Temporary Photographer/Program Assistant

Updated: 9 months ago
Location: Lawrence, KANSAS
Deadline: The position may have been removed or expired!


Achievement & Assessment Inst

Position Overview

Talent Search is a TRIO college access funded by the U.S. Department of Education.  Through early intervention, this program is designed to encourage participants to remain in school, graduate from high school, and to pursue post-secondary education. Talent Search works with youth of Wyandotte County.  Program participants are generally from low-income families and are first-generation college going students.

1 Photographer/Program Assistant needed for Career Horizons & Discover Technology Summer Program (June/July)
The role of this position will be to take professional photos of the interactions during the camp of students and staff, activities, etc. Assist Director with various program tasks, including assisting students in their classes, engaging in all program activities, and assisting with banquet slide show. Pictures will be used for social media, as well for the slide show at the end of the week’s Celebration Luncheon. Program participants will be 6th and 7th grade students who are participating in an intensive, fast-paced summer programs on KU’s campus. The Photographer/Program Assistant will be part of a team of dynamic and highly motivated summer staff.  This person  will also assist in the supervision of youth in group settings and group activities, serve as a positive role model for middle school students and provide guidance to students in areas of career access and STEM.  A successful candidate will be committed to the ideals of TRIO, willingness to work long hours during week of summer program, have high integrity, considered to be responsible and timely, can follow directions efficiently and have a willingness to learn, maintain positive stamina, and can effectively connect with young students to increase their motivation and excitement about college, careers, and STEM –related fields.

Job Description

60% - Serve as the program photographer for the Summer Programs, taking pictures to be used for social media and slide show, and assisting in the preparation of the end of the week Celebration Slide Show

15% - Assist with the supervision of students as well as assist by mentoring, interacting, and engaging with participants in group settings and group activities

15% - Serve as a positive role model for 6th/7th grade students, participate in all summer program activities, and provide guidance to students in areas of college access, career exploration, STEM and recreational activities

5% - Participate in staff training and all staff meetings

5% - Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of TRIO Talent Search

Required Qualifications

  • Undergraduate or graduate student status -or- degree earned as evidenced by the application materials
  • Experience with photography as detailed in application materials
  • Demonstrated excellent written communication, as evidenced by application materials
  • Minimum 2 weeks of work experience with youth

  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Major or degree in Photography
  • Previous TRIO Experience/TRIO Alum

  • Contact Information to Applicants

    Rebecca Dukstein – only email will be accepted [email protected]   No calls, please.

    Additional Candidate Instruction

    A complete application includes an online application, cover letter, resume highlighting pertinent experience relative to the required and preferred qualifications and contact information for three professional references. Only complete applications will be considered. 

    Preference will be given to applications received by May 5, 2019. 

    Your cover letter should also include answers to the following questions:

    • Will you be working for another department or office on campus over the summer? If yes, what type of position? How many hours per week will you be working?
    • Will you be taking any classes this summer?
    • Please describe any experience you may have working with TRIO programs.
    • Please describe any career exploration/planning knowledge and experience you may have.

    Advertised Salary Range

    $13.00 per hour

    Application Review Begins


    Anticipated Start Date


    Work Location

    University of Kansas - Lawrence

    Employee Class

    U-Unclassified Professional Staff

    Work Schedule

    During summer camp - 60+ hours per week
    Regular schedule is early morning to evening and 1 Saturday per camp

    Work Schedule:
    Photography/Camp Assistant for Career Horizons Summer Program (6th graders):
    June 12 - June 14 - Training, approximately 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
    June 17-June 22 - Approximately 10 hours/per day (6-day summer program)

    Photography/Camp Assistant for Discover Technology Summer Program (7th graders):
    July 12 – Training, approximately 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
    July 15-July 20 - approximately 10 hours/per day (6-day summer program)

    *Prep time expected prior, during and after each day and at the end of the summer program.

    *Additional hours may be available during the summer for various camp preparations (in Kansas City, KS and on campus), as well as for additional mentoring for Talent Search students depending on skills and availability.


    The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the university's programs and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university policy. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and are the Title IX coordinators for their respective campuses: Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity & Access, [email protected], 1246 West Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY 9for the Lawrence, Edwards, Parsons, Yoder, and Topeka campuses); Director, Equal Opportunity Office, Mail Stop 7004, 4330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS 66205, 913-588-8011, 711 TTY (for the Wichita, Salina, and Kansas City, Kansas medical center campuses).

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