Student Job: Videographer


Department: Marketing


  • Current University of Minnesota student. See student employment eligibility
  • Understanding of filming principles and editing with Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Knowledge of film and audio equipment
  • Strong storytelling and visual communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and within timelines
  • Ability to collaborate and share ideas on projects

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience using additional Adobe programs (After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop, Rush)
  • Familiarity with Google Suite and Mac operating system

Title: Videographer

Job Code: 2226 Student Tech Support Services

Level: Intermediate

Essential Functions:

The Student Unions & Activities (SUA) Videographer's primary responsibility is to shoot and edit videos for promotional projects, marketing campaigns and brand awareness for SUA and various Office of Student Affairs areas. Videos will be added to the SUA archive and may be used for exhibits and promotional initiatives. Footage is filmed primarily at UMTC campus locations. The Videographer will work with a team within SUA Marketing to connect SUA with the University community.

While this position is based out of the SUA Marketing Office in Coffman Memorial Union, the position will require on-site work at the Saint Paul Student Center as well as other SUA locations and events across all UMN-TC campuses.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 60% Editing videos preparing them for use in Student Unions & Activities campaigns
  • 20% Meetings with supervisor for goal setting
  • 20% Other duties as assigned


Opportunities for Skill Development on the Job:

Students participate in experiences outside the classroom which allow them to develop and demonstrate life skills. These skills and characteristics for success and citizenship are learned and refined during their college years and beyond. The Office for Student Affairs has developed seven Student Development Outcomes that the Student Unions & Activities has incorporated into the student employment system in the Unions. Here is a listing of the Student Development Outcomes with some examples of how you can learn or further develop your own skills set.


  • Acknowledges when mistakes/missed deadlines occur and knows when supervisor should be alerted
  • Takes ownership of work duties and responsibilities and ensures they are completed on time
  • Responds well to goals and training set by supervisor.


  • Proficient in following office procedure and use of technical equipment and supplies
  • Demonstrates good judgment on when to defer questions, complaints, and issues to supervisor
  • Able to share and assist with implementing new ideas and initiatives with supervisor and co-workers that will improve work area

Goal Orientation

  • Is open to and anticipates alternative ways to finish tasks in a more efficient manner
  • Prioritizes projects and meets deadlines
  • Makes progress and improvements in job performance as experience grows


  • Demonstrates excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • Assesses own weaknesses and strengths and uses this knowledge to better work performance
  • Can separate the demands of the job and customers from personal concerns and ego


  • Can handle last minute changes to tasks that need to be completed and can work under time constraints
  • Is able to learn from a bad experience and knows how to prevent them from happening in the future
  • Seeks instruction and constructive criticism from supervisor

Appreciation of Differences

  • Seeks out others with different backgrounds and perspectives to improve decision making.
  • Role models respectful behavior toward all customers, peers and supervisor.
  • Recognizes advantages of moving outside of “comfort zone”

Tolerance of Ambiguity

  • Embraces a task without assurance of success or certainty about the outcome
  • Employs problem solving skills and asks supervisor to find unknown information

*The employer reserves the right to change or add duties to this position as long as the changes and/or additions are consistent with the job classification.