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Photographer/ Photo Sales Associate 2023

  • Posted: 21 days ago
  • $11 to $12 Hourly
  • Other
Job Description
For 51 years NOC has led 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 unmatched retail service, foodservice, lodging, and trip planning services. Behind NOC's success is 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 a rare combination of work in beautiful locations, a chance to grow skills and to share a passion for active outdoor recreation. Ideal candidates are leaders in the workplace 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 guests with unforgettable experiences. If this sounds like you, we hope you'll apply to join the NOC team.

Job Summary

Join the NOC team as a Photographer/Photo Sales Associate! As a photographer at NOC, the river banks will become your office as you photograph NOC raft trips and private boaters as they run Nantahala Falls rapid on the Nantahala River. In this role, you are responsible for capturing the photos and also selling them to our guests in Photo Finish. This position is classified as summer seasonal and reports to the Photo Management team. Due to the seasonal demand of our business, hours fluctuate week to week and we are looking for applicants that are available for a minimum of 3 months. This position requires the willingness to work a flexible schedule including weekends and holidays.


Guest Service

  • Help guests locate and view their rafting photos at Photo Finish
  • Provide photo format and pricing information
  • Communicate with guests about NOC activities and offerings, local area information and information regarding their trip
  • Provide top notch guest service to all guests
  • Interact, with each guest, with enthusiasm, patience and understanding


  • Capture high quality photos of NOC rafts and private crafts as they run Nantahala Falls
  • Adjust camera settings based on varying weather conditions

Cash Handling

  • Complete credit card and cash sales transactions for photos and retail items
  • Photographing NOC rafts and private crafts as they run Nantahala Falls rapid on the Nantahala, upon successful completion of NOC photography training
  • Open and close register and submit daily reports


Preferred qualifications:

  • Previous experience working with a DSLR camera
  • Previous cash handling experience

Applicants must:

  • Be comfortable moving and walking on a rocky terrain
  • Be comfortable working in various climates (heat, cold, wind, rain)
  • Be able to sit and stand for long periods of time
  • Communicate well with others
  • Provide excellent guest service
  • Be enthusiastic about sharing outdoor activities with others
  • Maintain high levels of proactive guest service in a busy retail environment
  • Enjoy working in a team setting
  • Take direction well and be able to work independently
  • Be able to bend, stoop, twist
  • Be able to lift 25lbs.

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.

Please note that as an employer with over 100 employees, NOC will be required to comply with any OSHA Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard should that standard be enacted.

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.

Nantahala Outdoor Center


Bryson City, NC
28713 USA


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