Reunion Assistant Photographer

Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number STU -2010955


Job Title Reunion Assistant Photographer
Department: Alumni and Parent Programs
Position is: On Campus
Location Details: Lewis & Clark Campus, Campus Wide
Is a work study award required for this position? Not required
Pay Rate: $11.25/hour
Pay Type: Hourly
Number of positions available: 2


Job Summary:

Reunion Assistants (RAs) will serve on a team of 10-15 student leaders assisting Alumni and Parent Programs with Alumni Weekend on June 19-25, 2018. Any interested first years, sophomores, or juniors are encouraged to apply.

We are specifically looking for a student with photography skills. Duties include:
• Take photos during Alumni Weekend events.
• Pose people for large group photos.
• Attempt to capture nametags when shooting so we can reference the people in the photos in the future.
• Become an expert on the Alumni Weekend schedule of events so you can help guests navigate the weekend.

In addition to taking photographs, they may be asked to help in these additional ways.

• Support the staff of Alumni & Parent Programs to alleviate workload during Alumni Weekend.
• Be familiar and able to explain how to use the L&C Guide event app.
• Provide administrative support to Alumni & Parent Programs, including designing and printing signs and posters, working on mailings, and helping with registration.
• Welcome, check in, and assist alumni as they arrive on campus, move into housing, and attend events.
• Encourage alumni to make a reunion gift, educate them on the importance of alumni giving and the Annual Fund.
• Provide excellent customer service to Reunion Weekend guests and direct alumni, if needed, to appropriate staff and resources.
• Assist with events and projects.


• Friendly, outgoing; will be expected to be comfortable interacting with alumni, L&C guests of varying ages, faculty, staff, and friends of the college.
• Photography experience.
• Camera equipment preferred but not required.
• Efficient, detail oriented, & quick/creative thinker: Able to be given a task and complete it within a timely manner. At times, a task may be assigned that requires creativity, while other tasks are clearly outlined.
• Timely: RA’s often have a tight schedule. You must be on time to all meetings and assigned tasks.
• Initiative: Be able to create and execute solutions to problems as they arise.
• Effective Communicator.
• Clearance to drive college vehicles or willingness to get cleared is preferred.

Experience/Skills Gained:

Reunion Assistants will gain valuable experience in photography, how to manage people whose picture you are trying to take, managing a group, the running of large-scale events, communicating with alumni, event planning, and customer service. Assistants will have a chance to work with LC alumni, faculty, and staff. Working within the office of Alumni & Parent Programs will help the student learn how to work in a dynamic environment and gain understanding of the college’s organization and work with the college’s many constituencies.

Work Schedule Summary:

•Orientation: Tuesday April 18, 5:30-6:30 p.m. (1 hr mandatory)
•Training June18 or 19 (2 hrs mandatory)
•Office assistance: Weekdays in mid-June (4-16 hrs optional)
•Additional reunion hours: Tuesday, June 19th, Wednesday, June 20th, Thursday, June 21th, Friday June 22, Saturday June 23, Sunday June 24, Monday June 25, Tuesday June 26th.
•Final Team Meeting, Training, and Work Party before Alumni Weekend, (1-2 hrs mandatory)
•Alumni Weekend, Thursday-Sunday, June 22-25 (15-25 hrs mandatory):
-Thursday, June 22nd (possible 4 hour shift in the evening)
-Friday, June 23rd (4-8 hr shifts)
-Saturday, June 25th (8-12 hr shifts)
-Sunday, June 26th (4-8 hr shifts)
•Debrief and Party, (1-2 hrs mandatory)

If you cannot attend a mandatory meeting or shift, please note it in your application. It will not automatically disqualify you from being accepted, but may guide our decision in when to schedule the team training and other team activities. Case-by-case exceptions may be made for students not able to do a mandatory shift day.

Open Date: 03/01/2018
Close Date: 04/07/2018
Indefinite close No
Projected Start Date: 06/01/2018

Additional Applicant Documents:

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter

Posting Specific Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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  2. * Let us know about additional skills - languages that you speak, your level of computer proficiency (do you know Word, Excel, and Powerpoint? Adobe Photoshop? Adobe InDesign? Other?)

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  3. * Do you have a currently valid drivers license, and a clean driving record which would allow you to drive College vehicles? (e.g., only minor traffic offenses on your record)
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