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Professional Learning Photographer

Position Description

SHIFT Lab is a unique stream of professional development designed to empower teachers and education professionals. The program builds each participant’s capacity to use design thinking, inquiry, and making to innovate their practice and enrich student-learning experiences, focusing on mindset, process, and capacity-building rather than curriculum content. As a Professional Learning Photographer, you will photograph and video workshop sessions and interview educators and staff about their experience, then edit the material to create polished assets which can be shared with participants and used to market the program. Volunteers will still be considered if they have experience with only photography or videography.


  • Schedule:
    • July 11 – SHIFT Lab orientation
    • July 15-19 – first summer intensive
    • August 12-16 – second summer intensive
  • Specific times are negotiable (between 9:00am and 4:00pm); shifts occur daily for 2-4 hours during each intensive week

 Key Responsibilities

  • Photograph and video workshop sessions
  • Conduct and record interviews with participants and staff
  • Edit photos and video to create polished marketing materials
  • Assist with ushering participants to sessions
  • Assist with setup and materials

Desired Skills and Qualifications

This position is best suited for someone who:

  • Has their own camera equipment and is familiar with its features and functions
  • Possesses an established media portfolio
  • Edits photos and video at an intermediate to advanced level
  • Is self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Is comfortable working with people and capturing a wide range of emotions
  • Has experience facilitating conversations and conducting interviews
  • Is able to easily integrate into and build trust with new groups of people


  • Current police check (18+)