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Intermediate Photographer - FT - Summer Seasonal - Vail Mountain

Date: Apr 1, 2019

Location: Vail, CO, US

Company: Vail Resorts

Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts. You're someone who pushes boundaries and challenges the status quo. You're brave, ambitious and passionate in everything you do. And we want you on our team. Pursue your fullest potential and never settle in the quest to deliver extraordinary guest service. Join one of the world's most innovative companies and re-imagine a mountain resort experience with us. Welcome to Vail Resorts. Reach Your Peak.

 

 

 

As an EpicMix photographer you will be taking photographs capturing the Experience of a Lifetime for thousands of guests. The Images you take will be sent directly online and into the guests EpicMix account where they will be available for purchase and sharing.  EpicMix photographers will be assigned to different locations (zones) on and off the mountain and expected to work in all weather conditions indicative of the winter alpine environment of the resort. 

 

Photographers must be comfortable standing outside for long periods of time, proactively greeting and approaching guests with the intent of offering our professional photographic services. You will be responsible for accurately scanning guest passes for the purpose of tracking images, then composing and shooting candid photos as well as more formal family ski portraits and action shots. Once the photos are taken, you must be able to clearly communicate the photo viewing and purchasing process to every guest that was photographed. You will also be responsible for meeting certain photo quality and quantity expectations as set by the EpicMix Steering Committee and directed by the EpicMix Photo Manager.

 

EpicMix intermediate photographers must possess the skill sets of the entry level photographer. An intermediate photographer must be able to demonstrate working knowledge of camera settings as they relate to different image concepts and issues. IE, under and over exposure, depth of field, and focus vs. camera shake.  An intermediate photographer should have practical experience in portraiture, preferably ski portraits, event or action photography and have an advanced level of photographic knowledge. Intermediate photographers will be expected to learn and demonstrate good formal ski poses, and well shot candid’s. Intermediate photographers will be expected to assist with the ongoing training of all photographers, including image review, formal posing and image composition.  Intermediate photographers should be comfortable trouble shooting basic photo “kit” issues.

 

As an Intermediate level photographer, and potentially the most experienced persons in a given area, you are expected to know and control your photo zones as well; “Own the Zone.”  This includes: ensuring the zone is safe and escalating any and all safety concerns to a supervisorimediately;  ensuring the zone is adequately covered at all times; assist with coordinating lunch breaks and rest breaks; ensuring  guest service, sign placement and uniform standards are all met; troubleshoot technical issues.

 

Intermediate Photographers must be role models for the team, leading by example every day with a positive and outgoing attitude.

Most importantly, EpicMix photographers must be passionate about photography, passionate about working with people, and take pride in capturing and delivering the highest quality images possible

 

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 and tethered minicomputer and scanner
  • Willing and able to work outdoors in all weather conditions that one would experience in the alpine environment of the resorts in winter
  • Provide a high level of proactive guest service in all guest interactions
  • Travel to various mountain locations requiring level 7 ski or snowboard skills.  This position skis or snowboards as a means of transportation only.
  • Provide assistance in sales locations
  • Photograph, print and sell, ski school kids photos , following specific kids program SOPs
  • Print and sell 5x7 photos using Windows based photographic software
  • Capture/Print & Sell expected quantity of high quality photos to ensure department goals are met
  • Provide support to entry level photographers
  • Provide assistance with any photo operation related tasks, including but not limited to; equipment care & maintainence, photo back up and review.

 

Requirements:

 

  • High school education or equivalent
  • Basic computer skills
  • Must have the ability to communicate fluently (written and oral) in English
  • Excellent guest service skills
  • Passion for photography
  • Must be outgoing and engaging
  • Must be able and willing to work outdoors in variable weather conditions indicative of the High Alpine environment in winter
  • Ability to stand up to 6 hours during shift
  • Must be able to work weekends, and holidays
  • Must be able to lift 40+ lbs
  • Must be able to commit to scheduled hours and dates
  • Working knowledge of camera settings and how to correct common photographic issues such as out of focus, over and under exposure.

