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The National Park Service Is Looking for the Next Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams Dinner
Joan Adlen Photography—Getty Images Photographer Ansel Adams attends a Wilderness Society dinner in his honor, celebrating the first West Coast exhibition of his polaroid pictures on May 10, 1980 in Los Angeles, California.

Who can fill Ansel Adams' shoes?

In 1941, Ansel Adams began shooting stunning large-format photographs like Yosemite National Park and Glacier National Park. His black-and-white landscape photographs, shot for the Department of the Interior, became iconic portraits of the American West. Now, the National Park Service is offering up to $99,000 salary for the same job Adams’ job, one he held 70 years ago.

The full-time position, which appeared this week in a job listing at USAJOBS, is based in Washington D.C. with a salary range of $63,722 to $99,296 per year. The position requires from five to 10 nights of travel per month, with the photographer asked to shoot large-format documentary photos for the Library of Congress, produce exhibition prints, develop photographic guidelines, evaluate photographic submissions and create presentations about the photo collection for the public.

Adams’ legacy might be tough to follow, but one envied photographer could get the chance to retrace the legendary artist’s steps across America —to capture its beauty and marvel.

Applications will be accepted until December 15th, 2015. For additional details, click here.

Rachel Lowry is a writer and contributor for TIME LightBox. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @rachelllowry.

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