The National Park Service is hiring for the ‘Ansel Adams’ Dream Job

Ansel Adams photograph of the Snake River and Tetons.

Ansel Adams photograph of the Snake River and Tetons.


Author: Steven Shaw
Date: 12.09.15

WASHINGTON D.C. -- Looking for a career change?  Are you an awesome photographer or instagram superstar? Are you ready to channel your inner Ansel Adams?  Well the National Park Service has the dream job opening for you.  Much like Adams did when he was hired by the park service in 1941, the NPS is again looking for a photographer to capture our nation’s treasures to add to the “permanent collection at the Library of Congress.”

The job listing at USAJOBS says the NPS is looking for a Photographer, GS-1060-11/12 (1564575).  It pays between $63,722 to $99,296 a year and is full time and permanent.  Travel may be required for 5 - 10 nights per month. (Darn the luck!) It’s open until December 15, 2015 and is only available to U.S. citizens. (Don't forget those sweet government benefits!)

The duties of the ‘Ansel Job’ are as follows per the release “produces large-format photographic documentation to the Secretary of the Interior's Standards… Develops photographic guidelines and standards for traditional and born-digital photographic processes and products.  Produces exhibition quality prints for exhibition, publication, or other visual purposes.  Evaluates submissions and provides advice and assistance concerning production of photographic documentation for donations to the collection or for mitigation purposes.  Makes presentations about the collection or the programs to various public and private groups.”

Good luck living the dream!

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