Job Description

Grand Canyon University is seeking a Photographer to serve as the university/staff photographer in support of a wide range of online and print communications efforts. This position is responsible for producing a wide variety of creative, high-quality images of people, structures and events for the university’s web sites and various external and internal advertisements and publications.

*Submit a link or attachment to an online portfolio to be considered.


  • Provide photographic services to all requesting departments of the University, especially the GCU Today website ( and GCU Magazine, which may occur on-location, off-site or in studio; produces images in a wide variety of disciplines to support the University’s communications, public relations, athletics, student activities and marketing needs.

  • Attend and participates in project goal setting, creative planning meetings and project-related coordination meetings to understand the purpose, concept and requirements of upcoming photo shoots.

  • Scout and inspect locations and determine best angles, positioning of subjects, lighting, backgrounds.

  • Take multiple photographs as part of each assignment to provide editors, writers and others with options, and enhancing the quality of digital images as appropriate to prepare them for publication.

  • Utilize image asset database, tags images correctly for search-ability to enable all users to find images to meet their needs.

  • Conduct post-production image editing and prepares files for cataloging.

  • Maintain accurate logs of sites and subjects photographed; establishes and maintains archives.

  • Stay current with the latest technologies in photography and editing software in order to suggest and provide expert advice with regard to new hardware and software acquisition.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in Photography, Photojournalism, Fine Arts or a related area preferred.

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience doing various types of photography with both natural and studio lighting, environmental and architectural, candids, images of objects, on-location, crow shots, etc.

  • Must travel locally, out of town, and out of state which may require overnight stays.

  • Must have valid driver’s license and clean driving record.

  • Must have reliable transportation in order to drive to and from various off-site locations.

  • Flexible schedule which includes nights, weekends and holidays is required.

  • Must pass pre-employment background investigation.

  • Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University.

  • Submit a link or attachment to an online portfolio to be considered.


GCU's Christian worldview has shaped the university's mission and growth for more than 65 years. As a Christ-centered higher education institution, GCU integrates faith, learning and work to connect the GCU community with distinct Christian principles and strong central values. The University values diversity among its students, faculty and staff, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans. At GCU, working professionals may find their purpose in ways marked by compassion, service, integrity and concern for the common good.

Employment is contingent upon the satisfactory outcome (as determined by the university) of pre-employment screening activities, including a background check.

For assistance with your job application please use our External Candidate Job Application Guide.

All staff and faculty candidates will be asked to review GCU’s staff or faculty expectations as part of the application process.

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Posted 23 Days Ago

Full time


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