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Visual Media Director

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Trustees of Thayer Academy - BRAINTREE, MA


Seeking a Visual Media Director to join our dynamic communications team. This position reports to the Chief of Strategic Marketing and communications and is an on-campus role with some nights & weekends required.


About the department

The Communications Department handles internal and external communications and marketing for Thayer Academy, including online and print publications, social media, and media outreach. A central hub for the Academy’s messaging, the department interacts with and supports priorities from all constituencies on campus. You’ll be joining a team of extraordinarily collaborative, creative, detail-oriented, and down-to-earth colleagues who are dedicated to furthering Thayer Academy’s educational mission. 


Roles and responsibilities

  • Film and edit Thayer events and signature program pieces for use in the Academy’s marketing

  • Create promotional videos in support of Admissions, Advancement & Engagement, and Athletics departmental goals

  • Edit informational and/or educational videos for the Thayer community

  • Produce short, same-day videos for social media

  • Coordinate livestreaming at special events and webinars

  • Photograph a range of events, people, and places in support of communications and marketing needs

  • Select and edit photos for various platforms (e.g. social media, website, digital signage, marketing, brochures, magazine) in keeping with Thayer’s brand, image, and voice

  • Design basic graphics and visuals for events, marketing, signage, brochures, etc.

  • Provide layout and editing support for digital and print publications

  • Maintain and organize video and photo libraries

  • Manage photo and video equipment and studio

  • Balance photography and videography requests with priorities, schedule, and budgetary concerns in mind

  • Coordinate the freelance photographer pool for supplemental event support


  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • 3-5 years experience in videography, photography, and graphic design 

  • Experienced in video production techniques and equipment, including multi-camera setups, audio, and lighting in the studio and in the field

  • Excellent communicator, creative thinker, and collaborator with the ability to work independently and in a team environment

  • Compelling storyteller and interviewer with an ear for narrative, an eye for detail, and a heart for students and teachers

  • Creator with strong aesthetic awareness who recognizes the elements that enhance visual appeal, such as composition, color balance, lighting effects, and perspective.

  • Facility with Adobe Creative Suite, Google Workspace, and other production and productivity software

  • Experience with drones, motion graphics, and simple animations a plus

  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment with strong organizational, multitasking, and problem solving skills, all with a good sense of humor

  • Experience working in educational settings preferred

  • Ability to carry up to 40 pounds

  • Commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community

  • Ability to effectively complete all required background checks

  • Able to work on campus full-time


Application Information

  • Please click here to complete an application and upload your resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three to five references including two present or past supervisors and a link to your portfolio with current and previous video, photo, and graphic design work
  • Equal Opportunity Act: Thayer Academy is an equal opportunity employer. The Academy complies with and adheres to all state and federal anti-discrimination laws with respect to its employment practices. Thayer Academy does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin or ancestry, age, or disability, or any other category protected under state or federal law. This policy extends to recruiting, hiring, compensation, benefits, assignment, working conditions, promotions, transfers, termination, re-employment, education, tuition assistance, employee treatment, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment. All employment-related decisions are made on a nondiscriminatory basis so as to further the principle of equal employment opportunity.
  • Americans with Disabilities Act: Thayer Academy complies with all aspects of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and state disability laws. This means that we will not discriminate against qualified individuals with a disability in any phase of the employment relationship including application for employment, hiring, promotions and/or advancement opportunities, termination, compensation, training, and any other conditions or privileges of employment.