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Photography Intern

Posting Details

Posting Details

Date Posted 09/20/2017
Working Title Photography Intern
Anticipated Starting Academic Term Fall
Job Type Student
Job Category Administrative/Office Support
Federal Work Study Required? Yes
Job Summary

The Pittsburgh Festival Opera is seeking a Photography Intern for 2017-2018 and the summer season. This is a great opportunity for a student to gain some professional experience and grow his/her/their portfolio.

The Intern will contribute to coverage of the organizations along with it’s people and events with both documentation and artistic photography for multiple uses. The photo intern has the opportunity to be creative and lead in capturing images that tell our stories. Typical assignments include coverage of events, rehearsals, education and Young Professional Artists workshops and classes, design and technical processes, and portraits and candids of the artists who appear in the festival and in other programs. For example, the intern would cover all Festival Opera Fan events. The student photographer would assist in building a strong archive of diverse images that feature audience members of all ages as well as capturing strong “behind-the-scenes” images to be shared via both internal and external electronic and print media.

Successful photo interns have a cool head, instinct for making the best use of limited time, and an eye for that winning shot.

Duties include:
1. Work with Marketing Director and other staff to develop photography for cross-channel use—from head shots to event photos to art images while participating as a team member in the planning and execution of diverse projects.

2. Organize photo schedules, arrange shoots, distribute and gather photo release forms if needed, and meet assigned deadlines.

3. Create photo files to update stock images, including any required IDs and credits.

4. Edit and crop photos digitally for final use as needed.

5. Maintain the photography files on an ongoing basis as well as organization of event and other photography.

Job Requirements

A passion for the arts.

Experience with photo editing/graphics programs on a Mac Platform (ideally).

Ability to solve composition, lighting, and on location problems and make ‘best practice’ suggestions during the photo process.

Ability to be self-directed but also able to work as a member of a team.

Excellent time management and multi-tasking skills.

Excellent communication and writing skills; the ability to project a professional demeanor with external constituents, especially at events and short timeline photo shoots.

A DSLR camera is required, with varied lenses helpful. A car is helpful, but not essential.

Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Hourly Pay Rate $10.00
Anticipated Number of Openings 1
Anticipated Hours per Week 6-8
Anticipated Weekly Schedule

Flexible, varies.

Campus Pittsburgh
Primary Work Location 286 Main St. Pittsburgh PA
Posting Number S-05616-P

Posting Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Federal Work Study (FWS) award?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter