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Lead Photographer - Winter Seasonal

Date:  Nov 23, 2021

Beaver Creek, CO, US

Company:  Beaver Creek Ski Resort
Shift Type:  Winter Seasonal 2021/2022

We’re looking for team members whose legendary attention to detail and commitment to phenomenal service comes naturally. Pursue a lifestyle that will elevate your expectation of what work can look like. Nothing is too big or too small for the staff to bravely pursue and elevate the expectations of the guest. Do you possess a calling for delivering world-class events and amenities? Then Beaver Creek is for you. www.vailresortscareers.com



As of Nov.15, 2021, Vail Resorts will be requiring all employees across North America to be vaccinated for COVID-19.


The Lead photographer should possess all the skill sets of the photographer, and preferably have some professional photography experience. The Lead will also be involved with training, oversight and daily management tasks. They may be responsible for the daily opening and or closing of the office, daily photo reviews, and monitoring the safekeeping and transportation of equipment in and out of the office.


Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):

  • Follow all company and department safety procedures.
  • Capture highest quality and expected quantity of  photographs and photo sessions  following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to ensure quality standards and department goals are being met.
  • Solid understanding of basic photographic concepts of proper exposure, proper focus; able to operate and adjust a  DSLR accordingly.
  • Comfortable working with a DSLR camera.
  • Excellent self starter skills and comfortable working independently.
  • Provide a high level of proactive guest service in all guest interactions.
  • Provide assistance in sales locations.
  • Provide support to entry level and intermediate photographers.
  • Print and sell 5x7 photos using windows based photo software.
  • Capture/Print & Sell expected quantity of high quality photos and photo sessions to ensure department goals are met.
  • Open and/or close office on a daily basis.
  • Conduct morning meetings when asked.
  • Perform daily photo review.
  • Assist with monitoring and safekeeping of camera kits and equipment in office and on mountain.
  • Assist with daily oversight of photographers on the mountain.
  • Provide assistance with any photo operation related tasks, including but not limited to; equipment care & maintenance, photo back up and review.



  • High school education or equivalent - required.
  • Strong computer skills - required.
  • Must have the ability to communicate fluently (written and oral) in English - required.
  • Excellent guest service skills - required.
  • Passion for photography - required.
  • Must be outgoing and engaging - required.
  • Ability to stand up to 6 hours during shift - required.
  • Must be able to work weekends, and holidays - required.
  • Must be able to lift 40+ lbs - required.
  • Must be able to commit to scheduled hours and dates - required.
  • Cash handling experience - required.
  • Advanced knowledge of camera settings, portraiture and the ability to teach those skills to photographers - required.
  • Proven leadership skills - required.
  • Photography Experience 1-2 years in a professional setting, Prior ski photography experience - preferred.
  • Previous retail sales and or customer service experience  - preferred.
  • 1 year guest relations experience - preferred.
  • Previous supervisory experience - preferred.


The budgeted range starts at 17.88 - 20.77.  Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience.


The perks and benefits include

  • Free ski passes for employees 
  • 401(k) retirement plan  
  • Accrued Sick Time 
  • Discount lift tickets for friends and family 
  • Free ski lessons 
  • Discounted lodging, food (including $5 meals), gear, and mountain shuttles 
  • Discounted bike haul & golf 
  • Excellent training & professional development 

Seasonal Full Time roles are eligible for the above, plus…

  • Critical Illness and Accident plans
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance (only available once eligible employees work 750 hours)  
  • Free ski passes for dependents


Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts.  As a community of adventurers and discoverers, Vail Resorts delivers an experience of a lifetime to our guests and our employees. Our team is made whole by the brave, passionate individuals who ambitiously push boundaries and challenge the status quo. Whether you’re looking for seasonal work or the career of a lifetime, join us today to reach your peak. 

Vail Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.

Requisition ID 380987

Nearest Major Market: Denver

Job Segment: Entry Level