I am a photographer looking for a position with an established photography studio. I am eager to learn and expand my photographic skill-set by working as a Photographer's Assistant, Production Assistant or Photographer.
Jan 2002 - Present
Receptionist & Dog Groomer
Peticures Pet Grooming
Handled walk-in customer contact to schedule pets for grooming sessions, cash register and credit card transactions. Heavy phone contact for scheduling customer appointments and responding to inquiries from potential customers.
Transitioned to grooming pets after an in-store training apprenticeship. I continue to work part-time and assist at this shop as their client load dictates.
Nov 2007 - Feb 2008
JC Penney Department Store, LifeTouch Photography Studios
LifeTouch Studios is the contract in-store photography provider for J.C. Penney department stores on the east coast of the United States.
My responsibilities as a Photographer at this film-based studio included composing and creating client portrait images; preparing shipments of daily film batches to the company's central processing & development lab; selling photography print packages to clients; handling credit card and cash register transactions; and, responding to telephone and in-person inquiries.
Mar 2006 - May 2007
COPS Monitoring is a nationwide, central-station alarm monitoring & dispatching service.
My responsibilities included responding to burglar and fire alarm activations. The Dispatcher would monitor computer workstations that alerted us to activated alarms. Upon activation, the Dispatcher would follow protocols to send police, fire and ambulance service depending on the type of alarm. The Dispatcher also communicated with client business and homeowners to verify alarm activations and determine the need for police, fire or ambulance. Heavy telephone interaction with homeowners, business owners and 9-1-1 emergency dispatchers.