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Camp Photographer and Communications Associate 

About the Organization Circus Smirkus is a nonprofit arts and education organization based in Greensboro, Vermont. Our mission is to promote the skills, culture and traditions of the traveling circus, and to inspire youth to engage in life-changing adventures in the circus arts.  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

Title: Camp Photographer and Communications Associate


Department: Camp

Staffing Classification: Seasonal

Reports to: Camp Director, Marketing Department

FLSA Classification: Exempt

Last updated: 1/20/2022



The Camp Photographer and Communications Associate provides the visual and written narrative of what takes place at Smirkus Camp to support the organization's larger marketing effort. Best known for its flagship Big Top Tour, Circus Smirkus also operates a summer circus arts training camp for youth at its Greensboro, VT campus where this summer position is based. Students in photography, film studies, new media, marketing, journalism, creative writing, or marketing/communications are encouraged to apply.



Provide Marketing Content

  1. Produce and edit photos of campers, video and website blog posts.

  2. Publish photos, video and written content to social media sites, including camp flickr account, YouTube, Instagram, and camp blog using strategies outlined by the Marketing Department.

  3. In coordination with the marketing team, develop video assets and camp narrative to be used in marketing Smirkus camp to the public.

  4. Act as primary content provider for the Smirkus Camp blog, and coordinate guest writers.

  5. Act as press liaison for special events and coordinate photo and press opportunities as needed.


Monitor & Archive Content

  1. Monitor the brand in social media, the press and internal communications to ensure consistency and compliance with brand standards.

  2. Respond strategically to trends in social media, including trending hashtags and campaigns relevant in circus, summer camp and nonprofit industries.

  3. Maintain and archive photo and video databases.


Additional duties as assigned:

  1. Camp Concessions support as needed.

  • fill camper orders
  • prepare care packages ordered for campers by their parents
  1. Assist with a variety of camp tasks as needed as part of the Smirkus Camp team.
    These include but are not limited to:

  • camp setup/tear-down
  • pre-session facility prep
Position Requirements

(Minimum education, experience, technical and communication skill levels and licenses/certificates normally required to perform the duties of this position.)

  1. Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  2. A knack for social media including Instagram, Twitter and Youtube.

  3. Proven skills in photography - SLR digital camera with video capabilities.

  4. Photo editing skills.

  5. Video production skills.

  6. Strong attention to detail and an ability to meet deadlines.

  7. Ability to be flexible, positive, take initiative and demonstrate good judgment.

  8. Ability to maintain confidentiality and follow-through on tasks and projects.

  9. Familiarity with Wordpress, Mailchimp, Photoshop and visual layout programs desirable.

  10. Currently pursuing a degree in New Media, Marketing, Communications, Film, Journalism, or Public Relations desirable.

  11. Experience with nonprofit organizations is highly desirable, though not required


(Typical working conditions associated with this type of work and environmental hazards, if any, that may be encountered in performing the duties of this position.)

Internal: Work is normally conducted in an office environment at a youth camp site in Greensboro, VT. Living quarters are provided in dorm style housing. Meals are provided daily. Schedule is 6 days on, 1 day off - hours vary.

External: Smirkus Camp is located on 35 acres of land so walking to and from the dorms, the main office, the dining hall, the concessions store, and circus tents is required.


(The physical effort generally associated with this position.)

  • Work involves standing, walking, bending, kneeling, reaching, stooping, hearing and communicating effectively.
  • Work may include occasional pushing, pulling, or carrying equipment.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds.



Day-to-day supervision is received on-site from the Camp Director, with additional supervision from the Marketing Team.



This is an approximately three month seasonal position from early June to end of August.


A Promise of Inclusion

Circus Smirkus celebrates all types of peoples, cultures, and skills to showcase the multifaceted triumph of human abilities, particularly among our youth population. Joining Circus Smirkus – as a participant, an employee, a volunteer, or an audience member – means you belong. And to all who join, Smirkus asks for you to embrace our values and to help us create joy and magic for everyone who encounters a Smirkus program. We commit to providing everyone equal opportunity to shine— both in and out of the ring.



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