Photographer - 11674BR


Achievement & Assessment Inst
Educational Talent Search Proj
Employee Class: 
U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Position Overview

Talent Search is a TRIO college access funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Through early intervention, this program is designed to encourage participants to remain in school, graduate from high school, and to pursue post-secondary education. Talent Search works with youth of Wyandotte County. Program participants are generally from low-income families and are first-generation college going students. The Summer Program Photographer will take professional photos of the interactions during the camp of students and staff, activities, etc. Pictures will be used for social media, as well for the slide show at the end of the week’s Celebration Luncheon. Program participants will be 6th grade students who are participating in an intensive, fast-paced Career Horizons Summer Camp on KU’s campus. Photographer will be part of a team of dynamic and highly motivated summer staff. Photographer will also assist in the supervision of youth in group settings and group activities, serve as a positive role model for middle school students and provide guidance to students in areas of career access and STEM. (Time commitment: Career Horizons - June 13th – 15th- training full days; June 18 – 23rd camp full days, additional prep work before, during and after each day required; A successful candidate will be committed to the ideals of TRIO, have high integrity, considered to be responsible and timely, can follow directions efficiently and have a willingness to learn, maintain positive stamina, and can effectively connect with young students to increase their motivation and excitement about college, careers, and STEM –related fields.

Job Description

60% Serve as the program photographer for the Career Horizons Summer Program, taking pictures, posting on social media, and assisting in the preparation of the end of the week Celebration Slide Show.

15% Assist with the supervision of students as well as assist by mentoring, interacting, and engaging with participants in group settings and group activities.

15% Serve as a positive role model for 6th/7th grade students, participate in all summer program activities, and provide guidance to students in areas of college access, career exploration, STEM and recreational activities.

5% Participate in staff training and all staff meetings.

5% Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of TRIO Talent Search.

Required Qualifications

1. Undergraduate or graduate student status or degree earned as evidenced by the application materials
2. Photography Background
3. Demonstrated excellent written communication, as evidence through application materials
4. Minimum 2 weeks of work experience with youth

Position Requirements:
Valid Driver’s license recommended

Stand – Constant
Walk - Constant
Lift Carry – 10 lbs – frequent
Lift Carry – 11-20lbs – frequent

Preferred Qualifications

1. Major or degree in photography
2. Previous TRIO Experience/TRIO Alum

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete electronic application will include an on-line application, a detailed curriculum vitae/resume, a cover letter outlining how applicant meets the required/preferred qualifications, the names and contact information for three (3) professional references.

Your cover letter should also include answers to the following questions:
  • Will you be working for another department or office on campus over the summer? If yes, what type of position? How many hours per week will you be working?
  • Will you be taking any classes this summer?
  • Please describe any experience you may have working with TRIO programs.
  • Please describe any career exploration/planning knowledge and experience you may have.
Preference will be given to applications received by May 3, 2018. The search will continue until a qualified pool of applicants is identified.

Contact Information to Applicants

Contact Information for Applicant Questions: Rebecca Dukstein – only email will be accepted No calls, please.

Advertised Salary Range

13.00 per hour

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Achievement & Assessment Inst
Educational Talent Search Proj
Employee Class:
U-Unclassified Professional Staff
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