Preschool Portraits Lead Photographer in San Jose, CA at Lifetouch Preschool Portraits

Date Posted: 6/21/2018

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Job Description

Do you have a heart for children? Do you like the idea of capturing memories that will last a lifetime? At Lifetouch, the photographic role is more than just a job; it's a rewarding career opportunity you’re not going to want to miss!

We are seeking a friendly, responsible, creative individual with reliable transportation to join our talented Lifetouch Preschool Portraits photography team. In this role, you will lead a team of photographers and set up in preschools each day to capture high-quality portraits of children ages 6 months to 5 years.

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Primary Duties & Responsibilities

As a Lifetouch Preschool Portraits Lead Photographer, you will direct and photograph preschool students and staff for their school portraits, ensuring that they have an enjoyable experience. It will be your responsibility to capture high-quality images and lead the photography team while displaying confidence and professionalism at all times. 

  • Assists in the selection and hiring of photographers
  • Trains new photographers and current photographers in classroom and field environments
  • Provides coaching to photographers regarding interaction with center staff and children and other related questions
  • Reviews portrait evaluations of photographers to ensure quality and consistency and provides feedback to the photographer, the District Operations Manager, and the Photo Department
  • Ensures photographers meet all deadlines for paperwork and equipment
  • Provides photographer performance appraisal information to District Operations Manager, or Photo Manager, as appropriate
  • Greets center staff and children
  • Assembles equipment according to established guidelines
  • Photographs staff and children
  • Completes all required paperwork to ensure flow of portrait processing
  • Makes contact with center director prior to departure
  • Presents contract for next season to center director for signature and date assignment
  • Prepares and ships appropriate paperwork to the lab on time
  • Assists in development of photographer schedules
  • Services existing accounts to ensure optimal school retention
  • Maintains and oversees equipment, backgrounds and props; tracks equipment inventory 

Additional Duties & Responsibilities

  • Performs other projects or miscellaneous duties as requested or assigned.

Job Requirements

As a Lifetouch Preschool Portraits Lead Photographer, you should be personable and creative, and possess the ability to work with minimal supervision and as a member of a team. It is also important that you demonstrate excellent customer service and communication skills. No photographic experience is required as we offer comprehensive training. You bring your high-energy, customer-focused personality and leadership skills, and we’ll show you the rest!

Specific qualifications for the Lifetouch Preschool Portraits Lead Photographer position include: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Previous customer-service experience and the ability to interact with both adults and kids
  • Ability to consistently present a positive and professional image
  • Willingness to work a varied seasonal schedule, including early mornings and long week days as necessary
  • Willing to travel up to 50-100 miles to reach assigned locations, while transporting photography equipment
  • Valid U.S. driver’s license as well as reliable, insured and registered transportation
  • Ability to lift and operate camera equipment, up to 40 lbs.
  • Ability to pass a background check 

Why Lifetouch?

As a Lead Photographer with Lifetouch Preschool Portraits, you will be part of an established and industry-leading organization. Your hard work and professionalism will be rewarded with competitive compensation and opportunities for benefits. Here is just some of what we have to offer: 

  • Competitive hourly wage
  • Seasonal schedule flexibility
  • Potential opportunities for advancement and training for other photography programs
  • A nurturing, team environment where you will learn valuable photographic, business and people skills
  • The use of cutting-edge digital photographic equipment with a complete mobile studio

 Employment with Lifetouch National School Studios Inc. is contingent upon successful results of a criminal background and driving record check.

 Lifetouch is an Equal Opportunity Employer.