Job Posting: Photo Art Technician, Sonoma State University, CA

Under general supervision of Administrative Manager of the School of Arts And Humanities, the Instructional Support Technician II performs comprehensive support services for the Department of Art and Art History, specifically, but not limited to, assist in managing the analog and digital photography labs working tool crib and shop, digital, and photo studios. Work will be completed in coordination with the studio faculty and/ or the Instructional Support Technician III.

-Oversee and maintain studio and shop areas and equipment in a clean and safe condition at all time.
-Interpret and implement existing policies and procedures ensuring the appropriate use of facilities, equipment, tools, materials, and studio-related safe work practices are followed: including the proper handling and disposal of hazardous materials and waste.
-Responsible for the collection of all hazardous materials generated in the studios to ensure its safe storage and transfer to EH&S.
-Sole tech responsible for maintenance and repair of equipment, including Mac OS computers and large format printers. Participate in recommendations for new acquisitions.
-Procurement and maintenance of an appropriate inventory of equipment, supplies and chemicals.  Requires purchasing supplies through the appropriate purchasing method and maintaining a Procurement Credit Card (Procard).
-Preparation of studios and labs for classes according to instructors’ needs.
-Maintaining and running the photographic equipment checkout.
-Training and managing student lab monitors.
-Acts as a liaison and point of contact for facilities-related maintenance.
-Requires periodic travel and work on weekends and evenings to insure areas remain operational.
-Photograph Gallery exhibits, approximately once a month.
-Supervise Photo Lab monitors which entails appointing the appropriate students with the proper paperwork, and monitoring their work to ensure accuracy.
-Oversees assigning keys to students as necessary and appropriate.
-Independently manages Art Department photo labs for cleanliness, inventory, and ensuring proper set up.
-Provides back up support to Art Gallery.

Performs other secondary duties as assigned.

Work performed will primarily be done in a lab setting in the Art building on the Sonoma State University Campus. Position requires the lifting objects up to 75 pounds, and working with equipment, chemicals, and processes that may be potential health and safety hazards, which would require the incumbent to wear a respirator and other personal protective equipment. Work is preformed both inside and outdoors in all types of weather. Overtime, weekend and evening work may be assigned on occasion to meet the operational needs of the department and campus. The incumbent must maintain regular and acceptable attendance at such levels as is determined by the appropriate administrator.

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