This Incredible Job Will Pay You Nearly $100k To Take Photos Of National Parks

It looks like the National Park Service is looking to hire a full-time photographer to traipse around the country and take awesome pictures of our nation’s beautiful parks.  And the best part is that the salary range goes up to $100K.  Sounds like a sweet gig!

Imagine getting paid to go soak in the unrestrained splendor of America’s greatest natural landmarks. Sounds like it’s not even real, but someone has to do it.

Based on the official job posting on USAJobs, job duties include:

  • Produces large-format photographic documentation to the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the HABS/HAER/HALS permanent collection at the Library of Congress.
  • 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.
  • The aforementioned HABS/HAER/HALS collection at the Library of Congress is chock full of treasures beyond just National Parks, like this excellent pic of the Century hotel in Miami.

If you’re a photographer and you’ve got the chops, this could be a dream come true.

Photo by diana_robinson