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Job listing closed on 3 May 2024
2 May 2024

Intern, Photography

🇺🇸 Floral Park, NY, USA
1+ year exp.

A storied sports franchise…a world class arena…the best fans…


Original – Authentic – Vibrant – Attainable

Our Game Plan

The New York Islanders Hockey Club is one of the most iconic franchises in professional sports, with a deeply passionate and loyal fan base that is second to none. Built on a Dynasty in the 1980’s with four straight Stanley Cup Championships, our history is what will propel us into the future, confidently assuming a position of strength in the sports, entertainment, and cultural landscape.

Our home at UBS Arena at Belmont Park, which was built for hockey and made for music, cements our brand into the very foundation of New York. We have always carved our own path, and to our fans the Islanders are a way for people to be a part of something greater than themselves. To be a part of living history, with the glory of the past fueling the drive for our fifth Stanley Cup.

How to Make the Team

The New York Islanders are seeking a talented, highly motivated creative with a passion for photography. The Photography Seasonal Intern will assist the Manager of Still Media with executing the photography needs for various business and hockey operations during the 2024-25 season.

All NYI interns must be actively pursuing an undergraduate degree or have recently achieved their Bachelor’s Degree.

*Applications without a portfolio will not be considered.*

Show Us You Can

  • Reports to Manager of Still Media, Creative Director, and Project Manager
  • Assist in photography administration for the daily operations of the New York Islanders
  • Photograph marketing, community, ticketing, retail, sponsorship, and other events as assigned
  • Provide metadata in support of the digital asset management database (Photo Shelter)
  • Handle image sourcing for internal & external photo requests
  • Assist in editing/curation of photography assets to be used across New York Islanders’ digital platforms
  • Photograph marketing and game presentation activations during home games (In game/action photography from an elevated position where needed)
  • Opportunity to shadow/shoot concerts/events at UBS Arena where applicable
  • Coordinate delivery of products for external and internal partners
  • Will be required periodically to lift and carry equipment (25 lbs)
  • Perform other duties as assigned in support of hockey and business initiatives
  • Ability to work nights and weekends

Your Training & Talent

  • Preferred - 1-3 years of sports photography experience (collegiate or professional level)
  • Adobe Creative Cloud experience (Lightroom, Photoshop, Premiere, Audition)
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Proficiency in Photomechanic, Adobe Bridge, or other metadata program is preferred
  • Knowledge of on-camera flash is a must, off camera flash is a plus
  • Experience with Sony Mirrorless camera systems is a plus but not required
  • Organizing work effectively, conceptualizing, and prioritizing objectives, and exercising independent judgment based on understanding organizational policies and activities
  • Critical and analytical thinking processes
  • Having a creative and artistic mindset
  • Working in a fast-paced, team environment
  • Organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail and a drive for perfection
  • Passionate about the creative process
  • Applications without a portfolio will not be considered

Where You’ll Go

  • Seasonal internship that coincides with the 2024-2025 Islanders season, 30 hours a week
  • Attend home games at UBS Arena
  • The New York Islanders have offices in Floral Park, NY, as well as Manhattan

What Skills You’ll Use

  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on understanding organizational policies and activities
  • Self-motivating personality, eager to succeed
  • Demonstrate high levels of leadership, confidence, and innovation
  • High stamina and ability to handle pressure
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment with exceptional time management
  • Enthusiastic, energetic, and imaginative
  • Strong passion for the game of hockey
  • Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on understanding organizational policies and activities
  • Exceptional attention to detail and talent for accuracy and precision

Physical Abilities

Must meet the physical demands described here to perform the essential functions of this position successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

  • Required to sit, stand and walk
  • Frequent stooping, bending, pulling and pushing
  • Reach with hands and arms
  • Required to talk and hear consistently

What’s in it for You

  • Gaining internship experience with an iconic NHL® franchise in our quest for a 5th Stanley Cup
  • Joining an entrepreneurial, start-up mindset
  • Employee discount at New York Islanders Pro Shops

The Fine Print

The New York Islanders are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.