University of Alaska Photo/Video Student Assistant in Fairbanks, Alaska

Photo/Video Student Assistant

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Classification:Student Assistant C

Grade:Student C

Work type:Student Employee

Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks

School/Business unit:VCSA Admin & Central Support


Categories:Communications/Public Relations/Marketing, Other, Student Affairs/Services

Position Summary:Have the best job on campus! Join our team as the photographer/videographer student assistant.


The University Relations team leads strategic marketing and public relations activities that enhance awareness, build support and increase engagement with our many diverse audiences.

Our mission is to strengthen our brand, elevate our reputation and position UAF as Alaska’s research university and America’s Arctic university.

This student assistant position assists the chief photographer/videographer with various digital photography/video related tasks including taking images/recording video footage, preparing images for various methods of distribution, filling image requests from on and off-campus sources, using an established workflow from capture to archive, transport, set-up and breakdown various lighting and photographic equipment to on and off-campus locations, photographing/videographing various campus functions, events, groups and individuals, and other duties as assigned. Experience with Adobe Suite or other editing software preferred. Expect a schedule of 15-20 hours per week with some evening/weekend hours.

Positions require the knowledge and skill to operate computers and equipment noted in the job description, demonstrated skills in the position applied for and the ability to exercise independent judgment. Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel, database, data entry and customer service. Previous work experience and familiarity with Macintosh computers. Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize.

To ensure consideration, please apply prior to the review date and include required application materials.

The first review date of this position is for all applications received by April 10that 11:55pm. All applications received by this time will be reviewed. Those received after this date may not be considered if the position is filled from the first group. Applicants will be reviewed to ensure good academic and judicial standing.

Required documents:

1) Resume 2) Cover Letter 3) Three (3) professional references including e-mail addresses. 4) Portfolio. Please include a link to an online portfolio of your best work that showcases the breadth of your experience – at least 20 photos and 3 videos if you have them. A link to Dropbox, Google Drive or other shared folder is acceptable. Please call Janet at 474-1847 if you have questions.

NOTICE: Students must maintain enrollment and regular attendance for a minimum of at least 6 undergraduate credit hours or 6 graduate credit hours to be exempt from FICA (Social Security and Medicare) tax. A credit hour load below the minimum required for full-time student status will require the withholding of FICA tax (non-resident aliens on an appropriate visa who meet student employment criteria will continue to be exempt from FICA regardless of credit hour load). While in a student position, a student cannot hold any other type of simultaneous employment with the university and must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA.

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.


Pursuant to Board of Regents’ Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees and those positions designated by the president as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF. The policy can be located at:

Tobacco-Free Campus:

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Notice of Nondiscrimination:

The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution. The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of nondiscrimination available at

Advertised:30 Mar 2018Alaskan Daylight Time

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