Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,445 full-time undergraduates and 5,125 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.2 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.8 billion.
The (senior) photographer works to provide photographic and organizational support for both print and online communications developed through Boston College's Office of University Communications (OUC). Under the direction of the director of photography, the photographer is given specific assignments and is responsible for the shooting and processing on a wide range of assignments, including portraiture, news and magazine shoots, shoots for the BC website and digital advertising, and event coverage. The (senior) photographer may also be given responsibility for major photographic projects and work directly with University partners (senior leaders, deans, department chairs, etc.,) to meet their needs. He/She also collaborates with OUC's senior associate directors, art director, and/or director of photography to develop a concept for photography for OUC projects that require a high level of photography, which may be thematic and consistent across a number of associated publications and platforms.
The (senior) photographer is responsible for aiding in the continuing development of the OUC online photo database. He/She also handles direct responsibility for coordination and execution for all photography for Chronicle, a bi-weekly newspaper produced by the OUC. He/she also ensures that all his/her completed assignments are properly referenced and stored in the office s photo files and database. He/She may also be asked to provide the same image management for images that have been provided to OUC by freelance photographers hired by OUC or other offices within the University such as University Advancement.
Some evening and weekend work is required.
Title and salary commensurate with relevant experience.
Boston College conducts background checks, including education, and verifies COVID-19 vaccination as part of the hiring process.
A bachelor's degree and/or professional training in photography Experience in higher education strongly desired. Excellent organizational and management skills required 1st Level Photographer - 1-3 years experience in producing professional level photography 2nd Level Photographer -3-5 years exp Sr Photographer - 5+years exp
Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:
Tuition remission for Employees
Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
Low-Cost Life Insurance
Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans
Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.
Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity .
Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation.