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About the Role

Job Description: Photographer for Rise Performing Arts

Position: Photographer
Ensemble Types: Rise Percussion (PIW), The Forge Percussion Ensemble (PIO), Signal Percussion (PISA)

Job Summary:
Rise Performing Arts is seeking a talented and creative Photographer to capture the vibrant moments and performances of our esteemed percussion ensembles: Rise Percussion (PIW), The Forge Percussion Ensemble (PIO), and Signal Percussion (PISA). The Photographer will play a crucial role in visually documenting the ensemble's journey, showcasing their artistic excellence, and preserving unforgettable memories for performers, families, and the organization.


Performance Photography: Attend rehearsals, competitions, showcases, and other performances to capture high-quality photographs that showcase the ensemble's energy, artistry, and emotional impact.
Artistic Vision: Apply a creative eye and artistic perspective to capture compelling and unique moments that highlight the essence of the ensemble's performances.
Ensemble and Individual Portraits: Conduct photoshoots to capture ensemble portraits, individual performer portraits, and other group photographs that represent the spirit and identity of Rise Performing Arts.
Action Shots and Candid Moments: Capture dynamic action shots, candid moments, and behind-the-scenes images that convey the passion, dedication, and camaraderie within the ensemble.
Photo Editing and Retouching: Edit and retouch photographs to enhance their visual impact, ensuring consistent quality and alignment with the ensemble's artistic vision.
Digital Asset Management: Organize, store, and maintain a comprehensive and easily accessible library of photographs, allowing for efficient retrieval and future use.
Collaboration and Communication: Collaborate with the ensemble directors, administrative team, and other staff members to understand and meet the organization's photography needs and objectives.
Professionalism and Timeliness: Deliver photographs within agreed-upon timelines, maintaining a high level of professionalism, reliability, and attention to detail in all aspects of the photography process.
Adherence to Copyright and Privacy Policies: Ensure compliance with copyright laws and respect the privacy preferences of performers, families, and stakeholders when capturing and distributing photographs.

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the visual documentation and storytelling of Rise Percussion (PIW), The Forge Percussion Ensemble (PIO), and Signal Percussion (PISA). The Photographer will play a vital role in capturing and preserving the memorable moments and artistic excellence of our ensembles, fostering a lasting legacy within the Rise Performing Arts community. Join us in creating unforgettable memories and furthering the impact of the Marching Arts in Colorado.


  • Proven experience and a strong portfolio showcasing expertise in event photography, performance photography, and portraiture.

  • Proficiency in capturing dynamic action shots, candid moments, and visually compelling compositions.

  • Strong understanding of lighting techniques, composition, and visual storytelling to capture the essence and emotion of performances.

  • Proficiency in photo editing and retouching software to enhance and refine images.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate with staff, performers, and administration.

  • Professionalism and reliability in meeting deadlines and delivering high-quality photographs.

  • Familiarity with the performing arts, particularly the Marching Arts, is preferred.

  • Availability to attend rehearsals, performances, and events as scheduled.

About the Company

About Us:
Rise Performing Arts is a nonprofit organization based in Denver, CO, dedicated to elevating the Marching Arts in Colorado. With a passionate commitment to artistic excellence and community engagement, we strive to provide exceptional educational and performance opportunities for students and performers of all ages and backgrounds. Our organization fosters a vibrant and inclusive environment where creativity, discipline, teamwork, and personal growth flourish.

At Rise Performing Arts, we believe in the transformative power of the Marching Arts. Through our programs, including Rise Percussion (PIW), The Forge Percussion Ensemble (PIO), Signal Percussion (PISA), we empower individuals to push the boundaries of their artistic abilities. Our talented and dedicated instructors work closely with participants, imparting invaluable skills, instilling a strong work ethic, and nurturing a lifelong passion for music, movement, and performance.

As a nonprofit organization, we are deeply committed to making the Marching Arts accessible to all. We actively collaborate with schools, community organizations, and educators across Colorado, providing clinics, workshops, and resources to help enrich the marching arts programs throughout the region. By fostering a strong network of support and mentorship, we strive to create a lasting impact on the cultural landscape of our community.

We are proud to be at the forefront of the Marching Arts in Colorado, cultivating an environment of innovation and excellence. With each performance, competition, and community event, we seek to inspire and captivate audiences, leaving a lasting impression and igniting a love for the performing arts. At Rise Performing Arts, we believe in the power of marching, music, and movement to shape lives, create memories, and uplift the human spirit. Join us as we continue to rise above expectations and elevate the Marching Arts to new heights in Colorado.

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