Carnegie Science Center
Responsible To: Graphic Design Manager
Task Description: The task of the photography intern within the marketing department is to capture new imagery to add value to our advertisements/materials. In addition, the intern will edit and archive photos, organize assigned photos shoots, and represent our organization at special events/programs. We ask that the intern employ creative thinking and technical skills to best showcase the Science Center experience across visual mediums — print, online, and social media display.
Responsibilities: Seeking a skilled student photographer/rising professional to achieve the following:
o Photograph live events, programs, and activities at Carnegie Science Center (date, time, and expectations set in advance)
o Capture the dynamic energy, educational value, and delightful experiences synonymous with Carnegie Science Center brand.
o Manage digital library of photography — label, file, and organize for optimal searching and ease of finding.
o Edit, improve, and resize photographs (as need) to best meet the creative needs of projects — advertising, display, online, etc.
o Collaborate with the marketing team to originate new photography ideas and execute them.
o Enrolled / pursuing a degree in the arts, marketing, digital media, or related field, or a recent graduate/rising professional
o Strong interpersonal skills and ability to make others feel comfortable when being photographed
o Experience photographing events
o Proficient in Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom software and interest in building skill set with these programs.
o Capable and confident with camera. Nikon DLSR available for intern use when on-site, but welcome to use own camera if preferred (and responsible for personal care of own equipment)
Skills to be Learned:
o Operations and unique challenges of a marketing department
o Coordinating, leading, and managing a photography project
o Ownership of photographing an event/program — from acquiring signed photo releases, to best practices for navigating the space and lighting conditions, and ways to select, edit, and present final photographs
o The inner-workings of a cultural non-profit organization
• Intern will be trained through a show-and-tell method of learning our photo database
• Supervisor will propose and oversee intern’s planning and execution of themed photo projects and shoots, including written proposals, shot lists, and editing choices
• Supervisor will help intern develop a refined final portfolio of photographs from the internship
• 120 hours minimum during the semester — dependent on intern’s academic schedule/other commitments, we will assign regular office hours every week to assimilate to our office, gain a better understanding of Carnegie Science Center, and perform tasks related to photo management and multi-week themed photography assignments.
• On the side of event coverage, the intern will be expected and scheduled in advance to attend/photograph fall programming — i.e. 21+ Night (Friday evening, 6:30-8:30 time frame), press events, occasional weekend day/evening programs, and private photoshoots with acquired models.
• Upon acceptance into the program, all interns are required to provide and pay for background checks and clearances. Act 33 and 34 Clearances are free for interns.
• Interns who have lived in Pennsylvania for at least 10 years must have their Child Abuse History Clearance (Act 33) and Criminal Record Check Clearance (Act 34).
• Interns who have lived in Pennsylvania for less than 10 years must have their Child Abuse History Clearance (Act 33) and Criminal Record Check Clearance (Act 34) plus an FBI Fingerprint Clearance (Act 114).
To Apply: Send a letter of intent, resume, a letter of reference from either an academic advisor or professor, plus a shareable photography portfolio (website or PDF book) showcasing range of work to:
Carnegie Science Center
One Allegheny Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
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Application Deadline: March 15, 2021