If you thought that film is dead and that there’s no money to be made in nature photography, you’d better think again.
74 years after the National Park Service commissioned the great Ansel Adams to document the National Parks, the NPS is looking for a full-time photographer to perform a similar job, and is offering a salary of up to $100,000 per year.
One of the fortunate photographer’s duties will be to capture large-format photos for the Library of Congress collection.
The position was posted on USAJOBS and while the duty location is listed as Washington DC, it will require at least 25% of the time travelling with up to 5-10 nights of overnight travel per month.
In addition to a US citizenship requirement, applicants must also pass a background or security investigation.
Wage varies between $63,722.00 to $99,296.00 per year (based on the General Schedule [GS] pay system), making this somewhat of a dream job for those who spend so much time in the outdoors as it is.
The following duties are expected of the photographer:
- Produce large-format photographic documentation to the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the HABS/HAER/HALS permanent collection at the Library of Congress
- Develop photographic guidelines and standards for traditional and born-digital photographic processes and products
- Produce exhibition quality prints for exhibition, publication, or other visual purposes
- Evaluate submissions and provides advice and assistance concerning production of photographic documentation for donations to the collection or for mitigation purposes
- Make presentations about the collection or the programs to various public and private groups
So if you love film photography, large format cameras and the great outdoors, this could be your chance. Applications must be sent in by December 15, 2015 so you’ve got just under a week to apply if you’re interested.
If you need a bit of a refresher about older photographic equipment, including the kind of cameras used by Ansel Adams, have a look at the fascinating tour of Kodak’s technology vault.
More information can be found in the document below, uploaded by PetaPixel: