The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Laboratory/Technical Services Supervisor II - Photography Lab Manager

Hiring department Art and Art History
Monthly salary $1,541+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 20.00 Flexible from 730AM to 1000PM
Posting number 13-02-08-01-4429
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Non-exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

This position will be a 9 month position from mid-August through mid-May at 20 hrs per week

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


Manage the Dept Photography lab (both wet and digital facilities), incl but not limited to: daily operations, safety procedures, equipment maintenance, technological and digital operations, cleanliness, chemical maintenance. The position is a 9 month position from mid-August through mid-May.

Essential Functions

Daily management of photo wet lab and computer lab incl: monitor equipment status; assist students and faculty with processes in darkroom and in computer lab; maintain safety regulations; order, inventory and maintain all equipment and supplies; maintain cleanliness. Remain current with photography digital software and hardware. Obtain knowledge and train faculty and students on new digital photography software programs and equipment (printers, et al). Oversee safety of the lab. Includes but is not limited to: working with EVHS office on campus, posting of signage for safety, operation of equipment, rules and regulations of the lab, maintenance of safety equipment. Oversee door alarm systems, assign new codes and remove old codes as necessary. Maintain a current up-to-date inventory data base. Oversee equipment check out procedures. Responsible for all equipment. Prepare final inventory and closing of the lab at semester end with area head. Responsible for seeing to the repair and surplus of equipment as needed. Schedule and communicate all cleaning and maintenance needs to university facilities management crews, incl trash removal, vacuuming, mopping. Prepare and submit work orders as requested or as needed, for all materials, new equipment, equipment repairs.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Visual Arts, preferably photography. Minimum of two years experience in the skilled operation and maintenance of photography equipment, digital (computers/printers) and darkroom. Expertise and demonstrated ongoing interest and practice in digital imaging technology; hardware, software and equipment. Working knowledge of software programs such as PhotoShop CS6 Extended, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash Professional, Fireworks, Acrobat X Pro, Bridge CS6, Lightroom, Final Cut Pro. Ability to participate in a collaborative, respectful and work-friendly environment with a professional demeanor and attitude. Good interpersonal and verbal communication skills. Ability to work independently and without close supervision. Responsible and reliable in attendance and work ethic. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Masters Degree in Photography. Working photographer with expertise in both black and white wet processing and digital photography. Experience training and working with students. Experience managing inventory and keeping a database up to date.

Working conditions

May work around chemical fumes May work around standard office conditions May work around chemicals May work around electrical and mechanical hazards Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Lifting and moving 9 month position from mid-August through mid-May. May work some evenings.

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