Position: Volunteer Photographer – Educo Adventure School
Location: 100 Mile House, BC
Commitment: From May 1st - September 15th, 2020 with flexibility
Report to: Educo Partnership Manager
Educo Adventure School is looking for a dynamic, passionate, and hardworking Volunteer Photographer to capture the memories of our summer programs.
THE EDUCO APPROACH:
Educo Adventure School aims to be more than just an outdoor classroom: we seek to create meaningful experiences that draw forth our students’ emotional, social, and spiritual development. We believe this is fostered through deepening connections with the natural world, embracing challenge, and learning the intricacies of intimate teamwork. We learn experientially – hands-on! Educo offers opportunities for young people to disconnect from the digital and online arenas and to cultivate a sense of belonging in the world as they journey through our local mountains, forests, lakes, and rivers. Educo Adventure School staff facilitate opportunities for self-awareness in our youth and engage with people, communities, and the natural world surrounding them.
THE EDUCO CULTURE:
Educo Adventure School has a rich history in youth work and community living. In a loving and supportive environment, we encourage each other to step beyond our preconceived limitations and to express ourselves fully and creatively. As a staff team, we work hard (and play harder). We collaborate with and value one another. We ask of our staff what we ask of our students: a willingness to step beyond our comfort zone and to practice vulnerability and appreciation. If you’re looking for a fun, multifaceted, and rewarding work environment that will push you every single day, then we want to hear from you!
DUTIES & RESPONSIBLITIES:
The Photographer Volunteer will be responsible for capturing both our students’ meaningful experiences and moments which truly represent the Educo mission. At our program site in 100 Mile House, you will engage with the activities in a way that will develop an understanding for the true essence of our mission and aim to creatively and appropriately capture it through photography. These images may then be used to design clear, engaging graphic communications for print and the web. This may include website and social media graphics, posters, flyers, and other marketing materials for Educo Adventure School and The JUMP! Foundation.
1 year of outdoor photography experience
Developed portfolio to demonstrate samples of your work
Your own camera gear and necessary equipment
Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, InDesign, and Photoshop
Love for the outdoors and adventure
Passion for the development of today’s youth
Enthusiasm for the mission of Educo Adventure School and The JUMP! Foundation
Ability to work independently as well as in partnership with a team
Integrity: Educo Adventure School programs offer students opportunities to be the best versions of themselves, to reflect on and accept who they are, and to contribute as positive community members. Your approach to life reflects this.
Build Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the program. Convey a welcoming and inclusive demeanor to the public and your staff team through openness and attentiveness to every individual.
Foster Community: Work cooperatively and effectively with others. Engage community members in our work and in sharing who we are as an organization. Offer mentorship and supportive feedback to your colleagues.
Organization and Planning: Set priorities with your supervisor, maintain your work schedule, take initiative on your goals and monitor progress.
Openness: Be open to feedback and share honest feedback with colleagues in a respectful, caring, and direct way.
Solve Problems: Assess problems to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.
Creativity: Tailor activities and exercises to the needs of each group/student. Try new activities or twists on old activities. Be flexible with your plan when necessary.
THE JUMP!-EDUCO PARTNERSHIP:
The JUMP! Foundation is an international non-profit that utilizes experiential education to inspire and empower young people to engage with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Educo and JUMP! have entered into a strategic partnership to innovate and expand the impact of Educo Adventure School. For more information on JUMP!, please visit www.jumpfoundation.org.
Program staff/volunteers live and work on site at our beautiful remote base camp, 20km west of 100 Mile House in the Cariboo region.
Accommodation and food provided when onsite.
Opportunity to work internationally in future programming with the JUMP! Foundation.
Working Terms: May 1st – September 15th, 2020 (with flexibility, shorter terms available)
JUMP! is committed to employment equity. We encourage qualified applicants from members of visible minority groups, Indigenous people, LGBTQ+ people, and all those with the knowledge, skills, and values to engage effectively with diverse communities.