Center for Community Engagement

CCE Photographers

Position description:

The Center for Community Engagement (CCE) is hiring student photographers to help document the breadth and depth of community engagement at Amherst. We’re looking for creative, driven students with strong skills in photography, editing, and visual storytelling.

Working within a student communications team, each photographer will share in the ongoing creation of photography that documents the work of the CCE. This content will be published on the CCE website and possibly in the quarterly newsletter.

As needed, each CCE photographer will help to:

  • Document the CCE’s major events and programs
  • Create portraits of students, staff, faculty, or community members
  • Create photo essays
  • Create content for audio/visual slideshows in partnership with the CCE’s audio documentarian team
  • Edit and upload photos in a timely manner

This position will require working consistently on small, discrete projects.

The time commitment required can range according to individual student availability as projects are assigned on a case-by-case basis. While this position is not a major time commitment, students in this position must be able to commit a regular portion of his/her time and maintain regular communication with CCE staff. Students in this position are expected to respond promptly when asked if s/he can take on a particular assignment.

This position will report to the Director of Communications, who works remotely, and will have on-campus assistance from the Assistant to the Director. Student photographers work closely with the department of Public Affairs and a diverse group of alumni, students, faculty, and staff.

Desired qualifications:

We are looking for enthusiastic, responsible, and creative students who want to help tell the many stories of community engagement at Amherst. Students applying for this position should have strong photography and some photo editing skills. This is an exciting opportunity for students who are interested in the work of the CCE and helping to share the work of the Center. It is an ideal position for students interested in visual storytelling, creating multimedia, and expanding a portfolio of work.

How to apply:

Submit a resume, cover letter, and a link to previous work/photography sample to Jenny Morgan (jmorgan@amherst.edu) no later than Friday, September 5. For more information or questions about the position, email Jenny as well.