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Date:  Jun 11, 2021
Req ID:  8423

Little Rock, AR, US, 72201

Anticipated Starting Salary:  32,405


Position #:       22092570

Grade:             GS05

Min. Salary:     $32,405

Location:         Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism – Shared Services

Closing date:   6/25/21


Job Duties:


The Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism (ADPHT) assistant photographer is responsible for capturing photos and videos of Arkansas sites and attractions that will promote Arkansas as a tourist destination and will be used in a variety of publications and on ADPHT web sites. The position archives photos and videos and manages a media database. The position also uses Photoshop and other photography-specific software and manages a calendar of multiple assignments. In-state travel is required.



Applicants must meet or exceed these qualifications


The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus, two years of specialized training in photography, videography, and photo/video editing, or related training; plus three years of experience in photography, video production or a related field.


Preferred qualifications:

Experience in video editing and operating a drone camera.



Position is eligible for full benefits package including health and life insurance, retirement, paid holidays, and annual and sick leave.


EOE/AA/ADA.  Minorities and women encouraged to apply.

The Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism has three major divisions: Arkansas State Parks, Arkansas Heritage and Arkansas Tourism. Arkansas State Parks manages 52 state parks and promotes Arkansas as a tourist destination for people around the country. Arkansas Heritage preserves and promotes Arkansas’s natural and cultural history and heritage through four historic museums and four cultural preservation agencies. Arkansas Tourism improves the state’s economy by generating travel and enhancing the image of the state.

Position Information

Class Code: P046C

Grade: GS05


Salary Range: $32,405.00 - $46,987.00


The Photographer is responsible for completing photographic activities throughout various organizations in state government. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.


Receives photographic requests, establishes completion time frames, determines required equipment, and selects background properties, according to subject matter, materials, and conditions. Directs still photography and video shoots by choosing locations, developing schedules, and selecting models and equipment props. Produces and directs videotaping of public service announcements, crime scenes, and special campus events by choosing locations and subjects and selecting and operating cameras and equipment during production. Provides technical assistance to campus personnel, law enforcement officials, travel writers, and photographers by explaining photographic capabilities and limitations, relaying new photographic techniques, and answering questions and inquiries concerning photographic requests. Coordinates activities with advertising representatives to supply video and still images for publications, brochures, television spots, and website updates. Produces computer digital images from film using flatbed scanners and photofinishing laboratories. Researches new processes, computer software, and equipment for possible utilization and recommends purchases as needed. Performs other duties as assigned.


In-state travel the carrying and set-up of equipment is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the operation, adjustment, and maintenance of professional photographic and audio visual equipment. Knowledge of the methods and techniques of photography and video production. Ability to plan and produce still photography and video shoots. Ability to coordinate promotional, crime scene, and special event activities with law enforcement, advertising, and campus representatives. Ability to operate photographic, audio visual, and photo lab equipment. Ability to plan, compose, and produce pictures using computer software and photographic equipment. Ability to recommend purchases of computer software and equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus two years of specialized training in photography, videography and film development; plus three years of experience in photography, video production or a related field.


Must possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license.

The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Little Rock