Family offers to pay £80,000 for lifestyle photographer to accompany them around world

The post would involve diving in the Maldives and attending Mardi Gras in New Orleans

Helen Coffey
Friday 07 December 2018 11:03 GMT
Destinations will include the Maldives
Destinations will include the Maldives (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

This might just be the dream job for keen travellers who want to see the world while getting paid – an anonymous family has advertised a post for a “lifestyle” photographer to accompany them on their travels around the world and document their trips.

The request was shared on Perfocal, which pairs snappers with those looking for professional photographers, with the annual salary listed as £80,000.

On top of this, all expenses – travel, food and accommodation – will be covered by the family and benefits include full sick pay and 30 days’ holiday.

The job starts in February and the advert describes it as both a “great opportunity” and a “big commitment”. The role requires working for up to 10 hours a day and the right person would need to be flexible, able to leave the country at short notice and travel for most of the year, sometimes returning home for only a few days at a time.

“There’s potential to be away for up to three months at a time, and we’ll be visiting places in Europe, America, South America and Australia where we own a number of holiday homes and other residences,” reads the request.

“The photographer will accompany us to events like the Formula One Grand Prix in Monaco and Abu Dhabi, diving in the Maldives, Mardi Gras in New Orleans and the Rio de Janeiro Carnival, as well as skiing in Val d’Isère.”

The contract is for 12 months initially, with potential for extension for the right candidate.

Unfortunately, being a keen Instagrammer won’t be enough to secure this one-of-a-kind gig – the posting specifically requests candidates have at least five years’ experience taking lifestyle shots. There will also be rigorous background checks for those shortlisted.

The family are remaining anonymous at this stage “due to the high profile nature of the father’s job”.

Applicants who meet the criteria and pass the background checks will be invited to a weekend-long interview to see how they get along with the family and if the “chemistry” is right.

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