Photography Assistant

The Photography Assistant will assist with taking photos and covering events. This position will report directly to the Assistant Director of Student Communications. Photography Assistants will work under minimal direct supervision and exercise a high level of independent judgment, initiative, and creativity. This position is part time and is 5-20 hours a week and multiple positions are available.

Scope of Duties

  • Seek out and cover university-wide and student events
  • Communicate with the photographic subjects, putting them at ease, encouraging them and directing them
  • Manage and process the use of images, checking for quality
  • Upload photos to Flickr and Social Media
  • Edit photos for publications and flyers
  • Responsible for in-house completion of research data (survey, questionnaires, focus groups, etc.)
  • Attend meetings prepared to share a status report on your activities and ready with items to discuss
  • Other duties as assigned

Preferred Skills & Experience

  • Previous knowledge/experience with any of the following:
    • Strong written and communication skills
    • Graphic Design and use of the Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)
    • Photography
    • Blogging
    • Web/HTML/CSS
    • Writing/Editing
    • Market research data
    • Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Instagram)

Knowledge and skills derived from experience

  • Photography skills training will be provided
  • Learn to market and promote CLS programs and activities
  • Facilitate and lead monthly meetings
  • Develop and maintain cooperative relationships with other university departments and the community via campus involvement with CLS, departmental committees, and task forces

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