Local Manager - Santa Photos U.S.

Jobs Description

Position: Local Manager
Location(s): 1 Location
Department: Retail Field Operations
Reports to: Area/District Manager

Position Runs from October - December 2022
Hourly Rate: $15.75

Join Cherry Hill Programs in creating a magic experience for all families and children visiting Santa to capture holiday photos that they can celebrate forever! Be a part of the team that has delivered holiday magic to millions across North America for over 60 years.

Looking for photographers, experienced retail managers, or assistant managers who can manage a small staff committed to CAPTURING MOMENTS on a holiday photography set. 

A Local Manager (LM) for Cherry Hill Programs (CHP) is a seasonal team leader responsible for one location, with the knowledge and ability to fulfill all roles on the Santa Photo Set, and is supported by an Area and/or District Manager (AM/DM).

We think you would be great for this role if you have:

  • Previous retail management, assistant management and/or photography experience
  • Team-building skills and an ability to motivate others
  • Availability to work during peak retail hours such as evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Flexibility to cover off-peak hours and/or last-minute scheduling discrepancies
  • Be able to work a full 40 hours a week while we are operational
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • A positive, professional attitude and a friendly, welcoming nature

Areas of Responsibility

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a working knowledge of CHP Policies and Procedures
  • Respond to all CHP and/or business-related emails and calls w/in 24 hours
  • Ability to manage, motivate and lead a team
  • Interview and hire qualified sales associates, characters and photographers and complete onboarding process for each
  • (UKG), including staff changes throughout season
  • Effectively complete mandatory staff training prior to opening day
  • Prepare for opening day by completing hiring, inventories, equipment setup/testing, staff scheduling and training, including proper opening/closing and daily bank deposit procedures
  • Verify DAILY bank deposits to DM, confirming bank deposit/credit card slips are w/financial paperwork
  • Ensure weekly staff hours are within budget at each location and accurately reported on payroll
  • Daily/weekly maintenance on talentReef, payroll system, etc. throughout season
  • Timely and accurate transmittal of required daily/weekly reports
  • Ensure assigned location adheres to CHP policies and procedures with emphasis on safety for customers/staff and timely/same day filing of Workers Comp/Incident Reports Oversee inventory/supplies and troubleshoot equipment at each location
  • Ensure accurate/timely preseason setup, breakdown and securing of all equipment at your location
  • Other duties required/assigned as detailed in Employment Agreement
  • Professional attire and good hygiene are required

Education / Experience Requirements


  • Minimum age 18
  • Daily access to computer/internet
  • Mandatory attendance at preseason training with AM/DM
  • Adherence to company policies, including dress code, as outlined in the CHP Seasonal Employee Handbook
  • Ability to lift and/or move 10-25 pounds
  • Ability to stand for long periods
  • Ability to read and speak English



  • High School Diploma Required
  • Retail and/or supervisory experience is a must

Preferred Abilities:

  • Teamwork with ability to build, manage, motive, and lead your team
  • Read, analyze, and interpret general business forms
  • Effectively present information and respond to questions from MD/Staff and Customers
  • Strong customer service and communication skills
  • Time management, prioritization and effective problem solving
  • Operating camera, POS, and other equipment

This description reflects management's assessment of this position and does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

Cherry Hill Programs is the industry leader in experiential photography, operating seasonal holiday experiences in hundreds of venues across the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico and year-round souvenir experiences in some of the most popular tourist destinations and landmarks across North America. For more information, visit www.cherryhillprograms.com

Cherry Hill Programs, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Cherry Hill Programs strives to provide a positive work environment that values excellence in safety and quality, free from discrimination and harassment. Every employee plays a part in our Company's success and makes this a great place to work. Our people are the heart of our organization and the foundation of our success. Driven by our core values of safety, diversity, integrity, and collaboration, we strive to promote a culture which supports and encourages creativity, fairness, and inclusion.