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Ski School Photographer

Date:  Sep 22, 2022

Vail, CO, US

Company:  Vail Mountain
Shift Type:  Winter Seasonal 2022/2023


Create Your Experience of a Lifetime!


Come work and play in the mountains!  Whether it’s your first time seeing snow or you were born on the slopes, joining our team means discovering (or re-discovering!) a passion for the outdoors while building lifelong connections with teammates and guests from around the world. 


With 40+ resorts across 3 continents, you can join our team for a season or stay to build a career. From day one, you'll receive some of the highest compensation rates in the industry, free Epic pass(es) along with free ski and snowboard lessons, 40% retail discounts, the chance to grow through Epic Service - our leading training and development experience, and wellness benefits to fuel your success. 


Job Benefits

  • Ski/Mountain Perks! Free passes for employees, employee discounted lift tickets for friends and family AND free ski lessons  
  • MORE employee discounts on lodging, food, gear, mountain shuttles AND during the summer on bike haul, golf and other activities 
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan  
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Excellent training and professional development 
  • Referral Program 


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

  • Health Insurance; Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, and Vision Insurance plans (for eligible seasonal employees after working 500 hours)
  • Free ski passes for dependents 
  • Critical Illness and Accident plans 




Be a part of the Vail Mountain Family as a Vail Mountain Ski School Photographer.


Winter photographers’ workdays are active and eventful.  In the mornings you will take photographs at either of our two Ski School locations.  These pictures include headshots, family and group shots. At the end of the day, return to the Ski School, and along with the Lead Photographer, sell the photos you took to parents as they pick up their children.  Other assignments may occur from time to time.


Photographers will have the opportunity to work with other departments during the middle of the day down-time in order to work a full shift. It is important that Photographers enjoy working with children as well as photographing families and groups. Majority of our photography is based on the Children’s Ski School photos taken in the morning,


Photographers should know how to handle and use a DSLR Camera.  You will be trained on our viewing and selling process.  Most importantly, you need to have experience in guest services, have a passion for photography and take pride in capturing the highest quality images.



Job Specifications:  

  • Housing: Not Available
  • Outlet:  Ski & Ride School, Vail Photo
  • Starting Wage:  $20 / hour
  • Shift & Schedule Availability:  Part Time
    • Full Time hours might be available
  • Skill Level: Entry


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Comfortable working with a DSLR camera
  • Understand basic photographic concepts of exposure, focus, and framing.
  • Photograph, print, and sell photos
  • Provide assistance in sales locations
  • Provide a high level of proactive guest services
  • Aid in any photo operation tasks required. These can include equipment care & maintenance, photo backup and review, and other responsibilities that occur.
  • Follow all company and department safety procedures
  • Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to ensure quality standards and that department goals are met.


Other Requirements:

  • Able to work outdoors in all temperatures and variable weather conditions indicative of the High Alpine environment in winter.
  • Ability to stand and be active for up to 6 hours during work periods.
  • Be able to work weekends and holidays
  • Be able to lift 40+ of equipment
  • Be able to commit to scheduled hours and dates.


Preferred Skills:

  • Previous retail sales and customer service experience
  • Ability to learn and operate photography and computer programs.
  • Excellent guest service skills.



The budgeted range starts at $20.  Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience.


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 475087

Nearest Major Market: Denver