Assistant Stylist

Location: Richmond, VA

Department: Need Supply Co.

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Entry Level

We are currently seeking a full-time Assistant Stylist who will support our Lead Stylist, Photographer and Production team. The successful candidate should be well versed on current fashion trends, designers and blogs, while fully grasping the Need Supply Co. aesthetic. This role requires strong organizational skills, impeccable attention to detail and a creative aptitude. Our ideal candidate will also possess an attitude well suited for collaboration and team-work.


  • Support Studio Operations in maintaining organization of product received in studio
  • Prepare product for shooting (steaming, removing tags, etc.) based on photo shoot schedule
  • Ensure studio prep area is kept clean and organized
  • Partner with Studio Operations to ensure all necessary product is in-studio prior to photo shoot and support production priorities
  • Work closely with Stylist to support preparation and execution of on-figure photo shoots
  • Prep and style products for still life photo shoots working closely with stylist or photographer
  • Manage flow of product during photo shoots by maintaining order of merchandise shot
  • Ensure all product is shot correctly and to Need Supply Co. standards
  • Assist Stylist & Studio Manager in booking of models, photographers, and hair and makeup
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree
  • Superb eye for trends, style, and visual composition
  • Strong sense of style in keeping with the Need Supply Co. brand
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize appropriately, adapt well in a changing environment
  • Ability to work in fast paced growing environment
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Creative product-solving skills
  • Strong computer skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Visual Merchandising or Styling
  • Previous apparel retail experience; preferably in a visual aspect
  • Minimum two years experience supporting a Stylist in an Assistant capacity


Please submit a portfolio of looks; either work you’ve done as a Stylist, photos of your own personal style, or a collection of fashion photos that have inspired you.


Need Supply Co. is an established and fast growing apparel company based in Richmond, Virginia, a city which consistently ranks among the “Best Places to Live and Work in America.” We opened in 1996 selling a unique collection of vintage pieces. Over the past decade, our selection has evolved to become a well-edited assortment of contemporary designers and independent labels from the U.S. and abroad. GQ Magazine called us “The Best E-Commerce on the Web.”

Our Values:

Responsibility, Creativity, Simplicity, Integrity, Effectiveness, Passion, Respect, Fun, Curiosity


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