Nantahala Outdoor Center

  • Photographer - Ocoee River

    Job Locations US-TN-Ocoee
    Job ID
    Variable Employee
  • Overview

    Job Title: Photographer
    Position reports to: Photo Manager and Outpost Management Team

    Job Location: Ocoee, TN


    For 40+ years NOC has lead the outdoor industry, taking more guests whitewater rafting and teaching more paddlers than any other outdoor recreation company. NOC also provides top-quality aerial and trail-based adventures, wilderness medicine as well as providing unmatched retail service, foodservice, lodging, and trip planning services. Behind NOC's rapid growth are our staff’s commitment to our five core values: lead by example, service before self, do the right thing, work hard/play hard and make it happen. These core values unite a community of leaders and pioneers in an exciting, fun and always changing work environment.


    NOC career opportunities offer prospects rare opportunities to work in beautiful locations, to grow their skills and to share a passion for active outdoor recreation. Ideal candidates are leaders in the work place that wish to join a unique, values-driven organization. They aspire to excellence in their fields and disciplines and they demonstrate a commitment to the service of others. Above all, they want to provide visitors with unforgettable experiences in the great outdoors. If this sounds like you, we hope you'll apply to join the NOC team.



    Job Summary: 

    Photographers at the NOC Ocoee outpost are key members of the team, providing guests with a lasting memory of their adventure. Photographers drive along the Ocoee river, stopping at designated areas to photograph our guests. They then prepare the photos for display, archiving, and sale. They are a friendly face, interacting with guests and helping them decide the best way to take home a memento from the day.


    • Providing guests with high quality photos of their rafting experience using our DSLR camera.
    • Safely driving to designated areas along the river and walking/scrambling in to vantage points for photography.
    • Operating computers and monitors to display, upload, and archive photos. Troubleshooting hardware and software as needed.
    • Interacting with guests, answering questions, helping them find their photos, and making sales.
    • Loading photos to CDs or other media devices for distribution.
    • Other tasks related to photography, sales, and guest experience as required.



    Applicants for a Photographer position at NOC should have great technology skills, a strong sense of guest service, an eye for aesthetics, and be exceedingly responsible. Photographers are expected to be very autonomous, to make good decisions while driving, to protect delicate equipment, and to move quickly to prepare the photos before our guests return from their rafting experience. Applicants should expect to work in a variety of weather conditions, including hot, cold, and rainy. Applicants must be physically capable of climbing up and down short stretches of loose, wet, steep terrain. A valid driver’s license and good, defensive driving skills are required. Previous photography or IT experience is strongly preferred but not required.


    The above noted job description is not intended to describe, in detail, the multitude of tasks that may be assigned but rather to provide a general sense of the responsibilities and expectations of this position. As the nature of business demands change, so too may the essential functions of this position.


    The Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC) is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity in any and all terms, conditions or privileges of employment including hiring, promotions, termination, training and compensation. The NOC does not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic condition or any other status protected by federal, state or local law, where applicable. Furthermore, the NOC is committed to a work environment free of discrimination and harassment through respecting and valuing the diversity among employees and all those with whom the NOC does business.


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