Careers - Chris Burkard

Gallery Staff

Job Description

We are currently seeking someone to join the studio team as a gallery attendant on Saturdays 10am - 2pm. The ideal candidate is someone who is a good communicator and self starter. Previous retail experience is a plus as is some basic interest in photography or the studio as a whole.

The gallery environment is very laid back and tasks include maintaining a positive environment in the gallery, keeping retail stocked and displayed well, and effectively using shopify for stock management.

All artwork curation and hanging is handled by the studio team. 


$12/hour + 10% Commision on gallery prints sold. 


Please email resume to

Studio Manager

Job Description

We are currently looking for a new Studio Manager to come join our team at Burkard Studios. The ideal candidate will have excellent time management skills and a proven track record of meeting ambitious goals. An individual with managerial experience who can communicate and coordinate effectively with a small team, and bring fun and creativity to the office, will thrive in this position. Overall this role will encompass overseeing all day-to-day happenings in the studio, gallery, and any studio events. This is an in-house position!

Salary TBD

Perks - Health, Dental, & Vision

401K (offered after 1 year) 3 weeks paid vacation


Please email resume to


Job Description

We book them out pretty far in advance and we require all interns to live within driving distance from our studio in Pismo Beach.  Interns are required to apply with a professional resume.  We don't base internship selections on the “talent” level of a photographer, but rather work experience. 

Salary - Unpaid

The internship is unpaid and part-time, but there are paid work opportunities through the studio plus bonuses. 

Internships run in 4 month periods (WINTER January - April) (SUMMER May - August) (FALL September - December)  We structure it so that interns are in the studio three days a week; Monday-Wednesday or Wednesday-Friday 9AM-6PM.

Our next internship available is our Summer Internship and will start beginning of May 2019 and run through the beginning of September 2019.


Please email with your resume attached with a subject line that reads "(YOUR NAME) - (SEASON YEAR) INTERNSHIP". Example: "RYAN VALASEK - SUMMER 2019 INTERNSHIP".

If you have a body of work you would like to share, feel free to send that over as well. Please, serious Inquiries only.

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