Employment at ArtCenter

Photography Program

Imaging Systems Specialist part-time

The Imaging Systems Specialist works in both traditional and digital photo technologies in the maintenance of photo lab systems.  This position uses imaging software (Photoshop, LightRoom) and utilizes calibration equipment and software for the maintenance of all digital systems (input, output and monitors). Responsibilities include the maintenance, troubleshooting and potential repair of all electro and photomechanical systems (Chromira, Hostert, Bessler, Devere, Kreonite, Imocon and Mole).

This is a part-time position, 15–18 hours per week depending on department needs. The initial schedule is 5pm to 10pm on Tuesday and Wednesdays, with a third day to be assigned.

Reports to: Director, Photo Resources

FLSA status: Non-exempt

Salary grade: 6

Job posted January 15, 2020. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should send resume with employment application to HR@artcenter.edu and reference “Imaging Systems Specialist" in the subject line.

Applicants responding to posted job openings are asked to include a completed employment application with the application materials listed in the job posting.

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  • AA certificate or a minimum of two years of equivalent experience in photo, lab or electro mechanical repair required
  • Must have extensive understanding of both traditional and digital photo technologies and prior experience with stage, lighting and grip equipment
  • Digital—experience using imaging software; familiarity with calibration equipment and software for maintenance of digital systems
  • Photo Stage 1—familiarity with tungsten and strobe lighting, grip equipment and its maintenance
  • Strong communication skills are essential to interact effectively with and support all variety of clients including students, faculty and staff
  • Knowledge and experience in traditional B/W and Color photographic practices, i.e. papers and chemicals and their characteristics, mixing, storing, and the strategic deployment of chemistry in a lab facility
  • Ability to work well in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment with students, faculty and staff
  • A commitment to diversity, and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within ArtCenter’s diverse communities
  • Ability to handle all information with tact and discretion and recognizes the confidential nature of ArtCenter business

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from and accredited college or university
  • Prior experience in higher education
  • Knowledge of art and design education

Essential Functions

Operations — 95%

  • Ensure a consistent quality of processing and digital imaging equipment
  • Maintain photo and related equipment including troubleshooting and repair of all electro and photomechanical systems

Marginal (Non-essential) Job Functions — 5%

  • Maintain memberships and active involvement in applicable professional organizations
  • Other duties as assigned

Mandatory Duty to Report

All employees who know or have reason to know of allegations or acts that violate ArtCenter’s Title IX Policy prohibiting discrimination, harassment, retaliation, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual violence, dating violence, and stalking shall promptly inform the Director, Title IX Compliance and Programs, or designee or the Associate Dean of Students or designee. Faculty with a mandatory duty to report are required to disclose all information including the names of the parties, even where the person has requested their name remain confidential.

Pursuant to the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), all employees who know of or have reason to suspect child abuse or neglect involving alleged victims under age 18 shall promptly inform local law enforcement or the county welfare department.

ArtCenter College of Design is committed to excellence through the establishment of a diverse faculty and staff that best represents our student body and its surrounding communities. The College considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation for a disability may contact the Human Resources Department at (626) 396-2270.