If you’re a photographer looking to get paid to travel the world and take pictures, you don’t have to hit it big with a famous magazine. All you have to do is follow this rich family around the world all year and photograph pretty much anything they want. Not that you had any doubts, but the $100,000 salary — in addition to the travel perks — should erase any hesitations. Perfocal, a photographer booking service, was contacted by the family with the unique request.
After Perfocal provided an email, a family member followed up with more details.
The family recently lost its semi-permanent photographer and is now looking for a replacement to capture all the magical travel moments in their lives. Clearly quite wealthy, the family owns properties in Europe, North and South America, and Australia. The terms of the job are fairly straightforward. “We need someone to travel around the world with us and take photos,” the email says. “It is important that the selected person is able to leave home at short notice and be okay with potentially traveling for most of the year, sometimes coming home for no more than a few days at a time.”
While it might sound like a lot of work, the benefits are pretty enticing. According to the email, “The photographer will be expected to travel for up to three months at a time, should work up to 10 hours on days of work, and will receive full sick pay and 30 days of holiday during the year.” All food and accommodation expenses will also be covered for the duration of the year.
The perfect candidate will also have at least five years of experience shooting for the rich and famous and must be prepared to undergo a comprehensive background check and interview process.
The family is choosing to remain anonymous due to the high-profile nature of the husband’s job, but since their first trip is planned for February 2019, they’re hoping to fill the position by then. Perfocal founder Tony Xu said, “We process many different types of quotes through the site every week; however, it’s been a while since we’ve seen one this enticing!”