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Photographer (Media Production Specialist II)

California State University - Chico
California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 17, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Other Arts, Communications, Digital Media, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Arts Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology
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Full Time
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Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:

California State University (CSU), Chico is a comprehensive and residential public university, holding Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation. Chico State operates as part of the 23-campus CSU system, which educates the most ethnically, economically, and academically diverse student body in the nation. The University enrolls over 15,000 students, with over half identifying as first-generation college students.

Chico State is committed to recruiting outstanding candidates who reflect the intersectional identities of our student body. The ideal candidate will embrace our values predicated on the primacy of student success and the elimination of equity gaps, have demonstrated experience working with diverse populations, and will contribute to policies, programs, and practices that support an inclusive, accessible, and equitable learning and working environment. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, veterans, and those with diverse abilities are encouraged to apply.

Job/Department Summary:

Under general supervision, the incumbent will perform a broad range of photographic assignments and multimedia projects for the campus. Lead work direction and objectives will be provided by Creative Media & Technology (CMT). Incumbent will work effectively with internal and external clients of Chico State to provide visual content by request. Typically incumbents at this level work fairly autonomously under limited oversight accountable for project results reviewed against expectations and goals. Performance involves the flexibility to coordinate actives involved for a full range of organizational and technical work associated with providing creative digital photography assets and engaging experiences for a diverse range of small to medium location and studio photography projects. Communication requires regularly exercising judgment and discretion to interpret needs and make production decisions with individuals at all levels within the organization in the development and execution of projects. Incumbent will be using computer systems responsible for photographic post-processing including review selection, metadata and keyword entry, post-processing image corrections, archival of images, and other general management of digital assets. Additional responsibilities include maintaining photographic studio, equipment, and digital archives. Incumbent is expected to support training and direction of student photographic assistants within department when applicable.

Mandatory Vaccinations:

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be fully immunized against COVID-19 or have received a medical or religious exemption. Selected candidates should be prepared to comply with this requirement.


Preference may be given to applicants with the following as they may be considered specialized skills:
  • Bilingual.
  • At least one year of on-the-job experience in an academic environment, or a related field or through technical experience and/or relevant coursework.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Digital Asset Management (DAM) system such as Extensis Portfolio.
  • Advanced photography knowledge with aerial photography, cinemagraphs and short video.
  • Flexibility to adjust to change (scheduling: nights and weekends/work environments: indoor/outdoor)
Required Education and Experience:

This position requires experience and/or education to be proficient in performing most or all work assignments. This knowledge and skill is typically obtained through a Bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as Photography, Videographic Design, Multimedia Production, Distance Learning.
Two years of professional experience in a related field.

* Additional experience during which the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the knowledge and abilities shown above may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

Time Base: Full-time

Pay Plan: 12/12

Work Schedule: Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm (This position requires a flexible schedule. Early morning, evening or weekend hours may be required to complete work assignments.)

Salary and Benefits Information:

$3,515 - $6,358 per month / $42,180 - $76,296 annually (New employees should anticipate being hired at the beginning of the salary range)

This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible).

CSU, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance). For more information please visit

Additional Information:

California State University, Chico, in accordance with CSU policy, requires that the successful candidate complete a background check (including a criminal records check, sexual offender registry check, and/or fingerprinting) prior to assuming this position. Failure to satisfactorily complete or pass the background check may impact the job offer or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for posted positions identified as sensitive. This position is considered a sensitive position based on CSU guidelines.

Throughout employment in this position incumbent must maintain a valid California Driver's License as well as continued completion and compliance of the CSU Defensive Driver's Training course.

This position requires a flexible schedule. Early morning, evening or weekend hours may be required to complete work assignments.

About Chico State:

Graduate and undergraduate programs boast high-quality research experiences, exceptional faculty mentoring, and civic and global engagement opportunities. The campus motto, “Today Decides Tomorrow,” is brought to life by inclusive pedagogy, experiential learning, and co-curricular programming. The Chico Experience prepares students to be critical thinkers, engaged citizens, and inspired stewards of environmental, social, and economic resources. Together, they will become leaders solving the challenges of the 21st century.

The campus is located in Northern California, 90 minutes from the state capital, Sacramento, and a three-hour drive from the San Francisco Bay Area. Chico offers year-round natural beauty, outdoor leisure activities, and a thriving arts, music, and events scene. We acknowledge and are mindful that California State University, Chico stands on lands that were originally occupied by the first people of this area, the Mechoopda, and we recognize their distinctive spiritual relationship with this land and the waters that run through campus.

The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.

Chico State is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (i.e. H-1B Visas).

Advertised: May 17, 2022 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: May 31, 2022 (11:55 PM) Pacific Daylight Time

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