Photographer | Recreational Services
The University of Iowa

Location:         Campus Recreation & Wellness Center (CRWC)

Supervisors:     Creative Coordinator

Rate of Pay:     $8.25/hour (starting wage)

What you will learn

You can expect to learn skills such as initiating new and creative ideas, setting goals, a greater knowledge of photography, and working with people from diverse backgrounds as well as part of a team.  Although your job in the Division of Student Life may not be directly related to your future profession, the skills you learn here will help you in your chosen career path and give you valuable work experience to strengthen your resume.


Document through photography, a variety of Recreational Services events, programs and facilities.


  • Coordinate and schedule photo shoots with staff members.
  • Take pictures at various recreational events, programs, and facilities.
  • Prepare images for distribution and reproduction.
  • Help maintain a library of images of representing Recreational Services.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of all Recreational Services programs and facilities.
  • Required to work special events outside normal hours of operation.
  • Works cooperatively with other areas of the department to achieve established goals.
  • Promotes a safe, clean, functional and marketable facility.
  • Performs other work as assigned.


  • Experience in digital photography.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Provide samples of work
  • Ability to interact with diverse groups through a variety of situations.
  • Ability to use independent judgment when needed.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to make a one year commitment.