Heat Dance, LLC - Honolulu, HI

Part-time | Temporary | Contract

About the Position

Heat Dance is currently seeking a professional photographer to join our creative team in Hawaii for some special project shoots of our dancers and instructors. This person is self-motivated and has a passion for photography, music, and awesome experiences. Our ideal candidate is someone who has experience shooting outdoors in Hawaii, knows of great locations, has experience directing subjects, and is efficient with editing and retouching.

Our photographer will work with the production team to run still photoshoots outdoors and capture stills at video shoots, and edit/retouch selects with feedback from our Creative Director and CEO. Assistants and interns will be ready to help with whatever you need.

Interview/Audition Process

How to Apply: Please email your resume and/or examples of your photography to Careers @ (no spaces), as well as your availability and preferences for an audition shoot. The final candidates will be asked to participate in an audition/test shoot on-location with one or two dancers; we will make selects from raw files and ask you to edit a few of them within a 1-2 day turnaround. Then we will choose a photographer for our project.

Auditions: We will audition on both Maui and Oahu, you may do both islands but only one is required. When you email to apply, please give us your preferences for dates/times and which island(s) you prefer to shoot on. You will be given a male dancer, a female dancer, and some basic guidance and hopes for the shoot, but the concepts will be your own and may showcase your talents and style. All retouched photos will need to be submitted by Friday, Oct 4 and hired photographer(s) will be selected by Saturday, Oct 5. We may be able to provide assistants at the audition, upon request.

  • Maui Audition: Sat, Sept 28 – Tues, Oct 1 / Weds, Oct 1 morning
  • Honolulu Audition: Thurs, Sept 26 / Fri, Sept 27 morning / Weds, Oct 2 evening / Thurs, Oct 3 morning

Heat Dance Shoot: October 7-20 (we need you to be available for at least 2 days in that time frame, we are flexible) in Maui & Oahu. Compensation + travel included (no lodging – photographers should be local to Hawaii)

Important Details

Location: Maui & Oahu
Dates: Auditions Sept 28 – Oct 4 / Shoot Oct 7-20 (only 1-2 days within)
Hours: varies depending on shoot – generally sunrise or sunset
Compensation: $150/hr, maximum of 8 hours of work and $1,200 per day. Travel between islands included.
Future: We will be shooting a regular promos and a video series in Hawaii and will eventually be hiring for fulltime and part-time work; as one of our special project team members you would be the first to hear of these opportunities!

About the Company

Based in LA, Heat Dance was founded on the belief that people are happier and healthier when they have rich experiences in movement and sensory input. Heat provides an interactive dance community and education platform online, inspired by the immersive dance experiences we deliver daily in our state-of-the-art studios—part dance class, part exercise, part immersive theatre; our goal is to create a happier, healthier society through dance and technology.

Job Types: Part-time, Temporary, Contract

Salary: $100.00 to $150.00 /hour


  • Honolulu, HI (Required)

Contract Renewal:

  • Possible

Full Time Opportunity:

  • No

Work Location:

  • One location


  • Professional development assistance

Working days:

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

Hours per week:

  • Less than 10
  • 10-19

Employment Length:

  • One week or less
  • 2 - 4 weeks

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Innovative -- prefers working in unconventional ways or on tasks that require creativity
  • Autonomous/Independent -- enjoys working with little direction
  • People-oriented -- enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Innovative -- innovative and risk-taking
  • People-oriented -- supportive and fairness-focused
  • Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative

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