Job ID: 2019-11148 Type: Temporary # of Openings: 1 Category: Arts and Museum Administration
The Lewis Center for the Arts seeks a Photo Lab Technician for their Analog Photography facilities and classes. This position provides critical support for the photography faculty and students in the analog darkroom and photo studios. Technical instruction and assistance are given to both faculty and students on an as needed basis inside and outside of class time. The position is responsible for the inventory, procurement of supplies and equipment, the preparation of classrooms including analog black and white and color darkrooms and portrait studio. This position is also responsible for chemical inventory and required safety and hazardous waste collection procedures, managing maintenance and repair of equipment including an analog color print processor. This is a part-time temporary position with hours set at 10am to 6pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
Oversight of the photo lab/studio/maintain photo classrooms:
-Maintaining analog darkroom equipment including RA-4 color print processor, enlargers, and lighting studio.
-Maintaining chemical inventory, inks, paper, and other equipment for class use.
-Lab safety/ Silver recovery collection
-Compiling and updating lab instructions manuals
-Drop off and Pickup color film for development on a semi-weekly basis
-Assisting all students in use of analog photography equipment outside class time for additional one to one technical instruction, as needed
-Conducting Workshops, as needed
-Instructing and familiarizing new faculty with Photography facilities as needed
-Assisting faculty during class time, if requested
-Distributing supplies to students, as needed, and maintaining inventory
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Thorough knowledge of analog black and white photography darkroom processes and procedures, analog large format view cameras, darkroom equipment and safety standards. Knowledge of and experience in analog color darkroom a plus.
Knowledge of Digital workflows and equipment including film scanners, inkjet printers, equipment calibration, and Adobe Photoshop a plus.
Excellent organizational skills, dependable, strong fiscal responsibility, knowledge of contemporary art practice and experience working within an academic institution.
Good communication skills, friendly and open with both faculty and students alike Must be flexible, able to work independently and as a team
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Internal Number: 115444128
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