Photographer / Videographer


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Analytical Mechanics Associates, Inc., (AMA) is proud of our customer relationships, our diverse and dynamic work environment, and our employees' career satisfaction. AMA is a small business specializing in aerospace engineering, business analytics, information technology, and visualization solutions. AMA combines the best of engineering and mathematics capabilities with the latest in information technologies and visualization to build creative solutions. Headquartered in Hampton, VA, AMA has operations in Huntsville, AL; Dallas and Houston, TX; Denver, CO; Santa Clara and Mountain View, CA; New Orleans, LA; and Hancock County, MS. We offer a competitive salary and attractive benefits package, including paid personal leave and holidays, salary deferrals into a 401(k) matching plan with immediate vesting, tuition reimbursement, a short/long term disability plan, medical, dental, vision insurance and annual bonuses. Our website describes our corporate values and how they apply to the professional success and growth of our employees.

Job Description

If you're interested in supporting our nation's space program, we have an opportunity for you. AMA, Inc. is now seeking two talented and motivated photographer/videographers to to join our Communications, Outreach, Multimedia & Information Technology (COMIT) team, in support of NASA Johnson Space Center. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Photographing and videotaping a variety of flight hardware, engineering tests, personnel, and other subjects and events of importance to NASA’s human space flight effort.
  • Provide professional photographic acquisition through the utilization of Nikon D5 digital cameras, Nikon camera systems, Hasselblad digital cameras, and video acquisition through the use of Canon XF305, Sony PXW-Z150, GoPro Hero’s, Iconix lipstick cameras and video cameras with Atomos and nanoFlash digital recorders.
  • Provide capture of 360 degree panoramic, spherical, virtual reality photos & video and 4k digital motion picture.
  • Provide photo instrumentation through the use of various high speed/time-lapse camera systems including Vision Research Phantom and Miro series high-speed digital motion picture cameras and timing systems.
  • Operate camera systems for aerial drone vehicles.
  • Additional duties include working with Speedotron Black Line lighting systems, Nikon Speedlights, Arri Lights, Niro LED lights, Lite Panel LED lights and various continuous source lights and lighting accessories.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Professional photography and lighting for production shoots.
  • Engineering & hardware photo and video documentation.Individual portraits and astronaut crew portraits.
  • Award ceremonies, visiting dignitaries, educational events and NASA special events.
  • Working with video cameras and providing video shoots of meetings and activities.
  • Consultation and art direction to customers.
  • Develop procedures and methods for image capture.
  • Work with imaging workstation computers, laptops, Windows 7 Enterprise, Apple Mac OS, Adobe Suite, Hasselblad Phocus and other image related software.

The photographer will work under various conditions, including in the studio, in engineering labs, in confined spaces, high platform locations, in environments requiring respirator protection or air-breathing systems, on remote field locations, aboard various NASA aircraft, H-65 helicopters from the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy Seahawk helicopters, and shipboard platforms and in other NASA vehicles and locations.

Photographer will work in a team environment with NASA engineers, researchers, astronauts, video & photo lab personnel and fellow staff photographers. Team responsibilities include assisting other photographers, contributing to team projects, assisting with office duties including project planning, scheduling, equipment maintenance and inventory.

Educations and Qualifications

  • Must be a U.S. citizen and be able to pass a Public Trust SF85P security clearance.
  • Must be able to travel to remote locations in relatively short notice including various NASA field centers in the U.S and international partner facilities outside the country.
  • Must have a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in photography/video or related imaging field from an accredited University or Technical Institute.
  • Education should include extensive use of computers for photographic applications, portraiture, creative photography, scientific photography, time lapse, spherical virtual reality capture, 4K ultra high resolution digital motion picture and high-speed digital motion picture.
  • Knowledge and experience with DSLR and medium format digital cameras, 4x5 view cameras, view camera techniques, HD and 4K digital video cameras, digital video recorders, audio, light meters, color temperature meters, motion control systems, remote control systems, video encoders, flash lighting systems and continuous source lights is required.
  • Familiarization with working in a scientific and engineering environment is desired.
  • Must provide a high degree of technical & creative capability, artistic vision, independent judgment and ability to cooperate with company and non-company personnel in the selection and use of camera systems, digital formats, films, lights, and associated computers systems.
  • Must be detail oriented, keep accurate scientific data and perform mathematical calculations for problem solving that includes algebra, geometry and basic physics formulas.
  • Must communicate in a friendly and professional manner with NASA personnel, follow government protocol standards, and have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must have the ability to work well with customers, management and fellow employees at all levels in a team environment.
  • Must be able to pass an U.S. Air Force Flying Class III medical examination and meet U.S. Air Force ejection seat medical criteria and U.S. Navy water survival training.
  • Must be able to physically lift and/or carry 50lbs. of equipment on a regular basis and work in extreme environments.
  • Ability to travel to remote locations in relatively short notice including various NASA field centers in the U.S. and international partner facilities outside the country.
  • Adherence to quality control, safety, operations, administrative and security procedures including reporting will be required.


The photographer will work for NASA's Imagery Acquisition Group and be stationed at NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, Texas. JSC is adjacent to Clear Lake at 2101 NASA Parkway, approximately 20 miles southeast of downtown Houston via Interstate 45. JSC employs 15,000 people on a campus style setting. JSC was established in September 1961 as NASA's primary center for design and development testing of spacecraft and associated systems for human flight; selection and training of astronauts; planning and conducting of human space flight missions; and extensive participation in the medical and engineering scientific experiments carried aboard space flights. Additional information can be found at

HOURS - Base hours per week: 40 hours. Normal working hours: 7:30am to 4:00pm Mon. to Fri.

AMA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. U.S. Citizenship is required for the advertised position.

*Must provide link to portfolio of photos and video that demonstrates experience and showcase skills relevant to this position