Studio Managers play a key role in the day to day management of the design studio. They have overall responsibility for the smooth running of the creative studio as a whole (both technically and logistically).
Generally the role involves:
- Ensuring all briefs are allocated in the studio based on individuals’ strengths and skills
- Creating a workflow structure, reviewing daily work schedules of the creative department
- Ensuring work is delivered on deadline, compiling studio schedules
- Updating studio schedules regularly
- Keeping all departments informed about project status
- Resource management, bringing in freelance support as required
Studio Managers require excellent communication skills and both tact and influencing capability in order to ensure everyone in the studio is happy and working as efficiently as possible. They will have experience with studio management software, proven leadership skills and ability to meet deadlines in a stressful environment, whilst motivating a team with a wide variety of skill sets.
Salary wise outside of London the role generally pays between £30,000 to £45,000 depending on regional variance and level of experience.
Burton upon Trent
Burton upon Trent, also known as Burton-on-Trent or simply Burton, is a town on the River Trent where residents are affectionately known as "Burtonians”.
Burton became a nucleus for the early brewing industry due in part to the quality of the local water, which contains a high proportion of dissolved salts, predominantly caused by the gypsum in the surrounding hills. This allowed a greater proportion of hops, a natural preservative, to be included in the beer, thereby allowing the beer to be shipped further afield. Much of the open land within and around the town is protected from chemical treatment in order to help preserve this water quality.
The town is currently home to eight breweries: Coors Brewers Ltd (formerly Bass Brewers Ltd), Molson Coors Brewing Company (which produces Carling and Worthington Bitter), Marston, Thompson and Evershed plc (bought by Wolverhampton & Dudley Breweries and renamed Marstons plc). The Marston's Brewery produces its own brands, draught Marston's Pedigree, draught Hobgoblin and also draught Bass. The town's proud connection with the brewing industry is celebrated by a bronze sculpture commissioned in 1977 by James Walter Butler and depicts a local craftsman making a barrel. It originally stood opposite the market and despite opposition from many townspeople was moved to its present location inside the Cooper's Square Shopping Centre in 1994.
The National Brewery Centre celebrates the town's brewing heritage and is its biggest tourist attraction, aside from Claymills Pumping Station, which is a restored Victorian sewage pumping station.