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Photography & Videography jobs

Are you?

Attentive, Creative, Motivated, Skillful

Bonus Qualifications

Completed 1st year in relevant degree

Why should I work on a media team at camp?

Why should I work on a media team at camp? Photography jobs abroad are an amazing way to spend the summer and being the photographer is one of the most rewarding jobs at camp. Build your portfolio whilst immersing yourself into camp life, capturing the memories of campers and staff alike.

No-one else gets to visit as many activities in a day, join in and experience it all from a different point of view.

You need to be able to use digital editing software and be prepared to work into the evening, capturing the evening activities or uploading to content to the website. It is a creative role and camp directors are looking for someone who is energetic, engaging and hardworking.

What does a photography or videography instructor do?

Every day at summer camp is different and brings something new. There’s more action going on than the latest Hollywood blockbuster and it’s up to the media team to capture it all.

During the day there is often a bit of variety to your role, from running week-long photography and videography sessions with the campers to running about yourself - capturing the kids at their activities. It's down to the media team to give Mom and Dad at home a window into camp life.

Most photographers at camp opt to bring their own DSLR through preference, but camps will often have their own equipment for you to use; some even having drones and darkrooms for the campers to develop their work.

Photography at camp is fun and active, campers love being able to get behind the lens and you need to be able to explain and demonstrate the specifics of using specific digital equipment.

I spent a summer at camp teaching photography and video. There were 3 of us in the team and the campers would come down in small elective groups or as a whole division. They loved it but it might also be because the media suite had aircon! We made videos, animation, music videos, short movies, biography pieces - anything they could imagine, we made it happen.

I think that was the best part, the campers were so imaginative and some of the ideas were unbelievably cool. They had a lot of tech knowledge but were definitely there to have fun rather than just learning. It was a great summer.

George Bakos
JCC Camp Chi

Frequently asked questions

How do I become a photography and film teacher at camp?

When starting your application you’ll be asked to select your top skills. Choose photography. Go into detail about what you’re going to bring to the role, your skill level and if you’re already qualified. A camp director will then be able to assess if you’re a good fit and invite you to their camp.

How can I make my photography and filming teacher application stand out?

As with all photography jobs in America - the more experience you can gain before the summer, the better your application. Look to schools and local art/photography projects to volunteer with and build up your own portfolio through self motivated work or classes.

What should I pack if I’m a photographer at summer camp?

Camp will be able to provide a limited amount of equipment. Most photographers at camp opt to bring their own DSLR through preference, but camps will often have their own equipment for you to use. You might also want to bring a laptop if you are editing or need to upload multiple pictures.

(Check with camp before you go that there is a safe place to store any equipment you bring as camp will not be liable if anything gets lost, damaged or stolen)

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