Photography Laboratory Technician

Pennsylvania, United States
24 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
24 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Consistently ranked among the country’s top design schools, PennDesign enrolls more than 700 students in 25 degree programs, including architecture, landscape architecture, city planning, historic preservation, and the fine arts.

The Part Time Photography lab Technician is responsible for administrative and technical work involved in the receiving, inspecting, and issuing of film, video, photo, lighting, and AV equipment, materials, and supplies. Work includes circulating Educational Media equipment through WebCheckout, thorough testing of all equipment, cycle counting, and inventories. In addition, the Photography Lab Technician will be responsible for mixing and restocking chemicals in the photography facilities; insuring the correct disposal and recycling of chemistry as per OSHA standards, maintaining, and repairing lab equipment, and supervising facilities, student work-study monitors, and additional equipment. The position also entails providing support to faculty and students using the analog and digital labs in support of the fine arts curriculum.

Vocational/ Technical school and 2 years to 3 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required Bachelor’s degree and 2-3 years of experience as preferred. CTS certification a plus.

Good communication and personal skills are required including computer literacy. Applicants should have ample experience with analog and digital cameras (including high-end digital photography and video equipment, also including analog photography equipment including medium format and 4×5, lighting equipment including tungsten, LED, Strobe systems, digital printers, digital scanners, as well as a familiarity with Adobe CC suite including Photoshop, Premier, Lightroom, and Bridge.

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.