Photographer/Operations Assistant (Hourly Job)

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    Photographer/Operations Assistant (Hourly Job)
  • Deadline:
    Feb. 23, 2024, noon

Job Number: 762 Salary: $20 - $55.00 Department: Operations/Photography Days/Hours: Monday - Friday 8AM - 5PM (standard schedule) Monday - Friday 8AM - 9PM (select weeks when graduation season has picked up) Saturday - Sunday 10AM - 4 PM (Select weekends only) This is a seasonal job and staff must reapply each school year. The average number of hours is 5-10 hours per week. Note that during the peak season you will be asked to work closer to 10-20 hours/week.

UCLA Student Media is composed of the Daily Bruin, BruinLife (web, yearbook and studio), UCLA Radio and 7 other special interest magazines. As a Student Media Photographer/Operations Assistant, you hold multiple responsibilities throughout the department. They include, but are not limited to:

Photographer (80% of the job): As a photographer, you will be doing 50% studio photography & 50% field photography. Within the studio, you will assist the main career photographer with taking grad portraits, passport photos, and professional portraits. Field photography consists of doing photo assignments for any of the news magazines when needed and for the BruinLife website and yearbook regularly when the grad season has not picked up..


Being part of the studio staff requires that you get the word out that our studio exists. This entails tabling, flyering, posting in social media groups, etc. Effective marketing must be done to better boost awareness of our studio and products. You are responsible for the sales, marketing and promotion of the photo studio and yearbook.

Studio Production Management:

You are also responsible for sales entry, data entry, fulfilling orders (printing, packaging, shipping) and providing customer support.

Front Desk (10% of the job):

The front desk is closely tied to the operations of the BruinLife Photo Studio. When working at the front desk you will assist customers with checking in for their photo appointment, picking up orders, and any inquiries about the photo studio. The front desk is also responsible for answering general Student Media inquiries and transferring incoming calls to the appropriate department. The front desk is also responsible for food ordering for meetings for various publications, travel arrangements and event planning.

Operations Assistant (10% of the job):

During down times you serve as an operations assistant. This entails assisting the career operations manager with day to day tasks for the department and year long departmental projects. Tasks include but are not limited to alumni outreach, data entry, archiving, stock management, construction of new furniture, office maintenance & upkeep.


Must have intermediate skills in photography. Must have proficient skills using a DSLR camera (Nikon preferred) and have a basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop or photo editing skills. A photo portfolio is required for this position. Basic writing skills required.

Applicant must have good communication skills, be detail-oriented, phone skills, organized, punctual and have a friendly demeanor. Applicant must work well with others as this position requires being a team player. Applicant must be able to work well under pressure since it can become hectic during the high of the graduation season. Applicant must be able to follow directions. Customer service experience is desired but not required.

Must be a full time UCLA Student. Needs to work during midterm/finals week and during spring break. Ability to work during Summer Session is preferred but not a requirement. Must be able to work for a whole academic year (fall to spring).

Please note that this is the same job advertised on the ASUCLA Job Board. If you applied to this position thru that job board, you only need to submit a photo portfolio as part of your application.