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Student Photographer/Videographer (Position open until filled) 

About the Organization Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) provides Cal Poly students with opportunities to experience life outside of the classroom through the wide variety of programs and services offered at the Cal Poly Recreation Center, Julian A. McPhee University Union, Orfalea Family and ASI Children's Center, and Cal Poly Sports Complex. Cal Poly students and full-time staff members have the opportunity to work on campus to create quality programs and services for all students. Whether you are looking for a position that supports your academic/professional goals, need to support yourself while at Cal Poly, or are looking to develop your leadership skills, ASI offers a unique and fun work experience for all of our employees. Apply to join our team today!
EOE Statement The Associated Students, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position Student Photographer/Videographer  
Open Date 5/15/2023  
Close Date  

Student Photographer/Videographer

Definition and Purpose

Under the supervision of the Assistant Coordinator - Communications, the student photographer/videographer is responsible for capturing images of ASI events, activities, managed facilities, program areas, and program participants who use them. This creative and self-motivated individual must work both independently and within established project guidelines to capture and edit imagery that is unique while maintaining consistency to the ASI brand.

Educational Requirements and Qualifying Experience

  • Must be a currently enrolled student at Cal Poly with a minimum of 6 units. All ASI student staff must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 at Cal Poly. Graduate students must carry 4 units/3.0 cumulative GPA at Cal Poly.
  • Must have at least six months of working experience in photography/videography and/or equivalent class experience.
  • Must possess own equipment such as digital camera, video camera, and editing software.
  • Ability to photograph/video in black and white and color.
  • Ability to shoot effectively with DSLR and digital video camera.
  • Ability to shoot events, portraits, action, and flash photography.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of photo composition.
  • Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, or Adobe Bridge.
  • Knowledge of Cal Poly and Associated Students, Inc. (ASI).
  • Ability to initiate, establish, and foster communication and teamwork by maintaining a positive, cooperative, productive work environment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within a diverse population and with those from various cultural backgrounds, specific needs, or limitations.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrate punctuality, professionalism, and reliability.
  • Demonstrated success in working under deadlines and following assignments precisely.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide photographic/videographic images as needed for creation of materials promoting the university and ASI programs, activities, facilities, and events and for inclusion in ASI photo/video library and archiving system.
  • Create digital photographs/videos using standard professional photography/videography practices.
  • Consistently capture high quality, image and brand appropriate photos/videos to enhance the image of ASI and the university.
  • Work directly with clients to coordinate photoshoot or filming event needs, including but not limited to scheduling, models, lighting, contracted entertainment specifications, and image specifications.
  • Organize materials to ensure necessary equipment and supplies are available on scheduled photoshoot or filming days.
  • Edit photos/videos as instructed.
  • Maintain up-to-date calendar with assignments and work independently to ensure project deadlines.
  • Provide weekly images highlighting the student experience and campus life.
  • Adhere to and enforce all ASI departmental policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties or projects as assigned.

Diversity and Inclusion

  • Recommend and support practices intended to eliminate racial, gender, or any other form of bias in processes, policies, and procedures.
  • Demonstrate awareness of one’s own biases, comfort levels, and various aspects of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
  • Demonstrate effort to understand each person’s individual and collective role in creating inclusive environments.
  • Participate in trainings and activities provided by ASI as it relates to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Period of Employment

Employment with this organization is of an "at will" nature, which means that the employee may resign at any time and ASI may discharge the employee at any time with or without cause.

Application Note: all applications must be accompanied by a formatted resume and cover letter for consideration. 

Compensation and Hours

Pay Rate: $15.50 per hour; anticipated hours per week will depend on need but will most likely be between 10-15 hours per week. Hours fluctuate and may include evenings and weekends.

The Associated Students, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Date revised: 01/01/2022

Number of Openings 3  
Location University Union  
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Position Requirements

This position may require walking and eye/hand coordination.


Environmental factors include working inside,outside, dirty, noisy, working with others, working around others and working alone.

Req Number STU-23-00054  
Shift Details None Specified 

Requires 1-2 hours per day None Specified 

Requires 3-4 hours per day None Specified 

Requires 5-6 hours per day None Specified 

Requires 7+ hours per day None Specified 

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