State Photographer 1

State of Tennessee

Nashville, TN

Arts, Entertainment & Media , Marketing, Communications & Information Technology

Position Description / Responsibilities

The Tennessee Department of General Services is responsible for providing goods and services to the State government of Tennessee. Its primary customers are other State departments and agencies. It also serves vendors wishing to do business with the State, and citizens and organizations interested in purchasing surplus State and federal property. The Department’s services include centralized procurement for State departments; management of the State’s real estate assets; motor vehicle and equipment management; printing, media, and photographic services; postal services; warehousing and distribution; State employee parking, badging, and shuttle services; and assistance to small businesses and businesses owned by minorities, women, and veterans. For more information about the Department of General Services please visit

Department is currently seeking a qualified individual to participate in providing visual content services to the Governor’s Office, Legislators, and other Government branches. working with departments to ensure they have the artwork needed to advance the State’s agenda. Scope of work can be 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and may include frequent travel (including some overnight).

The position is located in downtown Nashville with state-wide travel required. The monthly starting salary is $2,790 - $3,208 (determined on experience). Information regarding benefits can be found at

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities

Provides photographic content to State Government

Edits photographic files using Photoshop software

Meets with all levels of State Government in delivering services

Meets with Information officers, Art Directors and creatives to collaborate on National and International Ad campaigns for the State

Responsible for the storage, retrieval and archiving of the State’s digital assets

Works as requested with media, providing requested images

Responsible for the confidentiality of the State’s assets

Position Requirements


Completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university

Experience equivalent to substantial (2 years or more) full-time increasingly responsible and skilled photographic work

Ability to photograph from all modes of transportation (car, helicopter, hot air balloon, blimp, airplane, etc.), heights, and confined spaces

Physical ability to walk and run at a quick pace and able to carry 25 lbs. and lift 50 lbs. when necessary

Portfolio of work provided as a hyperlink that exhibits mastery in editorial, studio, multiple lighting situations and show a high proficiency of pictorial and people photography

Portfolio should include examples of Portrait and Personality, Sports feature, General News, Event, Studio illustration, Feature, Pictorial or Scenic, Conceptual Illustration, Nature and Environment, and a Picture story

Valid driver’s license

Pursuant to the State of Tennessee’s Workplace Discrimination and Harassment policy, the State is firmly committed to the principle of fair and equal employment opportunities for its citizens and strives to protect the rights and opportunities of all people to seek, obtain, and hold employment without being subjected to illegal discrimination and harassment in the workplace. It is the State’s policy to provide an environment free of discrimination and harassment of an individual because of that person’s race, color, national origin, age (40 and over), sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status or any other category protected by state and/or federal civil rights laws.

Application Instructions

Qualified candidates should submit a resume and letter of interest to Letter of interest is required and must include a link to the candidate’s online portfolio.

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