Vail Resorts Epic Mix Photographer - Winter Seasonal - Breckenridge Ski Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado
Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts. You're someone who pushes boundaries and challenges the status quo. You're brave, ambitious and passionate in everything you do. And we want you on our team. Pursue your fullest potential and never settle in the quest to deliver extraordinary guest service. Join one of the world's most innovative companies and re-imagine a mountain resort experience with us. Welcome to Vail Resorts. Reach Your Peak.
As an EpicMix photographer you will be taking photographs capturing the Experience of a Lifetime for thousands of guests and ski school students. The images you take will be sent directly online and into the guests EpicMix account where they will be available for purchase and sharing. EpicMix photographers will be assigned to different locations (zones) on and off the mountain and expected to work in all temperatures and weather conditions indicative of the winter alpine environment of the resort.
EpicMix Photographers are on the front line interacting with hundreds of guests daily. In addition to taking photographs you are expected to provide the highest level of guest service and friendly interaction at all times.
Photographers must be comfortable standing outside for long periods of time proactively greeting and approaching guests with the intent of offering our professional photographic services. You will be responsible for accurately scanning guest passes for the purpose of tracking images, then composing and shooting candid photos as well as more formal family ski portraits and action shots. Once the photos are taken, you must be able to clearly communicate the photo viewing, sharing and purchasing process to every guest that was photographed. You will also be responsible for meeting certain photo quality and quantity expectations as set by the EpicMix Director and Steering Committee and directed by the EpicMix Photo Manager.
Photographers should have passion for photography at least a rudimentary understanding of the basic photographic concepts of exposure, focus, and composition. Photographers should be comfortable handing and using a DSLR Camera, tethered computer and scanner. Photographers must understand and be able to communicate to guests on the process for viewing and purchasing their photos.
Most importantly, EpicMix photographers must be passionate about working with people, passionate about photography, and take pride in capturing the highest quality images possible.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Follow all company and department safety procedures
Capture highest quality and expected quantity of photographs and photo sessions, following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to ensure quality standards and department goals are being met
Understand basic photographic concepts of proper exposure, proper focus.
Comfortable working with a DSLR camera and tethered computer and scanner
Willing and able to work outdoors in all weather conditions that one would experience in the alpine environment of the resorts in winter
Provide a high level of proactive guest service in all guest interactions
Travel to various mountain locations requiring level 7 ski or snowboard skills. This position skis or snowboards as a means of transportation only.
Provide assistance in sales locations
Photograph, print and sell, ski school kids photos , following specific kids program Provide assistance with any photo operation related tasks, including but not limited to; equipment care & maintenance, photo back up and review
Must be able and willing to work outdoors in all temperatures and variable weather conditions indicative of the High Alpine environment in winter
Ability to stand up to 6 hours during shift
Must be able to work weekends, and holidays
Must be able to lift 40+ lbs
Must be able to commit to scheduled hours and dates
Excellent guest service skills
Passion for photography Prefer one semester of school photography and or practical professional experience.
Comfortable working with a DSLR camera
Previous retail sales and customer service experience
Level 7 ski or snowboard skills.
Cash handling experience
If you’re hard working and feel exhilarated serving others, you’ll feel right at home in our authentic ski town and world-class mountain resort. As a community of adventurers and discoverers, we deliver an experience of a lifetime to every single guest that visits our mountain town. If you’re interested in moving mountains in your career, come work with us at Breckenridge where you’ll instantly feel at home. www.vailresortscareers.com
Vail Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.
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