This is a full time 9-month position. Under the direction and supervision of studio art faculty, the Photo Lab Technician works cooperatively with administrators, faculty, staff, students and vendors to technically manage and supervise all Burns Photography facilities, including both traditional darkrooms and a state of the art digital lab. The Photography Lab Technician works to ensure safe, secure, healthy and well-run facilities for the instructors and students; assists students and instructors; and maintains various camera and lighting equipment.
Typically a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience. Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of regulation/policy changes.
Minimum 3 years related experience. Familiarity with higher education is a plus.
Demonstrated knowledge in technical expertise in the physical handling of photo lab equipment. In-depth knowledge of black and white as well as color and digital photography, all photographic formats, standard and non-standard photographic processes and materials. Experience with studio lighting techniques and equipment, Adobe Creative suite, scanner and printer software, color calibration tools, knowledge of photo history and contemporary practitioners in the field.
Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with administrators, faculty, staff, students and vendors, and demonstrated sensitivity to and respect for working with a diverse population. Ability to establish and maintain collegial working relationships.
Strong management and organizational skills. Ability to problem-solve effectively.
Founded in 1911, LMU is a premier Catholic university rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. Our enrollment includes 5,962 undergraduate, 2,129 graduate and 1,278 law school students. Our 142-acre bluff-top campus is located in West Los Angeles and is among the nation's most beautiful and green campuses.