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11 May 2022

Environment Camp Photographer

Camp Chewonki – Posted by mbrandt@chewonki.org Wiscasset, Maine, United States

Job Description

Camp Chewonki is a nature-based overnight camp and expedition-based youth leadership program for boys, girls, and non-binary children. Overnight campers are aged 8-15 and spend 10 days or 3 weeks at camp. The overnight camp program focuses on building cabin community, building skills and knowledge in a core curriculum, and learning about backcountry travel on multi-day remote cabin trips. Participants in our Leadership Expeditions are aged 14-18 and spend 3 weeks or 5 weeks learning leadership skills, remote travel, and a robust sense of self.

The Camp Photographer is responsible for capturing all of the various aspects of a Camp Chewonki experience. This position requires a self-motivated, energetic individual with proven photography skills, excellent time management skills, and a willingness to work with a team. The Camp Photographer reports to the Camp Directors and works in collaboration with the Director of Marketing & Communication. This person will create and maintain a rich and complete photo library of the camp experience that provides parents with visual updates of their child’s summer, promotional material for marketing and recruiting purposes, archival records of past Chewonki summers, and tools for evaluating curriculum and infrastructure. The Camp Photographer is expected to live on campus for the duration of the camp season, participate fully in the camp community, and should have a passion for working with kids,

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Uphold the Chewonki Foundation’s mission and values

Learn and uphold Chewonki Protocols as stated in Camp Chewonki Staff Handbook

Learn and uphold Field Protocols as set forth by Chewonki

Hold responsibility for physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of participants; this includes:

Develop healthy and appropriate relationships with participants

Manage risk and maintaining the safety of participants

Provide direct supervision of participants as assigned

Complete daily photography assignments around camp and on occasional day trips off-site (~4-6 hours per day).

Capture photo assignments including:

Opening and closing day photos,

Cabin and trip group photos,

All-staff photos,

All-camp photos,

At least 2 photos of each camper,

Activity photos,

Candid photos including mealtime and cabin life,

Special event photos,

Trip photos,

Miscellaneous campus beauty shots.

Manage a camper/session/program list to capture photos of each camper

Attend daily check-in with the Director of Marketing and Communications (Monday-Friday)

Edit photo sets and upload curated photos sets to Chewonki storage sites.

Ad-hoc support to other camp activities as needed after primary photography assignments are done for the day (assigned by the program director).

Rotating assignments to help with support staff duties (i.e. – table setting in the dining hall).

Practice professional presentation and communication with participants and their families, co-workers, and the public

Complete all necessary paperwork, i.e. incident reports, camper reports, trip reports

Instill joy and enthusiasm into the daily life of camp

How to Apply

Please visit our employment page at Chewonki.org and apply for Camp Photographer. Please provide 2-3 references.

Job Categories: Seasonal. Job Types: Environment. Job Tags: camp, campers, Campfire, canoeing, environment, outside, and Photography.

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