Carroll University

Founded in 1846, Carroll University is an independent, co-educational comprehensive university grounded in the liberal arts tradition. Carroll University is located in suburban Waukesha, 16 miles west of Milwaukee and 60 miles east of Madison. The University employs approximately 365 full-time and 250 part-time employees. The University though intentionally ecumenical and non-sectarian in approach, is related to the Presbyterian Church, USA, employs a full-time chaplain and provides a spiritual life program.

Position Details

Southeast Wisconsin
Waukesha, WI

Carroll University in Waukesha, WI is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Photographer for the 2012-2013 academic year.

The Photographer reports to the Director of Public Relations Classification: Administrative Staff- Full Time- Limited Term Assignment

The photographer is responsible for photographic service for all functions of the university, including scheduled and impromptu events. Individual and group subjects include alumni, staff, faculty, students, trustees, friends and community leaders. The photographer also is responsible for archiving photos and providing professional photos to a wide variety of constituents.

Starting date: This is a full-time limited term position, beginning as soon as a qualified candidate is identified and ending May 31, 2013.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Receives work orders and meets with clients to determine photographic needs.
  • Organizes, manages and schedules photo shoots that accommodate the needs of all internal customers.
  • Takes photos of students, staff, faculty, trustees, architecture, events.
  • Edits current photo archives and maintains a well-organized archive of new digital photos.
  • Repairs and maintains equipment as required.
  • Edits/retouches digital images to ensure high-quality photos.
  • Provides photos to campus constituents, and local, regional and national media.
  • Assists graphic designers in locating and choosing appropriate photos for a wide variety of print and electronic publications.
  • Provides photos to the web manager for posting on the university’s website.
  • Provides administrative tasks as required and other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in art, photography or related field.
  • Two-three years experience in photographing people and events, preferably in a college or university setting.
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule.
  • Unlimited availability to work nights and weekends is a must.
  • Demonstrated experience with PhotoShop and other imaging software.
  • Proficient in the contemporary style of photography.
  • raining and experience in photography lighting in a studio and on location a plus.
  • Flexibility in taking a variety of images, from candid shots to portraits and specific photos for publications.
  • Ability to work closely with, and take direction from, graphic designers to ensure that photos for print and electronic publications are dynamic and appropriate.
  • Ability to relate to a wide variety of constituents and put them at ease.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects, respond to immediate requests and work in a high-energy, deadline-driven atmosphere.

Commensurate with experience.

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