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International Rescue Committee Newcomer Youth Summer Academy Photographer in New York, New York

Requisition ID: req39545

Job Title: Newcomer Youth Summer Academy Photographer

Sector: Youth Services

Employment Category: Intern

Employment Type: Part-Time

Compensation: USD 0.00 - 0.00 Hourly

Location: New York, NY RAI USA

Job Description

Summer Volunteer Photographer

Position: Newcomer Youth Summer Academy Photographer (2-4 positions)

Reports to: Senior Manager, Youth Programs

Position Term: July 5 – August 11

Hours: Part-time; varied 4-15 hours/week


Since 1999, the IRC has developed partnerships with New York City public schools, community-based organizations and local colleges and universities to support the positive development of refugee youth and their communities in New York City. The Education and Learning Program provides year-round programming working directly with refugee youth, their parents and families, and their schools.

Scope of Work:

The Newcomer Youth Summer Academy (NYSA) is a six-week program focusing on preparing newly arrived refugee youth to succeed at their grade level in the New York City public school system. Up to 130 students from ages 5 – 21 from over 20 countries will participate in academic, creative arts, physical education, and life skills classes. Field Trips are held on Fridays.

The Photographer will create high quality stock photos for the IRC’s internal and external purposes, including newsletters, funder reports and yearbook. The Photographer will work as needed on-site at the Academy. The Photographer will work collaboratively with the Yearbook Coordinator and Graphic Designer to ensure the Academy is well-documented and the Yearbook is a valued item of memorabilia for students and families.

*To be considered, photographer must be able to commit to photographing at least 50% of the top priority days/events, which are:

Staff Training

First Day of School

In-class and around-school candid photographs

Wednesday mid-day community events (e.g. Student-Staff basketball, Spelling Bee, Talent Show, International Food & Fashion Festival)

Field trips (every Friday)

Student & staff yearbook portraits

Graduation (Friday)

Essential Job Function:

· Photograph Newcomer Youth Summer Academy events, classes, take student and staff portraits

· Provide communication regularly with IRC administrators, Yearbook Coordinator and Graphic Designer

· Provide images in easy to download files organized by date and event

· Edit photo rolls

· Edit photos



Photographer with at least two years photographing experience

Strong organizational, communication, and collaboration skills

Flexible, and able to solve problems

High level of cultural competence

Fluency with photo editing programs

Experience working with diverse populations and youth desirable

Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and as part of a team

Consent to photos being the property of IRC and not for use by the photographer without IRC’s permission

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: In accordance with IRC’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards and our commitment to safeguard the health of our employees, clients, and communities, IRC requires candidates who are selected for interview to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for this position.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity: IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal.

Equal Opportunity Employer:We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.