Job Title: Student Photographer


Spring 2014
Total Positions Available
Job Location
Office of Communications, Durfee House
Steven Bodnar, Communications Coordinator
Other Timesheet Designee
Greg Searles
$8.00 per hour
Start Date
January 2014
End Date
May 2014
Hours Per Week
8 hours per week


The Office of Communications is seeking talented and highly-motivated student photographers to work at Durfee House during the Spring Semester. 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 will be assigned nights and weekend coverage. The position requires that student photographers gather information at events including participant names, event details and materials. Students are required to process photos within 24 hours after each assignment. Processing and archiving takes place in the Office of Communications.

Special Skills Needed:

Qualified student photographers should be excellent communicators and possess strong photography skills using DSLR cameras. The ability to complete assignments and duties for deadline is essential. 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. A working knowledge of Canon DSLR cameras or have one's own equipment with lens range of 35mm to 200mm is also preferred. Students should be comfortable completing assignments in a fast-paced environment.



Step 1:

Students who are interested in becoming a student photographer for the Office of Communications should contact Communications Coordinator Steven 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 portfolio (electronic or hard copy). Campus address: Steve Bodnar, Communications, Durfee House, 639 South Main St. Applicants will be asked to conduct a test assignment in both photography and Photoshop.

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.