Media Specialist

JOB TITLE: Media Specialist
DEPARTMENT: Recreation Therapy
REPORTS TO: Logistics Coordinator

Description of Position

The Media Specialist position will lead all media needs with the summer camp program. This includes taking pictures of each camper in various activities, posting the pictures to Shutterfly, Campminder and creating a slideshow of the pictures to play at the closing campfire. This position will also provide photos and stories to any donors for newsletters and other special events. On check-in day, the Media Specialist will work with the Logistics Coordinator to create a photo roster of the campers by cabin for the nursing team. This position will also assist the program staff in the implementation of media in programs and activities including dining hall programs and campfires. The Media Specialist will work closely with the Logistics Coordinator and the Bradford Woods technology coordinator to maintain and develop all media programs. When this position is not performing program responsibilities and tasks they will be working with campers in their assigned cabin. This position will live in cabins for the duration of summer and assist campers with whatever level of personal care deemed necessary.

All staff must be 18 years of age by the first day of camp.

Essential Functions

  • Ability and desire to work with individuals with disabilities in an outdoor setting where "campers come first".
  • Ability and desire to work with, lead, and teach all areas of program media including the use of MS Powerpoint, iMovie, iDVD, MS Outlook, web based technology, digital SLR, LCD projector, TV, DVD, and other related media programs and equipment. Training and orientation will be provided as needed.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet critical deadlines.
  • Ability and desire to work with persons of all ages, ability levels, and backgrounds in a dynamic outdoor environment which values growth and change of self and others.
  • Ability and desire to perform, and teach, all aspects of personal care. This includes, but is not limited to, transferring, showering, dressing, feeding, and other activities of daily living.
  • Ability and desire to assume leadership and provide direct guidance and supervision to seasonal employees.
  • Willingness to learn, understand, and model the mission, vision, and values of Bradford Woods.
  • Excellent communication, time management, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to interact with and work as a team player with other staff, participants, volunteers, and participant’s families/care-givers.
  • Ability to serve as a positive role model to program participants.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment, which can be both physically and emotionally demanding.
  • Ability to learn and grow in the position by receiving and accepting constructive feedback from supervisors and parents.
  • Ability to complete accurate documentation forms on participants as required on a regular basis.
  • Ability to assume responsibility for the order, cleanliness, and safety of cabins, program areas, and Bradford Woods grounds.
  • Ability to perform additional duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Skills Required

  • College experience in Photography, Photo Journalism, Graphic Arts, or related field preferred.
  • Proficiency in media software i.e. Windows Move Maker, MS Powerpoint, Apple Computers, highly preferred.
  • CPR and First Aid.
  • Willingness to learn.
  • Flexibility.
  • Patience.

Cognitive Requirements

  • Ability to assess needs of participants and staff.
  • Ability to solve problems in a fast paced, dynamic setting.
  • Ability to make judgment decisions in a setting where variables can change quickly, and often without notice (such as weather conditions).
  • Ability to easily, effectively, and proficiently communicate needs, feedback, and questions.
  • Ability to understand and remember considerable amounts of information relative to teaching and facilitating in the fields of environmental and challenge education.
  • Ability to fill out detailed camper documentation.
  • Ability to demonstrate responsibility, maturity, and self accountability (i.e. professionalism).
  • Ability to follow directions.

Physical Requirements

  • This is a physically active position requiring mobility
  • Lifting and pushing as needed (i.e. transfers, equipment)
  • Stamina to endure long hours in a position that is both physically and emotionally demanding. Again, nights will be part of the duties and responsibilities due to our residential capacity.
  • Ability to make judgment decisions in a setting where variables can change quickly, and often without notice (such as weather conditions)
  • Ability to easily, effectively, and proficiently communicate needs, feedback, and questions throughout the program
  • Because all positions involve assisting with personal care, fluency and proficiency of the English language is essential – both written as well as oral
  • Ability to provide a safe, fun environment for all


  • Attend mandatory CHIPS and All Staff training sessions prior to, and/or during camp.
  • Acquire CPR and First Aid certification before camp.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination Policy, which includes contact information.