Carroll University

A true Pioneer, Carroll University is Wisconsin’s first, four-year institution of higher learning. Our private university is grounded in the liberal arts tradition and is a leader in the health sciences. We offer more than 95 areas of study including a variety of graduate programs and a clinical doctorate in physical therapy. From 1846 forward, we’ve prepared our students to live a life of purpose and meaning through learning opportunities and experiences in a diverse and global society.

Position Details

Southeast Wisconsin
Waukesha, WI

Position: Cinematographer/Photographer

Classification: Administrative Staff – Full Time

Reports to: VP of Marketing and Communications


The Cinematographer/Photographer is a highly skilled, creative and artistic storyteller who initiates and transforms abstract ideas into original and unique visual content that enhances brand messaging and marketing initiatives. This position is responsible for guiding the creative process from concept to completion and must possess advanced knowledge in the art of cinematography and photography. This position is responsible for painting the look and feel of Carroll through imaginative and original content.


  • Create unique, innovative and original visual content from scratch
  • Bring an artistic and well-defined creative aesthetic to all visual content
  • Work independently and consistently exercise individual discretion and judgement
  • Consistently develop new and original story arcs
  • Determine and recommend well-defined artistic interpretation to best suit a variety of projects
  • Set the aesthetic - utilize advanced and specialized artistic knowledge of shot composition, scenes and sequences
  • Interact with stakeholders from all levels of the organization
  • Self-direct to discover new opportunities and generate ideas
  • Collaborate with university writers on original script development
  • Cast, manage, and direct talent for videos and photography shoots
  • Use independent discretion and artistic judgement on set
  • Determine all creative aesthetics and technical considerations
  • Design and develop motion/still graphics for videos
  • Assemble video and audio in non-linear editing software (Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X) and create visual effects, including green screen work
  • Manage video editing
  • Utilize specialized knowledge in a variety of photographic techniques/standards
  • Develop and direct an annual calendar of photography
  • Manage equipment inventory
  • Manage archive of digital photos
  • Stay current on university and industry standards and trends


  • Bachelor’s degree in Film/Video/Media-Related Field
  • 5 - 7 years demonstrated experience in the creation and direction of original, innovative and artistic cinematography/videography
  • 3 – 5 years demonstrated experience in still photography to include candid, landscape, studio, fashion, action, portrait, etc.
  • Experienced skillset in a variety of filmmaking styles
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Experience in managing video and photo shoots
  • Experience in developing creative, strategic, imaginative, and visionary visual content
  • Experience in developing budgets and/or making recommendations is desired
  • Experience in working with clients to achieve strategic visual assets
  • Must have a strong working knowledge of digital video cameras (lighting, sound recording, etc.)
  • Demonstrated proficiency in video editing, visual effects, compositing and motion graphics
  • Advanced knowledge in the use of (Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Speedgrade, Audition, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.)
  • Fluent in Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Flash, Squeeze, Quicktime or other software applications
  • Strong knowledge of videography and camera operations
  • Ability to transport, set up, and operates various and potentially heavy production equipment
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills
  • Candidates must be willing and able to support and advance the University mission. (

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