Job Opportunities
Photographer, Athletics & Recreation

McMaster University's Department of Athletics and Recreation is seeking a part-time Photographer to join our team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for creating visually appealing and effective designs to promote our varsity sports teams and programs. Reporting to the Sports Information Officer and/or Communications & Marketing Coordinator, the successful Photographer candidate will support in the planning and execution of photo shoots, event coverage and other digital media content for McMaster University's Department of Athletics & Recreation programs. 


Application Deadline: Sunday, May 14th, 2023


Submit resume, cover letter and portfolio via email to Jay Barlett, Communications & Marketing Coordinator ( The portfolio should demonstrate your ability to create visually compelling photos in various settings, including sports coverage, recreation and fitness, head shots, group photos and event photography.



Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Details


Summer/Fall/Winter 2023

  • Capture high-quality photographs of McMaster University athletic events, games, and competitions, including headshots and team photos.
  • Produce visual content that showcases recreation programs and classes, facilities, and events.
  • Plan and execute photography shoots, including identifying locations, setting up equipment, and coordinating/directing subjects and clients.
  • Edit and enhance photos using industry-standard software (Adobe Creative Suite) to ensure they meet the highest quality standards.
  • Organize and maintain all photography assets on Dropbox to ensure easy access for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with other members of the marketing and communications team to support the university's brand and messaging.
  • Maintain all photography equipment and ensure that it is in good working order.
  • Assist in developing photography strategies and campaigns that align with the department's goals and objectives.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest photography trends and techniques to ensure our content remains fresh and relevant.


  • At least 1 year of photography experience, with a focus on sports, physical activity, events, and portraits.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with professional photography equipment, including cameras, lenses, lighting, and software.
  • Strong knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop and Lightroom.
  • Understanding of artificial lighting
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • A portfolio of work that demonstrates your ability to capture high-quality photographs in a variety of settings and situations, including capturing action in low-light, outdoor and night time.
  • Ability to work primarily during evenings and weekends


  • In-depth understanding of mirrorless cameras and experience with Sony a7iii or equivalent models.
  • Experience shooting sports at a high school, collegiate or professional level.

Submit your resume, cover letter and portfolio via email to Jay Barlett, Communications & Marketing Coordinator ( The portfolio should demonstrate your ability to create visually compelling designs for various platforms, including social media, digital advertising and print materials.

  • Photography equipment will be provided during shifts by the Department of Athletics & Recreation.
  • Approximately 10 hours per week.
  • Must be available to work on campus in the David Braley Athletic Centre or surrounding athletic complex.
  • Option for some travel with varsity teams to cover events.
  • Check us out on Instagram and consider joining our team for the 2023-24 season!