Adventure Camp Photographer - 40 hrs/wk - Summer Help

Conner Prairie - Indiana3.9

TemporaryEstimated: $27,000 - $36,000 a year
POSITION PURPOSE: The Adventure Camp Photographer takes digital photographs of camp activities, group photos and individual camp participants; organize and maintain digital files. Work with marketing staff to maintain camp photo website (using Adobe Photoshop to edit photos).

NATURE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION: The photographer's main responsibility is to take all daily camp activity photos, group photos and individual camp participants' photos.

  • Place safety and well-being of campers as primary importance
  • Must be able to commit to and work all 11 weeks of camp
  • Serve as role model for campers
  • Attend staff training
  • Take daily photos of camp activities
  • Take group photos to be downloaded to camp website
  • Organize and maintain all digital camp files
  • Organize, update and maintain camp photo website
  • Relay any problems with website to camp manager and marketing manager
  • Complete the assigned photo shoot list each week • Communicate any problems or changes in the photo shoot schedule to the camp office
  • Check and maintain photography equipment on a daily basis
  • Communicate any supply needs to the camp manager and marketing manager
  • Check camper listings for photo release permission forms
  • Be aware of campers that do not have photo release form signed
  • Arrive on time and ready for work each day
  • Follow camp dress code • Create and foster a positive team attitude
  • Adhere to Conner Prairie's rules of conduct
  • Other duties as assigned
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work will be mainly outside, with some work inside, as well as computer work.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty according to the requirements of the organization. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

  • Must be 18 years of age or a graduate of high school.
  • High school diploma (at least one semester of college is preferred)
  • Knowledge and experience in digital photography
  • Knowledge of digital photo websites
  • Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop
  • Able to teach very basic photography skills to campers
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Outgoing personality
  • Able to maintain high professional standards of Conner Prairie Camps
  • Experience photographing children helpful
  • Must have fun, friendly and patient personality
Competencies: To perform this job successfully, all employees at Conner Prairie should demonstrate the following competencies:

Service – Responds to requests for service and assistance; Manages difficult or emotional customer situations focusing on listening without interrupting and keeping ones emotions under control; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Maintains confidentiality and meets commitments; Remains open to others ideas and tries new things.
Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.
Diversity – Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Educates others on the value of diversity; Promotes a harassment-free environment; Builds a diverse workforce.
Ethics – Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization’s goals and values; Benefits organization through outside activities; Supports affirmative action and respects diversity.
Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
Quality/Quantity – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to promote and improve quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality; Meets productivity standards; Completes work in a timely manner; Strives to increase productivity and works quickly.
Safety/Security – Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
Attendance/Punctuality/Dependability – Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and events on time; Follows instructions; Responds to management’s direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternative plan.

Job-related Competencies – To perform this job successfully, employees in this job should demonstrate the following competencies:

Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence; Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.
Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
Initiative - Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.
Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.
Education and/or Experience: High school diploma or general education degree (GED) is required; one semester of college is desired; or three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Other Skills and Abilities: The following skills and abilities are either required or desired.

The ability to cultivate relationships with and mentor children is required.
The ability to swim in pond water with a life vest is required.
The ability to paddle a canoe is required.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; and lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. The employee frequently will taste or smell; and lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The employee occasionally will sit. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less), distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more), color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors), peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point), depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships), and the ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus).

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally is exposed to working in wet or humid conditions (non-weather), near moving mechanical parts, in high, precarious places, and outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

This position will work 40 hours per week during the summer camp season.