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Menlo School - Videographer

  • 04 Mar 2024 3:16 PM
    Message # 13324637

    We are looking for a creative, experienced videographer/video producer to envision, film, edit, and produce videos that authentically tell the story of a Menlo education to a range of audiences, including current students and parents, prospective families, and alumni. A member of the School’s highly collaborative communications team, a successful candidate must be able to build rapport and make strong connections with students, faculty, and other community members. This is a full-time, in-person, year-round position based at the School’s campus in Atherton, CA. The anticipated start date is May 15, 2024.

    Duties include:

    • Envisioning, designing, filming, and editing videos that embody and foster Menlo’s brand and increase affinity among parents, students, and alumni

    • Transforming exemplary student work and accomplishments in academics, arts, and athletics into digital stories that capture the Menlo experience

    • Strategizing and creating video content for the website, digital magazine, various community emails, school leadership, as well as other regular communications

    • Producing several highlight videos per year (first day of school, Thanksgiving, Holiday assembly, last day of school, dance concert)

    • Producing promotional videos for major events such as arts productions and athletics events

    • Strategizing and creating video profiles of alumni

    • Capturing and documenting content from lectures and educational presentations to share with a wider audience, such as assembly and other guest speakers

    • Producing high-quality videos that share the impact of giving and build enthusiasm for the School’s Development efforts, specifically for the Annual Fund and Auction

    • Managing a digital archive of the School’s video assets

    • Providing and posting regular video content for the School’s social media platforms

    • Collaborate with the school’s primary photographer and occasionally photograph school functions 

    • Teaching and guiding faculty, students, and parent volunteers with video needs and/or documenting special projects and learning experiences

    You can see some of the recent videos the School has made to get an idea for our style here: 


    The ideal candidate should have exceptional storytelling abilities and an eye for cinematography. They should have proven experience operating professional video and still photographic equipment as well as planning shoots, filming and capturing a variety of footage, setting lighting, editing and color-correcting footage, scriptwriting, conducting interviews, and sound mixing/audio balancing. They should be an experienced video editor who is fluent in editing software such as Adobe Premiere and After Effects. Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite and a background in photography are also desired. This individual should be able to multitask and work independently and also collaborate with different types of people and departments across campus. They need the ability to build rapport, make connections, and put students, faculty, and other video subjects at ease. It’s also beneficial if the candidate has a passion for education and enjoys being in a school campus environment and working with students and educators. Must be comfortable with a flexible schedule as several school events occur during evenings and/or weekends.

    We offer:

    • An exceptional work environment and caring community.

    • Highly competitive salary.

    • A comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees and their families, including generous contributions to a retirement plan. Learn more by going to

    To be considered for this opportunity: 

    Please submit your resume and cover letter through our portal using this link:

    To complete your application, we are requesting candidates submit the following supplemental materials in addition to their resumes. Priority will be given to candidates who complete these items.

    In a brief cover letter, please address the following:

    1. Describe your videography experience and discuss how your skill set aligns with the position description

    2. Explain why you want to work at Menlo School

    3. Provide a url/link to a portfolio of your video work, specify at least three examples you are particularly proud of, and explain how they showcase who you are as a videographer/storyteller

    (Note: when submitting portfolio samples through our portal, you must do so in a single document. Additional materials can be emailed to

    We look forward to hearing from you!

    About us:

    Menlo School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory school for students in grades six through twelve. Located in Atherton, California, and established in 1915, the School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is a member of the National and California Associations of Independent Schools.

    Menlo is dedicated to providing a challenging academic curriculum complemented by outstanding creative arts and athletic programs. The School helps students develop positive values and nurtures character development in a supportive environment that upholds the highest moral and ethical standards. Our program encourages students to reach their fullest potential and to develop the skills necessary to respond intelligently and humanely to the complexities of a diverse and increasingly interconnected world.

    At Menlo School, equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging are at the core of our organizational identity. Through our daily efforts, the School demonstrates a shared commitment to the development of all stakeholders by supporting a campus ethos where equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging reflect the major cornerstones of our community.

    Our equal opportunity employment policy:

    Menlo School is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants. We administer all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or domestic partnership status, disability, protected veteran status or military status, genetic information, or any other category protected under applicable law.

    Pay range:

    In the spirit of pay transparency we share the base salary range for this position: $95,000 - $130,000 per year. Base salary is exclusive of fringe benefits, retirement plan employer contributions or potential stipends (for eligible employees). Pay ranges at Menlo are reasonable estimates of what the School anticipates paying for a role but are not guaranteed. If hired at Menlo School, your final base salary will be determined by factors such as skills, education, experience, job level, part-time status and number of months of work per academic year. In addition to those factors, we believe in the importance of pay equity and consider internal equity with our current employees as a part of any final offer. Please keep in mind that the generous range mentioned above is the full base salary range for the role. Hiring at the maximum of the range is not typical for Menlo School in order to allow for future and continued salary growth.

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