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Part-time ,
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Ethan Friedman-Brauner

Part-Time Photo Assistant

Potter & Potter Auctions seeks a Photo Assistant to support in the production of auction catalogs, marketing materials, and associated material, both pre- and post- production. This includes helping the photography department plan, set up, and complete photo sessions, and completing detail oriented image editing at a fast pace.


-Prep items for photography (assembly, cleaning, moving, etc.)

-Staging fragile items to be shot

-Handling lighting and camera equipment, including adjustment and setting of lights, setting up sweeps, and drives

-Shoot photos as needed for cataloging and promotional use. This includes printed catalogs, social media and marketing, and media materials

-Organize and shelve property before and after it has been photographed

-Edit images according to company style

-Maintain and organize studio space and shelving

-Assist in the coordination of materials that are in pre-production with our Operations Manager

-Assist in image requests from clients, consignors, and media sources

-Maintain all image archives

-Other duties as assigned

Physical Demands:

-Regularly required to stand, walk, sit, talk, hear and see, especially for long periods of time.

-Be able to lift 30+ pounds.

-Regularly stoop or kneel.

-The ability to push a cart and shelve materials at tall heights.


-Bachelor’s Degree in Photography preferred, but not necessary

-2+ years of previous experience in a photography studio or similar experience with photo assisting; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

-High degree of proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, and Bridge.

-Experience handling delicate material, some art handling experience preferred but not necessary

-Some experience with archival work preferred

-Self-motivated with critical attention to details, deadlines and reporting

-Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.

-Reliable, professional demeanor

-Excellent Time Management skills

-Ability to work overtime and weekends as necessary

How to Apply:

If you believe that you are the right fit for this position, please send your resume, cover letter, and portfolio to No phone calls, please.

Contact Info:
Shelby Ragsdale
Job Type: Permanent
Location: 5001 W. Belmont Ave. Chicago, IL 60641