What does a Studio Manager do?

Studio managers are responsible for overseeing the daily operations of a recording studio. They schedule session appointments and reservations, coordinate staffing, collect and process payments, and manage invoices and vendor fees. They do an inspection and setup process before each recording session. They may assist with the operation of equipment, and provide technical specialists and other contractors. They ensure the studio is maintained in safe and clean condition, and that the facilities are kept secure. They are responsible for the maintenance and safekeeping of recording equipment and supplies.

Studio managers typically have a high school diploma, and experience with managing studio facilities. They should have in-depth knowledge of the equipment and facilities, and be able to perform basic maintenance. These roles require strong organizational skills.

What responsibilities are common for Studio Manager jobs?
  • Assist with the hiring, onboarding and training of all studio staff.
  • Responsible for lead generation and implementation of marketing strategies to increase membership performance of their assigned studio.
  • Help manage and participate in events including marketing events.
  • Drive the studio's daily, weekly, and monthly membership goals.
  • Responsible for overseeing the sales process and systems with all staff.
  • Respond to member requests, inquiries and concerns with a sense of urgency.
  • Create and manage social media marketing, email campaigns, and web solutions.
  • Work with regional teams to ensure adoption of marketing plan.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the facility is clean, maintained and operationally efficient
  • Ensure all forms, administrative supplies, and studio literature is stocked and visible.
What are the typical qualifications for Studio Manager jobs?
  • Bachelor's Degree in business.
  • Exhibit strong leadership and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to manage onboarding process.
  • Demonstrated careful attention to detail.
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

How much does a Studio Manager make?

$60,401 /yr
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