Wayfair Careers

Production Assistant - Photo Studio

Westborough, MA
Creative & User Experience - Photo Studio

Job Description

Wayfair has the largest selection of home furnishings and décor across all styles and price points and its high volume Photo Studio in Westborough, MA is seeking a Production Assistant. This individual will help bring the successful execution of our shoots to the next level, increasing throughput, quality, and communications while helping to uphold our brand standards.

The Production Assistant is a critical team member of our photo studio and works cross functionally between the creative team and production team. This individual will play a significant role building and maintaining photo sets, from painting set pieces and transferring merchandise to and from set. We are seeking a highly detail-oriented individual who takes initiative to constantly exceed expectations all the while keeping a positive attitude and vibrant personality who works well in a team environment.

*Please note: We are looking for candidates who are able to lift and move samples and set pieces of 25-70 lbs. on a regular basis

Responsible for supporting set production including but not limited to:

  • Build interior and exterior sets from a selection of modular set pieces
  • Install appropriate trim and moldings to sets
  • Maintain an orderly and updated set, workspace, and set library
  • Create and build basic set pieces as requested
  • Source and shop materials as needed
  • Assist with rigging of overhead items (chandeliers, lanterns, etc.)
  • Aid team in powering, lamping, and dimming of light fixtures
  • Assist in hanging of curtains and drapes
  • Manage production on multiple sets at once
  • Communicate and act clearly and concisely in a fast paced, changing environment
  • Maintain set elements; patching and painting walls and general repairs
  • Accountable for moving samples and set elements required for photo shoot
  • Setting up and tearing down lifestyle sets efficiently between shots
  • Collaborate with studio teams to review timelines for scheduled shoots
  • Communicating with onset teams to ensure timelines are being followed for appropriate set changes as needed
  • Successfully provide relevant and immediate feedback in a fast-paced and complex environment
  • Using and Updating Quick Base to track each photo shoot
  • Helping in other non-photo related tasks such as stocking our snack wall, retrieving and sorting the mail, using Chrome River to submit receipts


  • Carpentry and general building experience
  • Comfortable and proficient with hand tools
  • Comfortable and proficient in painting
  • Knowledgeable of basic construction techniques to build secure and safe sets that appear realistic to camera
  • Comfortable on a stepladder
  • Comfortable driving a cargo van and small box truck
  • Basic electrical skills
  • Grip and rigging experience
  • High energy
  • Able to lift and move packages and set elements of 25-70 lbs. on a regular basis
  • Ability to multitask and operate independently with familiarity in working in diverse environments
  • Team player who enjoys working with an array of different personalities and roles
  • Ability to track details of multiple projects simultaneously
  • Must be solutions-driven with the ability to react to challenges with optimism and implement new process

About Wayfair Inc.

Wayfair believes everyone should live in a home they love. Through technology and innovation, Wayfair makes it possible for shoppers to quickly and easily find exactly what they want from a selection of more than 10 million items across home furnishings, décor, home improvement, housewares and more. Committed to delighting its customers every step of the way, Wayfair is reinventing the way people shop for their homes – from product discovery to final delivery.

The Wayfair family of sites includes:

  • Wayfair, an online destination for all things home
  • Joss & Main, where beautiful furniture and finds meet irresistible savings
  • AllModern, unbelievable prices on everything modern
  • Birch Lane, a collection of classic furnishings and timeless home décor
  • Perigold, unparalleled access to the finest home décor and furnishings

Wayfair generated $4.7 billion in net revenue for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts with operations throughout North America and Europe, the company employs more than 7,700 people.

Requisition ID: 23145