Rate of pay: $10.50/hour

Work location: Marketing & Design

What you will learn

You can expect to learn skills such as time management, conflict resolution, balancing priorities, managing finances, interpersonal communication, customer service experience, and working with people from diverse backgrounds and working as part of a team.  Although your job in the Division of Student Life may not be directly related to your future profession, the skills you learn here will help you in your chosen career path and give you valuable work experience to strengthen your resume.

Basic job function

Photograph various events and creative work dealing with the Iowa Memorial Union, various student organizations and external clients.  This person will work directly with clients, marketers and graphic designers to obtain high quality photos to be used in various forms of media from print to web sites.


  • Shoot photos of events, spaces, and various other subjects as assigned. 
  • Independently schedule the assigned work ensuring that photos are taken within the defined criteria and by established deadlines.
  • Edit and post-process photo projects to client or designer specifications.
  • Obtain imagery for design and website projects by either shooting imagery or sourcing stock photos.
  • Organize and manage all marketing and design photos, including sorting and tagging images.


  • Electronic portfolio including a minimum of 10 photos; via e-mail, attachment or web site link. 
  • Experience and knowledge of photographic concepts such as light, composition & exposure.
  • Proficient with Adobe Photo-shop. 
  • Demonstrated effective communication skills, self-motivated & organized.
  • Desirable:  Exp. with studio lighting and/or flash photography, exp. manipulating digital photos & retouching photos in Photo-shop, exp. using an online photo gallery and working knowledge of digital photography & previous professional work in photography is desirable.
  • Valid driver’s license is preferred.

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