A.T. Photographer / Videographer

Nov 14, 2019, 13:59 PM
Location : Varied
Department : Volunteer Program
Supervisor : Assigned by project
Type : Volunteer
Position Summary:

Overview: To help tell the story of the A.T. and the work of volunteers by capturing images that highlight the impact and accomplishments of the individuals and organizational entities that make this vast network of connected lands come alive. Selected photographers will help make the invisible work of volunteers more greatly acknowledged by visually reporting what goes in to a well-maintained Trail. Photographers will be paired with work trips within a preferred travel distance based on their availability.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

Take photos that meet criteria assigned by your volunteer coordinator 

Travel to work sites (hike - variable - but let us know your capabilities) 

Ability to take quality photos in variable lighting conditions

Curate and edit your photos or videos for select submission

Deliver ATC photos along with photo credit detail and location information through online location


Flexible schedule, planned in advanced based on identified project needs and your availability

Photo credit for all your images, along with a link to your website, if desired 

Time in nature 

Pride in being an essential part of telling the story of the A.T. 

Opportunity to take a free Leave No Trace awareness course, or significantly discounted 2-day Leave No Trace trainer course.


Experienced photographer, as a skilled amateur photographer, professional, or students of photo journalism

Familiarity with the A.T. preferred, but not required

Capable of hiking over variable terrain, in changing weather conditions, carrying photo equipment and personal hiking equipment.


Must provide own equipment for photography, videography, and editing

Willingness to furnish publication rights to Appalachian Trail Conservancy, for use in print and online

Ability to learn about kinds of volunteer activities and respective safety equipment.

Physical Demands:
Capable of hiking over variable terrain, in changing weather conditions, carrying photo equipment and personal hiking equipment.
Work Environment:
Primarily out-of-doors, in changing weather conditions, over variable terrain that may include significant change in elevation. 
To Apply:

Interested volunteers should email [email protected] using the subject line “A.T. Photographer” Please tell us your name, where you live, why you’re interested in this role, how you found out about the opportunity, and describe your experience hiking and photographing in nature. With your email, please include a link to your photo/video work, or include examples of your work as attachments. Once your application package is received by email, it will be reviewed, and an interview will be set up to discuss this volunteer position further.

ATC Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

ATC encourages collaboration, flexibility, and fairness with all employees and volunteers to enable participation and contributions to their fullest potential. We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive organization, and recognize that diversity contributes to an effective and successful organizational culture and mission. The ATC prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and/or expression), national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, political affiliation, union membership, or any other status protected by the laws and regulations in the locations where we operate.

Position Type : Volunteer - Role