Photographer/Marketing Assistant


Date Posted:
MB Special Events
San Diego
United States of America
Mission Bay Aquatic Center




GENERAL PURPOSE: Under the supervision of the MBAC Assistant Director and MBAC Marketing Coordinator the Photographer/Marketing Assistant will be responsible for assisting in telling the MBAC story through photographing and producing content for use in social media assets, brochures, and marketing materials detailing the programs and activities occurring at MBAC during the busy summer season. 


Primary Functions 

  • Take photos and video content of MBAC programming for distribution to participants and for use in marketing materials 
  • Capture daily photos of youth summer activities for distribution to families
  • Review, edit and upload photos to various media assets 
  • Produce photos, video, and text content of both candid and arranged photo opportunities
  • Assist with production of materials to connect with customers and the community
  • Assist with blog content, social media posts, and press releases highlighting MBAC stories and events 
  • Categorize and organize assets as a library for use in print and web materials
  • Produce high quality posts to social media channels highlighting MBAC activities
  • Assist with youth summer camp check-in and administrative duties as needed 

Customer Service and Collaboration 

  • Provides outstanding customer service to camp participants and their families Establishes and maintains working relationships with various A.S. and University departments 


  • Ensures all operations are conducted with safety of staff and customers as first priority, and in accordance with the Injury and Illness Prevention Plan and other safety policies
  • Adheres to Associated Students’ Code of Safe Practices

Minimum Requirements





  • Marketing or Art majors preferred 
  • Priority consideration will be given to current SDSU or UCSD students Experience: 
  • Two years DLSR photography experience 
  • Experience with Adobe Lightroom or other photo organization and editing software 
  • Experience with high volume photo workflow 
  • 1 year social media or blog authoring experience preferred 

License & Certification Requirements: 

  • Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguarding (must be obtained within the first month of employment- Available at MBAC) 
  • US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling (must be obtained within the first month of employment- Available at MBAC) 
  • FBI, DOJ, and LiveScan fingerprint clearance 
  • Current valid Driver’s License 


  • Must participate in all Mission Bay Aquatic Center mandatory meetings and trainings: Sexual Harassment Policy Training 
    • MBAC Abuse Prevention Policy Training 
    • MBAC EAP Training 
    • All Staff Training 
  • MBAC Sailing Course or Qualification 



  • Produce photos of all youth campers weekly for distribution 
  • Organize weekly photo and video content for distribution and future use
  • Produce short weekly compilation of video clips 
  • Must work independently with minimal supervision 
  • Must prioritize tasks and meet all deadlines 
  • Must produce high-quality content consistent with MBAC culture and branding
  • Must be professional and courteous at all times 
  • Must be able to work efficiently and show initiative 
  • Must be dependable, punctual and show up ready to work 


  • Experience with Lightroom, Photoshop, Premiere, and GoPro Studio preferred, but training will be provided to qualified candidates. 
  • Proven photography skills and social media experience relating to creating content for
  • Blog authoring experience preferred. 
  • Experience editing short video segments. 
  • Must be able to work productively with little or no supervision. 
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to relate and communicate effectively with a diverse population of students, staff, faculty, colleagues, and guests.
  • Ability to interact effectively with a wide diversity of people and support San Diego State University Associated Students’ values and mission. 



This is a part-time seasonal position. 5-15 hours per week in spring. Flexibility and willingness to work long or unusual hours including weekends with high demand during summer. Must be fully available June-August. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

The work environment will involve exposure to salt water, cold water, sun, wind, rain, weather, sand, seaweed, sea grass, ocean currents, sea creatures, breaking waves, and other outdoor elements. Job requirements may include getting in the water in the bay or ocean, riding on boats or other watersports equipment. At other times may require working in an office/computer workstation environment. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Physical requirements include but are not limited to: swimming, swimming in rough and deep water, walking, running, walking or running over rough or uneven surfaces, bending, stooping, lifting, pushing, pulling, and carrying loads. Must be able to swim at least 550 yards, dive at least 10 feet deep, swim with a 10 pound object for at least 20 yards, and tread water for at least 2 minutes. Must be able to watch and supervise groups of students in the ocean and/or bay while coaching technique and supervising safety. Must be able to recognize and respond to emergencies and prevent injuries or drowning. 


Inside the Organization: 

  • Reports to the MBAC Assistant Director and MBAC Marketing Coordinator
  • Works closely with the Youth Programs & Events Supervisor, Youth Camp Program Assistant, Youth Camp Administrator, and Youth Camp Counselors 


EMPLOYMENT CATEGORY: Part-Time, Range II, Step I – Starting Rate: $16.80/hour 

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with Associated Students. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current Associated Students employees who apply for the position.