- Location Scout / Location Manager

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Location Scout / Location Manager


Location Scout / Location Manager

• Intermediate Level


Levinson Locations: Our company finds locations for photo shoots and films. We scout the locations, catalog them in our library and book them for our clients.

Category Location Manager  Location Scout 
Location Greater Chicago Area
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Mar 21, 2022
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

The best description for what we do can be found when you look up “Location Manager” on Wikipedia.  Please read the article all the way through. 

  • Interpret director/photographer’s creative vision and select locations that make it come to life
  • Pull options from our vast image library or research and photograph new options
  • Coordinate all details of the shoot. This means executing contracts, securing permits and creating clear communication channels between client and location
  • Managing the projects from start to finish, both in the office and on set
  • On the fly problem solving in the office and in the streets
  • Accurate estimating and invoicing
This job is not for the faint of heart. The position is full time and salaried, but it is NOT a 9-5.  You will be expected to be reachable most of the time and shoot days can range from 10-16 hour days which is not unusual in this industry. Days can feel really cold, or hot, or long. The summer months are BUSY and can feel overwhelming at times. You may have just saved the shoot from a complete catastrophe with little thanks from your client...  But every single day you will be inspired by the amazing individuals on our team. We will truly see you and honor you in a way that you have likely never experienced in a work environment. You will grow. The person applying for this job is not the same person you will be after being integrated into the Levinson Locations family. This is an opportunity for true self elevation.

The job requires a jack of all trades with a vast skill set.  One day you are photographing interiors, the next you are knocking on a farmer's door asking if we can film in their barn, the next you are directing a team of 10 Chicago police officers to close Wacker drive.  All this while executing accurate contracts, invoices and permits.

I (Kate Levinson) will be the person reviewing your materials. Please write your letter in a way that allows me to really see you.  In order to be considered for the position you must include the following items in your cover leter:
  • Speak to our core values – why are you the right person for the job? How do you align with them?
  • What duties outlined in the Wikipedia article really stand out for you?
  • 2 professional references and 1 character reference. Description of your relationship and phone/email contact information for each

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day, Evening
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