Marketing and Photography Services

The full Marketing and Photo Services Staff on the porch of their office building in June 2019.

Why Marketing & Photography Services?

Join a team of around 15 specialized staff members with a common interest – the outdoors! Opportunities for professional growth and life-long friendships come naturally as you and the MPS team combine talents to meet project goals.

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


  • Complete Philmont Staff Application which includes:
    • Application
    • Resume
    • Letter of recommendation or Philmont reference form
  • Be sure to include a portfolio of your best work

Your Portfolio

  • Portfolios should include no more than 50 images. It’s great to include landscape photos, though images that demonstrate your ability to capture people enjoying active sports or outdoor activities will help your portfolio stand out.
  • Submit online portfolio to philmont.marketing@scouting.org. (May be a website, Facebook album, etc.)


Contact Philmont: philstaff@philmontscoutranch.org

Marketing - Graphic Design & Social Media

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.


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.




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


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