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Assistant Photographer

Amherst College
Amherst, MA 01002
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Amherst College

Amherst Campus
Amherst Staff
Fixed Term (Fixed Term)
Full time

Amherst has taken a leadership role among highly selective liberal arts colleges and universities in successfully diversifying the racial, socio-economic, and geographic profile of its student body. The College is similarly committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration and staff.

Job Description:

Amherst College invites recent Amherst College graduates to apply for the Assistant Photographer position. The Assistant Photographer is a full-time, 10 month term position, starting at $18.60/hour. Given Amherst's distinction as one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, the successful candidate will demonstrate the w ays in which they bring value to and will work towards supporting a broadly diverse community.

This Green Dean position is an opportunity for a recent graduate of Amherst College, or any of the schools in the Five College Consortium, to become a part of the Office of Communications during the busy academic semesters. Reporting to the Senior Photographer, the Assistant Photographer is responsible for completing photography assignments, both independently and collaboratively, under the direction of the Senior Photographer, and for editing and archiving photos. The Assistant Photographer captures, prepares, and distributes images that showcase the college's diverse community that will be used in print, social media, and online; assists in maintaining the digital asset management system; and collaborates with a diverse team of writers, designers, and digital specialists in the Communications Office to visually portray Amherst College to the world through images of its diverse people, places, and events.

Summary of Responsibilities

  • Assists the Senior Photographer shooting events that require two photographers. This may include photographing an event alongside the photographer, or assisting during shoots that require lighting and studio setups.
  • Shoots solo assignments as directed or approved by the Senior Photographer. Subjects may include campus news and events, student activities, individual or group portraits, landscapes, architecture, and sporting events.

  • Edit photos, ensuring that they received on time and in the correct format for use in the intended publication channel. Batch rename photos, add captions and keywords for future searches.
  • Edit photos for archival purposes to include in the digital asset management system.


  • Recent graduate of Amherst College or the Five College Consortium with a bachelor's degree in art, film and media studies, or related field. In lieu of an arts-related degree, experience working on campus as a student photographer will be considered.
  • Experience working as a photographer.
  • Experience using professional grade digital cameras (DSLRs) shooting in RAW format.
  • Experience using Adobe Lightroom photo editing software (or ability to learn quickly), in order to create an organized digital workflow, including ingesting images, renaming photos, adding captions and keywords, developing digital images, and exporting files.
  • Good file management experience (or ability to learn quickly).
  • Strong verbal, and written communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to interact and communicate effectively with a diverse set of students, their families, faculty and staff, alumni, visitors, and guests.
  • A commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and to effectively contributing to an inclusive culture for all.
  • Able to work independently, with direction, and as part of a team in an environment with frequently changing demands.
  • Able to work a flexible schedule including frequent weekends and evenings.
  • Ability to lift/haul up to 35 lbs., successful completion of a pre-employment physical and lift test

  • Knowledgeable of photographic needs related to social media.
  • Experience shooting and editing video
  • Valid driver's license.

Amherst College offers many opportunities for professional growth and development, continued learning, and career advancement.

Amherst College requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (medical and religious exemptions may apply).

Amherst College is pleased to provide a comprehensive, highly competitive benefits package that meets the needs of staff and faculty and their families. Benefits are an important part of our overall compensation, so it is critical that you review all of the options to ensure itmeets your total compensation requirements. Click here for Benefits Information .

Interestedcandidates are asked to submit a resume and cover letter online at https://amherst.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/Amherst_Jobs . Please be sure to upload all requested documents prior to clicking Submit. Applications cannot be revised once submitted. (Current employees and students should apply by clicking on the Career icon from their Workday home screen) Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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Posted: 2022-08-03 Expires: 2022-09-04

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