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Studio Manager Job at Project Simply – Manchester

Who we are

For the past 10 years Project Simply has worked alongside some of the leading festivals, venues and events, creating amazing digital experiences. We are a leader in our field and work with brands such as Parklife and Second Home. We’re a small team of music, design and technology enthusiasts, looking to help support the industries we love. We are a small team but work with some of the biggest and brightest in the world.

We also have our own festival and event web product, called Plot. Plot is a web system that allows for the swift production of gorgeous branded festival, event and venue websites. It provides tools for our design team to create fully branded sites quickly and efficiently. It also provides a modern, progressive user interface for customers to manage their event website and ticketing.

The Opportunity

This is a varied, wide reaching role, covering the full administrative function of the Manchester studio, including office management and full project administration support.

You’ll be working across an administrative and studio manager role as well as getting involved in the scoping out of projects and some client comms. This could be an incredible opportunity for somebody with creative planning management and digital agency administrative experience to move into an exciting sector and grow with a rapidly developing business. Flexible working is available.

Core Responsibilities

  • Overall responsibility for resource planning and co-management across projects and retainers
  • Scoping projects with Team heads to understand how much time is required with the relevant creative resource and ensuring it is correctly budgeted
  • Using PM tools to allocate time to the relevant team members and circulate accordingly
  • Working closely with the team to ensure all projects are appropriately resourced, juggling priorities to ensure deadlines are met
  • Remaining a calming influence for the team – ensuring multiple projects run through seamlessly
  • Managing all contracting, invoicing and billing
  • Managing the teams holiday requests and allocation
  • Managing the workflow procedures to ensure administrative duties are executed with high efficiency
  • Managing daily office activities prioritising the studio’s needs in longer-term projects
  • Ability to multitask and excellent organisational skills, including regular walkthroughs, maintaining the immaculate appearance of the studio
  • Assisting in expenses procedures, document control and postal necessities
  • Supporting Events and Training Management with travel arrangements and event setting
  • Liaising with clients, contractors, and others by telephone and in-person

The experience we are looking for

  • 3+ years of experience in a specialist Studio and Digital admin / production management role, working with in-house production teams
  • Versed in design and digital development processes.
  • You will have a good track record in managing creative workflows in an agency studio environment
  • You will have experience of managing creative and digital briefs within an agency setting
  • You will have strong stakeholder management skills both internally and externally
  • Experience of using Xero, Slack and PM tools
  • Proven track record of sound administrative skills
  • Attention to detail and systematic thinking

The Benefits

  • £25-30k + Pension + Private health and dental
  • Profit share – We give 10% of net profit to the team on a quarterly basis
  • Work from anywhere: Our office, your home, in a forest, on a beach.
  • Flexible hours: We’re a flexible team and your work week can be flexible to match.
  • Laptop provided: Everyone on our team is provided with a laptop for continued work from a place of your choice.
  • £500 home spend: Sort your screen out, your desk, a delightful keyboard, so you’re kitted out to work from home with all the right vibes
  • Opportunities for personal development: From event attendance, new courses, to meditation and mental health support.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time
Part-time hours: 20-30 per week

Salary: £25,000.00-£30,000.00 per year

Additional pay:

  • Performance bonus
  • Quarterly bonus


  • Additional leave
  • Casual dress
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Flexitime
  • Gym membership
  • Private dental insurance
  • Private medical insurance
  • Profit sharing
  • Work from home


Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Manchester, M1 1JF: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


  • Project management: 2 years (preferred)
  • Administrative: 2 years (preferred)

About the Company

Company: Project Simply –

Company Location:  Manchester

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