Job Description & Application - Virginia
Get paid to take photographs of gravestones!

BillionGraves is the world's largest GPS-linked cemetery database, providing genealogical data to families around the world so they can find their ancestors and grow their family trees.

We are seeking to hire multiple employees to take photos of gravestones with your smartphone on a month-by-month basis during the fall of 2021.

If hired, you will be using the BillionGraves app on your smartphone to take photos of headstones. You do not need to be a professional photographer.

Hours: Days of the week and hours are flexible but work will need to be done during the daylight so the photos are visible.

Physical Requirements: You must be able to walk and navigate through a cemetery quickly, safely, and efficiently. You must be able to stand, stoop, bend, and maintain a brisk walk for long periods of time. You must be age 16 or older.

Technical Requirements: You must be comfortable working with your mobile phone, taking photos with a smartphone camera, and have some basic troubleshooting skills.

Other Requirements: You must have good oral and written skills as you will be working with other photographers, cemetery managers, and BillionGraves staff.

Equipment: You will need your own smartphone with GPS capabilities (iPhone or Android). It is not required, but it will be helpful if you have a computer.

Transportation: Applicants will need reliable transportation to drive to cemeteries. Your assigned cemeteries will usually be within a 1 hour drive of your home.

Compensation: $15 per hour

Employment Type: contract, 1099, at-will
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Are you physically able to walk and stand for long periods of time? *
Do you have reliable transportation to and from cemeteries? *
You will need to use your smartphone to take the gravestone photos. Do you have an iPhone or Android phone? *
What is the brand and model of your phone? (For example, Apple iPhone 13 or Samsung Galaxy s10) *
Do you understand that this is a 1099 contract work and not W2 employment? *
If employed, I can provide documentation that I am able to legally work in the state of Virginia. *
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2nd Emergency Contact (name and phone number) *
Download the BillionGraves app to your phone by going to the App Store (for iOS phones) or Google Play Store (for Android phones). *
Register for a BillionGraves account. You will be entering your email address, a user name, and a password of your choice. You can set up an account on your smartphone in the BillionGraves app or on the internet at After you have registered, you will receive an email from BillionGraves to verify your email address. Click on the link in the email to verify your email address. What is the email address that you used to set up your BillionGraves account? *
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