Vail Resorts EpicMix Photographer - Winter Seasonal - Keystone Resort in Keystone, Colorado

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EpicMix Photographer - Winter Seasonal, Full Time, Keystone Mountain, CO

As an EpicMix photographer you will be taking photographs capturing the Experience of a Lifetime for thousands of guests. 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.

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 photography, passionate about working with people, 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.

Qualifications:

  • High school education or equivalent - required.

  • Basic computer skills - required.

  • Must have the ability to communicate fluently (written and oral) in English - required.

  • Must be able and willing to work outdoors in variable weather conditions indicative of the high alpine environment in winter - required.

  • Ability to stand up to 6 hours during shift - required.

  • Must be able to work weekends, and holidays - required.

  • Must be able to lift 40+ lbs - required.

  • Must be able to commit to scheduled hours and dates - required.

  • Passion for photography. Prefer one semester of school photography and or practical professional experience - preferred.

  • Comfortable working with a DSLR camera - preferred.

  • Previous retail sales and customer service experience - preferred.

  • Level 7 ski or snowboard skills - preferred

  • Cash handling experience - preferred.

  • Excellent guest service skills - preferred.

We’re looking for team members who are passionate about their work and the world around them, who take pride in ensuring our guests receive the best possible service and who bring a sense of self and fun to all they do. Life at 9,280 feet in the sky is a little different. With our crisp Rocky Mountain air and boundless options for adventure and exploration, you can join a community who loves where they live and loves what they do. Keystone will be your home away from home; a place where friendliness, an eye for detail and unmatched guest service is the foundation of our Culture. Come join our team – where A Mountain of Possibilities awaits. 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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