Mercy Ships UK
Location: Western Africa / Liberia / Senegal
Finance: Personal Support
Duration: 3‑12 months, Over 12 months, Open‑ended / Permanent
Activity: Arts, Marketing, Media & Communications
Posted: 8 Nov 2019
Closes: Open-ended


Mercy Ships UK

The Photographer volunteer position, part of the Communications Department, will be located on the Africa Mercy, the world's largest non-governmental hospital ship. We are happy to consider a commitment of 1 year, but we also invite you to consider a longer engagement with Mercy Ships! 

Summary:  Use artistic knowledge & professional skills to take captivating photos to tell the stories of our patients as well as to communicate the activities and mission of Mercy Ships.

About the role: We need storytellers. Creative individuals who can look past the tumours and the scars and despair, and see the person standing there. And then tell that person's story through images and words to the world. A story not of suffering, but of hope. 

About you:

  • Bachelor's degree in mass media (photography) or related work experience
  • Professional photography experience required
  • Skills in media editing software (Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Bridge, etc.) required
  • Capacity to operate office and personal equipment (cameras, computers, etc.)
  • Access to applicant's online portfolio required with application

Questions about this information? Send us an email: or call 01438 347 480

We recommend all interested applicants to submit an application at least six months in advance of your target service date.

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Mercy Ships UK

Operating the world's largest charity-run hospital ship, Mercy Ships offers the opportunity to bring hope and healing to the world's forgotten poor. We need your skills, whether you're an engineer, cook, nurse, teacher, deck officer, surgeon or cleaner!
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