Photographer Experteer

Support Economic Empowerment in Ollantaytambo , Peru

Photography, Social Media, Writing, Marketing, Online Marketing
Can Start: 
as soon as possible
Can Stay: 
3 weeks to 2¼ months
Must Speak: 
Helpful if Speaks: 
Accommodations, Learning Opportunity

We think this is an immersive project for the experienced photographer to support women empowerment in Ollantaytambo, Peru in exchange for free housing.

Opportunity Details


About Us

Located in Ollantaytambo, a historic town in Peru’s majestic Sacred Valley, between Cusco and the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu, We are a nonprofit social enterprise that empowers rural Andean women. We offer skills training that connects our women's cooperatives to global market opportunities and enables them to earn an income to transform their communities. With our help, Andean women sell their products to international retailers of ethically-sourced handmade goods. We also have a sustainable tourism program that includes a homestay association, a Spanish teachers’ cooperative, and community cultural tourism excursions to visit our weaving cooperatives. We celebrate the impact of our diverse community – the passionate volunteers, engaged donors, tourists and fair-trade shoppers that are collectively transforming people’s lives.

About the Photographer Experteer: 

We are currently looking for a Photographer Experteer to work within our marketing and communications department. The Experteer will lead: 

  • photograph tours, service groups, trainings and events
  • edit the photos to be used for social media, tours & fair-trade product line promotion 


  • Produce 150 quality images to go with social media posts, and for our team to use in for various purposes in the future. Creativity, fresh perspectives, and the ability to see with an unbiased eye strongly encouraged. 
  • Schedule out the next 6 months of newsletters and social media posts
  • Create a complete social media plan that can be followed through long after the Experteer is gone


  • Photography
  • Social Media
  • Writing
  • Marketing
  • Online Marketing


  • English


  • Spanish

We Provide These Local Benefits


We can provide accommodation in our volunteer house. It would include a single or shared room (depending on the number of volunteers staying there at the time), with a kitchen and shared bathroom. It is in a safe neighborhood, and a 10-minute walk from the center of town and the office in Ollantaytumbo. 


You will be contributing to creating economic opportunities and improving social well-being for rural, Andean women and their families. You will have the opportunity to live in a picturesque Peruvian town surrounded with Inca ruins, practice Spanish skills, and develop future career skills. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with people of diverse backgrounds. We can help you to settle in and arrange a tours and activities during your stay. 


The Experteer will have the opportunity to be a part of a dynamic, rapidly growing nonprofit organization. Have the chance to gain new perspectives while interacting with our women's collectives and attending workshops and tours,  First hand experience developing insight into a international nonprofit and social enterprise. 

Questions & Answers About this Opportunity

Is food provided? Or money to eat? Thank you, Keely
Keely, May 24th, 2016
Hi Keely, Thanks so much for your question! In general if we host an experteer we provide housing in our volunteer house where meals are provided Monday - Thursday (work days). Best, Laura
Representative of this opportunity, May 24th, 2016

What length of time will the project last? How long do you need the photographer for? Also are transfers included, do you pick-up from airport to the accommodation?
Adam, May 4th, 2017
Hi Adam, Thanks so much for your interest! The length of time depends on the project which changes based on the photographers skills and timing. We have different needs at different times of the year. We do not provide airport pickup but can arrange it for you and let you know the different transport options possible. Best, Laura
Representative of this opportunity, May 4th, 2017

Hello, I am extremely interested in taking part in this program! Would there be an availability in September for two weeks? If so, I would love to discuss it further with you! Thank you very much - Emeline
Emeline, May 16th, 2017
Hi Emeline, Right now September for this year is a little tricky for us since we will be changing over staff in marketing and communications. However, another month or year that could be possible. Thanks so much for your interest! Best, Laura
Representative of this opportunity, May 16th, 2017

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Currently accepting applications

Apply by: 12/31/2017


Industry: Global Development, Non-Profit, Textiles, Travel & Tourism

Mission: Economic Empowerment

Size: Small organization: 5 - 25 persons

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