Photography Facilities Technician (part-time)

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Work type: Staff
Location: Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Categories: Part-Time, Staff

Position Title: Photography Facilities Technician (part-time)  
Location: Grand Rapids (Kendall)  
Advertised Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications.  
FLSA: Non-Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Continuing  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Part-Time  
At Will/Just Cause: At Will  
Summary of Position: Support the Photography program and initiatives within the college that enhance student learning and safety. Responsible for the ongoing purchase and maintenance of digital lab and darkroom tools/equipment, providing a safe and organized learning environment. Responsibilities also include the purchase and maintenance of consumable supplies and materials to ensure efficiency of the lab areas, lighting studio, equipment cage and classroom spaces. This is a part-time position to work a maximum of 28 hours per week from August 1 to May 31 annually. A monthly work schedule will be implemented in consultation with the KCAD Photography Program Chairperson and the KCAD Dean of Academic Affairs. The position reports directly to the Dean of Academic Affairs.  
Position Type: Staff  
Required Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.  
Required Work Experience: Working knowledge of software, equipment and materials relevant to photography in an educational environment.  
Required Licenses and Certifications:    
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: Bachelor’s degree in photography or a related field.
Knowledge of mechanical and electrical engineering related to equipment installation and repair.
Experience in supervisory and/or leadership roles.
Duties/Responsibilities: Responsible for the ongoing purchase, inventory and maintenance of photography equipment and consumable supplies within the KCAD Photography program while also providing a safe and organized educational environment for faculty and students.
Implement safety standards and work with Photography faculty and facilities staff to insure proper protocols.
Address curricular needs relative to equipment and supplies.
Support instructional activities.
Provide oversight of student employees including hiring and training while addressing safety, security and operational protocols.
Assign schedules, work assignments, and monitor workflow of student employees.
Provide and serve as an open channel for communication between faculty, students, and student employees to ensure instructional expectations are met.
Oversee and order all supplies and materials necessary for programmatic and facility needs including printer ink, darkroom chemistry, equipment, and other photography lab materials.
Maintain and repair equipment including darkroom enlargers, film and RC print dryers, inkjet printers, tungsten and strobe studio lighting equipment, digital/film cameras and optical lenses.
Install, maintain and update hardware and software relevant to the Digital Photography Lab including iMac workstations, scanning/printing hardware and software, color management software.
Maintain and update equipment inventory/checkout software.
Provide instructional support for photography faculty related to technology and studio/classroom spaces as needed.
Assist additional KCAD programs with photo equipment needs, pending availability.
Skills and Abilities: Excellent verbal, written and customer service communication skills.
Proficiency with MacOS software including Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Cloud and Epson printing/scanning software.
Proficiency with traditional black and white/film print darkroom processes.
Proficiency with small, medium and large format camera devices.
Proficiency with digital capture devices including DSLR cameras and flatbed scanners.
Proficiency with tungsten and strobe lighting systems.
Experience with implementing safety regulations related to photography facilities, photographic chemicals and photography equipment.
Ability to work with photographic chemicals and inkjet printer ink.
Required Documents:

Cover Letter


Unofficial Transcript 1(Required): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcripts of degree as described in the Required Education section. Transcripts must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.

Optional Documents:    
Special Instructions to Applicants:    
Initial Application Review Date:
August 31, 2020  
Posting Close Date:
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit:  

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