Blue Barn Photography | Eliza + Office Assistant Opening

Eliza + Office Assistant Opening

November 11, 2014

Update: We are so grateful to have filled this position! Stay tuned for more loveliness on the blog in the coming weeks. xo

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Y'all, my heart is so thrilled to announce that Blue Barn is looking to hire an Office Assistant starting in January 2015. After having the most wonderful experience with our summer intern, Eliza, we are ready to make room for something a little more permanant! If you're seriously interested in contributing to the Blue Barn Team, do all of the following things describe you? 

- You're a lady
- You get excited to organize things and lists
- You are willing to learn and easily teachable
- You're kind of a social media genius
- You're not afraid to break a nail when it comes to getting crafty
- You like to make things visually and asthetically beautiful
- You love people and love stories and wouldn't mind writing about them either
- You're able to drive yourself to our studio in N. Raleigh and run errands on weekdays
- You're able to commit at least 5-7 hours a week
- You're kind and respectful to others
- Details matter to you

If you're thinking, "Yes, that's me! I could totally do that." then Darling, please shoot me an email by November 23rd and include the following: 
(1) Your resume
(2) Why you think you would be a good fit for this position
(3) Links to your social media feeds
(4) A blurb about yourself - What's your favorite Starbucks drink? What are you passionate about? 

In the meantime, meet Eliza and hear her perspective on her summer internship:

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What made you interested in the Blue Barn internship? 

I've always loved doing anything creative and am constantly looking to learn fun, new skills and techniques. I recently became interested in wedding/event planning and photography is something I've wanted to know more about, so being able to learn about both at the same time seemed perfect!

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Tell us about your college experience and finding the right path for you. 

I've loved every second at UNC-Chapel Hill, but for most of college I was so stuck on the idea of one particular career path that it took until late in my senior year to realize that it wasn't what actually wanted to do anymore. After recognizing that wedding/event planning and management was what I would truly love doing, I decided that I didn't want to spend any more time on something I knew I wasn't passionate about so I switched my major (extremely late in my college career) and haven't looked back!

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Where do you see yourself in five years?

I have no idea where I'll be in 5 years, but I hope I'll be working somewhere that I love, surrounded by people who inspire and challenge me daily, and living in a place where I can wake up each morning and marvel at God's glory in a beautiful landscape.

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Favorite Starbucks drink? 

Iced vanilla latte - though sometimes I can't resist a frappuccino (basically a milkshake). 

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Favorite hobby? 

Though I love crafts like making jewelry and painting, my very favorite is watching and cheering on the Heels, especially during basketball season! 

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What inspires you? 

The people around me. Over the past 4 years at Carolina I have been surrounded by the most extraordinary people, each with incredible and inspiring skills, passions, and dreams. 

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What have been your favorite things about working in the Blue Barn office? 

I've loved getting to learn about a wide variety of things, from arranging pictures for a blog to starting a business. It's been a great opportunity to gain a base knowledge of many aspects of business, photography, and weddings. 

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Are there any unexpected things you have learned from your time here? 

After looking through photographs of a wedding or engagement session, I would feel as if I had both been there and that I was great friends with the couple photographed! It was so cool to see how photography can capture so much more than just an image and truly tell a story.

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Is there anything else you would like to share about being an intern for Blue Barn? 

One of the best parts of working at Blue Barn has been getting to know Rachel. She has such a heart for photography and each person she photographs. Going into the Blue Barn office was always fun and something I looked forward to!    

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I am SO excited to here from you! 

xo
Rachel