Bloomington Support Staff Job Specs
ARTS & PHOTOGRAPHY
Job Title and Grade: Photographer-Lab Technician / SSOG
Job Code: 002433
This is skilled, technical work in still or motion photography and film processing.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities
Produces studio photographs of a variety of subjects ranging from portraits to various product and specimen shots on both black and white and color film.; meets with client to discuss and establish client needs; determines technical needs--lighting, etc.; sets up and takes shot.
Produces on-location photographs for a variety of situations ranging from sporting events to awards ceremonies to lectures for documentary, publicity, and news purposes; determines technical requirements for situation; selects equipment and takes photograph.
Processes and prints photographs in both color and black and white formats; performs any required special techniques--negative masking, spotting, etc.
Produces and processes slides for presentations; determines technical needs; sets up and takes shoot for slide; processes slide in darkroom.
Maintains darkroom; monitors, tests, maintains, and performs simple repair of equipment; monitor, mixes, and maintains chemical mixtures necessary for color and black and white film, print, and slide processing.
Maintains department filing system for archival prints, slides, and film.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of standard and non-standard photographic practices, materials, processes and equipment.
Knowledge of all camera formats.
Knowledge of color and black and white film and print processing.
Knowledge of computer and word processing/data base software.
Ability to use ingenuity, resourcefulness and imagination in arranging pictures and using equipment to obtain varied results.
Ability to independently plan and execute work programs.
Ability to establish and maintain satisfactory working relationships.
Ability to understand and execute oral and written orders without immediate supervision.
Education: Associates degree in photography or related field.
Experience: Two years photography experience including dark room experience.
The intent of this job specification is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this specification.