News and Photo Services

Why News & Photo?

Join a team of 20 specialized staff members with a common interest - the outdoors! Opportunities for professional growth and life-long friendships come naturally as you and the NPS team combine talents to meet project goals.

The NPS team is responsible for documenting, preserving and sharing the stories and images of Philmont.



Contact Philmont Marketing Manager, Bryan Hayek


Photographers are responsible for capturing the magic of Philmont! Through taking marketing and journalistic photos they develop skills that will help them improve their portfolio. Photographers take crew photos as well as hike through the backcountry capturing crews and staff participating in program activities.

Applicants should know how to use a Digital SLR camera and be able to hike.


An expert social media specialist and graphic designers will team-up to manage Philmont’s social media, website and brochures. Staff should be able to use Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator.


Armed with professional equipment, write, shoot and edit promotional videos for Philmont. Staff will explore Philmont’s backcountry to get the perfect shots.

Print and Archive

Master the use a $40,000 photo printer to produce 35,000 photos and archive over 30,000 more. These staff members are responsible for preserving an important part of Philmont’s history to be enjoyed by future generations.This is an ideal job if interested in a career as an archivist.


Gain valuable journalism and public relations experiencing by trekking to remote backcountry camps and following action all over the ranch. Articles published weekly.

2015 News & Photo Services staff training shoot with extra equipment provided by Canon USA.


About Philmont Scout Ranch

Philmont Scout Ranch, the Boy Scouts of America's premier High Adventure™ base, challenges Scouts and Venturers with more than 214 square miles of rugged northern New Mexico wilderness. Backpacking treks, horseback cavalcades, and training and service programs offer young people many ways to experience this legendary country.