Awesome Job Alert: Get Paid (Almost) $100,000 to Take Photos of National Parks
This piece originally appeared on Travel + Leisure.
The National Park Service is looking to pay a full-time photographer close to $100,000 a year to help take portraits of the nation’s parks. The photographer would also contribute photos to the Library of Congress’s collection of historic buildings and engineering.
There’s no doubt that the subjects would be fascinating and varied. Photos in the Library of Congress’s HABS/HAER/HALS collection include such diverse images as Frank Lloyd Wright buildings, the Pueblo of Acoma, the nation’s remaining one-room schools, and the Golden Gate Bridge.
The job posting warns that the job requires "physical exertion such as long periods of standing; walking over rough or rocky surfaces” as well as “recurring lifting of moderately heavy equipment and materials.” In other words, be prepared to hike through national parks with all your photo equipment in tow—an activity that many people include in their vacation plans. Apply away, but be warned: Ansel Adams is a hard act to follow.