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Photography Assistant

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*Applicants must complete and submit an electronic application for employment to be considered. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing an electronic application. The application must be completed in full detail for your qualifications to be considered.* Applicants are required to upload the following documents with their electronic application: * Resume * Cover Letter * List of References * Link to Professional Portfolio Applicants are required to upload a list of references of least three (3) professional references that includes: Name Company Name Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor. Email Address Contact Phone Number *_Applications are not successfully submitted until an online confirmation number has been received at the end of the application process._*

Posting Details

Posting Details

Requisition Number S1326
Position Number 998964
Position Classification Title Visual Arts Specialist
Functional Title Photography Assistant
Position Type Staff
Position Summary

We are seeking a photography assistant to assist in coordinating photography services activities, including: serving as a secondary photographer (as needed), scheduling photo assignments, archiving images, cataloging images, maintain the digital image asset system, and scheduling assets for photo and video assignments.

In addition, the photography assistant will use digital still cameras and capture images that reflect the full range of activities at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

60% of the position is dedicated to assisting in photgraphy services activities:

● Maintain photo studio’s digital assignment calendar
● Schedules assets, locations and personnel for photo assignments
● Assist clients with photo requests
● Catalog digital image assets
● Process RAW photo files from freelance photographers
● Working with outside vendor, maintain and troubleshoot the University Communications digital assets management system
● Coordinate student-worker time sheets

The remaining 40% of the position is dedicated to digital still photography:

● Captures, edits, delivers and archives photography assignments, under supervision as necessary
● Provides post production work still images for digital publication.
● Assist Photographer and videographer with location lighting and staging
● Maintains broad knowledge in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom and Photobites Photo Mechanic.

Minimum Qualifications

HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR EQUIVALENCY AND TWO YEARS OF VISUAL/GRAPHIC ARTS EXPERIENCE RELATED TO THE AREA OF ASSIGNMENT; OR EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE.

Preferred Qualifications

An associates degree in communications, photojournalism or a related field.

Proficiency in Macintosh and PC platforms.

At least one year of professional still photography experience.

Demonstrated experience in use of Adobe Creative Suite products, Photoshop and Lightroom.

Self-starter with strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.

Alternate Option

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must complete and submit an electronic application for employment to be considered. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing an electronic application. The application must be completed in full detail for your qualifications to be considered.

Applicants are required to upload the following documents with their electronic application:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References
  • Link to Professional Portfolio

Applicants are required to upload a list of references of least three (3) professional references that includes:
Name
Company Name
Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor.
Email Address
Contact Phone Number

Applications are not successfully submitted until an online confirmation number has been received at the end of the application process.

Recruitment Range 30,500 to 32,379
Org #-Department University Communications - 33901
Work Hours of Position 8 A.M - 5 P.M, M-F with occasional nights and weekends
Number of Months per Year 12
Posting Requirements
Job Family Information and Education
Band Visual Arts Specialist
Competency Level Contributing
2-4 key competencies for successful execution of job duties, including chosen level definition:

Knowledge-Technical
General knowledge of standard and routine design and visual art principles and elements. General knowledge of standardized and commonly accepted design procedures and techniques.

Customer/Client Service
Ability to understand client/customer needs and work within set guidelines and parameters.

Consulting/Advising
Ability to advise clients/customers on visual art options and outlets for basic and routine situations.

Project Management
Ability to understand customer needs and work in conjunction (as a team member) with higher-level specialists on the delivery of ideas and products. Ability to create visual art as it relates to a specific area or module of the project. Ability to contribute ideas, recommendations, and solutions to reach project goals.

Technical Solution Development
General knowledge of troubleshooting techniques as they relate to software, hardware, and equipment problems.

Open Date 09/08/2017
Close Date 09/20/2017
Type of Appointment 1.0 (Full-Time)
FLSA Non-Exempt
If other, please indicate
Time limited duration of appointment.
Salary Grade Equivalency 61

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
  4. Link to Professional Portfolio
Optional Documents

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Do you currently have a valid drivers license?
    • No Response
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Describe your experience in providing customer service (in person, telephone, virtual) to a varied customer base.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. Based on your previous work history, describe your customer service experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. Describe your experience multi-tasking in a fast-paced work setting.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. Using your own words, describe what professionalism means to you.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. Are you comfortable consulting with clients?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. What is your reason for applying for this position?

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. What are your short and long term goals?

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. What is your best method for dealing with difficult clients?

    (Open Ended Question)

  10. What motivates you to want to work at UNCG?

    (Open Ended Question)

  11. * Please indicate how you learned of the vacant position for which you are applying:
    • UNCGjobsearch Website
    • Piedmont Triad Area Newspaper
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Other professional journal / website
    • NCWorks.gov
    • UNC School System Job Board
    • Personal Networking
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • Indeed.com
    • NorthCarolinaDiversity.com
    • Other
  12. If you selected "Other", please provide the name of the resource here.

    (Open Ended Question)