Model Shop Manager
Setsquare have one of the most innovative and creative model & props departments in the production industry. We are proud of the work that we produce, and our talented team of model makers are industry specialists in the latest modelling techniques and methods.
Our clients are global companies across the retail, automotive, exhibition and live events industries. We create exciting and innovative projects and are lucky enough to work with some of the biggest brands that the UK has to offer.
We are looking for a talented Model Shop Manager who will run our daily operations in the model shop. This is an exciting hands-on creative role where you can take pride in working on an array of fantastic bespoke projects.
The manager’s primary responsibilities are to oversee the day to day running of the team and ensure the department is run efficiently and effectively. A hands-on approach is required, both in creating solutions for client briefs but also the production of props and models. The world of production is dynamic and everchanging, the Model Shop Manager will be making sure that we achieve the highest possible standards within budget and meet deadlines.
Put simply our Model Shop Manager will be managing the team on all aspects of the model shop process through to completion. The Model Shop Manager will be ensuring the stock levels are controlled and a clean and tidy workspace is maintained. Attending ad-hoc company meetings, receiving training and developing team members will be just as important as the creative side of the job. You will actively participate in model / prop making leading the team. This role will report into our Head of Innovation who will provide the strategic direction and managerial support.
Ultimately, we are looking for an individual who has endless enthusiasm for working in a creative prop making and modelling environment. Great communication skills, team management and the ability to prioritise and keep calm under pressure are all assets for us. We have undergone a lot of change over the last year and we are now looking to build on our reputation and creativity making the model shop one of our stand out departments. We are still evolving which is exciting and we are looking for someone that can help bring us to the next level.
The Skills we are looking for
- Experience working in a model shop (theatre, stage, TV, set are all interesting for us!)
- A skilled model maker who has gained strong experience across the model making industry
- Lots of experience in using new modelling techniques and processes
- Experienced in producing bespoke pieces to fast time scales and budget
- Experience in managing a freelance team, staff schedules, shifts and workloads