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5401 Woodward AvenueDetroit, MI 48202



Coordinate directly with staff to produce creative, high-quality, unique images of Society programs and events for use in print and online platforms. This is an incredible volunteer opportunity for individuals interested in building their portfolio while donating their creativity, time and talents. The Society will control all rights and reproductions of images submitted for use, yet the volunteer will always be given full credit for their work.


-Coordinate with staff to maintain understanding of the various types of photographic efforts needed by the Society;

-Optimize images for use in print and online publications;

-Attendance at various programs and events throughout the calendar year to photograph activity;

-Create photo galleries;

-Utilize photographic techniques to accurately capture our galleries and exhibits for promotional materials;

-Prepare images for social media across Society social platforms for marketing/communications and publications;

-Assist with other photographic projects, as needed.


Because a majority of our programs are prescheduled, we ask that candidates are willing to commit to at least 6 months of service to the Society; and have the ability to volunteer for a minimum of one program per month during our heavy program seasons (October through December & February through July) and at least one 3-hour in-office shift per week.

For scheduling purposes, all photography volunteers will receive an advance notice for nearly all Society events.

There will be a two week trial period for this volunteer position. DHS will coordinate with each volunteer to assign duties that are a best fit for our needs and each individual interest level.


-Advanced photographic skills;

-Experience managing various computer/digital applications, specifically, proficiency in visual manipulation software;

-Personal camera that captures professional quality photos and reliable transportation;

-Creativity and desire assembling a body of work that is varied, dynamic and appealing to our patrons and potential visitors;

-The ability to communicate respectfully with people of diverse cultures and backgrounds;

-Maintain the ability to work individually and as part a team environment.


Volunteers will receive on-the-job training in day-to-day operations of our photographic policies and procedures.


  • Photography

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • At least 6-12 months of volunteering
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