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Visual Content Creator

  • Staff

Position Purpose & Overview

The Visual Content Creator position is an exciting opportunity to bring your multimedia skills and creativity to document the life of the school. You will do so on- and off-campus, often in the midst of the school’s daily activities of classes, sports and events.

In this role, you will develop and manage visual/audio media content (principally photography, video and graphic design) for platforms that include the website, email marketing, portals, digital screens, social media, presentations and publications. Your work will contribute to communications for all constituents, including prospective families, parents, donors, alumni, grandparents, past parents, students and the wider Vancouver community.

As a key member of the Advancement team and reporting to the Associate Director of Marketing, you will use photography, video and design to engage our audiences, while also ensuring consistency with our visual identity and key messages to a high professional standard. In addition, you will be responsible for helping to manage visual identity, ensuring adherence across materials, and working with external suppliers on merchandising, stationery and other deliverables.

Key Responsibilities

  • Documenting the educational experience and school activities through high-quality photography (principally) and video, including editing and publishing.
  • Organizing and archiving the school’s visual and audio material.
  • Using desktop publishing software (Adobe, Canva) to design branded print and digital media in support of the Advancement team’s and wider school’s activities.
  • Working alongside the Content and Communications Manager to generate story ideas and contribute to the key messages of the school in service of the SJS strategic plan.
  • Leading the growth of the school’s online video presence, and liaising with the Content and Communications Manager on material for social media.
  • Developing relationships with suppliers for merchandise, stationery and other branded deliverables, to ensure timely delivery and visual identity adherence.
  • Liaising with school staff, students, parents, and other stakeholders, to ensure you are best positioned to capture stories while minimizing disruption.
  • Supporting the general workflow of the marketing team, including website updates, email communications, event attendance and other activities as required.

This role will require working hours outside of school office hours: often evening events; occasionally going offsite to document student programs; and occasional morning and weekend commitments.

This job profile outlines the key responsibilities for the roles and is not meant to be exhaustive. This will include performing the administrative and related tasks or any other responsibilities required to reasonably meet the needs of SJS, including, but not limited to the general duties outlined in the position profile.

It should be understood that the activities, responsibilities and obligations of this position may be modified from time to time, through discussion between the direct supervisor and the employee, in order to effectively meet the requirements of the school. On rare occasions where there are urgent needs at the school, an employee may be assigned to temporarily backfill role(s) critical to the school’s operations and business continuity.

Reporting Structure

  • Department: Advancement
  • Reports to: Associate Director of Marketing
  • Key Interactions:
    • Internal: Advancement team, Admissions team, Teachers, Principals, and Students
    • External: Parents, Volunteers, Alumni, and Suppliers

Position Details

  • Full-time permanent position
  • Work location: On site
  • Salary range from $59,000 to $74,000 based on experience
  • 2 weeks of vacation, 2 weeks of winter break, 1 week of spring break
  • Comprehensive benefits package

Qualifications and Key Skills

Candidates for this role will be evaluated against the following requirements:

  • A commitment to the school’s values of Courage, Curiosity, Integrity, Respect, and Wellness.
  • Experience at capturing high-quality photographs and video, and editing them to a professional standard. Preference will be given to candidates who are experienced with Adobe Creative Cloud apps.
  • Experience effectively using, maintaining and storing camera and sound equipment, and the ability to show others how to use camera and sound equipment.
  • Proficiency with desktop publishing tools (Adobe, Canva), and the knowledge to output files correctly for use across different media and publications.
  • A working understanding of copyright and privacy laws, and how they apply to visual media work.
  • The ability to manage the organization and archiving of visual and audio material.
  • Experience liaising with external organizations to ensure on-time delivery of high-quality materials.
  • Excellent time management skills, with the ability to manage competing priorities and multiple projects.
  • The ability to develop effective working relationships within the Advancement team, and with staff, parents, students, and other stakeholders at the school.

Ideal candidates will be able to demonstrate some or all of the following:

  • 2+ years of experience in a similar role.
  • Experience with website content management systems (eg: WordPress) and/or web technologies.
  • Experience with video hosting platforms and social media as it relates to visual and audio material.
  • Experience with Google Workspace (eg: Gmail, Drive, Docs etc.)
  • Experience with project management tools.
  • Experience working in the not-for-profit sector.
  • Familiarity with independent schools and/or the International Baccalaureate (IB) program.

Indicators of Success:

  • Increased engagement in visual media from all audiences, contributing to the strong sense of community at the school.
  • Current and prospective families recognize the value proposition of the school, leading to an increased number of applicants and retention of students.
  • Audiences understand the school’s educational program, and the impact it has on students.
  • Audiences recognize how the school is achieving our strategic goals.
  • Audiences understand the importance of participation in annual giving and capital campaigns and see the value of increasing their contribution.

Conditions of Employment

  • The successful candidate will be required to complete child abuse prevention training, concussion training, Level 1 first aid training provided by SJS and provide consent for a criminal background check for vulnerable sector.
  • Clearance on a criminal record check for the vulnerable sector is a condition of employment.
  • Ability to legally work in Canada, in an educational setting is a condition of employment.


Please submit your application by email to by March 10, 2024.

Your application should include:

  • A résumé
  • A short cover letter with a link to your portfolio (please do not attach a portfolio).
  • A name, an email address and a phone number of three professional references.
  • Copies of any relevant certificates or diplomas.

The posting will be active until filled.

SJS is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring a barrier-free work environment. We welcome applications from all qualified job seekers, from BIPOC (black, indigenous, and people of colour), persons with disabilities, 2SLGBTQ (persons of all sexual orientations and genders). If you are an applicant with a disability, we will work with you to make reasonable workplace accommodations you may need for your best work performance.