existing photographic images and creating new digitized images

THE QUALIFICATIONS

What You Bring To The Role:

  • A portfolio demonstrating your photography
  • Demonstrated experience and expert level photo editing skills in Photoshop and High level of organization and ability to balance deadlines and workload effectively
  • Proven record of approaching each day with a positive and proactive attitude
  • The ability to work well both independently and as part of a larger team
  • Begin a project with only a few details and be resourceful about filling in the blanks
  • Post secondary education in photography and photo editing courses

POSITION DETAILS:

The Photography is a full-time Monday to Friday position, based at 3445 Cornett Road. Conveniently located a 5–10-minute walk from the Rupert Skytrain Station.

Compensation Details:

This entry-level position is full-time, 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday daytime shifts with an annual salary starting at $37,960.00. After successful completion of a 3-month probationary period, staff are eligible for our medical and dental benefits program, and participation in other benefits including product discounts, RRSP contributions, and an annual personal development benefit of $300 towards a course of your choice.

More Perks

  • Close proximity to Public Transit. A 5-10 minute walk to Rupert Skytrain Station.
  • A creative and inspiring culture that fosters exploration, learning, and growth.
  • Competitive Pay Packages – A commitment to performance based pay increases and career progression
  • Product discount on most products at Opus Stores
  • Health Benefits – Comprehensive health, vision and dental packages for eligible employees after the 3 months probation period
  • Health & Safety – Industry-leading health and safety precautions, including on-site screenings, mask and distancing protocols, and cleaning supplies

We are an equal opportunity employer and consider all qualified applicants equally without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability status.

  • Inclusive of minority and disadvantaged groups
  • LGBTQ+ friendly workplace
  • Age-inclusive

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Please email your resume and cover letter to [email protected] with the subject line “[Your Name], Marketing Assistant” to the Attention of:

Erika Lax
Marketing Manager
Opus Art Supplies

All applications must include:

  • A cover letter stating your interest in the Marketing Assistant role
  • A current resume outlining your related skills
  • A portfolio of demonstrated abilities related to job requirements.

Applications for this position will be accepted until December 23, 2021.

We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Our office is located in the community of Vancouver and recognizes the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples.