Arthur Reed Photos are proud of ‘creating tomorrow’s memories today’.

Our photographs are of great value to our schools, staff, students and their families. We now have exciting opportunities for highly motivated and energetic people to join our team of photographers and little to no experience is required.

Commence January 2023.

Experience the Arthur Reed Photos difference!

At Arthur Reed Photos, we invest in our photographers because without you, there are no school photos. It is not just about supplying our team with the best equipment and award wages, it is also about creating a supportive and encouraging workplace culture where you can thrive.

We’re different from other photography companies because we value continued learning and growth. Each year we provide extensive training on how to best use our cutting-edge software and host workshops that provide a collaborative environment for our team to suggest new ideas.

To assist our photographers in maximising their skills, we also hold a yearly photography excursion where we can enjoy each other’s company and explore new areas of Victoria.

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About Arthur Reed Photos

Arthur Reed Photos is a pioneer of School Photography in Australia. As a second-generation family-owned business we pride ourselves on producing high-quality photographs that will last for generations. We photograph schools of all sizes across Victoria with our two main hubs in Melbourne and Geelong. We deliver portraits, class and whole school photos, promotional school photography and event-based photography including formals and award nights. Outside of school photography, we have opportunities to photograph sports teams, fundraisers and corporate events.

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Your Work at Arthur Reed Photos

Working for Arthur Reed Photos as a photographer is exciting. Each day presents new challenges that are extremely rewarding. As a photographer, you have the privilege of working with students of all ages from a range of schools that we have worked with for a very long time.

What does a typical day look like as a school photographer?

A normal day starts early. We travel and arrive at the school before the first bell to ensure there is plenty of time to set up. Throughout the day, we work closely with the staff at schools who help us be able to photograph all the students and teachers in a timely manner. We also regularly check in with the ARP team to ensure all of the photos are up to standards. It can be stressful but as a team, we provide a supportive and fun environment for everyone to thrive. We embrace that every day is different and that there are a lot of great experiences to be enjoyed.

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Three key qualities you should have to be a school photographer.

Passion for Photography – A good foundation in photographic skills is key to being a brilliant school photographer. Within your passion for photography, you have an eye for detail, a mindset for creativity and the ability to take on a challenge. While we value professional experience, we also encourage keen amateurs to apply as our team is a wealth of experience and a great environment to work and learn in.

People-Focused – As a photographer, you will be shooting and working with people. It is essential that you have exceptional people skills and are able to adapt to different environments and work with different age groups. However, you are also a team of photographers which is a rather unique situation and something that many of our photographers enjoy about the job.

Work ethic – School photography doesn’t come without its challenges and each day is a new experience, so it is important that you are able to adapt to change and continue to produce high-quality work. Being able to do so is not just the key to success in school photography but can help progress your career

Your Role

As a photographer, you will be the face of Arthur Reed Photos, making the children’s day and ensuring it runs as smoothly as possible. Your role will involve portrait photography in groups of 2-8 at schools across Melbourne and Regional Victoria. Working with a range of people, including children, school administrators and parents some of the key values you will need to succeed in this role include:

  • Lots of energy and enthusiasm
  • Clear and effective communication skills
  • A positive mindset
  • Patience
  • Passionate about photography

Your ability to demonstrate some of the following skills is also highly regarded:

  • Ability to work under pressure
  • An eye for detail
  • Experience in portrait and group photography or photographic studies
  • Excellent time management
  • Extremely reliable and punctual
  • Experience in customer service or working with children of all ages

We consider applicants with all levels of experience. 

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Photography positions are offered on a contractual or casual basis. The successful candidates can expect consistent work throughout Term 1 and early Term 2 of 2023 with further dates available later in the year. To be eligible to apply you will need to provide a current professional Working with Children Check.

In your application, please attach a resume, a cover letter and samples of your photographic work.

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