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Studio Manager

Remote, London
Full Time
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Job Description

As a Studio Manager, you are responsible for the successful day-to-day operation of the studio, assistance / management of events (as appropriate) 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

Type: Full-time, permanent

Location: London, Old Street. Minimum 3 days in the studio (flexible)

Application deadline: Sunday 1st May 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’ 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 and suppliers to senior leadership.

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.

Good I.T. skills and experience commissioning office refits or building works are a bonus.

Your responsibilities

Ensure 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

Ensuring 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

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

Managing studio decor, ordering all supplies and general upkeep

Accounts administration

Support with the recruitment and employee onboarding to ensure smooth and efficient running of both processes

Responsible for booking freelance creative resource including but not limited to: getting sign-off on resource choices/availability from Head of Production, getting contracts signed, booking in onboarding phone calls, setting them up on appropriate software and handing over / introducing resource to the team and to individual Producers

Leading studio cultural initiatives (online and in-person) and trips including the organisation of our annual weekend away

Responsible for planning and management of annual culture budget

Managing and updating IT inventory

Liaising with our IT partner to resolve IT issues

Ensuring employee birthdays/life events are celebrated

Manage travel arrangements for other members of staff

Providing support when needed for business development & marketing initiatives

Providing support as the first port of call for any remote working related issues eg: IT problems / ordering equipment / virtual onboarding of new employees and freelancers

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)


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:

Flexible working hours – we value a healthy work-life balance that accommodates people’s different needs

Generous holiday allowance which increases with your length of service

Pension scheme

Enhanced family friendly and sickness policies

Company EAP Programme

Training budget of up to £1,000 per year

Wellbeing budget of up to £200 per year

Winter Wednesdays (with less daytime in the winter months, we offer the option for people to take a longer lunchtime to give more time to exercise and get outdoors in the sunshine)

Team away days and trips - we’ve previously been to Tuscany, Cornwall and Portugal

Friendly, open and welcoming company culture

Culture Initiatives driven by our Culture Captains

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, DE&I 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.