Miniwanca Jobs

Media Specialist

Media specialists connect the camper experience with families by organizing photos, blog entries, slideshows, and for families to access online throughout the season. Their photography is also used in online and printed marketing materials throughout the year. Summer 2022 will include two to three weeks of paid staff training, followed by one two-week and one three-week session ending on July 30.

Essential Functions

  • Document daily life at camp by photographing a wide range of activities, cabin groups, and staff. Work with Communications Manager to fulfill a shot list of required photos for year-round communications needs.
  • Organize, tag, and upload photos twice weekly to SmugMug to share with camp families
  • Write and upload short daily blog posts documenting life at camp to WordPress
  • Collect and organize photos from Four Trails cabins when they return from trips
  • Keep camp cameras charged and in good working condition. Responsible for lending cameras to trip leaders and program leaders as needed.
  • Order prints of each cabin group photos so each camper gets a copy by Closing Day.
  • Create Closing Day slideshows for families and staff
  • On occasion, assist with a Pioneer or Four Trails Cabin at the request of the coordinators.
  • Promptly discuss any difficult situations that arise in camper or staff relationships and other areas of concern with the Communications Manager and Director
  • Establish personal and professional goals for the summer and work toward those goals
  • Complete all job functions, including written reports, and other duties as assigned.

Education, Experience, or Certifications  

  • Must be 18 or older and one year post-high school graduation experience
  • Basic digital photography and editing experience required
  • Experience working with children, adolescents and/or young adults required
  • Current certification in CPR and First Aid (training available for accepted applicants)

Benefits 

  • Weekly pay: $500
  • Referral Bonus: $200 paid at the end of summer for each hired employee the applicant refers
  • Media Specialists will receive one day off for every six days worked.


What should I know before applying?

Media Specialists...

  • Are excited to capture the beauty and fun of camp.

  • Love working with kids and being outside.

  • See themselves as positive role models for the youth of Miniwanca.

  • Have experience with DSLR cameras and other photography equipment.

  • Have one day off for every six days worked.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    I have never been to camp before. Is that okay?

    It is not uncommon for staff to be experiencing camp and Miniwanca for the very first time. Staff should be open to new experiences and ways of operating when they come to Miniwanca, especially if this is their first time at Miniwanca or at a summer camp in general.

    What if I have dietary needs?

    Miniwanca is able to work with a variety of dietary needs and allergies. At each meal, Miniwanca will provide a dairy free, gluten free, and vegetarian option. Miniwanca is peanut and tree nut aware and will not serve anything with those products in it. Some snacks and desserts may be created in a facility that uses peanuts or tree nuts, and safe alternatives will be offered when those are the general option.

    I don’t have a car. How do I get to camp?

    Miniwanca will pick up staff members on specific days from local airports and bus stations. If you do not have a car and are interested in using public transportation to get to camp please talk to your supervisor about what options are available to you.

    What is the time commitment for this position?

    Media Specialists must commit six to seven weeks of their summer to Miniwanca. This includes a one- to two-week training period and five weeks of camp.

    Are food and housing provided?

    Yes, food and housing is provided for the entirety of your contract with Miniwanca.

    What a summer at Miniwanca looks like: