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College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University
Location: St. Joseph, Minnesota
Higher Education Institution
Internal Number: 01767
The Office of Marketing & Communications at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), benefit eligible position of Photographer.
The role of Photographer will be an integral member of the Marketing and Communications team, primarily responsible for capturing high-quality images that reflect the vibrant campus life, academic excellence, and community events at the College of Saint Benedict (CSB) and Saint John's University (SJU). This role requires a creative and technical skill set to photograph a wide range of activities and events both on and off-campus.
Institutional Inclusion Visioning Statement The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University believe that an excellent liberal arts education requires an understanding and appreciation of cultural difference and that everyone deserves to feel safe and morally valued. To that end, we will challenge our own practices and systems. Our commitment to an inclusive environment will be incorporated into all decision-making processes. We dedicate ourselves to cultivating an equitable, inclusive community founded on respect for all persons.
CSB and SJU offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits program. For further information, see http://www.csbsju.edu/about.
Event Photography: Cover campus events, including but not limited to, academic conferences, sports events, cultural programs, and student activities. (35%)
Editorial and Marketing Photography: Produce compelling images for use in college marketing materials, websites, social media, and publications. (35%)
Archival Management: Organize and maintain a digital photo archive, ensuring easy access and proper cataloging of images. (10%)
Portrait Photography: Conduct faculty, staff, and student portrait sessions for official use. (5%)
Collaborative Projects: Work closely with the marketing team to develop visual strategies that align with campaign goals. (5%)
Off-site Photography: Travel to off-campus locations for special projects and events as needed. (5%)
Perform other duties as assigned to ensure the smooth functioning of the department and maintain the reputation of the organization as a viable business partner. (5%)
Bachelor’s degree in Photography, Fine Arts, or a related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Proven experience in professional photography, preferably in an academic or corporate setting.
Proficiency in digital photography techniques, lighting, and photo editing software (e.g., Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom).
Strong portfolio showcasing a range of photography styles and subjects.
Strong written communication skills sufficient to write, prepare, and edit materials such as articles, memos, reports, presentations, etc., using correct spelling, punctuation, grammar, and sentence construction.
Customer services skills sufficient to actively listen to and understand customer needs and provide accurate information and appropriate alternatives in a timely, thorough, courteous, respectful, and professional manner in person, over the phone and in writing.
Ability to work with minimal supervision and under multiple deadlines. A wide degree of creativity and self-motivation is expected.
A willingness to improve their skills and knowledge. This includes attending training seminars and self-study.
Ability to work a flexible schedule to meet operational needs, including evenings and weekends.
A willingness to maintain a high level of competence. Discreet judgment and confidentiality are expected at this level of responsibility.
Understanding of the higher education marketing trends and best practices is preferred.
Physical Requirements: The Photographer position requires the ability to handle and operate camera equipment, stand for extended periods, move around various campus terrains and settings actively, and lift and transport photography gear and supplies. This position also routinely sits at a workstation for an extended period performing continuous hours of keyboard use. Travel Requirements: Regular travel between the campuses of CSB and SJU is required.
The College of Saint Benedict (CSB), a liberal arts college for women, and Saint John's University (SJU), a liberal arts college for men, are located in the central lakes area of Minnesota, surrounded by more than 3,000 acres of pristine forests, prairies, and lakes. The campuses are minutes away from St. Cloud, an increasingly diverse regional center with a population of over 100,000, and 70 miles from Minneapolis and St. Paul. Some CSB/SJU faculty and staff choose to reside locally, while others commute from the Twin Cities. Both St. Cloud and the Twin Cities offer a wide range of fine arts, cultural, dining, recreational, and sporting opportunities. CSB and SJU are Catholic colleges in the Benedictine tradition enlivened by values of community, hospitality, stewardship, and justice. The schools are dedicated to cultivating an equitable, inclusive community founded on respect for all persons. Students, staff and faculty from many diverse belief systems and backgrounds collectively bring a rich dimension to the academic, cultural, and religious experience at CSB/SJU. We welcome faculty who devote themselves with passion and integrity to their disciplines and to a transformative ed...ucation of their students. With a total enrollment of approximately 3600 students, faculty members develop relationships with students in small classroom settings and have opportunities to work closely with students on research projects, experiential learning experiences, and study abroad programs. Recent initiatives to create a dynamic general education curriculum and to develop plans for a new teaching and learning center demonstrate strong institutional support for faculty development. CSB and SJU offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits program.