Preschool Portraits Photographer - Champaign, IL in Champaign, IL at Lifetouch Preschool Portraits

Date Posted: 4/17/2018

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Job Description

Lifetouch Preschool Portraits Photographer

(Paid training, no photography experience necessary!)

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! Do you have a heart for children? Do you like the idea of capturing memories that will last a lifetime?  Lifetouch, the world's largest employee-owned photography company, is seeking friendly, responsible and creative individuals with reliable transportation to join our talented Lifetouch Preschool Portraits photography team.  In this role, you will set up in preschools each day and create high-quality portraits.

You don’t need to be a professional photographer to qualify!  We will train you on everything you need to know about taking memorable portraits while delivering a delightful experience for students and teachers alike.  You bring your high energy, outgoing, and customer-focused personality, and we’ll show you the rest.

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Job Responsibilities

As a Lifetouch Preschool Portraits 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 while displaying confidence and professionalism at all times. Your specific duties as will include:

  • Pose and photograph preschool students and center staff
  • Work closely with center staff to establish appropriate classroom work flow and effectively resolve issues
  • Organize materials, assemble necessary equipment and ensure all supplies are available on Picture Day
  • Maintain and safely transport and safeguard equipment
  • Represent Lifetouch in a professional manner at all times
  • Maintain confidentiality of school and student-related information
  • Safeguard equipment and money at all times

Job Requirements

As a Lifetouch Preschool Portraits Photographer, you should be personable and creative, possess the ability to work with minimal supervision, and be able to operate effectively both independently and as part of a team.  It is also important that you demonstrate excellent customer service and communications skills. The individual in this role must interact in a positive manner with both preschool-age children and adults.  No photographic experience is required, as we offer paid comprehensive training. Qualifications for the Lifetouch Preschool Portraits Photographer position include:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Previous customer service experience preferred
  • Ability to consistently present a positive and professional image
  • Hard-worker, team-oriented, friendly, honest
  • Willing to work a fall and spring seasonal schedule, including early mornings and long week days as necessary
  • Willing to travel up to 50-100 miles
  • Valid U.S. driver’s license as well as reliable, insured and registered transportation (in compliance with state laws) to reach assigned locations while transporting photography equipment
  • Ability to lift and operate camera equipment, up to 40 lbs.
  • Ability to pass a background check


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

  • Competitive hourly wage
  • Fall and spring seasonal schedule flexibility: School time hours (holidays, summers and weekends off)!
  • Comprehensive paid photography training
  • Potential to qualify for 100% company-funded Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) retirement plan
  • Potential opporutnities for advancement and training for other photogrpahy programs
  • A nurturing 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.


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