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Photo Studio Set Builder

2 Year

The employer's non-disclosure of salary means that you can negotiate based on the company's performance-based profit-sharing and employee stock purchase plans. This job also requires that you have gained 24 months of experience in the same field. Have you considered whether full time work aligns with your personal values and beliefs? A job opportunity for the role of Photo Studio Set Builder was advertised on March 2, 2024, and it will remain open until May 31, 2024. While the job is located in Lead, the company may accept applications from candidates in other regions who possess the required skills.

We hope you're interested in building a home with us. Even if you don't feel that you meet every requirement listed in this job description, we still encourage you to apply.

About the Photo Studio and Warehouse Operations Team

Our Photo Studio and Warehouse operations team is made up of sample warehouse coordinators, art directors, photographers, visual merchandisers and set shop builders. You will work closely with talented and passionate team members to bring our amazing products to life in our beautiful catalogs and online websites. The operation is responsible for photographing samples, working collaboratively across creative teams and executing our brand esthetics.

Overview of the Photo Studio Set Builder

The Photo Studio Set Builder will receive direction from the Manager and/or Lead roles and will construct/fabricate to build, organize, maintain and strike sets as needed. The Set Builder will work across multiple brands, studios and projects to ensure the sets are completed with quality and safety and on time.


  • Constructing room scenes based on creative direction from Photo Directors and Managers.
  • Collaborate with Creative Photo teams to make decisions on how to build, organize, and maintain sets during a photoshoot.
  • Maintain an understanding of direction by working with art directors, stylists, and the photo studio manager.
  • Provide onsite support and on-set design quality to ensure integrity and safety of the build; provide solutions to rigging and special effects challenges.
  • Ability to independently create and construct various photo studio scenes based on the changing needs of photo studio leadership.
  • Manage efficient workflow by prioritizing set assembly and utilizing available resources across teams.
  • Manage organization and maintenance of photo studio tools and equipment.
  • Maintain standards for studio set care use, maintenance, storage, and safety.
  • Clean, maintain and organize studio space. Shop for materials needed for set designs.
  • Support location shoots as needed.


We look for proactive, out-of-the-box thinkers. Someone who can effectively manage projects as well as roll up their sleeves to get the job done. Driven and passionate about customer service.

  • High school diploma/GED or equivalent
  • 2 years previous woodworking/shop experience
  • Construction, carpentry, or theatre scenic work experience a plus
  • Experience with all general hand and power tools used in carpentry and construction
  • Knowledge in architecture/design/art/fabrication training is a plus
  • Ability to read and interpret building diagrams and plans
  • General proficiency in the safe use of power tools and carpentry
  • Possess a sense of urgency focused on details, accuracy, and efficiency
  • Excellent communication skills coupled with strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to move and/or lift up to 65 lbs; heavier merchandise with team assist
  • Good reading, written and verbal language skills (English )

Our Mission Around Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We firmly believe thatworking in a culture focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion spurs innovation, creates healthy and high-performing teams, and delivers superior customer experiences. We will create and nurture a global company culture where we confidently bring our authentic selves to work every day: where the only criteria for advancement are the quality of our work, the contributions we make to our teams and the business, and our ability to lead; and where our individual differences—whatever they may be—are valued, explored and appreciated.

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Benefits Just for You

Depending on your position and your location, here are a few highlights of what you might be eligible for:

  • A generous discount on all Williams-Sonoma, Inc. brands
  • A 401(k) plan and other investment opportunities
  • Paid vacations, holidays, and time off to volunteer
  • Health benefits, dental and vision insurance, including same-sex domestic partner benefits
  • Tax-free commuter benefits
  • A wellness program that supports your physical, financial, and emotional health

Your Journey in Continued Learning

  • In-person and online learning opportunities through WSI University
  • Cross-brand and cross-function career opportunities
  • Resources for self-development
  • Advisor (Mentor) program
  • Career development workshops and learning programs
  • Speaker series

WSI will not commence an immigration case or "sponsor" an individual for this position at this time (for example, H-1B or other employment-based immigration).

This role is not eligible for relocation assistance.

The expected starting pay range for this position is $81,000 - $90,000. Applicable pay ranges may differ across markets. Actual pay will be determined based on experience and other job-related factors permitted by law. In addition to competitive pay, compensation may include a variety of other components like benefits, paid time off, merit, and bonus opportunities.

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Our Company

Founded in 1956, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is the premier specialty retailer of high-quality products for the kitchen and home in the United States. Our family of brands are Williams Sonoma, Williams Sonoma Home, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn teen, pottery barn kids, Rejuvenation, Mark & Graham, west elm, or Outward. These brands are among the best known and most respected in the industry. We offer beautifully-designed, stylish and functional products for every area of the home, including the kitchen, living room, bedroom, home office, closet, laundry room and even outdoor spaces. We've seen some big changes since our first brick-and-mortar store opened more than half of a century ago. What hasn't changed is our passion for high-quality products, functional design, outstanding customer service, and enhancing the lives of our customers and the communities where we operate. Today, we're a multi-brand, multi-channel, global enterprise supported by state-of-the-art technology and some of the most talented teams in retailing - and we're always looking for new energy and ideas.

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