SBC Photographers are an integral part of a successful summer. It is their ability to capture the fun and exciting atmosphere of summer school through the lens for the parents and family of our students. Our photographers take photos in a non-obtrusive manner but must also be able to engage with students to secure shots of those great summer school moments.
- Company name:
- Summer Boarding Courses
- Work pattern:
- Contract Dates: Thursday 5th July- Monday 13th August
- Salary / Pay:
- Pay Per Week: £425 including food and board
- Closing date:
- Mon, 2nd July 2018
The SBC day is split into 3 sessions for summer schools; morning, afternoon programme and whole school evening activity.
Photographers will work 15 sessions over 6 days and have 1 full day off per week. Sessions will be specific to each photographer depending on which campus location they are working at.
You will be given a rota each week to show the breakdown of your working day.
- Capture the summer school experience, producing high quality images to be used for our daily summer blogs which will be accessed by student’s parents and guardians.
- Follow a varied brief throughout the summer and will be tasked with photographing some staff training sessions, class photos lessons, activities, accommodation, big group photos plus more as required in the brief
- Manage their time sufficiently within session times to edit and choose images
- Take responsibility for prompt daily uploading of images to Head Office (via Dropbox or using another safe File Sharing method as agreed with Head Office).
- Capture daily blog images and upload these within a given timeframe to allow sharing with parents.
- Be proactive, take initiative and control of the daily schedule, discuss with the school management team about any changes to the school day, understand changes and challenges which may mean things change and adapt to these, i.e. the weather, changes to the activity timetable.
Our photographers should report directly to the Office Coordinator/Student Director for onsite support, whilst also receiving support from the Head Office Marketing Team.
Summer School Duties:
All members of staff have a general duty of care for the students at the summer school. We therefore expect you to;
- Assist at any time, whether on duty or not, with an emergency situation, or where a student is ill or injured
- Assist other school staff with student supervision, around the school site and at meal times
- Engage with the students outside of classes and assigned activity sessions in a friendly but professional manner.
Summer Boarding Courses is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We have a comprehensive Child Protection Policy and procedures in place which all employees, volunteers and contractors are expected to adhere to. You will be subject to background checks and full DBS checks before an offer of employment.
What SBC will provide: SBC will provide residential accommodation, 3 meals per day and, where applicable, organise transport between different school sites for you to be able to fulfil your role.
Equipment: You will be expected to provide the following list of equipment:
- Digital SLR Camera
- Laptop with editing software
- Cables required for transferring images
- Tripod (optional)
Training and Preparation:
- Be available for a number of pre-summer Skype training sessions and a full induction week at the school which will include training from Head Office Marketing
- You will arrive at the school together with the other members of staff and you will take part in the induction training and set up period at the school
All members of staff employed by SBC will be expected to bring certain key qualities to the operation. There must be a real interest in working with children and in particular a strong empathy for working with international children.
In general we look for staff to be:
- Excellent Communicators
- Confident to take change of situations and set up shots
- Work well under pressure
- Multi task and be good at time management
We expect all staff to be able to communicate effectively with our students, using an appropriate level of language to suit the group. As our photographers must be able to capture images in a non-obtrusive manner, it is essential that they can interact well with students and staff alike and will most certainly require a good sense of fun!
How to apply
Please email your CV and a sample of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org