Photography Archivist/Photographer

Posting Date: August 2, 2022

Reports to: Communications Manager – External and Digital



Reporting to the Communications Manager – External and Digital, the TAPS Photography Archivist/Photographer is a full-time position that will support photography needs across all departments of the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS). The Photography Archivist/Photographer will be responsible for organizing, managing, and archiving all photography, both past and present, within the organization's Digital Asset Library (DAL). They will also be required to edit and, on occasion, shoot photos at TAPS events.

Candidates are required to submit portfolio samples with application.



  • Work closely with departments to fill requests for images that are highly aesthetic, work with the project’s vision, and stay true to the TAPS brand
  • Advise on and implement best practices for metadata and taxonomy across DAL
  • Act as liaison to DAL vendor and provide training for DAL users on TAPS staff
  • Coordinate with External Communications Manager on delivery of assets for upload to DAL
  • Organize rights and permissions for archival imagery
  • Maintain and manage a nation-wide photographer pool and photo submission process
  • Lead the building and populating of external-facing photo portal for marquee events
  • Assist with securing licensing and fulfilling licensing requests as needed 



  • Bachelor’s degree in library science, photography, or a related field
  • Knowledge of photo licensing rights and copyright issues
  • Experience with using photo editing software (Photoshop, Photo Mechanic, Lightroom)
  • Technical experience shooting photos and working behind a camera
  • Knowledge of photo agencies
  • Excellent eye for detail, especially when it comes to selecting and editing photos
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • 3+ years of experience as a DAL admin
  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic with the ability to overcome obstacles while maintaining a positive, professional attitude under pressure
  • Accurate, thorough, dedicated, and reliable; keeps commitments, meets tight deadlines, takes ownership of projects, and displays excellent organizational skills



  • Available to work marquee events, on site
  • Must be able to travel





Commensurate with experience


TAPS provides a range of benefits and three weeks of paid vacation per year. 


Please email a resume, portfolio samples and salary requirements to along with "Photography Archivist/Photographer" and your name in the subject line. Include a cover letter that concisely explains how your experience could be applied to TAPS.

TAPS is an equal opportunity employer.