Studio 557 is Hiring Assistant Team Members!

Our company is growing and we are searching for two assistant team members to assist with community events, workshops, client sessions, graphic design as well as various day-to-day tasks in our studio. Opportunities for learning are available through Studio 557 as well as our sister companies Amber Foster Smith Photography and Vend Raleigh. Specific duties will be based on hired team member’s skill set and desire to learn certain elements of the business. The ideal candidate will possess a strong work ethic and a desire to learn and grow.

Availability : This is a part-time position available starting in January 2022 through May 2022. The position is also eligible for a student to receive Work-Based Learning credit for the Spring semester.

Hours : Flexible hours are available depending on a student’s current class schedule Monday-Friday 9:30 am-4:00 pm. Opportunities to assist with events, and photo sessions will be on weekends and evenings. Work-Based Learning students will be required a minimum of 10 hours per week for the semester.


  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Patient, positive attitude, and friendly demeanor
  • Strong work ethic, reliable, punctual
  • Basic phone and computer skills (MAC)
  • Lightroom, Photoshop, and WordPress experience is a plus
  • Familiar with social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest


  • First-hand experience in learning all the aspects of how to run a successful small business
  • One-on-one mentorship to grow your skillset
  • Immersive access to network with a creative business community through Studio 557, women in business through Vend Raleigh
  • Choice of Studio 557 Workshop Studio Membership or Community Coworking Membership
  • Membership to Vend Raleigh
  • Work-Based Learning credit through WTCC

Behind the Scenes at Studio 557

What can you expect to learn?

Business and Marketing

  • What it takes to manage and grow a successful small business.
  • The basics of marketing, web design, and using social media to reach ideal clients.
  • The importance of creating an exceptional client experience.
  • How to leverage networking to grow your client base and get seen.
  • The ins and outs of planning, hosting, and executing events for both the local community and the business community.

Graphic Design

  • The importance of the balance of using photographic images paired with graphic design for effective marketing.
  • How to work with a consumer client to bring a conceptual design to life.
  • How to manipulate design concepts to be most effective for different platforms such as social media, blog, website, and newsletters.

Photography through Amber Foster Smith Photography

  • Hands-on learning experience alongside lead photographer including posing, settings, and techniques.
  • How to interact with clients and create a successful portrait or branding session.
  • The importance of culling and creating a cohesive gallery.
  • Basics of Lightroom for clean edits including exposure, white balance, contrast, etc.


What can you expect to do?

(*Specific assigned duties will be based on team member’s skill set and desire to learn certain elements of the business.) 

Business and Marketing 

  • Assist in planning and implementing social media marketing.
  • Oversee client workflow and prioritize daily tasks.
  • Communication and customer service with clients including scheduling, follow-ups, etc.
  • General studio tasks including meeting with potential members, assisting studio rentals, organizing and cleaning the studio.
  • Oversee all aspects of Studio 557 Community Workshops + Events, including organizing vendors, creating promotional materials, general event promotion, and day of execution.

Graphic Design

  • Studio 557 - Design seasonal marketing material for website and social media.
  • Vend Raleigh - Assist with graphic elements of a rebrand including logos, web and event graphics, drop cards, business cards, etc.
  • AFSP - Creating a lookbook of clients, and or creating custom products for clients such as family holiday cards, graduation announcements, album layouts, etc.

Photography through Amber Foster Smith Photography

  • Assist with photo sessions including an opportunity to second shoot and use photos for portfolio use.
  • Cull portrait and branding sessions with an opportunity for post-processing editing based on experience.

Think you could be a great fit?

Send your resume and a cover letter to

We look forward to hearing from you!

About our Brands

Studio 557 is a creative coworking and workshop studio focused on cultivating a collaborative community for passionate entrepreneurs. Our Workshop Studio is available to rent for photographers, content creators, as well as a place to host workshops, and small events. During the week our Community Workroom offers coworking for creative businesses owners as a place to work, find support and encouragement.

Amber Foster Smith Photography is a full-service boutique photography studio located in the heart of downtown Holly Springs, NC specializing in portrait and brand photography. We help small businesses and professionals tell their story, and show their worth to their ideal clients through powerful brand imagery.

Vend Raleigh is a community of driven women entrepreneurs where we focus on connection, empowerment, and education. We lead women who lead small business.