Preferred Skills/Requirements:

 

  • Photography Experience 1 year in a professional setting
  • Prefer one semester of school photography classes  and or practical professional experience
  • 1 year guest relations experience
  • Cash handling experience
  • Previous retail sales and or customer service experience
  • Level 7 ski or snowboard skills
     

As an EpicMix photographer you will be taking photographs capturing the Experience of a Lifetime for thousands of guests. The Images you take will be sent directly online and into the guests EpicMix account where they will be available for purchase and sharing.  EpicMix photographers will be assigned to different locations (zones) on and off the mountain and expected to work in all weather conditions indicative of the winter alpine environment of the resort. 

 

Photographers must be comfortable standing outside for long periods of time, proactively greeting and approaching guests with the intent of offering our professional photographic services. You will be responsible for accurately scanning guest passes for the purpose of tracking images, then composing and shooting candid photos as well as more formal family ski portraits and action shots. Once the photos are taken, you must be able to clearly communicate the photo viewing and purchasing process to every guest that was photographed. You will also be responsible for meeting certain photo quality and quantity expectations as set by the EpicMix Steering Committee and directed by the EpicMix Photo Manager.

 

EpicMix intermediate photographers must possess the skill sets of the entry level photographer. An intermediate photographer must be able to demonstrate working knowledge of camera settings as they relate to different image concepts and issues. IE, under and over exposure, depth of field, and focus vs. camera shake.  An intermediate photographer should have practical experience in portraiture, preferably ski portraits, event or action photography and have an advanced level of photographic knowledge. Intermediate photographers will be expected to learn and demonstrate good formal ski poses, and well shot candid’s. Intermediate photographers will be expected to assist with the ongoing training of all photographers, including image review, formal posing and image composition.  Intermediate photographers should be comfortable trouble shooting basic photo “kit” issues.

 

As an Intermediate level photographer, and potentially the most experienced persons in a given area, you are expected to know and control your photo zones as well; “Own the Zone.”  This includes: ensuring the zone is safe and escalating any and all safety concerns to a supervisorimediately;  ensuring the zone is adequately covered at all times; assist with coordinating lunch breaks and rest breaks; ensuring  guest service, sign placement and uniform standards are all met; troubleshoot technical issues.

 

Intermediate Photographers must be role models for the team, leading by example every day with a positive and outgoing attitude.

Most importantly, EpicMix photographers must be passionate about photography, passionate about working with people, and take pride in capturing and delivering the highest quality images possible

 

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 and tethered minicomputer and scanner
  • Willing and able to work outdoors in all weather conditions that one would experience in the alpine environment of the resorts in winter
  • Provide a high level of proactive guest service in all guest interactions
  • Travel to various mountain locations requiring level 7 ski or snowboard skills.  This position skis or snowboards as a means of transportation only.
  • Provide assistance in sales locations
  • Photograph, print and sell, ski school kids photos , following specific kids program SOPs
  • Print and sell 5x7 photos using Windows based photographic software
  • Capture/Print & Sell expected quantity of high quality photos to ensure department goals are met
  • Provide support to entry level photographers
  • Provide assistance with any photo operation related tasks, including but not limited to; equipment care & maintainence, photo back up and review.

 

Requirements:

 

  • High school education or equivalent
  • Basic computer skills
  • Must have the ability to communicate fluently (written and oral) in English
  • Excellent guest service skills
  • Passion for photography
  • Must be outgoing and engaging
  • Must be able and willing to work outdoors in variable weather conditions indicative of the High Alpine environment in winter
  • Ability to stand up to 6 hours during shift
  • Must be able to work weekends, and holidays
  • Must be able to lift 40+ lbs
  • Must be able to commit to scheduled hours and dates
  • Working knowledge of camera settings and how to correct common photographic issues such as out of focus, over and under exposure.

 

Preferred Skills/Requirements:

 

  • Photography Experience 1 year in a professional setting
  • Prefer one semester of school photography classes  and or practical professional experience
  • 1 year guest relations experience
  • Cash handling experience
  • Previous retail sales and or customer service experience

Be a part of the resort where it all started. Imagine belonging to a team that delivers the life of luxury to its guests while infusing the mountain lifestyle in every experience. Are you someone that never settles for second best? Take your mountain exploration to the next level and join a passionate group of people who thrive on extraordinary customer service. Come help us deliver unparalleled adventures in a place that is unrivaled and unflinching. Join the team at Vail – a place that’s Like Nothing on Earth. www.vailresortscareers.com

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 165399


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