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Job Opening: Manager, Photography and Multimedia


Position: Manager, Photography and Multimedia
Company: University of Houston
Location: Houston TX US

The Manager, Photography and Multimedia manages, plans and directs all photography and multimedia for the Division of University Advancement and University Relations and others as needed. This position works closely with multiple departments assisting staff and faculty across the university.


Serves as University photographer, producing and directing photography in coordination with various offices and departments

Produces photography for a variety of applications including editorial content, the UHD magazine, websites, and other marketing and communications collateral

Shoots photos of special events for the Division of University Advancement and University Relations and for the Office of the President

Serves as a producer for University Relations video and multimedia projects, coordinating talent, location, props, and production

Manages and trains technical staff and student assistants supporting photography and multimedia

Manages digital archives of University photography

Plans, evaluates, and recommends equipment and resources for the product and distribution of photography and multimedia


Performs all other duties as assigned


Direct Reports: Supervises part-time employees

Delegation of Work: Regularly assigns work to subordinate(s)

Supervision Given: Makes final decision on evaluating employee performance; hiring new employees; disciplinary actions;makes final decision on scheduling employee work hours; makes final decision on coaching and counseling; training; provides recommendations on handling employee grievances and complaints; and makes final decision on granting time off


Proficient in Adobe Creative Cloud or CS6, Photoshop, Photo Mechanic, Light Room and related creative applications

Broad understanding of cameras and camera control, shutter speeds, apertures, lens types, filters and effects; understanding of recording clear audio under different conditions; understanding of the principles lighting for video and photo production

Knowledge of trends, issues, and accepted practices relevant to the position

Candidates must have strong analytical and problem solving skills, as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Ability to be flexible and adaptable to change

Ability to communicate tasks and ideas with a positive and constructive attitude

Ability to effectively communicate with a wide variety of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community.


Primary Work Location: Position works both indoors and outdoors, there may be hot or cold weather involved when working outdoors.

Physical Demands: Work is normally performed in a typical interior work environment, which does not subject the employee to any unpleasant elements

Position is physically comfortable; individual has discretion about sitting (50%) walking (25%), standing (25%), etc. Must lift and carry up to 60 lbs. Must push and pull up to 100 lbs. Occasionally stooping, kneeling, reaching and crouching. Must be able to climb and maintain balance. Must be able to see, color vision is required

Work environment involves minimal exposure to physical risks.



Required Education:
Baccalaureate degree

Required Experience:
Minimum of six (6) years of experience in photography

Two (2) years of experience working in Higher Education

Two (2) years of experience shooting photography at special events

License/Certification: None



About University of

Houston Downtown

The University

of Houston-Downtown is a comprehensive four-year university offering bachelor’s

and selected master’s degree programs and providing strong academic and career

preparation as well as life-long learning opportunities. Located in the

heart of the city, the University reflects the diversity of the Greater Houston

Metropolitan Area, and, through its academic programs, engages with the

community to address the needs and advance the development of the

region. UHD is an inclusive community dedicated to integrating teaching,

service, and scholarly research to develop students’ talents and prepare them

for success in a dynamic global society. UHD draws students from throughout the

Greater Houston area. UHD is considered one of the most ethnically diverse

liberal arts institutions in the southwest, a distinction that indicates the

student body accurately reflects the Houston community’s wealth of cultures,

languages and nationalities. The University offers all students a specially

tailored opportunity for quality higher education, as well as small classes.

UHD employs over 1,100 faculty and staff.

Since opening

its doors in 1974, UHD has grown in mission and service, and now offers

baccalaureate degrees in 44 areas and eight master’s degree programs. Over 14,000

students attend classes in five Colleges: Business, Humanities and Social

Sciences, Public Service and Sciences and Technology, as well as University

College, which serves as the entry point for all students coming to UHD.

Approximately 2,000 students graduate each year with degrees in humanities and

the arts, social sciences, business, the sciences and technology, education and

criminal justice. As one of the four distinct and separate components of

the University of Houston System, UHD offers educational opportunities and

access to students from a variety of backgrounds, including many

first-generation college students, students who work full- or part-time,

students with additional family obligations, and students who transfer

from community colleges and other higher education institutions. The

University of Houston


is a public system of higher education that includes three

other universities in addition to UHD—the University of Houston, UH-Clear Lake




well as two teaching centers—

UH System at Sugar Land


UH System at

Cinco Ranch


Required Attachments by Candidate


Resume, Cover Letter/Letter of Application


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