BCYF Snap Shot Photography Program

This summer employment program introduces participants to all aspects of photography. Led by a professional photographer the program includes:

  • opportunities to conduct “photo shoots” around Boston
  • visit museums and art galleries
  • dedicated computer lab time to edit digital photos
  • weekly personal development workshops led by John Hancock, and
  • the responsibility of serving as a “staff photographer” at various programs and events for Boston Centers for Youth & Families.


Learn more about participating in Snap Shot on the BCYF website.


The Snap Shot Photography Program is made possible via a partnership between Boston Centers for Youth & Families, The Foundation for BCYF, and the John Hancock’s MLK Summer Scholars Program, which allows nonprofit agencies to employ teens throughout the summer.

The MLK Summer Scholars Program enables students to have on-the-job training in community organizations. They also take part in weekly life skills training workshops managed and developed by the Boston Globe Foundation and Boston Cares.

MLK Summer Scholars gain employment training as well as educational skills to assist in becoming community leaders of the future.



We are currently hiring a Snap Shot Instructor for the summer of 2018.


BCYF Snap Shot Program Photography Instructor Position

Start Date: July 2, 2018

End Date:   August 17, 2018

Compensation: $20-$30/hr. based on experience

Hours: 20-25 hours per week (Monday – Friday)


Job Description

BCYF seeks a qualified person with photography experience to serve as the Snap Shot Photography Instructor for the program.  This person will be expected to:

  • Supervise a team of up to 18 youth Monday-Friday from July 2-August 17, 2017.
  • Provide support to students while teaching basic photography skills.
  • Work with teens on building leadership skills in collaboration with the BCYF Program Manager.
  • Provide supervision and support while in the classroom and on field trips.
  • Support students while they complete an online Everfi Financial Wellness Module weekly.
  • Ensure that select photos get added to a shared Google Drive folder for marketing purposes weekly.
  • Complete pre and post program surveys with students online.
  • Submit weekly schedule of activities in advance to the BCYF Program Manager.
  • Work with students on individual Snap Shot portfolios for the end of summer exhibit.


Roles and Responsibilities

  • Teach teens how to use a digital camera, different methods of photography, and photography software.
  • Create a schedule of activities and outings for the group.
  • Provide supervision and support to program participants at all times.
  • Work with the BCYF Program Manager to plan and implement leadership development opportunities.
  • Meet with the BCYF Program Manager and related staff on progress of program.
  • Work with BCYF staff to develop and plan and end of the summer exhibit.



  • Experience leading a team of youth with a specific goal in leadership development.
  • Experience and passion working with teens.
  • Experience as a photographer.
  • Experience in developing and leading activities for young people.
  • Strong written and communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Proficiency in using a digital camera, photo programs and social media.
  • Commitment to working effectively with a diverse population.
  • Comfortable working in a team environment.
  • Boston residency.


Application Process

Qualified applicants should submit resume, cover letter, and references to Donna Reeves-Jackson at donna.reeves@boston.gov with Snap Shot in the subject line.


Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and Sexual Offender Record Information (SORI) checks required.

Contact Information

Phone:  617-635-4920

Email:  contactus@FoundationforBCYF.org

Address:  1483 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02120

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