Ansel Adams is famous for being hired by the U.S. government to document America’s natural treasures; he photographed US National Parks and public lands in an extensive collection that is still in high demand today.
Now the National Park Service is looking to hire someone to do the exact same job. The US Interior Department is searching for a photographer to capture large-format images for the HABS/HAER/HALS permanent collection at the Library of Congress. Both traditional film and digital skills are required and there is also an advisory aspect to the role, overseeing photo assets and providing advice and assistance when needed.
The position pays $63,722.00 to $99,296.00. It’s based in Washington, D.C., but requires five to ten nights a month travelling to parks and other public lands—sound like a great gig!
- Producing large-format photographic documentation to the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the HABS/HAER/HALS permanent collection at the Library of Congress.
- Developing photographic guidelines and standards for traditional and born-digital photographic processes and products.
- Producing exhibition quality prints for exhibition, publication, or other visual purposes.
- Evaluating submissions and provides advice and assistance concerning production of photographic documentation for donations to the collection or for mitigation purposes.
- Making presentations about the collection or the programs to various public and private groups.
- U.S. Citizenship.
- Background and/or security investigation is required.
- All documents must be received by closing date.
- Valid state driver’s license is required
So if you’re one of our US-based readers and a keen landscape photographer, you can apply for the role here. Applications must be in by December 15 2015 though, so if you’re interested get on it and good luck from ADAPT.
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