Job Title: Student Photographer


Fall 2014
Total Positions Available
Job Location
Office of Communications, HWS Downtown Offices (20 Seneca Street, 2nd Floor)
Steven Bodnar, Assistant Director of Communications
Other Timesheet Designee
Mary LeClair, Director of Communication
$8.00 per hour
Start Date
End Date
Hours Per Week
6 hours per week


The Office of Communications is seeking highly-motivated and creative student photographers to work during the Fall semester. In this position students will assist staff photographers with coverage of daily assignments as well as processing and archiving photography. This is an outstanding opportunity for students who are interested in pursuing a career in photography, public relations or photojournalism. The job is available to all qualified students including those eligible for Federal Work Study and International Student Work Study. As a student photographer you will be responsible for taking photographs that will appear on the HWS website and in HWS publications. Typical assignments include event coverage, student life and campus activities. In addition to daily assignments, photographers need to be available to work weekends and evenings as assigned. The position requires that student photographers gather information at events including participant names, event details and materials. Additional responsibilities will include archiving photography from past events.

Special Skills Needed:

Qualified student photographers should be excellent communicators, have strong organizational skills and possess strong photography skills using DSLR cameras. The ability to complete assignments and duties for deadline is essential. Ideally, applicants should be proficient in the Adobe Photoshop CS5 or CS6 and must be able to crop, color balance and size photos within the program on Mac OS. Students with minimal experience in Photoshop but a strong desire to learn should apply. A working knowledge of Canon DSLR cameras or have one's own equipment with lenses ranging from 224mm to 200mm is also preferred. Experience using Microsoft Excel is also preferred. Students should be comfortable completing assignments in a fast-paced environment. Candidates will also have the opportunity to sharpen photography skills and build a professional portfolio.



Step 1:

Students who are interested in becoming a student photographer for the Office of Communications should contact Assistant Director of Communications Steve Bodnar at 781-3692 or by emailing him at bodnar@hws.edu. Applicants should send a resume or a brief description of interests and photography experience as well as a small sample of one's photographic work.

Step 2:

Students must be authorized to work any job on campus by completing the Form I-9 and tax withholding forms. Please contact Human Resources at ext. 3312 or by email jhughes@hws.edu to ensure that your forms are complete.


Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to attracting and supporting faculty and staff that fully represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the nation and actively seek applications from under-represented groups. The Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or any other protected status.