Photography Volunteer Position


Published:

12/20/2017

Time Commitment

Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)

Duration

Short-Term (few weeks/months)

Address

c/o Instituto Cultural Oaxaca
Avenida Juarez 909, Colonia Centro
Oaxaca
OAX
68000
Mexico

Description

Description

Photographers will play a crucial role in documenting the progress and development of women in our program, as well as putting together a visual record of the organization’s activities. Photographers will participate in a step of the loan process, and will be responsible for visiting the women to take a photo of their loan purchases. This step in the loan process ensures that borrowers invest their interest-free loans in their businesses.

 

This is an excellent opportunity for someone to improve their Spanish language communication skills, have an enriching cultural experience, and foster deeper relationships with community members in Oaxaca. Commitment to development work, experience leading groups, and flexibility to work in a non-profit organization are essential.


Major Responsibilities

·     Traveling on public transport into the local communities to photograph women and their new loan purchases

·     Organize schedules and appointments with the women

·     Take the photos, edit and upload them to our database

·     Review loan proposals and business, prior to meeting with the women

·     Build relationships with borrowers, and make sure there is a positive and respectful dynamic within the group

·     Attend En Vía events, and other activities to photograph

 

Requirements

·     Own a camera (preferably DSLR with large aperture/low f-stop lenses)

·     Bring own computer and have access to photo editing software (ideally Lightroom / Photoshop or PS Elements)

·     Experience editing photos

·     Experience photographing people

·     Excellent people skills: outgoing, friendly, warm, professional

·     Ability and passion for building relationships with individuals from different backgrounds

·     Good judgment, strong initiative, and ability to work independently with minimal supervision

·     Demonstrated commitment to community development

·     Experience living abroad

·     Intermediate/Advanced spoken level of Spanish

 

Commitment

·     Weekly commitment of approximately 16-20hrs over 2-3 days (you will be, within reason, in control of your own schedule)

·     Minimum 2-month commitment required

Benefits

Training Provided

Language/Cultural Support Available

We welcome

International Volunteers

How To Apply

volunteer@envia.org

http://www.envia.org

·     Send your resume and cover letter to volunteer@envia.org

·     Attach 3 of your favorite portrait photos you have taken. 


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