Studio Assistant - Hogarth Sydney

Agency WPP
Created 11/08/2022
Reference 6472607002
Category Production

We are a global leader in production services, giving our clients the edge by making the best work, brilliantly.

We operate in two connected yet distinct markets: Traditional production and adaptation, and creative content production driven by data and insight. We combine craft, insight and technology to bring creative work to life.

Hogarth Worldwide is home to 4,500 employees; we operate in 111 languages across 157 markets. We are part of the WPP network.

We believe:
  • Big ideas demand smart delivery (intelligent)
  • In a constant push for better (relentless)
  • Creative can always work harder (outcome driven)
  • The next new thing is only a moment away (innovative)


The Studio Assistant is embedded in Hogarth's bespoke Woolworths Content team and is located in Alexandria.

The role is responsible for the management and set-up of resources in our Woolworths Production Studio, ensuring the studio functions effectively, the space is presentable and enjoyable to work in.

With an understanding of the content production process, and ideally a background and interest in motion and photography, the Studio Assistant will be motivated, results orientated and be confident in using good judgement in all decisions and actions and is committed to delivering on all tasks that have been delegated to them.

Working with a team of industry experts, the role represents a great opportunity for an aspiring photographer to gain shooting experience in a high-end environment and exposure to experienced mentors. Interest in food + food media a must.

The Studio Assistant reports to the Content Lead, and works closely with Photographers, Producers and Production Manager.


  • Ensure all photographic equipment and kitchen appliances are accounted for and always in good working order
  • Set maintenance, facilitate storage, repurpose and disposal
  • Ensure studios are tidy and safe and ready to use before and after every shoot
  • Monitor studio consumables stock & purchase more as required. e.g. foam core, gaff tape, blu-tack, pins etc.
  • Ensure that freelance food preps are leaving the kitchens and equipment in a suitable condition and support where/when needed
  • Monitor pantry stock level and re-stock as required
  • Fridge management, including produce clear-out and cold space management/ optimisation
  • Liaising with local charity for fresh produce donations
  • Emergency ingredient shopping runs

  • Assist Photographers & Shooter/Editors in the coordination of motion and photography shoots
  • Emergency assistant duties - to have a body on the floor that can help when an unexpected situation requires two people to set up
  • Support across workflow using Capture One software
  • Manage the set up/testing and clear up of equipment on set
  • Database and asset management
  • Manage gear room and equipment hires

  • Excellent communication and time management skills, with the ability to effectively prioritise simultaneous demands and adapt / respond appropriately.
  • Experience working within a Front of House / Reception environment, ideally in a creative, production or advertising based business
  • Able to assist the Set Manager in set-up and break-down of large sets and props, paint and construct sets in studio.
  • Proficient in EXCEL and able to help manage spreadsheets, schedules and data; Exceptional attention to detail.


Together, our people give us the edge. Together, they make us brilliant.

Our shared behaviours:
  • Honesty: We communicate openly and honestly
  • Happy Family: We are a diverse and inclusive community
  • Heart & Soul: We are committed to bringing our whole self to work
  • Hunger: We strive for brilliance every time
  • Hands-on: We dig and support one another


We are dedicated at creating a truly inclusive culture at all levels of the organisation that encourages different points of view, making Hogarth not only a better company and place to work, but an environment where everyone experiences connection, opportunity and a sense of belonging.

Your growth, development and success are important to us. That's why we have a structured career framework and development program in place, including a clear career plan and access to local and global online learning platforms to support your personal and professional growth.

Balance is important too. Our flexible working arrangements, combining working from home and the office, allow you to balance your professional and personal commitments.

Other benefits include Summer Half Days, Birthday Leave, Loyalty Leave, perkSpace (our internal perks and benefits hub full of resources to support your mental, physical, social and financial wellbeing, including discounts at hundreds of retailers and service-providers), dog-friendly offices with unlimited snacks and drinks, and wellness benefits (including Employee Assistance Program and flu shots, to name a few).

Hogarth is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, colour, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law s.


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