(1 position available)

Kelly Swindell, Media and Communications Director

The Photography and Media Associate serves EMF as a key summer team member, working under the close supervision of the Media and Communications Director and other EMF administrative staff. The Photography and Media Associate supports the Festival for eight weeks during pre-season (June 15 – 26), during the five-week Festival (June 27 – August 1), and post-season wrap-up (August 2 – 10) with flexible hours depending on Festival schedule, events, performances, and content needs.

The Photography and Media Associate will focus their energies on the visual content of EMF concerts, recitals, competitions, and the Festival experience in general. Together with the Media and Communications Associate(s) and Media and Communications Director, they will be part of a fast-paced, ‘real-time’ media and communications team. 

Duties will include:

Photographic Coverage of Festival

  • Photograph concerts, outreach events, recitals, rehearsals, concerto competition, guest artists, special events, etc.
  • Chronicle the EMF experience through photography and videography
  • Work with Media and Communications Director, Director of Education, Director of Development, and Executive Director to assure that images specified by EMF are captured during the five-week season
  • Edit and label photos in a timely manner for immediate and future use
  • Maintain a photo filing system that will be user-friendly for year-round EMF staff to use after the summer season. (EMF uses Flickr for its online photography library)

Media & Communications Coordination

  • Work in tandem with the Media and Communications Director to assure that the Media & Communications Team has photography needed for advertising, social media posts, newsletters, press releases, recruitment and outreach collateral, and future EMF publications.
  • Collaborate with Media and Communications Team on visual content ideas and opportunities
  • Ensure visual content supports EMF brand and image
  • Supervise student photographers (work-study, pending available and interested student photographers). Assess their skill levels and assign photography jobs as appropriate based on their skill and their availability
  • Review all photos and visual content to EMF’s Media and Communications Director to make sure that each photographic image reflects the goals and values of the organization before the images are made public

Other Duties as Assigned


Applicants should have:

  • excellent leadership and interpersonal skills
  • experience managing groups of people (specifically students ages 14-23)
  • demonstrated proficiency with digital photography/videography techniques
  • understanding of photo and video content for social media
  • understanding of pairing of written and visual content across multiple platforms
  • digital SLR camera and appropriate ancillary equipment
  • experience in shooting photos in low light (concert) settings
  • a valid U.S. drivers’ license, a clean driving record, and automobile transportation to performances and events 7 days a

Applicants should possess strong organizational and time management skills, the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and have outstanding attention to detail. Strong computer skills (including Adobe Creative Cloud platform, Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as the use of social media platforms) are needed.

Knowledge of classical music is beneficial, but not required.

The Photography and Media Associate must supply their own mobile phone and laptop computer. A GoPro camera and memory cards will be provided. Back-up cameras and tripods are available.

The Photography and Media Associate must be able to work nights and weekends covering EMF events and then quickly edit and archive the photos for EMF’s use by pre-determined deadlines. Some events may require overnight turnaround.

All summer staff members are encouraged to attend a wide variety of concerts, educational programs, fundraising events, etc., to gain a thorough understanding of all aspects of the artistic and administrative activities of the Festival. Summer staff may occasionally be assigned to projects outside of their position descriptions, as needed.

Preference will be given to candidates who are age 23 or older. A valid U.S. driver’s license and clean driving record are required.

STIPEND: $1,000 plus a Campus Cafeteria Meal Card OR $300 Food stipend (please indicate choice) and housing*, if needed.

ARRIVAL/START DATE: Monday, June 15, 2020
DEPARTURE DATE: Monday, August 10, 2020


All applicants must submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, photography samples, and the EMF summer staff application. Send all materials to: Eastern Music Festival, Summer Employment, PO Box 22026, Greensboro, NC 27420. The deadline for the receipt of applications is February 20, 2020.

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(336) 333-7450 ext. 226

*Room and Board on the campus of Guilford College is available but not mandatory.



Eastern Music Festival is an equal employment opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs, and not on race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, weight, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, political affiliation, or any other factor protected by law.


For more information, email Melissa Edwards, Director of Education & Admissions, or call (336) 333-7450 x227. All information is subject to change without notice.