2024 Photographer

Position: Photographer

Employment: Seasonal 

Position Start Date: Late January through May, with optional extension through Mid-July

Reporting Responsibility: Media Event Staff Lead

Pay Range: Varies Based on Experience & Event Registration/Show Size. Range of $450-$850 per weekend.

Company Description

Spotlight Events, Inc. is an employee-owned (ESOP) company based in Eagle, Idaho. We are a touring National Dance Competition and producers of competitive dance events throughout the United States with 28 years’ experience. Our ESOP company runs on the EOS platform (Entrepreneurial Operating System) and focuses on accountability and excellence in everything we do. Spotlight continues to expand, providing exceptional opportunities for career growth. 

COMPANY CORE FOCUS: Inspiring and Celebrating Young Adults through the Art of Dance.

EMPLOYEE CORE VALUES: Break A Leg enthusiasm, The Show Must Go On mindset, Support Your Friends attitude, A Cut Above service, Pride of Ownership actions.

The Successful Spotlight Team Member

Successful Spotlight team members are committed to effective and proactive communication principles. They work cross functionally with tact, diplomacy, integrity, and professionalism. Personal organization, time management, attention to detail, follow-through and general project management processes are followed regularly. When needed, they can manage multiple priorities, work independently or in a team, work with time sensitive projects and demands simultaneously, while prioritizing long-term projects and deadlines. Being positive, flexible, and adaptable with critical thinking and problem-solving skills is necessary for success. Having superior customer service skills and the ability to identify efficiencies and opportunities for improvement are a must. They pride themselves on their ability to exhibit the Spotlight core values and become a reliable, dependable, and trustworthy team member.

Required Qualifications & Competencies

  • Experience shooting live events (sports, dance, etc) strongly preferred
  • Strong reading skills
  • Working knowledge of DSLR cameras
  • Basic Windows OS usage and troubleshooting
  • Basic computer networking skills
  • Ability to work long hours while maintaining a positive demeanor in a dynamic yet exciting environment
  • Enjoyment of travel including airports, Ubers, minivans, and road trips
  • Willingness to share a hotel room during events with same-gender-identifying colleague
  • Capable of lifting 40 pounds unassisted
  • Background, drug, and alcohol screening required

Primary Responsibilities

  • Accurately capture, log, and deliver high-quality, exceptional images of hundreds of performances each weekend
  • In conjunction with the Video Specialist, work with the Technical Assistant to ensure proper lighting for shooting the stage
  • Setup and ensure proper functionality of photo camera and software
  • Troubleshooting setup issues as needed
  • Delivering consistent quality photos to meet color/composition standards and desired quantities
  • Work with the Stage Team to deliver exceptional Marketing and Social Media images
  • Assist in setup of stage when Media setup is completed
  • Assist in loading and unloading of truck
  • Backing up SD cards each night

Individuals will work from mid-January through May, with the possibility of extension for our National Finals through mid-July. Individuals must reside in reasonable proximity from a US international airport and have the flexibility to travel 8-12 weekends, departing as early as Thursday morning and returning home as late as Monday evening for all regional events. All incoming event staff will be required to attend an audition prior to being offered an agreement for the 2024 touring season. 

The audition will be held January 3-9, 2024, in Eagle, Idaho.

*We love getting to know our new team members. The audition is a fun, hands on group training session designed to give you a brief overview of how we operate. Flights, transport to and from your hotel, as well as meals will be provided by Spotlight Events. Travel may occur one day prior and/or one day post the time frame listed above.

Organizational Profile

Spotlight Events’ primary office is in the heart of beautiful Eagle, Idaho. We value and seek diverse team members who are passionate, innovative, collaborative, professional, fun, responsible, and solutions oriented. Our employees enjoy a casual yet results-oriented environment. 


Salary Description
Range of $450-$850 per weekend