Photo Studio Assistant

Portland, OR, USA
Posted 5 days ago
Full time

Job description

*This is a fully onsite position based out of our corporate HQ in Portland, Oregon.*


At Columbia, we're as passionate about the outdoors as you are. And while our gear is available worldwide, we're proud to be based in the Pacific Northwest, where natural wonders are our playground.

Every product we make and every task we undertake is inspired by the famous words of our founder Gert Boyle: "It's perfect. Now make it better." As pioneers of relentless improvement, we are constantly evolving.

We believe the outdoors is ours to protect and strive to keep our planet healthy. We believe in empowering people to experience the outdoors to the fullest.

And we believe in you.


In Global Brand Marketing, we focus on our consumers' behavior, and create experiences around the globe to build their connection to our brand. Whether it's media strategy, brand/product storytelling, content creation (through our on-campus photo studio) or partner activations, the consumer is at the heart of everything we do. And we continue to stay true to our brand, even as we evolve to meet the demands of the ever-changing landscape.

We are seeking a Studio Assistant to join the Photo Studio team. The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable about photo studio lighting, camera equipment and the imaging process. The Photo Studio is a fast-paced commercial environment and we're looking for someone who is consistent yet versatile, and can multitask under pressure.


  • Organize photo and studio supplies
  • Responsible for maintaining photo equipment in proper working state
  • Ensure all product imaging sets are ready for use
  • Assist in setting lights for editorial photography
  • Works cross-functionally with other Studio teams to ensure proper file and asset delivery

  • A self-starter who is detail-oriented and organized
  • A strong communicator and problem-solver
  • Able to multitask and work well within a fast-paced environment

  • Bachelor's degree, applicable certification or equivalent experience desired. Degree in Photography or related field preferred but not required
  • 2-4 years of professional experience and general proficiency with tools, systems, and procedures required to accomplish the job
  • Proficient in Capture One, Photoshop or Premiere required
  • Working knowledge of photography lighting principles, practices and concepts a must
  • In-depth knowledge of industry standard photo equipment and software

To learn more about our hiring process during COVID-19, click here.

Columbia Sportswear Company and our portfolio of brands, including Columbia, SOREL, Mountain Hardwear and prAna, know a thing or two about adventures. After all, we've been on one since 1938, working to perfect the art of enjoying the outdoors. Behind everything we make is an employee who's found that the greatest adventure starts with joining a company that strives to do the right thing.

This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function in the company.

At Columbia Sportswear Company (CSC), we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. CSC believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

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