Studio Manager Photography
California College of the Arts
Under the direction of the Associate Director of Academic Computing and in collaboration with the Photography Program Chair and Photography Program Manager, the Photography Studio Manager manages the overall operations of the photography facilities and equipment.
The Photography Studio Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the facilities including the managing of a team of student workers, developing and enforcing lab policies. This person also researches equipment, proposes, and manages the budget as well as maintains and repairs equipment on as needed. The Photography Studio Manager manages the inventory of photographic equipment and the inventory management software as well as ensuring equitable access for eligible students. This person ensures the safe operation of the studio, systems, and equipment, and provides technical support to students, faculty, and staff.
Essential Job Function(s)
In class technical demonstrations (25 % of time Responsibilities)
- Demonstrates usage of all camera equipment in all Photo Classes. Typically 6 classes per semester
- Demonstrates proper darkroom procedures in all Photo Classes
- Provides Orientations for Lighting Studio, Digital Darkroom, & Analog Darkroom
- Trains Faculty, Students, & Staff on use of equipment, safety, and other photography procedures
- Be available outside of class time for additional questions related to in class demonstrations
- Partner with faculty and demonstrate proper lighting studio procedures
- Lead demonstrations on mural printing as needed
- Develop facilities/support procedures that are in line with curriculum
General facilities maintenance (25 % of time Responsibilities)
- Updates and maintains MSDS sheets for analog darkroom
- Oversees darkroom chemistry mixing and usage
- Provides access to facilities in accordance with department policies
- Manages Photography equipment inventory and equipment checkout using WebCheckout
- Troubleshooting and fixing problems related to using Photography facilities
- General computer lab maintenance
- Basic SLR camera repair
Budgetary Planning (20 % of time Responsibilities)
- Partner with chair of Photography to develop annual budget and confirm its relation to curricular intents
- Assists in writing budget narrative
- Plan annual equipment purchases
- Makes ongoing decisions about equipment repairs
- Manages/Plans inventory of chemistry and equipment
Work-study Hiring/Training (20 % of time Responsibilities)
- Recruits, hires, trains and supervises work-study students (On average this is about 10 students)
- Develops training procedures for work-study students
- Training on all the skills necessary to manage the Photography facilities
- Manages studio access for students and classes
Program specific/events (10% of time Responsibilities)
- Responsible for logistics for Photography lecture series each in Oakland (4-7 per semester)
- Participates in Majors Exposed, Admitted Students Day, Preview Day, and other college/department events as they arise.
- Facilitates Test Strip (space in Martinex Annex) exhibition schedule
- Performs additional duties as required.
- May need to work non-business hours as needed (evenings & weekends)
Applicants are required to attach a cover letter and resume, as well as state salary history and requirements. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Recommended document file formats are Word or PDF. If there are multiple attachments, we recommend compressing/zipping your files into a zip format file. There is also a place in the application for you to provide a link to large documents. Please submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions.
For staff positions, screening begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.
As an educational and cultural institution, California College of the Arts has a responsibility to provide access and opportunities for all people, with special attention to supporting groups historically underrepresented in higher education.
We believe that a culturally diverse campus is integral to academic excellence, and our student, faculty, staff, and trustee bodies should reflect the diverse world in which we live, with attention to race, ethnicity, religious creed, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and ability.
California College of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.
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