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Photographer Social Media Assistant

  • STARTING PAY RATE: $10.80/hour
  • JOB TYPE: Part-Time Hourly
  • POSITION START DATE: May 31, 2016
  • This position is currently not open.

Job Description

Under the supervision of the MBAC Assistant Director and MBAC Marketing Supervisor the Photographer/Social Media Assistant will be responsible for producing content for use in social media posts, brochures, and marketing materials highlighting the programs and activities occurring at MBAC during the busy summer season. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Assist with production of content to connect with customers and the community
  • Produce photos, video, and text content of both candid and arranged photo opportunities
  • Write articles for newsletters, social media posts, and press releases highlighting MBAC stories and events
  • Produce an image library for use in print and web materials throughout the year
  • Shoot photos of weekly camps for distribution to parents
  • Produce a weekly video highlighting camp activities (view samples at
  • Produce high quality posts to Facebook, Instagram and other social media channels highlighting MBAC activities
  • Assist with youth camp check-in and administrative duties during the week


Minimum & Preferred Requirements


  • Marketing or Art majors preferred. 
  • Priority consideration will be given to current SDSU and UCSD students.


  • 2 years DLSR photography experience.
  • 1 year social media or blog authoring experience
  • 1 year experience with GoPro and video editing software

License & Certification Requirements

  • Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguarding (must be obtained within the first month of employment- Available at MBAC)
  • NASBLA approved powerboat certification (must be obtained within the first month of employment- Available at MBAC)

Performance Expectations

  • Must work independently with minimal supervision
  • Must prioritize tasks and meet all deadlines
  • Must produce high-quality content consistent with MBAC culture and branding
  • Must be professional and courteous at all times
  • Must be able to work efficiently and show initiative
  • Must be dependable, punctual and show up ready to work

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Proven experience editing short video segments.
  • Computer experience with Lightroom, Photoshop, Premiere, and GoPro Studio preferred but training will be provided to qualified candidates.
  • Proven writing ability, photography, and social media experience is essential. 
  • Must be able to work productively with little or no supervision.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to relate and communicate effectively with a diverse population of students, staff, faculty, colleagues, and guests
  • Able to interact effectively with a wide diversity of people and support San Diego State University Associated Students’ values and mission

Schedule and Working Conditions

This is a part-time seasonal position.  Flexibility and willingness to work long or unusual hours including weekends with high demand during summer.  Must be available June-August.

Work Environment

The work environment will involve exposure to salt water, cold water, sun, wind, rain, weather, sand, seaweed, sea grass, ocean currents, sea creatures, breaking waves, and other outdoor elements.  Job requirements may include getting in the water in the bay or ocean, riding on boats or other watersports equipment.  At other times may require working in an office/computer workstation environment.

Physical Demands

Physical requirements include but are not limited to: swimming, swimming in rough and deep water, walking, running, walking or running over rough or uneven surfaces, bending, stooping, lifting, pushing, pulling, and carrying loads. Must be able to swim at least 550 yards, dive at least 10 feet deep, swim with a 10 pound object for at least 20 yards, and tread water for at least 2 minutes. Must be able to watch and supervise groups of students in the ocean and/or bay while coaching technique and supervising safety. Must be able to recognize and respond to emergencies and prevent injuries or drowning.

How to Apply

Download and complete application and supplemental questionnaire or in person at the Mission Bay Aquatic Center at 1001 Santa Clara Pl., San Diego, CA 92109 or at the Associated Students Business Office on the lower level in Aztec Center at SDSU.

Background Screening

A background check (including a criminal records check) may be required for this position and must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with Associated Students of SDSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current A.S. employees who apply for the position.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Associated Students is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion (to include religious dress practice and religious grooming practice), color, sex (to include breastfeeding or medical conditions related to breastfeed-ing), age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, military status, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression or any other protected group. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

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