Sonoma State University
Job Title: Photo Art Technician Digital Media Tech (Instructional Support Technician II 10/12) 70%
Department Name: Art and Art History
Job ID: 104190
Salary and Benefits
The salary range for this position is 3,748 to 5,905 per month for 12 months of full time work. This position will be at 70% time base and will work 10 months of the year with the pay spread over 12 equal monthly payments, with the starting salary expected to be near the minimum of the range.
This position is eligible for a broad range of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurances, retirement (CalPERS), tuition waiver, vacation and sick leave. In addition, 14 paid holidays are offered each year; 13 scheduled on specific days and a Personal Holiday that may be taken any time during the year.
A comprehensive benefits summary for this position is available online by clicking the View Benefits Summary link below or by request from SSU Human Resources.
First review of applications will be at 8 am on June 22, 2016. Applications received on or after the first review date may not be considered.
Conditions of Employment
This is a part time, non-exempt position, which will lead toward permanent status following the successful completion of a probationary period.
Under general supervision of Administrative Manager of the School of Arts And Humanities, the Instructional Support Technician II performs comprehensive support services for the Department of Art and Art History, specifically, but not limited to, assist in managing the analog and digital photography labs working tool crib and shop, digital, and photo studios. Work will be completed in coordination with the studio faculty and/ or the Instructional Support Technician III.
-Oversee and maintain studio and shop areas and equipment in a clean and safe condition at all time.
-Interpret and implement existing policies and procedures ensuring the appropriate use of facilities, equipment, tools, materials, and studio-related safe work practices are followed: including the proper handling and disposal of hazardous materials and waste.
-Responsible for the collection of all hazardous materials generated in the studios to ensure its safe storage and transfer to EH&S.
-Sole tech responsible for maintenance and repair of equipment, including Mac OS computers and large format printers. Participate in recommendations for new acquisitions.
-Procurement and maintenance of an appropriate inventory of equipment, supplies and chemicals. Requires purchasing supplies through the appropriate purchasing method and maintaining a Procurement Credit Card (Procard).
-Preparation of studios and labs for classes according to instructors' needs.
-Maintaining and running the photographic equipment checkout.
-Training and managing student lab monitors.
-Acts as a liaison and point of contact for facilities-related maintenance.
-Requires periodic travel and work on weekends and evenings to insure areas remain operational.
-Photograph Gallery exhibits, approximately once a month.
-Supervise Photo Lab monitors which entails appointing the appropriate students with the proper paperwork, and monitoring their work to ensure accuracy.
-Oversees assigning keys to students as necessary and appropriate.
-Independently manages Art Department photo labs for cleanliness, inventory, and ensuring proper set up.
-Provides back up support to Art Gallery.
Performs other secondary duties as assigned.
Work performed will primarily be done in a lab setting in the Art building on the Sonoma State University Campus. Position requires the lifting objects up to 75 pounds, and working with equipment, chemicals, and processes that may be potential health and safety hazards, which would require the incumbent to wear a respirator and other personal protective equipment. Work is preformed both inside and outdoors in all types of weather. Overtime, weekend and evening work may be assigned on occasion to meet the operational needs of the department and campus. The incumbent must maintain regular and acceptable attendance at such levels as is determined by the appropriate administrator.
Equivalent to three years experience providing instructional support services for a related unit or discipline, or in producing materials or supplies or repairing, equipment in a discipline related to the area to which assigned. Up to two years equivalent experience can come from college level study involving extensive use of materials, supplies, or equipment and in a discipline related to the area to which assigned. Preferred - MFA or BFA in Photography or equivalent experience with photographic equipment and maintaining labs.
Knowledge of the principles of performing support services; knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques related to the studio arts; knowledge of the materials and supplies in the studio arts and their uses.
Ability to plan, organize, and schedule activities; ability to operate technical equipment related to the discipline; ability to maintain records; ability to adjust and perform simple maintenance of technical and process equipment. Demonstrated ability to work well both independently and in a team environment.
Excellent interpersonal skill with the ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with staff, faculty, students and the community. Ability to learn, interpret, and apply a wide variety of policies and procedures relating to and impacting the program. Working knowledge of MS Office including MSWord and Excel. Proficient with Mac OS and ability to troubleshoot in that operating system. Ability to navigate other digital equipment – cameras, printers, scanners, Apple TV. Ability to solve problems using sound judgment and reasoning to develop practical, thorough, and creative solutions. Demonstrate ability to be flexible to meet changing priorities. Excellent attention to detail and with strong organizational skills. Demonstrate competency in effectively presenting standard information in both oral and written form; strong ability to understand, interpret, and communicate policies, procedures, information, ideas and instructions effectively. Ability to lift objects up to 75lbs and wear personal protective equipment, including respirator. A pre-employment physical examination is required. A valid CA Driver's license.
Evidence of degree(s) or certificate(s) and/or license(s) required at time of hire.
Requires successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam.
Click the "Apply Now" to apply to this position. Materials submitted with your application will not be returned. The ADA Coordinator is available, at 707/664-2664, to assist individuals with disabilities in need of accommodation during the hiring process.
Qualified candidates must submit the following to be considered:
1. Cover Letter (attach as first page of resume)
3. Online Employment Application (complete entire application, resume/cover letter will not substitute for any part of the application)
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current employees who apply for this position.
Equal Employment Opportunity: The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
Mandated Reporting: This position may be considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
Conflict of Interest
The duties of this position may include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate may be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter.
About Sonoma State University
Sonoma State University, located 48 miles north of San Francisco, is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University. Sonoma State University is a liberal arts institution with an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students and 530 full-time and part-time faculty. Our beautiful campus is located in Rohnert Park, at the foot of the Sonoma hills in the Wine Country.
Sonoma State University is proud to be a smoke-free campus, where smoking and other uses of tobacco products, such as smokeless tobacco, the use of e-cigarettes and similar devices, are prohibited.
Sonoma State University's Jeanne Clery Act Annual Security Report is available at http://www.sonoma.edu/ps/about/jeanneclery.html; Annual Campus Housing Fire Safety Report is available at http://www.sonoma.edu/housing/general-info/emergency-prep/fire-safety.html.
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