MANDATORY summer commitment: June 13th - August 14th, 2019.
No exceptions will be made.
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The Ionian Village Videographer is responsible for capturing, producing, and editing a series of videos during the summer program at Ionian Village. The Videographer is solely responsible for video set-up, equipment management, and all technical tasks that are associated with filming the camp. The Videographer is not a Staff member but will be on the fringes of most activities and trips, inconspicuously capturing the experience of the campers at Ionian Village.
The ideal Videographer is:
Professionally: Organized, Detail-oriented, self-managing, receptive, timely, creative
Personally: Flexible, positive, effective communicator, discrete
Working as the Videographer for Ionian Village should not be viewed as a vacation. You will be expected to work a 24-hour day, 7 days a week while camp is in session. The Videographer works both behind the scenes editing and producing timely videos, and at the majority of events to capture relevant footage and provide a high level experience for the campers of Ionian Village. The Videographer also must go on all camp trips. While demanding, it is an extremely rewarding experience.
This is a paid position which also includes; round-trip airfare from JFK Airport in New York to Greece and full room and board while you are working during the camp sessions. Travel to New York is at your own expense. Any personal shopping while camp is in session is at your own expense. You are responsible for your own travel, lodging, and meals during the three day break in-between sessions.
Videographer responsibilities at Ionian Village include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Pre-Camp: Participate in training conference calls (2-3 throughout April-May), thoroughly read camp manuals
- Equipment: Ionian Village owns various filming equipment. The Videographer is responsible for operating, and inventorying all the video equipment at the beginning and end of camp
- Hard Drive Management: Digitally organizing all drafted and finished content on the provided hard drives
- Filming: Capturing the camper experience at all activities and trips throughout the session
- Editing: Spending allotted time editing and producing videos
- Videos: Providing a pre-determined number of finalized videos agreed upon in the pre-camp contract
- Social Media: Producing several versions of the videos that are suitable for Social Media posts
- Travel: Participate and capture all the trips
- Any other duties specified by the Director.
Expectations of the Videographer include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Availability: Be able and committed to work June 13th - August 14th, 2019. If you are accepted and are no longer to meet the needs of the program, please be prepared to resign your acceptance.
- Impeccability: Maintain a professional appearance and demeanor at all times, recognizing that we are guests of the Greek Government and representatives of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.
- Model: Be a positive Orthodox Christian role model for campers and others, which includes adhering to camp policies and rules, maintaining cleanliness, punctuality, sportsmanship, table manners, proper dress attire and Orthodox faith and morality.
- Fitness: Able to lift at least 30 lbs. (this is a labor-intensive position)
- Rapport: Ability to build rapport with the Cabin Staff and Admin
- Communication: Model professional verbal and written communication skills with Admin, Cabin Staff
- Meetings: Attend meetings when necessary
- Stamina: Excel under pressure in a fast paced environment
- Resilience: Be able to take direction and constructive criticism
- Film Experience: Experience in filming, producing, and editing videos that tell a story and have a planned direction and theme. Portfolio of project will be requested for review.
- Education: Must have graduated from High school in 2017 or earlier with a diploma or GED
- Discretion: Should possess the ability to work independently behind the scenes, film moments at camp without being overly intrusive, and engage with campers when applicable
- No alcohol, drugs or acting out of any kind.
- Extreme care must be exercised in all interpersonal relationships involving staff members and campers.
- Non-professional conduct will not be tolerated and may be grounds for dismissal.
**The Videographer may be sent home or asked to leave the program at any time at the discretion of the Camp Director.**
STAFF APPLICATION PROCESS
The Videographer Application process includes four main components: A resume, cover letter, project proposal, video interview.
Resume and cover letters must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 15.