About Us:

Rent the Runway (RTR)  is transforming the way we get dressed by pioneering the world’s first Closet in the Cloud. Founded in 2009, RTR has disrupted the $2.4 trillion fashion industry by inspiring women with a more joyful, sustainable and financially-savvy way to feel their best every day. As the ultimate destination for circular fashion, the brand now offers infinite points of access to its shared closet via a fully customizable subscription to fashion, one-time rental or ownership. RTR offers designer apparel, accessories and home decor from 700+ brand partners and has built in-house proprietary technology and a one-of-a-kind reverse logistics operation. Under CEO and Co-Founder Jennifer Hyman’s leadership, RTR has been named to CNBC’s “Disruptor 50” five times in ten years, and has been placed on Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies list multiple times, while Hyman herself has been named to the “TIME 100” most influential people in the world and as one of People magazine’s “Women Changing the World.”

About the Role:

Rent the Runway is seeking a Studio Operations Manager to join our Creative Team. The ideal candidate will support and assist with day-to-day studio operations, is extremely process-oriented with a keen ability to multitask and switch seamlessly between projects while never losing sight of the big picture. This individual will also have exceptional organizational and time management skills, as well as the ability to influence and support the photo studio operations strategic planning and operational efficiencies goals. 

The Studio Operations Manager should have a passion for photography and content creation along with the knowledge and experience to leverage technology and tools to drive efficiency and quality. In partnership with Photography & Production, you will oversee the in-studio process and system decisions in a way that sets up Rent the Runway for long-term, successful, sustainable growth. This candidate will lead, drive and develop a broad team of freelance digital technicians supporting On-Model photography in various capacities working within a fast-paced studio environment. 

What You’ll Do:

  • Oversee the day-to-day management of the studio and roll out qualitative enhancements. 
  • Manage and supervise the studio workflow, upkeep, space organization, and in-house photoshoot processes. 
  • Evolve and oversee digital capture processes; in partnership with IT, Photography & Retouching.
  • Oversee processes for equipment prep and maintenance, including maintaining safe and orderly storage of equipment, studio supplies, and props. 
  • Partner with the Production team as expert on Capex budget planning for equipment.
  • Assist in building short-and long-term strategic plans to drive operational efficiency.
  • Develop procedures and processes that drive continuous optimization. Demonstrate thought leadership around digital industry trends and technologies. 
  • Manage and oversee roster of freelance Digital Techs ensuring quality and on-time delivery of all images. This includes creating workflow documents and training techs on new processes.
  • Be a visionary to how the photo space will evolve over time given the brand and shot count growth. 

About You: 

  • You have a Bachelor’s degree in Photography or related field.
  • You have 5+ years of experience with a relevant background in professional digital photography, retail photo studio operations, or related field.
  • You are a cross-functional leader, capable of managing a team as well as holding strong partnerships with Production, Retouching, Creative, Styling, and Sample Management teams.
  • You are a productivity-focused and quick problem solver with a proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously under tight deadlines.
  • You have advanced knowledge of Photo Digital Tech processes, workflows, and systems including Mac OS, Capture One Pro, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Excel, and other file management and processing tools and workflows.
  • You have expert knowledge of photographic techniques such as studio lighting, equipment, photographic gear, and photographic composition.
  • You have excellent verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, and an ability to effectively communicate with both creative and technical teams.
  • You are passionate about continuous improvement and can incorporate changes to both tools and processes to drive optimal results.
  • You love building scrappy solutions when needed while continuing to work towards more long-term and scalable tools.
  • You enjoy learning new tools and workflows, become the subject-matter expert quickly, and are a go-to resource when considering process decisions.
  • You must be a self-starter, easily adaptable, and flexible.
  • You have experience with photo studio builds and physical workflow improvement (Six Sigma, Kaizen certification a plus).

Benefits:

At Rent the Runway, we’re committed to the wellbeing of our employees, and aim to create a workplace that fosters both personal and professional growth. Our inclusive benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Paid Time Off including vacation, paid bereavement, and family sick leave - every employee needs time to take care of themselves and their family.
  • Universal Paid Parental Leave for both parents + flexible return to work program  - because we know your newest family member(s) deserve your undivided attention.
  • Paid Sabbatical after 5 years of continuous service - Unplug, recharge, and have some fun!
  • Exclusive employee subscription and rental discounts -  to ensure you experience the magic of renting the runway (and give us valued feedback!).
  • Comprehensive health, vision, dental, FSA and dependent care from day 1 of employment - Your health comes first and we’ve got you covered.
  • 401k match - an investment in your future.
  • Company wide events and outings - our team spirit is no joke - we know how to have fun!
  • Hybrid Work - when our corporate employees return to the office post COVID they will have the option to work remotely 2-3 days a week, in accordance with Company policies. 

COVID-19 VACCINE REQUIREMENT:

RTR is requiring all US corporate employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in order to work in person, unless an employee requires a reasonable accommodation for medical or religious reasons.  If you believe that you may require an accommodation, please apply for any roles that interest you and if hired, you will receive information on how to request a reasonable accommodation after your start date. RTR will evaluate all such requests in accordance with Company policy and applicable law.   

 

Rent the Runway is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable law, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, lactation, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age (40 and over), national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), veteran status, uniformed service member status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

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