Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 3,100 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.
Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at The College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members, students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.
In the Office of College Marketing and Communications, the Photographer is responsible for bringing Holy Cross to life through creative and high-impact photos. The Photographer will own the creation, management and delivery of innovative marketing photography to be used on the College's website, on social media, in print publications, advertising, presentations and events. The Photographer will manage the College's collection of photo assets and serve as the administrator of the College's digital asset management system.
Reporting to the Managing Editor of Digital Content, the Photographer will be a key member of a multi-platform content team charged with working collaboratively to maximize storytelling and support strategic marketing initiatives. As part of this team, the Photographer will brainstorm, propose and develop new photography initiatives and work closely with key stakeholders to shoot and edit high-quality photos consistent with the Holy Cross brand and institutional goals. This role will partner closely with the Multimedia Producer on visual storytelling.
The successful candidate approaches assignments with passion, creativity and professionalism. Time management, organization, and a strong attention to detail are essential. The candidate should also demonstrate a desire to stay current on industry trends and software.
This position will require a flexible schedule and night and weekend work to capture the dynamic nature of campus.
Major Areas of Responsibility
In addition to planning and producing photography projects, the photographer/producer will:
Seek new and creative methods, platforms and media to use photography to support the College's strategic marketing priorities.
Work in collaboration with outside photographers for major College initiatives and publications (including Holy Cross Magazine, the College website, College events, student recruitment materials, and alumni fundraising materials), assisting when necessary in photo shoots and capturing imagery for publication.
Assist College clients in the creation and execution of photography that furthers their specific communications needs.
Manage Resource Space, the College's digital asset management system for archiving images, including tagging/labeling all images and footage so that the library is well organized and easy to access. Train and provide assistance to system users.
Curate digital imagery for use on the College website, holycross.edu.
Assist in managing the photography budget for the department.
Train, manage, and mentor a revolving team of student interns.
Work with departments and divisions across campus to ensure that people, events, meetings, special occasions, campus physical spaces, structures, architectural and historical details are captured visually for use in media, advertising, publications and electronic media.
Fulfill internal department/program and external partner requests for archived photos and video footage.
Collaborate with colleagues on the Communications and Marketing team, as well as with campus partners, to help select images for various print and electronic applications.
Direct shoots as required, and when appropriate.
Interact with vendors and other key positions on the Communications and Marketing team to integrate photography and maintain visual identity standards - throughout all available communication channels including the website and social media.
Maintain and catalog all photography and video equipment.
Keep updated on current trends and technologies related to photography and videography.
In addition to a Bachelor's degree in Communication, Photography, Visual Arts, New Media or other relevant field of study, the Photographer will be someone who:
Has at least 3-5 years experience with techniques, principles and equipment of still photography. Previous experience working with higher education institutions is a plus.
Has expert knowledge of all aspects of production: shooting, lighting, editing, compression,
Advanced knowledge of image and graphic creation and manipulation
Embraces travel and work outside normal business hours or on weekends when required or when the timing provides the best opportunity for high impact photos.
Work independently within a highly collaborative team
Highly creative and passionate about photography
Able to receive constructive criticism appropriately
Strong organizational and project management skills as well as attention to detail
Able to handle a deadline-driven environment while juggling multiple projects; be a proactive self-starter; and operate at a high level of efficiency with moderate direction and supervision.
Be a strong team player.
Service oriented with proven ability to interact professionally and diplomatically with many constituencies with a strong customer-service focus
Understands the importance, values and respects diversity as an individual, in a team and within groups while fostering an inclusive and supportive environment
To prevent the infection and spread of COVID-19, and as an integral part of its public health and safety measures, College of the Holy Cross requires that all successful applicants show proof of full vaccination by an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine before beginning employment, unless an exemption from this policy has been granted. Applicants believing they need an accommodation of this policy because of a disability, sincerely-held religious belief, or otherwise should inform Human Resources after an offer of employment is extended; please do not include any medical, genetic, or religious information on your application materials.
This is a full-time, exempt position
The College of the Holy Cross is a private, Jesuit Catholic, undergraduate institution serving approximately 3,100 students. Founded in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England and has a tradition of academic excellence. It is located atop Mount Saint James in Worcester, Massachusetts. The picturesque, 174-acre campus is an award-winning and registered arboretum.
Worcester is a city of approximately 200,000 people centrally located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is approximately one hour from Boston, Hartford, and Providence, and three hours from New York City. Worcester is known as the Heart of the Commonwealth. Worcester offers many cultural and recreational opportunities which you can read more about here.
The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.
A member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA).
The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,000 students and is located in a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (http://www.heccma.org) and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (https://new-england.hercjobs.org/)
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ABOUT COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS: Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 3,000 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition. Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at The College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members, students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.