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Montana Tech Photographer / Videographer in Butte, Montana

Photographer / Videographer

Full-Time, Temporary

Applications received by August 1, 2021 will be guaranteed full review and consideration. Applications received after that date may be considered until an adequate applicant pool has been established.


The Photographer/Videographer will be responsible for planning, capturing, editing, and organizing photo and video assets for Montana Technological University’s marketing, recruitment, and fundraising efforts.

Montana Technological University seeks a Photographer/Videographer to join our team in Butte, Montana on a 1-year contract. This individual will help articulate the institution’s compelling narrative to prospective students, alumni, employers, and the general public through well-honed skills as a professional A/V storyteller. Our ideal candidate can help develop and articulate plans through storyboarding, is seasoned behind the camera taking both stills and video, understands audio capture, and makes editing look easy. Ability to create simple motion graphics and experience with digital asset management applications are also a plus.

You will document our beautiful campus and surroundings, capture student experiences at campus events, in our high tech labs, and in wilderness field camps, script and produce promotional videos for recruitment and fundraising purposes, and generally help to expand, improve, and organize Montana Tech’s library of photo and video assets.

Montana’s only Special Focus University, Montana Technological University is consistently recognized among America’s best values in STEM and healthcare education. Montana Tech’s campus is perched on a hill overlooking historic Butte, Montana’s Festival City. Nestled in the breathtaking Rocky Mountains of Southwest Montana, Butte boasts unparalleled access to outdoor recreation including hiking, camping, biking, skiing, climbing, floating, fishing, hunting, and more.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Film, Photography, Media Arts, Marketing, or a related field

  • 3+ years of experience producing photos and videos in a professional context

  • The ability to work a flexible schedule allowing occasional night or weekend events, regional travel to location shoots

  • Portfolio of exceptional professional photo and video work clearly stating nature of involvement

  • Strong office software aptitude with ability to quickly learn new applications

  • Valid driver’s license


  • Demonstrated proficiency with professional photo/video/audio hardware (DSLR, microphones, lighting)

  • Proficiency with the Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Photoshop and Premiere

  • People skills for interviewing subjects, working with a team to plan projects, and interfacing with any required outside vendors


  • Experience working in higher education environment

  • Drone photo/video experience

  • 360-degree photo/video experience

  • Ability to create motion graphics in Adobe After Effects

  • Basic understanding of/interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education


  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds

  • Ability to stand for up to 2 hours

  • Ability to walk, climb stairs and ramps

  • Ability to sit, crouch, stoop, kneel as needed while shooting photos or video

    Montana Tech is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, gender, age, political beliefs, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation or preference. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged. Montana Tech makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, Montana Tech provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans.

    To claim veteran’s preference please complete the employment (veteran’s) preference form located on the employment page and email to You must include the job title of the position in which you are applying.

    To request an accommodation for the application or interview, please contact Cathy Isakson 406-496-4380;

    Montana Technological University provides a comprehensive benefits package for all eligible positions that includes health, dental and vision insurance, mandatory retirement plan with employer contribution, partial tuition waiver, and a wellness program.

    Montana Technological University, Butte Montana, is nestled in the Heart of the Rocky Mountains along the Continental Divide, where I-15 and I-90 intersect. We are home to the largest National Historic District in the country. Montana Tech is a special focus institution with a reputation for excellence and value. Montana Tech is ranked #1 in the nation by CollegeNET.

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