Are you a talented photographer? Can you shoot and edit videos? Do you love telling stories about wildlife, Indigenous culture, and nature through your camera lens? Then come work with us!
We are working on a special brand assets project that will help you take your career to the next level. You will work closely with the program lead and Executive Director to deliver outstanding still images and videos for our ongoing work and future projects. All photographs and videos you produce will be hosted on an online stock photo repository and included in our campaigns to defend nature, facilitate Indigenous resurgence and motivate people to take action. You will be required to travel to and spend time in remote communities and wild spaces to capture compelling photos and videos.
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society – British Columbia (CPAWS-BC) is part of one of Canada’s oldest non-profit conservation groups. We have been defending lands and waters in BC since 1978 and are dedicated to keeping BC’s natural environment thriving forever. Nature is BC’s best hope.
CPAWS-BC works on the unceded territories of Indigenous Peoples. We recognize that all people have the right to a healthy environment. Identity, culture, and survival are often deeply rooted in people’s connection to the land and ocean. However, not all people have equal access to and decision-making powers over the use of land and ocean. As a conservation organization, we have the responsibility to uphold the values of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion of marginalized voices and perspectives. CPAWS-BC’s hiring practices give priority to Indigenous people and people who face systemic barriers to employment.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Shoot professional pictures and videos in a studio and on location
- Capture unique wildlife, nature, landscape, portrait, and Indigenous community photographs and videos for campaigns, storytelling opportunities, media, advocacy, and activism work
- Adhere to prescribed timelines and be punctual at all assigned events and activities
- Use professional techniques to enhance photographs and videos as required
- Use artistic knowledge to enhance and compose photographs and videos via post-production techniques prescribed by industry
- Recommend creative ideas to exceed expectations of goals and objectives
- Review sets of photographs and select best results
- Operate various photographic equipment such as single lens reflex cameras and film or digital cameras and lighting
- Prepare “B” rolls and live feeds
- Proficient with closed captioning, graphics, and on-screen to text video conversions
- Insert computer graphics and special effects to videos as needed
- Setup an online photo repository with monetization capability
- Work with CPAWS-BC team to promote photo repository on digital and social platforms
- Provide photography training to Indigenous communities at CPAWS-BC led workshops
- 1-2 years of photography and videography experience
- Experience setting up stock photo websites
- Strong creative presence, aesthetics, and artistic flair
- Proficient with Photoshop, LightRoom, Adobe Design Suite, Final Cut Pro X, Pinnacle Studio, or equivalent software
- Good communication and interpersonal skills
- Possess optimal photography gear and video equipment to bring to work
- Arrive at event venues on time to begin preparations and shoot on schedule using personal transport, public transport, or using a rideshare service offered by CPAWS-BC
- Flexible and available to work on location, on nights and weekends
- Work creatively under pressure of deadlines
- Possess a valid B.C. driver’s licence and acceptable driving record
Location: This position can work out of our Vancouver office or may choose to work remotely elsewhere in British Columbia. Currently, the majority of our team is based in Metro Vancouver and chooses to work from home. Priority for Indigenous youth below 30 based in British Columbia. Applicants from other provinces welcome to apply.
Compensation: CA$ 50,000
- Real-world experience working in the non-profit sector
- Opportunities for advancement, leadership, and growth in responsibilities
- Professional development opportunities, mentoring, and support
- Flexible Hours
We encourage you to create a single file containing a cover letter, latest resume, and a link to your photography and video portfolio. Use the cover letter to tell your story and share any information about yourself that you think is important for your application. Do include your work availability throughout spring, summer, and fall 2021. Save in PDF format and email to firstname.lastname@example.org latest before midnight (PST) on Sunday, April 18, 2021.
Please clearly state “Project Photographer” in the subject line. You will receive an auto-response informing you that your application has been received. Because we are a small team with limited capacity, please note that only successful candidates will be contacted.
Preferred start date: May 10, 2021
Location: This position can work out of our Vancouver office or may choose to work remotely elsewhere in British Columbia. Currently, the majority of our team is based in Metro Vancouver and chooses to work from home.