Job Opportunity: Culinary Art Director


At Dish Works we are a passionate group of creatives that love food and love to make beautiful content.

The Culinary Art Director is a key part of our creative team, working both on-site and remotely to create content for Dish Works clients.

This will initially be a part-time role with the opportunity to grow to full-time with benefits.

Please submit your application after reviewing and ensuring you have met the criteria below.

Job Qualifications:

  • Applicant must be located near and work on-site at our Lancaster, PA studio
  • Applicant must demonstrate experience with and have examples of their culinary and visual style
  • Flexible schedule during weekdays, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. (no weekends / evenings)
  • Extensive knowledge of food and drink and culinary terms, techniques and trends
  • Passion and curiosity for continued learning to stay current with trends in food and drink
  • Active communicator with good listening skills and clear and concise writing skills
  • Prompt and punctual nature when communicating remotely or working on set
  • Preferred: Photography experience, ideally with food and drink photography

Job Description:

  • Communicate effectively with team members and clients
  • Thoroughly understand each client's brand, visual style and marketing goals
  • Thoroughly understand visual team's requirements and needs
  • Work with production team to plan successful photo and video shoots
  • Create client creative briefs, shot lists and shoot scripts for creative team
  • Develop custom recipes to align with client and project needs
  • Provide culinary feedback and recommendations for recipes and scripts
  • Answer basic culinary questions from client and team
  • Arrive ahead of team on shoot days, prepare set and maximize use of daylight hours
  • Provide on-site food, prop and set styling for photo and video shoots
  • Fuse your own vision and ideas with client needs and project requirements
  • Work collaboratively with culinary team, videographers, photographers and editors to ensure deliverables are aligned with creative brief and client needs
  • Readily assist the team with the organization and cleanup of studio before and after shoots
  • Participate in weekly team update conference call

How to Apply:

Submit your resume, cover letter, and portfolio below. Please be sure to link to any relevant work — specifically, include any food and drink visual content.

We thank all applicants who express an interest. Unfortunately, we will only be in touch with those that are determined to be a compelling match for this opportunity.

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    Resume, cover letter, portfolio, etc.