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Employment Opportunities

We have one position available as of June 15, 2018. Please contact Michelle Maestas, mmaestas@prorodeo.com to apply for any of this position. 

Photography Coordinator

The primary function of the photography coordinator is to work closely with PRCA photographers as a liaison between other media outlets, associations and the PRCA and its sponsors. This position is responsible for all photographs that are used in any PRCA publication, including the ProRodeo Sports News, the PRCA Media Guide, the WNFR Program and several others. All photos selected for use must adhere to the guidelines of standard rodeo style and form. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Understand and have responsibility for guidelines, procedures, approval process for PRCA photographers, as well as informing committees of PRCA media guidelines
  • Coordinate annual photographers’ meeting, usually held during the NFR, by developing an agenda beforehand so that photographers can look over thoughts and ideas for the coming year
  • Negotiate terms with all photographers shooting for or providing images to the PRCA, providing contracts and payment schedules to approved photographers
  • Fulfill media and personal requests for rodeo images whether by mail, email or phone
  • Coordinate photographic coverage at major PRCA events, such as Tour rodeos, Finales, National Finals Rodeo, etc., and other events needed for the PSN and PRCA
  • Identify and organize photography needed for all publications, as well as other association projects – sponsorship packages, Properties presentations and Hall of Fame displays.
  • Handle miscellaneous tasks associated with the photographic effort, including scanning images, invoicing photographers, handling photographer payments, etc.
  • Manage and maintain PRCA photo archive
  • Create a yearly photo CD containing mug shots of PRCA cowboys, world champion bios and action shots, logos to go along with the PRCA Media Guide
  • Assist with media and PR initiatives, including requests from media outlets, rodeo committees, etc. while at Finales, NFR and in the PRCA office.
  • Keeping track of where and which rodeo photographers attend
  • Responsible for checking photo credits for images used in PSN and other publications
  • Coordinate photo shoots as needed, along with mug shots to be taken, as needed, while maintaining mug shot files
  • Informing prospective photographers on how to submit portfolios for consideration by the PRCA
  • Processing submitted portfolios for membership to the PRCA, while following the PRCA bylaws to the fullest extent

Experience

  • Must have strong background in photography and a concise knowledge of photography equipment and how it affects shooting live action
  • Proficient in Photoshop and/or Photo Mechanic
  • Rodeo knowledge is not required, but is a major plus
  • This position requires requests to be handled in a timely fashion. A strong work ethic and willingness to cooperate with the Media department is essential
 
 
 
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