Lowry Park Zoo seeks marketing digital photography internship

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Marketing Digital Photography Internship –  Spring 2017
DEADLINE TO APPLY:  January 2, 2017 at 5:00pm ET
Description: 
Intern will photograph images based on both assignments and also on a semester project of their choice.
Other functions include:
•Under direct supervision of the Marketing Manager and an associate professional photographer, supplement and maintain the Zoo’s digital photo archives and photo releases.
•Photograph animals, plants, events, visitors, programs and exhibits for potential use in signage, advertising, presentations, the Zoo’s website, social media or Zoo publications.
•Perform post-production activities including editing and formatting as needed
•Film, edit and post videos of animals and events to promote the Zoo.
•Attend and actively participate in Zoo special events and other marketing/PR functions as needed.
•Assist Marketing and PR team as needed.
Qualifications: 
•Junior or senior status or recent graduate with major coursework toward a degree in Photography, Graphic Arts or Fine Arts with a concentration in Photography. Portfolio required and may be uploaded as part of resume or under ‘other’ field in online application form.
•Proficiency with digital SLR cameras. Personal equipment is required. Intern MUST provide their own DSLR camera. 
•Past experience with wildlife photography preferred, but not required.
•Proficiency with the Adobe Photoshop. Access to this program on a personal laptop is ideal.
•Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
•Familiarity with Adobe Premier Pro is a plus, but not required.
•Videography experience preferred.
•Must be at least 18 years of age.
•Must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Required Availability: 
•Must be able to commit to a 14 week internship.
•Must be able to commit to a schedule of a minimum of 10 hours per week, preferably 15-20. Work days are primarily Monday through Friday within Zoo operating hours (9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Days and hours are flexible.
•Some weekend and extended hours may be required during special events.
•If total semester internship hours must equal more than 15-20 hours per week, additional hours may be arranged.
Additional Requirements:
If an internship offer is made, it is contingent on:
•Candidate will be responsible for a non-refundable $25 Application Fee.
•Candidates seeking academic credit must have arrangements agreed upon between the Zoo and their school before beginning the internship.
•All offers are contingent on the successful completion of a criminal background screening and execution of a required hold harmless/liability release agreement.
•Interns must have personal health insurance coverage for illness or injury (as volunteers and interns are not covered by the Zoo workers’ compensation program).
Benefits:
Internships are unpaid and are designed to meet academic requirements, as applicable, and provide valuable real-world experience for participants. Successful completion of an internship may also yield letters of recommendation, a portfolio of their work when applicable, and important networking contacts.
Who is eligible?
Applicants must be a Junior, Senior, or Master’s level students or recent graduates. Applicants must submit an Internship Application, cover letter, and resume in order to be considered for a position.
Please visit http://www.lowryparkzoo.com/internships.php for more information.
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